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Allegheny Nesting: Raising kids and animals together in the PA Wilds
March 12, 2024
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Allegheny Nesting: Raising kids and animals together in the PA Wilds

I cannot tell you the amount of life lessons and memories that all 3 of my kids have made since we started adding animals to our homestead which is nestled in Elk County right next to the Allegheny National Forest. Responsibility, hard work, problem solving, where food comes from, where babies come from,wWhere milk comes from...so so many lessons. 

Sugar Mama’s Appalachian Maple: Producing one-of-a-kind sweet treats with maple syrup
February 20, 2024
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Sugar Mama’s Appalachian Maple: Producing one-of-a-kind sweet treats with maple syrup

Rachel Courtney is the owner of Sugar Mama’s Appalachian Maple. Her interest in maple production was piqued at a young age after having a positive and delectable experience hanging out with a local maple producer.

Where it's made: See how Stephanie Distler's studio has changed over the years
February 13, 2024
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Where it's made: See how Stephanie Distler's studio has changed over the years

How has Stephanie Distler's studio space changed over the years? She takes us on a visual tour of her studio in Johnsonburg in the PA Wilds, starting in 2016 until nowadays. It certainly looks a lot different now!

Joyous holidays and a wonderful winter in the PA Wilds
December 21, 2023
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Joyous holidays and a wonderful winter in the PA Wilds

Despite the cold temperatures and long nights, winter gives us so many reasons to celebrate in the Pennsylvania Wilds. However you may be celebrating this season, we wish you and yours a very happy, healthy, joyous time!

Products from the PA Wilds that will kickstart your New Year's Resolution
December 20, 2023
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Products from the PA Wilds that will kickstart your New Year's Resolution

The New Year is a time to feel hopeful about the upcoming 12 months. It’s a time to think about changes you might want to make or things you want to do. A New Year’s Resolution is an optimistic goal that helps you set the stage for the next year. Whatever you’re trying to accomplish in 2023, let the entrepreneurs in the PA Wilds help you accomplish those goals!

Surviving the holiday season on the road
November 21, 2023
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Surviving the holiday season on the road

Abbi was born and raised in New Jersey, where most of her family still resides. Holiday traditions have been established in NJ, which puts Abbi on the road two days before Christmas Eve and has her returning back to the PA Wilds on Christmas Day in time for dinner. As much as she loves spending time with family and friends, it can be a little hectic to celebrate the peak of the season while on the road, so it helps to plan ahead and plan for surprises.

Libby’s tips for taking care of yourself and loved ones this holiday season
November 7, 2023
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Libby’s tips for taking care of yourself and loved ones this holiday season

Freshly baked pie, handmade ornaments, twinkling lights, decorating the tree, wrapping the perfect gift for a loved one, and family- that’s what the holiday season means to me. The holiday season invokes many feelings: excitement for time spent with loved ones, and sadness for those who are no longer with me. As I navigate the season, I try not to sweat the small stuff and truly enjoy special holiday meals, mugs of hot chocolate, and snuggling up under my cozy handmade blanket (an amazing gift from a friend last year).

Thanksgiving Dinner brought to you by ShopthePAWilds.com
October 11, 2023
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Thanksgiving Dinner brought to you by ShopthePAWilds.com

Lucia, part of the PA Wilds Center for Entrepreneurship staff, offers some tasty tips for Thanksgiving and how some of the products at ShopThePAWilds.com can help you have the perfect holiday dinner.

Outdoor Discovery Atlas in winter
Ashley's top five Halloween seasonal products
September 20, 2023
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Ashley's top five Halloween seasonal products

The mornings are foggy and the air is crisp. Leaves are changing color and covering the ground. The holiday season is upon us. Soon you’ll hear clattering and jingling along with the sound of hooves… Santa?! No silly, it’s not Christmas time yet. It’s the Headless Horseman, it’s Halloween Season!