The Zeiger Family Homestead Store
Our lifestyle allows us to pursue many different interests, including writing, photography, and graphic arts. Slowly, some of these projects result in items that can be sold to help support our lifestyle. You'll find them here as they become available.
We benefit directly from sales of every item on this page. Thank you for your kind patronage!
Dinosaurs and other Nature Toys
Clothing and Accessories
DINOSAURS AND OTHER NATURE TOYS
Aly hand-knits toy dinosaurs, prehistoric mammals, whales, and more. They average about 6" long and 3" high, made of yarn and batting or other stuffing. Because she works without a pattern, each one is a unique creation. Order your own knit dinosaur here.
We make our own soap by hand, working together to meet our needs and a little bit extra to share with others, like you.
We use coconut and vegetable oils, rather than animal fats. This gentle, healthy combination lathers well, even in salt water, making these soaps ideal for wilderness travel.
Our soaps are certified Made in Alaska products!
NOTE: Supplies are often extremely limited! Please email us to make sure we have the inventory to handle your order!
Also, because we hand make soap, uniformity is not guaranteed. While we strive for consistancy, many different qualities such as color and strength of fragrance inevitably vary from batch to batch.
Devil’s club may be the most medicinal plant to be found in Southeast Alaska. Painfully prickly, and, as the Natives named it, “always there when you fall,” the inner bark and root of the plant contain the antidote to its own poisonous thorns, bug bites, muscle aches and pains, and more. The fragrance and color of this soap comes from the devil’s club itself—not artificial additives. Many people find this soap a soothing relief after a day of fighting Alaska’s many biting insects or strenuous activity.
SUPPLIES ARE LIMITED! Because we harvest devil's club only at certain times of the year, this is a seasonal variety. When it's gone, it's gone until next year!
If you've read our blog, you know we love our Russian tea! Russian tea soap's warm citrus and spice smell evokes winter evenings by the fireside.
Sitka spruce is one of our most common forest trees. Each spring and early summer, Alaskans harvest spruce tips for a variety of uses, like making honey or syrup, beer, wine, and soap. The young tips give the soap an orangey smell, not a Christmas tree "pine" smell like you might expect.
SUPPLIES ARE LIMITED! Because we harvest spruce tips only at certain times of the year, this is a seasonal variety. When it's gone, it's gone until next year!
Our soap cakes average about 3.5 ounces, in cakes about 2.75" in diameter, about 1" thick.
We sell exclusively on this web site and at Alaska Rod's in Haines, Alaska.
Because we make each batch by hand, quantities are limited, and vary in availability! We age each batch a minimum of 3 weeks to achieve full saponification. If you're in a hurry, or would like to buy soap in quantities other than listed below, please email us for availability and pricing.
Note that ordering from us requires a minimum purchase of two cakes. Our prices include shipping and handling. The listed price is your total price for shipping in the United States. Foreign orders, please email us, we'll figure out the postage and give you a price.
ORIGINAL ART DESIGNS ON CLOTHING, ACCESSORIES, MUGS AND MORE
Mark's brother, David, developed this great graphic for Guerrilla Gardeners, their allies, supporters, and co-conspirators. Choose from six slogans. These designs are available on a variety of T-shirts and other clothing, as well as mugs, totes, and more. Click on the slogans you like.
Archaeological/Garden Shaker Sifter
Many gardeners find the type of shaker sifter commonly used in archaeological digs extremely handy for sifting soil or compost. It's been called an archaeological sifter, garden sifter, compost sifter, sifting screen, or soil sifter, depending on the use to which an individual puts it. (More details and ordering information here.)
Want to build your own boat? Check out my brother, David's easy-to-build sailboat designs.
Mark's first book, a collection of his horror, dark fiction, and fantasy short stories, set in or otherwise relating to Southeast Alaska. List price: $3.99 ebook, $11.99 print. (More details and ordering information here.)
Sacred Coffee: A "Homesteader's" Paradigm
A collection of essays, mostly from the Zeiger Family Homestead Blog, but some as yet unpublished, that focus on the family's paradigm—the philosophies and attitudes that led us to pursue our lifestyle. List price: $4.99 ebook, $14.99 print, $14.99 or $9.99 audiobook.
(More details and ordering information here.)
More Calories Than Cash: Frugality the Zeiger Family Homestead Way
The Zeiger family considers frugality a core family value. They credit their frugal habits with purchasing and moving to their forest homestead on the shore of Alaska's Lynn Canal, where they pursue a semi-subsistence lifestyle. In short, they feel frugality set them free. Expanding on posts about frugal habits from their blog, Mark A. Zeiger offers a short course in how to live frugally, the Zeiger Family Homestead way. List Price: $1.99 ebook. A Zeiger Family Homestead Website Exclusive.
(More details and ordering information here.)
Our booklist details publications, music, and movies that we use and/or enjoy on the homestead, with links to purchase from other vendors.
HOW CAN I SUPPORT THIS SITE? The information on this site is free to you, but not to us. Our cellular based Internet connection costs a good percentage of our total monthly income.
The best way to support us is to become a Patron on our Patreon Page. That way, you get stuff for your contribution!
Also, we earn revenue through purchases from our Store, ad links on each page, and Amazon.com pays us a commission on purchases from their site if you enter through our links on the Book List Page or on the blog. This applies whether or not you purchase one of our selected titles.
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