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How to Make Birch Syrup

With winter quickly melting away, the trees are just beginning to swell in preparation for spring. That can only mean one thing: time to make birch syrup.

We made birch syrup for the first time last year and tapped 10 …

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Winemaking with ingredients from Costco

This winter I’ve been experimenting with small batches of wine from ingredients I’ve found at Costco. Some of the experiments are definitely…experiments…but we’ve had some pretty good success too. Below are my winemaking notes for one gallon batches of the …

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Southcentral Alaska Gardening Guide

I just put up a brief guide to vegetable gardening in southcentral Alaska in the resources section of the website. You should go check it out. It’s very much a work in progress, so if you have any additional insights …

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How to make raspberry-currant mead

Hey everyone,

I just put up my recipe for making mead. We finished picking 20lbs of wild currants about a week ago, and I have my first of two six gallon batches fermenting right now. I opened a bottle …

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How to make home-made soap

I just finished putting together a tutorial about making your own soap. You can check in out here.…

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