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October 1st

I am exhausted.

I’ve been hunting every day after work for six weeks, stumbling into the house after dark and hoovering a quick meal before I collapse onto my bed. My wife and her friends call themselves “hunting widows” for …

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Thoughts on Abortion

The overturning of Roe vs Wade this week has compelled me to write a few shit-ton of words on my current beliefs as it relates to elective abortion. Most states have laws for aborting a pregnancy in the case of …

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“The smart way to keep people passive and obedient is to strictly limit the spectrum of acceptable opinion, but allow very lively debate within that spectrum.”

-Noam Chomsky
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“Instagram [has become] the premier venue for success theater, where people engender health-harming envy in others by showing off just their most glamorous moments.”

-Josh Constine

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“The only real revolution is in the enlightenment of the mind and the improvement of character, the only real emancipation is individual, and the only real revolutionists are philosophers and saints.”

-Will Durant…

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Feeding the soil

Here in Alaska, when one puts in a garden, there’s a very high chance that the soil has never been cultivated before. What little soil we have up here is acidic and lacking in many nutrients. Last year we put …

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This year’s honey harvest and notes on the beekeeping season.

This year’s harvest. It came out to over 1.5 gallons or about 15 lbs.

This was my second year keeping bees, and with another year came a lot of new lessons. Below is a summary of my beekeeping season, my …

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The yard…

We just harvested many pounds of cabbage, broccoli, squash, and lettuce today, and it made me reflect on how far our little mini-homestead has come in the past year. Below are pictures from last summer and this summer:

May 2011

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River’s very fine fish

We took the kids out to our favorite local lake to fish for trout. River pulled in this beauty:

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Raised garden beds

I just finished putting in my raised garden beds, and wrote up a quick explanation of my process. You can find it here!

Finished raised bed ready for planting

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