This a simple and quick way to make a rain barrel. This will help cut back on your water usage for watering your garden and flowers. Also, this will be a good implementation to your water storage for drinking and cooking, but you will want to filter that water before you drink or cook with it. Continue reading
We do this when we buy fruit and veggies from the grocery.
This Fodder System is a cheap and easy way to convert grain and seeds into high quality fodder for livestock. The most popular fodder is barley because it is cheap and grows fast, but you can make fodder from almost any seed that your animals would want to eat. Continue reading →
This is an amazing and simple method for building a rocket stove. Rocket stoves are very primitive, simple and effective and are used in third world countries as a primary means of cooking. By design, the fuel, normally wood, does not burn up as quickly as it would in a open fire. You could modify this design and scale it to suit your backyard, cooking, grilling and campfire needs. Enjoy! Continue reading →
Imagine the convenience of plucking fresh green onions from the soil whenever you need them? There is nothing better than fresh onions for your salads, dips, tacos or soup. But how could you have a supply of fresh onions at hand all the time? Okay… onions are available all year round from the grocery store, but they are hardly fresh, some are GMO’s and there’s almost always no way to know for sure where they came from or what they were sprayed with. Gardeners of course will simply grow them but some simply have problems with available space. Continue reading →
I’ve been going crazy with vinegar lately, so I’ve been buying 2 or 3 of the huge 1 gallon containers at a time. I’ve saved so much money by using vinegar instead of more expensive store bought products and I feel like I’m also improving our home environment by not “polluting” it with so many harsh chemicals! It took me a while to put this entire list together. Enjoy and let me know what you think and if you have other uses for vinegar. Continue reading →