So what is it that makes a farm business successful? What does ‘success’ look like on a farm? How do you do it so that 10 years from now you aren’t walking away crying? There are four major areas for you to start think about: Your Family (most people desire and need this to be […]
Occasionally I imagine what would happen if Pete and I ended up on one of those reality TV cooking shows where you have to prepare a meal in your own home as a couple. The first part of the show usually involves the couple rushing around the supermarket buying ingredients. I wonder what they would […]
Its not until we have visitors, or we stay away from home, that we realise how weird some of our habits might seem to other people. If you are trying to live a simple, frugal, self-reliant or sustainable life, you probably have some weird habits too. I’ll tell you mine if you tell me yours…. […]
There are many options for feeding your chickens. For a while we thought the solution was chicken layer pellets, they are uniform, so the chickens don’t pick through them, but you never really know what’s in them, and they are usually a relatively expensive option. Read about a few other ideas of feeding chickens (some […]
Summer is here in full swing, and there are trips to the beach, the park, and the zoo to take. Camping comes along for many, as well as trips to vacation resorts and theme parks. The amount of chemicals and plastic you could easily consume or use within a week can be overwhelming. But, it […]
Tight on cash, but have plenty of eggs, homemade food, perennial plants, or a particular labor skill? You can usually BARTER for most items you need!