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The easiest way to think about composting is to pretend you’re cooking a meal for your garden. Let’s pretend you’re making a stew. As with the real thing, for compost you need to prepare your raw ingredients, put them in…

Natural Pest and Disease Control in your Vegetable Garden
Build a Self-Composting Keyhole Garden
Do It Yourself: organic potting soil for your flowerpot farm

Self-Sufficiency

The Freeman Kids
Many times we have had people come over for a visit or a braai, and they gush with amazement at how we…
Urban Homesteading in Cape Town
Frugal Parenting
Keeping Bees: my experience
Sustainable Poultry
Backyard Chickens?
Chicken Facts

Food

Energy Efficiency in your Kitchen

I love the change of seasons – the different colours, clothes, and perhaps most of all, the shift in seasonal foods…

Dried Mushrooms
Drying Foods at Home
Preserving vegetables
Preserving Summer’s Bounty
Kneading Dough
Home-Baked Bread