Thursday, January 13, 2011

Neat blog

A few weeks ago I made mention of a neat blog called Frontier Freedom, about a family in Alaska who is truly homesteading. You guys think you have it tough? Read up a little on what this family does and you'll come away humbled and impressed. Wowza.

They also have a comprehensive website and active forum. Looks like a good place to visit on a cold snowy night!


  1. Once you mentioned ALASKA and homesteading I was like double WOW, that state is a harsh place to live! If you can be in a town lets discuss the cost of food its 6-7.00 for 1 gallon of milk, goodness!

  2. I'll admit it, the only reason I watched Sara Palin's show was to see how it was to live in such a beautiful, yet still wild, place....I think that's probably to remote for me, not to mention cold and maybe even to dark......However, I admire those who can make it up there, that's some really tough living......

  3. Wow! What a beautiful land we live in. I got so caught up reading her posts and looking at the pictures, I almost forgot to come back here...I said ALMOST. I always like to see what you are up to here.
    Have a blessed day.

  4. Thank you very much for the spot on your blog. What an honor! I'm blushing. Alaska is a beautiful place, and I'm thankful and blessed to have this lifestyle in the bush. I grew up in Atlanta, so if this former city girl can make it on a remote homestead, anyone can.
    God bless,
    Jenny in Alaska

  5. Call me anti-PETA (please!), but I enjoyed the articles on trapping and preparing furs for taxidermists. The odds are long that I will ever trap again in my life, but it was interesting to read how trappers can make money on almost all parts of the animals they dispatch. This is a good thing, IMO, because using our resources to their fullest is just plain smart. It's also more respectful of the animals, themselves.

    Alaska is on my "to see" list and I hope to get there before my 65th birthday.

    Interesting blog, and thanks for letting people peak at your life in the Alaskan bush. I admire your courage and hard work.

    Anonymous Patriot

  6. What a cool gig!

    Jenny, do you cook stinging nettle, too?

    You're the only person I've found who does the chive flowers the way I do. They'll kick an onion ring to the curb, won't they? YUM!

    BTW, if you're out of rice flour, a good way to get that crunchyness using regular wheat flour is by adding some baking powder to your flour. I use 1/2 to 3/4 teaspoon per cup of flour and 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon of salt. It works really well.

    And AP, I hereby proudly assign an additional meaning to your AP handle: The AntiPETA!!

    And you're gonna LOVE Alaska. There's nothing like it.