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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/

Using Spelt as your family grain

Using Spelt as your family grain

The McClures like spelt so much they grow it in Southland, New Zealand. Andrew tells us about it: “Spelt is hulled, filtered, and stored dry in 25kg sacks. Buying bulk grain and self milling enables people to store their food for a very long time and have access...
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...
How to make basic PVC drip irrigation for your garden.

How to make basic PVC drip irrigation for your garden.

Here is a low-cost design for home garden irrigation. I am always looking for a better system to conserve my time and water, and this looks very good. PVC pipes can be collected from the recycle shop. Buy one or two when you find them at the recycle center. Collect...