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Photo & illustration credits

0. The beautiful photos in the heading slider where all taken by Susy Morris. Thank you Susy for sharing your lifestyle and wonderful images. See more of Susy’s photos at www.flickr.com/photos/chiotsrun/sets/

1. Grain mill by Sarah Gilbert; www.flickr.com/photos/cafemama/3404520657/

2. Bottled tomatoes by Graibeard; www.flickr.com/photos/graibeard/4308374017

3. Artful fabric by Kellyhogaboom; www.flickr.com/photos/kellyhogaboom/7096792013

4. Green asparagus plant by Joshme17; www.flickr.com/photos/joshme17/3875552794

5. Emergency flashlight by Marufish; www.flickr.com/photos/marufish/8330529800/

Microwave oven bottling

Microwave oven bottling

At a welfare enrichment activity, Jody showed the sisters how to bottle fruit using a microwave oven. The microwave method is so good for me as I like to keep really super-tidy as I work. I like a very small bottling operation in the kitchen that I can clean up in 3...
How to use a composting toilet

How to use a composting toilet

The previous post showed you how to make a composting toilet. In this post I show you how to use and maintain it. How to use and maintain a composting toilet is simple and essential for it to work properly. Teach your family how to use it. Here are the few basic...
Alternative ideas to drive grain mills

Alternative ideas to drive grain mills

Grain mill ideas from around the world where alternative power mechanisms are used to mill the flour. Motorized mills which have exposed belt drives as these are unsafe, especially for our children. Here are some mill ideas to consider. 10 creative ideas for powering...
Have a well-organised food storage in 8 minutes a day

Have a well-organised food storage in 8 minutes a day

Learn how to calculate how much food you need to store away in six easy steps. Have a well-organised food storage in 8 minutes a day. This is the way I calculate how much food I need to store for our family. I can spend just 8 minutes on food storage and in this short...