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In Praise of Dried Grass

Sometimes a thing you need is hiding right there in plain sight. For 8 years we’ve had chickens, 14 girls a-layin’ in a coop my resourceful husband, Pete, made of salvaged materials. 486 more words

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Weekend Wrap-Garden, Sustainable Living, Sourdough

I always feel as though I’ve taken the easy way out when I use ‘Weekend Wrap’ as a post title, but it really does sum up everything quite accurately for this post. 843 more words

Plastic Free July; Or Kind of.

Apologies for the delay in posting. It’s been election time here in Australia. While the election result isn’t the point of this post ( its looking like a hung parliament again joy) I’ve been glued to the tv. 615 more words


Living with less plastic

Single use plastic is everywhere. Have you ever tried grocery shopping at one of the big brand stores and coming away with no plastic? Without a lot of planning it’s almost impossible. 273 more words


Post the First

Welcome to Beginner Hippy my home on the internet to help document my successes and failures as I try to live as a more conscious consumer. 236 more words


Mermaid's Tears For Earth Day

By Finn Clark when he was age 9 (With Some Help from his Mom)

Last Friday was Earth Day at our school, a Montessori school called Voyager, and we created art from plastic my family found on the beaches of Bainbridge Island and the Olympic Peninsula. 442 more words

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Why I Never Buy Trash Bags

A friend of mine recently asked me what to do when she had something stinky in her trash, like meat packaging. She often has to empty her smelly trash and waste a whole plastic trash bag because her bag is only half full. 577 more words

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