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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...
Extend growing season

Extend growing season

Build your own hoop garden to extend the growing season. Protect your vegetable plants from frost and snow. Grow vegetables all year round. Best Instructions Here is a PDF document withe the best instructions I have found on how to build a cloche. Hoop support I use...
Make a rat bait station for free

Make a rat bait station for free

I made this rat bait station. I designed it to be shower-proof. It has worked well for over two years. This is how I made it. Get a bucket with a fitting lid, and a short length of rain-water down-pipe. 2. Cut the plastic down-pipe to approximate length with a saw. I...
Cleaning – Cheap, clean & green

Cleaning – Cheap, clean & green

These cleaning tips are not new – they’ve been used successfully for many generations but sometimes we need reminding of what we have at our fingertips. Not only are these methods easy on the pocket, but they also have less impact on the environment. You can feel good...