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Dec 18

How to Make Bunny Brew: Managing Rabbit Manure On The Homestead

I have two non-homesteading friends with bunnies and knew a girl in college who had one two. That guy bit my foot once for no reason at all. Little jerk! My mom got us two bunnies for Easter one year when I was about 8. I think that lasted 2 days before they were sent …

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Oct 25

Composting Do’s and Don’ts for Beginners

When we moved into our suburban house outside of Philadelphia, and inherited an established garden, I right away invested in a worm composter. I had a lot of fun with this, but ultimately, it didn’t yield all that much. Now that we’re back in a house with a yard and look forward to gardening again, …

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Oct 10

Skip the rake and leave the leaves for a healthier, greener yard 

I’ve never really undersstood why people were so obsessed with raking. Fallen leaves are one of the most beautiful fall phenomena. Is it because everyone feels it’s super important to expose their water-wasting lawns? Leaves decompose. And rather quickly. And it turns out, leaving them where they lie is even better for your lawn anyway. …

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Oct 05

How To Get Nutrious Garden Soil To Grow High-Quality Fruits And Veggies

One of the biggest negative impacts of agri-farming over the centuries is that our soil has been completely depleted of it’s nutrients. Whe the soil is not enriched, whatever grows in it is also deficient.  This is why organic farming and composting is so important, not only for it’s overall positive environmental impact, but of …

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Aug 03

Use Compost To Heat Your Home

You have to read this, folks,  even if you never do it.  Is pure genius.  A compost pile can generate temperatures up to 145 degrees F!  With the right method,  and some spots elbow grease upfront,  you can heat your home for up to two years with just a pile of wood chips! Amazing! Read …

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Jun 03

How to Make A Composting Toilet 

If you are at all obsessed with the tiny house movement, or homesteading, then you have likely already heard of a composting toilet. Even if you have heard of it, you might not fully understand how it works. I know I didn’t! Although the idea of bucketing and reusing your own waste may seem repulsive, …

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May 23

10 Landscaping Rules For Homeowners

Landscaping can be tough. Especially if you are starting out with no prior knowledge.. but even if you have some background it’s always good to get back to the basics! Here are some tips for you:   10 Landscaping Tips

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May 07

12 Creative DIY Compost Bin Ideas 

There are many different options for composting bins. You don’t have to buy one pre-made, they can be expensive. They also don’t have to be ugly. It all depends on your perspective and where you plan on putting it. Here are 12 options for you, I hope at least 1 works for you! Thanks again …

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