I am blown away by the generosity of the world, especially in these trying times! After the PBS mention donations of every kind poured in. Everything from money and gift cards, to people purchasing wish list items off of our amazon account, to just beautiful heartfelt messages. It took me a while to make my... Continue Reading →
Why do we grow our own food?
Why go through all the trouble?
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 →
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 →
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 →
Arctic Gardening Environmental Factors
First, lets start with some info about the gardening environment here to give you a picture of what we are dealing with.