The chickens have also moved out of the barn. They are currently being employed in the new terraces of the orchard.
We finally got around to building a flow-through worm bin. It didn't take very long to make and is already working as it should.
As organic materials compost, heat is formed. You can use this energy as a form of heating water or a room.
Human manure composts just as well as animal manure. It is a valuable commodity, not something to be flushed away with clean water.
Hot water is the epitome of luxury. There's nothing quite so soothing after a hard day's work as a hot shower. And just because you live off-grid, there is no reason to be without.
Worms are an integral part of processing waste. They will transform all your manure, including humanure, and unwanted kitchen scraps into a rich soil for your garden and a high protein snack for your animals.
Grey water is a valuable commodity that can be used in number of ways, like in the garden or on a compost pile.
Everything that has ever lived or will live is a product and source of compost. It is a never ending cycle that can be very advantageous to the self-sustainable homestead.