Water conservation has a great number of benefits. First, it decreases the energy and resources being consumed by purification and transportation methods. Second, since overloaded systems can create back-flow into natural habitats, conserving water can lessen pollution to nearby lakes, rivers, and reservoirs. And of course, there’s always the added perk of lower monthly bills! […]
The garden wash station is a welcomed addition to the homestead and if you don’t have one you should consider building one soon. Here is how I built mine and what it does for us.
In the spring of 2010, asked my friend, Bob, who does handyman work, to help build some rain barrels. I had actually acquired two food grade 55 gallon drums from the meat shop just a couple miles down the road shortly after we moved here, but they had been living in my greenhouse waiting patiently […]
If you have any nooks and crannies on your patio or in your garden, and would love to utilize that space, you might consider making a self-watering, or Earth Bucket. Making and using a self-watering ‘Earth Bucket’ is an easy project and a wonderful way to conserve water and to plant things where you might […]
Comfrey is a invaluable plant to grow in your garden (or harvest from someone who considers it a weed). It has many uses, but one of the simplest is to use it as a mulch. A comfrey mulch will help to conserve water (i.e. you don’t have to water your garden as often) and provide […]
Irrigation for your garden saves water and time. Here is an easy DIY irrigation you can setup in your garden.