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Pay to learn
So I've been eating herbs from our garden a lot, with whatever I can pair them with. I love herbs, because they often make the meal! They're even great in smoothies. I'm grateful I don't have to buy how much herbs, I actually use. That would cost a lot of m...

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Red Smoothie
I wanted to share a new recipe for a red smoothie. It tastes really refreshing, and has some great nutrients. So, let's keep this simple with a diagram. A few notes: Use a small amount of cucumber (1 inch round) The softer the fruit, the sweeter it will tas...

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Use it twice
It depends on your set up, but if you can work towards using your feed-grain, allocated to chickens, twice, you'd be crazy not to! In our permanent coop, any spent grain makes it to the floor, and basically turns into dust. I clean it out, a few times a yea...

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Sweet chilli jam
Chillies. So easy to grow, but how many can you really consume? Enter recipes which stretch the harvest further into the season, chillies won't be growing. But you'll still have that wonderful, chilli sensation, awaiting in your pantry for when you need it....

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Smoothies & Sourdough
Poor neglected blog. I had a few posts in the pipeline, but they didn't quite make it to publish. Life happens, and then the muse is lost. Which isn't helped, by catching two colds, in the flu season. My immune system needed a boost, so I drank more nutrien...

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Happy Kumquat
This was a post I originally meant to submit on Saturday (my birthday) but I had a few things happening on the weekend, to do with - you guessed it - my birthday. It's a few days late, but nonetheless meaningful to me. Because it's a story about the... Evol...

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Practice connections
If there's anything I've learned from our cat's, sudden passing, it's the importance of connection. More so, the practicing of it. The reason it's hard to lose a domesticated animal - even a livestock one, is because we practice a daily ritual of living in ...

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Are chickens expensive?
Keeping chickens can be expensive, especially if you have a high predator load to contend with. Or they can be expensive, in the same way you might treat a pet - forking out money for things which aren't really necessary. The key is to find a workable balan...

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Oranges & oranges
Our two orange trees have been in the ground, since July 2008 . So they're 9 years old. Would you believe, it's taken that long to get a decent harvest?   Citrus tree, horde - 2008 Of course, I planted those trees, before I stumbled upon permaculture. So th...
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