Backyard Birds

Laurie Remembers Homesteading in Alaska



Laurie owns and operates our presenting sponsor, Backyard Birds, and is a wealth of knowledge when it comes to nature and wildlife, especially birds, bird seed, bird feeders, bird baths, nesting boxes, wind chimes, etc. Well, did you know, she spent about 12 years of her life, growing up as a homesteader in Alaska?

In this episode of The Backyard Naturalists, Laurie moves from the co-host chair, to the chair guests normally sit in, to have a conversation with Debbie and Chris about growing up as a teenager in “the last frontier”.  She answers questions about living in the wilderness as a teenager, how the family kept warm, what they ate, her favorite treat and some of her fondest memories of living in Alaska.

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