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JON TEVLIN , Star Tribune ELY, Minn. - Go east out of Ely, past the gas station and the Wolf Center, leaving any semblance of civilization behind. Dirt roads narrow and giant potholes rattle your chassis for miles. You turn down the long driveway, past a gate and a sign that warns to watch for dog sleds.Read more
Living a simple life on the Homestead not only helps one understand just how many things most would consider necessity to be superfluous, but also to appreciate the things that might seem easily obtained elsewhere - namely, fresh produce. On the Homestead, an emphasis is placed on the relationship between the food consumed and the surrounding eco systems.Read more
Last week the Homestead had an extra reason to celebrate besides Independence Day. After weeks of painstaking work in the woodshop, interns finished installing the new third and fifth deck railings, bringing the space to life by framing the surrounding landscape between delicate curves of richly oil redwood.Read more