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Zero Waste Events

Today is Earth Day, so zero waste events are a good thing to talk about. Imagine having an event with a large number of people and having no waste! 820 more words

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Mother Earth News Fair!

This past weekend my husband, myself, and three of our children ( we all would have gone but our oldest son volunteered to stay home and take care of the farm) went to the Mother Earth News Fair in Asheville, NC.   629 more words

Laundry, as our foremothers did it

There are two major ways to wash clothes: by letting water flow over and through them and by abrasion. Both were used in early times and also now, in current times.

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Vegetable Garden Plan

Here is a planned out version of what my garden will look like and all of the vegetables and herbs I will be growing. The top of the garden faces north and the bottom the south, towards the ocean. 59 more words

Weekly Garden Update

Hey everybody!  This week has brought the recession of the snow and thoughts of being ankle-deep in the dirt, sun-tea on the picnic table, and kids playing outdoors.   349 more words


Building a Backyard Chicken Coop - Homesteading and Livestock - MOTHER EARTH NEWS

With my partner Christopher’s help they free-form patterned a shell to house the up-cycled parts. The bottom of the original hutch with the double doors became the front of the coop, the shelving became the back, while the night stand became the egg box.

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Reuse Design