If you’re gardening, you should also be composting. Composting is a simple, easy and free way to add quality nutrients to your soil, and better soil means happier plants! But the thing I love most about composting, is that is takes what would normally be scraps that would end up in the trashcan and re-purposes them. […]
A 3-bin composter allows you to mix in one compartment, turn in another, and store finished compost in another. You can build your own for next to nothing with a little homesteader ingenuity. This post contains complete plans with fully illustrated schematic to build a 3-bin composter out of scrap or new materials.
There are so many items that can be added to the compost pile that you may not be aware of. Check out this list of items you can add.
Having a compost pile is key to growing a productive garden. Starting a compost pile from scratch is often seen as daunting and people don’t know how to build a compost heap, so many people just avoid it for fear of ‘doing it wrong’. Compost has so many benefits for the garden, I really encourage […]
Create beautiful, nourishing soil for your garden using worms. Composting with worms is easier than you think, and once you get set up, there is very little for you to do – the worms do all the work! Learn how easy it is to make your own worm composting bin and practical strategies to keep […]
We use a deep bedding system (also called “deep litter” for poultry) for all our different livestock around here in the winter. That means that instead of a regular schedule of removing waste from barns, sheds, and loafing areas, we continually add clean bedding material on top of the old bedding. It becomes a deep […]