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Category Archives:Alaska

How to Plant Asparagus

  Do you ever have a job that you know you need to do but it scares you silly? That is exactly what happened when the asparagus I ordered in the mail arrived. Now, there is no rhyme or reason for my apprehension. I understand that. But I had to seriously talk my fears down before I could get it planted. So just for you (in hopes I'm not the only one with irrational fears), I wanted to write this little tutorial to show just how easy planting asparagus can be. Now, before Read More


What is going on around here?

In Alaska, most folks think that there is not much to farm in the winter. Thankfully, that is so far from the truth! Right now, we have eggs in the incubator that will hatch around the 6th of January. We also have a new sunroom that Gene has built that we are working on.We will fill this room up with plants that need a head start. But, from June-December, it will be my room. :) And, I am placing my order today for our heirloom tomatoes and peppers as well as the pansy and lobelia seed Read More


Yep, it’s been a day

When your day starts with chores that were promised to be done left undone, and milk spilled everywhere, you should just go back to bed. Instead I opted to stay up and burn breakfast. Yep, burned it so bad, even the dog whined when I tried to give it to him... Then my man called on the way to work to say he was coming back home because his car was acting up....he'd need mine. Now, I usually wouldn't mind, but we only go out one day a week. I kindof needed to do stuff today. Milk for the co-op, Read More


My On-Demand Hot Water Heater

Trying again...Finished writing this and it erased. I have been asked to write a post about our on-demand hot water heater. It is an Aquastar by Bosch and I LOVE LOVE LOVE it! Here are the pros and cons: Pros: Eternal hot water. It never runs out. There are 7 of us and on Saturday evenings, we all shower. And the dishwasher runs and runs, and the hot water just keeps on coming:-) It only heats the water as you need it so there is no wasted electricity keeping water hot that you don't Read More