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
Most of the year in Alaska, our outdoor compost piles are frozen solid. When I get an opportunity to play with hot composting, it’s a rare occasion! Continue reading Getting Hot Compost to 150F Degrees
Alaska’s natural beauty has so much wild, edible food to offer – if you know what you’re looking for. Continue reading Harvesting Wild Fiddlehead Ferns in Alaska
It’s rhubarb harvest season!
If you’re looking to add an edible plant to your yard that comes back every year with minimal maintenance, look no further than rhubarb. Continue reading How to harvest a rhubarb plant (without killing it)
A great way to eat moose heart meat by slow cooking it into a soup or broth. Continue reading Moose Heart Soup & Broth Recipe
It’s that time of year when Alaskans clean out their freezers, preparing for a new season’s harvest. Continue reading Pressure Canning Alaska Halibut + Recipe
Justin lives about 10 miles north of Willow, and recently completed construction on a brand new chicken palace for his egg laying flock, plus a chicken tractor for his meat birds. Continue reading Coop Spotlight: Justin in Willow
When keeping backyard chickens in Anchorage became legal about four years ago, Larissa heard the news & jumped into action. Continue reading Urban Coop Spotlight: Larissa
As an Alaska urban hippie, there’s one thing I always have on me or in my vehicle (well, in addition to beer growlers). It’s reusable bags. Continue reading Reusable Bags: Not just better for the environment. Better, period.
Originally from Wisconsin, Amanda grew up on a farm with plenty of animals for meat and production. When she moved to Alaska in 2000, she knew she wanted to share part of that childhood with her own children. Continue reading Urban Coop Spotlight: Amanda