2019 Homestead Plans

I told you I was going to share our plans for 2019 with you all, so here it is.  This is the first time we’ve ever put our plans and thoughts into writing, so you’ll have to bear with me Continue Reading

A Sign of the Times: Barbie and Her Chicks!

Barbie has come a long way. From science to the arts, agriculture to athletics and oceans to ice, this doll has done it all. Now, she’s bringing food to the table by planting crops and taking care of chickens! It’s a Continue Reading

7 Sustainability-Based Scholarships for 2019

Do you know a high school senior who is passionate about sustainability or dedicated to choosing a college that will prepare him or her for mission-driven work? Below you will find a list of scholarships that are specifically tailored for Continue Reading

6 Homeschool Subjects in your Homestead Garden

Memorial Day weekend is always the unofficial start of the summer season around here. With the weather warming up, the snow is finally gone, the mud is mostly dried out and we’re ready to plant our gardens. Most of you Continue Reading

The 2018 Garden Guide: Advice and Inspiration for the Modern Gardener

The 2018 Garden Guide: Advice and Inspiration for the Modern Gardener The Old Farmer’s Almanac’s all-new gardening annual features endless edibles, plants with pizzazz, front-yard foodscapes, guidance on planning a path, and more! As the weather begins to warm, gardeners are Continue Reading

Gardening in the Spruce

In case you weren’t aware, it’s planting season here in Alaska.  We’ve been overwhelmed with starting seeds, transplanting sprouts, preparing the greenhouse, garden fields, and herb beds.  The list of what we’re growing this year is extensive and caring for Continue Reading

Birch on Tap – The Making of Birch Syrup

  Birch water is nature’s energy drink.  It’s loaded with zinc, potassium, vitamin C, phosphorus, calcium, manganese, magnesium, sodium, and iron.  It also has amazing anti-inflammatory, detoxifying and cleansing properties.  Birch water has been proven to lower cholesterol, support liver Continue Reading