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Composters

Thursday, 03 July 2014 14:17

The chickens have also moved out of the barn. They are currently being employed in the new terraces of the orchard.

Published in Blog

Worm Bin

Wednesday, 04 July 2012 00:00

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.

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Compost

Thursday, 21 June 2012 23:40

As organic materials compost, heat is formed. You can use this energy as a form of heating water or a room.

Published in Biomass

Humanure in General

Monday, 23 April 2012 17:05

Human manure composts just as well as animal manure. It is a valuable commodity, not something to be flushed away with clean water.

Published in Humanure

Hot Water Sources

Thursday, 19 April 2012 16:11

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.

Published in Hot Water

Waste Processing

Thursday, 05 April 2012 18:45

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.

Published in Worms

Grey Water

Wednesday, 02 July 2008 00:00

Grey water is a valuable commodity that can be used in number of ways, like in the garden or on a compost pile. 

Published in Waste Water

Composting

Wednesday, 02 July 2008 00:00

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.

Published in Manure

Gardening and Soil

Wednesday, 02 July 2008 00:00

Gardening is an enjoyable and exciting pastime that can provide you with plenty of vegetables for most of the year, without large spaces or requirements.  Most backyard gardens can sustain a small family.

Published in Annuals

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