Eivin's wife, Eve, was raised on a piece of land not far from the Kilcher Homestead. While Eivin busies himself with all of the building projects and hunting requirements throughout the summer and fall, Eve spends ninety percent of her time in the garden. The family knows her as the biggest green thumb around, and she is capable of generating massive amounts of vegetables in the extremely short growing season.
Eve has only 4 months to grow and harvest enough vegetables for 8 months of consumption... a near impossible feat that she continues to succeed at. Held hostage by the weather, an early freeze constantly threatens not only her garden, but her winter supply of food and their survival through the winter.