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Stop Making Excuses! Start Where You Are.

It doesn’t matter if you don’t have all the tools you need at your disposal, or if you lack enough funds to make your big dreams of sustainable living come true in a big way. 252 more words


Chickens: the ultimate recyclers

Alternatively titled: Reasons you should keep a chook or ten

Chickens eat your scraps.  All of them. They don’t care what it is. Just don’t give them avocado or the other things on this… 400 more words

Suburban Homestead

Hello world! Welcome to your online Suburban Homestead.

This is my first post on my first real blog effort. Welcome to California Homestead Skillet! I am gonna be blogging about the journey of my partner and I as we seek to begin living a new, sustainable and delicious way of life beginning right at home. 103 more words

It's not all fun and games

Today I followed a trail of blood and feathers and found my favourite chook under the car. We think she’ll live…
(Warning: images may be upsetting) 327 more words

Simple Living

CTG Week 11: July 13th to July 20th - Infused Oil and a Trip to Honey Dew Homestead


  • Making Infused Oils
  • Field Trip to Honey Dew Homestead

Infused oils can be used to soothe bug bites, small cuts, scratches and rashes.  They are amazing natural remedies for many minor ailments.  602 more words

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Plotting a garden: the groundwork

So you’ve ordered your seeds and now you’re thinking, “Where the *beep* do I plant them?”

Each plant has it’s own preferred conditions, but in a suburban setting, the best place to start is with raised beds. 379 more words

Suburban Homestead

Plotting a garden: starting from seed

Winter. Cold nights, short days, gloomy weather.

Truthfully, we’re lucky enough to have relatively short, mild winters here in Queensland, and so the garden keeps growing; it’s still producing nutritious fresh food in July. 929 more words

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