Monthly Archives: November 2012

Fish Wheel Wars, by Kat McElroy

Kat sent me this story she wrote ten years ago about an eventful fish camp at Howard’s. Fish Wheel Wars Notes from the Other Side of the Tanana River. Dateline: Fairbanks, Alaska, July, 1996 I’ve been gone two weeks to … Continue reading

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Tree Medicine

As an herbalist, I was happily surprised to find out that the main plants Howard’s mom, Susie Silas, used were trees. Here’s her recipe for poplar bud salve (also known as Balm of Gilead): 1. Put the buds in a … Continue reading

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