I write this post with such hope and joy in my heart! 2021 left my soul a bit tattered and frayed, from the isolation and dealing with all of the unknowns and uncertainties. Though we are still pulling ourselves out of the muck this year is already looking brighter. We had to move the high... Continue Reading →
2018 Here we come!
It seems the rule of thumb that when one year goes smooth as butter the next is as rough as it can get! This year is starting out pretty rough. My generally relaxed and enjoyable planning stage has been complicated by finding out that my folder that I wrote ALL my records in last year... Continue Reading →
What is a high tunnel?
I get this question quite often! Mostly because we are using a high tunnel here in Anaktuvuk Pass. I thought I would share a bit about what a high tunnel is and how it fits our goals of sustainable living here in the arctic wild. Our high tunnel consists of a sturdy steel frame, that... Continue Reading →
High tunnel emerges and more seed starting at the school!
It's officially spring! How do I know? I was standing outside soaking in the sunshine and a HUGE furry bumble bee buzzed around my head....I'm pretty sure we were both confused! She might be a bit early, but there is no doubt that our days have lost anything resembling night time and the world is... Continue Reading →
Seeds seeds and more seeds!
My most favorite part of the growing season is the part where you get to buy seeds! It's really easy to go overboard though, and I thought I would write up a blog post on how I 'do' seeds and share some arctic gardening seed guidelines. It's easy to get intimidated by all of the... Continue Reading →
Filming Videos and seed starting at Nunamiut high school!
This week we got a couple of special visitors that we got to hang out with for a brief moment. Patuk and Heather came through AKP and did some filming for a few short videos. They did a short video on how to make kale chips and also filmed a bit of the high school... Continue Reading →
Spring time ice fishing and it’s connection to arctic gardening
This is the time of year we jump onto snow machines and travel a good distance...or two....and gather around our favorite ice fishing holes. Spring time ice fishing is one of the first real breaks from the monotony of the endless dark winter. The sun comes out in full force and the temperature rises enough... Continue Reading →
Agriculture course at Nunamiut high School…Yay!
This year we were very lucky to have a teacher at our village high school teach a agriculture class. Lee Karasiewicz is teaching the course. I stopped by to discuss our joint ventures in the high tunnel and got to see some of what they were doing. It was a bit too late in the... Continue Reading →
Grow and Tell: Alaska gardening app
I just installed this beauty on my phone yesterday! And I encourage anyone else who is growing or who wants to grow (or if you are just curious about ) any type of veggies in Alaska. I was introduced to this app at the Sustainable Ag conference in February held in Fairbanks, it... Continue Reading →