Wintertime chicken keeping might seem intimidating, but it’s actually surprisingly easy once you get the swing of it.
It’s helpful to keep in mind that chickens are birds, and there are plenty of birds that thrive in the snowy, winter woods. After all, they’ve got nice, fluffy full-body down coats to keep themselves warm. Continue reading Taking care of chickens in the winter
With wild Alaska blueberries and raspberries freshly tucked away in the freezer for longer term storage, what better way to celebrate the fall season than with a flavorful, mixed wild fruit pie? Continue reading Alaska Wild Mixed Fruit Pie Recipe
If you decide to add a little backyard chicken coop to your home, chances are that one day you’ll walk outside to find all of your flock acting (and looking) a bit…strange. Continue reading Backyard chickens love taking “baths” in dirt
During our state’s bountiful summer months, Alaskans pack their freezers full of delicious, wild-caught salmon.
While there’s nothing better than the taste (and smell!) of fresh Alaskan salmon filets on the grill, I think it’s fun to create playful recipes that repurpose leftovers, breathing new life into an “old” meal. Continue reading Salmon Cakes Recipe + Fresh Cilantro Lime Aioli
Making pickled eggs might seem intimidating if you’ve never done it before, but it’s actually amazingly simple. Continue reading Jalapeno pickled eggs recipe
There’s an “oh shit…” moment many chicken owners have experienced. It’s the not-so-fun moment you find parasites on one of your chickens. Continue reading Treating Poultry Lice with Permethrin Powder + Video
Mature fireweed flowers and plump, freshly harvested raspberries make the perfect pair in this fun jelly recipe. Continue reading Fireweed Raspberry Jelly Recipe (& preservation)
If you own backyard egg laying hens, chances are you’ve paid good money to buy crushed oyster shells or some other kind of calcium supplement before. Continue reading Recycling eggshells as a chicken calcium supplement
Watermelon berries are a seasonal wildberry that grow in Alaska and other places that have cooler summer climates and stay relatively moist in certain areas. Continue reading Identifying wild, edible watermelon berries
About three years ago, Stacy helped a friend research backyard chicken keeping. After learning so much about urban egg hens, she was inspired to build a coop in her Eagle River yard and ordered a shipment of chicks. Continue reading Urban Coop Spotlight: Stacy in Eagle River