Two wild Alaskans living and learning on twenty acres of pristine forest. We are new parents who are mad about life, food, nature, art, and each other. We quit our day jobs to pursue our dreams.
What We Do
We do our best to live off the land; growing food, keeping laying hens, and foraging for wild plants and animals.
We eat, juice, and trade the majority of our crops, selling excess to neighbors, restaurants, grocery stores and farmer’s markets.
Salmon is a staple crop in our household. We smoke, can, vacuum seal, and freeze the red gold.
Secret Garden in Numbers
Acres in Happy Valley, Alaska
Labor of Love
“Quality People, Quality Produce”
“Adapt and Overcome”
“When I say fresh, I mean fresh”
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- Books of 2020We LOVE books in this family. We are so so so fortunate to have all of these books to entertain, learn, and escape with, to stir our imagination and inspire change. What are you reading? This first picture is toContinue reading “Books of 2020”
- Poem for PrimHow am I supposed to get things doneWhen my whole dayRevoles around a tiny one? I try to mop & wash & scrubI’d even LOVE to clean the tubI milk & bounce & rock to sleepI sing & hug whenContinue reading “Poem for Prim”
- Angels in the SnowflakesHoliday time can be so difficult for so many people, and when I look back at some of my own holidays I see opened presents with nothing but heartache, loneliness and overconsumption. Two Christmases spent in Iraq as a soldier;Continue reading “Angels in the Snowflakes”