Category Archives: Recycle, repurpose, reuse

Trees – the beneficial giants and their value as living resource as well as wood.

A big birch tree split in the edge of our back property forest. A huge section came off and hung up in a neighboring tree, leaving the top of the poor tree split and dying. We arranged to have it … Continue reading

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Getting the Most out of your Garden – i.e The depth of Resources around us. 6-13-20

Permaculture Design follows the natural laws discovered by its founder, Bill Mollison, an Australian guy, now passed on a few years ago, who spent 4 years observing nature in the outback of Australia. He was looking to understand how nature … Continue reading

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Sky Water 6-10-2020

Water, a natural resource: If you want to catch rainwater for your plants, and don’t have a rain barrel set up, you can gather rain water very easily. You can purchase a stack of big aluminum roasting pans at the … Continue reading

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How To Use Fresh Manure – Chicken, Horse, Cow or Pig 4-10-2020

This blog posting is of a subject only dear to the hearts of true gardeners and farmers. If you are offended by the subject of manure, be reminded that without nature’s way of using everything to sustain life, we’d be … Continue reading

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Are You a Seed Romantic? 2-7-2020

Ever since I was 3 years old, when my pioneer stock mom gave me my first 3’x3’ bed of my very own to plant, I’ve been in love with seeds. She helped me prepare the soil (love dirty hands), pick … Continue reading

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Rainwater Using and Collecting – Easy 2-5-2020

Rainwater – We are having one heck of a storm front move in here in Barrow County, Ga. with flood warnings. So, I put out my clean big aluminum roasting pans on the deck to catch rainwater. But you can … Continue reading

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Making a cotton mattress pad from scratch – craft, gardening, sustainability 1-21-19

Once in awhile someone posts something on FB that so resonates with me. This video shows a beautiful young Chinese woman planting, transplanting, harvesting, processing, and making a mattress out of cotton she grew herself. It’s loaded with wonderful techniques … Continue reading

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Why I Shop at Thrift Stores for Clothing (and other things) 10-27-2019

For many years I have purchased my clothing at thrift stores. It’s a statement in life about how I wish to live. Besides the fact that I can purchase an entire wardrobe for what it would cost to purchase one … Continue reading

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