Tag: self sufficiency

How to grow multiplying onions

How to grow multiplying onions

What are they? These onions have various names – walking, tree, Egyptian, top set, multiplying. They grow from bulbs rather than seeds and a single bulb will multiply and grow 5-10 bulbs through the year. They can be harvested by…

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Make your own dishwasher powder or tablets

Make your own dishwasher powder or tablets

I’m pleased that we’re all thinking more and more about the ingredients in our food, cleaning and beauty products. Dishwashing powder is something I’ve long worried about and I’ve spent some time working on a homemade version that avoids all…

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Sprouting grains for the chickens

Sprouting grains for the chickens

Why sprout? I’ve been reading lots of blogs from people who make their own chicken food.  I’d like to do the same but it seems to involve alot of ingredients and care needs to be taken to get the right…

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Pumpkin and sunflower seeds

Pumpkin and sunflower seeds

Living on a block of land (about 4acres) has endless possibilities but it doesn’t necessarily mean we’ll ever be fully ‘self sufficient’.  I have to be realistic with the things that I could buy and grow. Pumpkin and sunflower seeds are…

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Becoming sheep owners

Becoming sheep owners

We’ve had a neighbour grazing his sheep on our property for the last few years but we’ve finally taken the plunge and are sheep owners!  

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