Category Archives: Alaska

Two Memorable “Whiffs”

I posted this on my facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100006289247823 Thinking about the Whiff of Alaska sent to me for Christmas I remembered another Whiff of Alaska. Climbing Mt Roberts behind Juneau Alaska, I knew I probably would not come back to … Continue reading

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Rain Water Harvesting

(c) Mary H. Mills Collecting rainwater for domestic use is not a new idea. Collecting Rainwater may have begun in natural depressions. There are many areas with evidence of use over long periods of time. I first started to think … Continue reading

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Herbal Knowledge – Sustainable Health

  Instinct, trial and error or acute observation led herbalists to the beneficial medicinal uses of herbs. This knowledge was valued and passed down from generation to generation in cultures around the world. In the Middle East and other local … Continue reading

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Commitments for My Future, from An Alaskan Indian Elder

I while back I decided to write a Blog, I assumed I had something to say. At first I just wrote about whatever I was interested for the moment. Since I am 70+ years old I was sure I had … Continue reading

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Wild Foods

by Mary H. Mills Humans are omnivorous. Good thing too. They evolved on a diet that was rich in the amino acids, vitamins and minerals and antioxidants in the wild plants and animals they gathered and hunted. Terrestrial foods and … Continue reading

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