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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…

Build a Self-Composting Keyhole Garden
Natural Pest and Disease Control in your Vegetable Garden
Heirloom Vegetables


Zoe and Chicken
A friend of ours who had a large property in Constantia had about 60 layers and was looking to downsize her chicken…
Backyard Chickens?
Keeping Bees: my experience
Sustainable Poultry
The Freeman Family’s Sustainable Journey
Chicken Facts
Frugal Parenting


Preserving Summer’s Bounty

If you want to become more self-sufficient in your kitchen, it makes sense to extend this self-reliance beyond the kitchen…

Using residual heat for cooking
Energy Efficiency in your Kitchen
Kneading Dough
Home-Baked Bread
Dried Mushrooms
Drying Foods at Home