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30+ things to do before moving off the grid
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Chickens, goats, alpacas, and other critters: animal husbandry for the small-scale farm or homestead
Off-Grid & Self-Sufficient
Building and maintaining an off-grid home - and setting up your property for increased self-reliance
Gardening & Growing
Adventures in gardening for self-sufficiency: growing your own food and processing your harvest
Living a simple lifestyle: raising kids, back-to-basic skills, off-grid mindset and money matters
I live off-grid on an olive and almond farm in Spain, with alpacas and chickens and dogs and all the things. We've got solar panels and water from a borehole, we aim to grow our own food and be more self-sufficient, and we also try to make more time for what's really important in life... Come and join the sunny simple living movement!
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Whether you’re new at gardening and have never done it before, or you’re just starting a vegetable garden from scratch in a new location, these are the 7 steps that make it fun to set up your veggie garden!
Hugelkultur is a technique often used in permaculture gardening to build and manage soil. It relies on stacking wood and other organic materials at different levels to create a raised garden bed. The wood decays over time, leaving behind composted layers of nutrients.
You don’t actually need much space to grow your own food. In fact, you can grow salad in balcony hanging boxes or grow kale on your patio in a...
Many factors may help you decide the best place to plant a permaculture garden. The location as it relates to your house, permaculture zones, water and accessibility your own preferences and lifestyle are just a few of these.
Make sure that your garden isn't located in high traffic areas where people might trample your vegetation; see if you can move it to a less-used section of the yard.
Your favourite posts this month
A mobile coop and an electric fence: the perks of free-ranging chickens combined with the safety of a regular chicken run.
Alpaca vs llama: how these camelids don't just look different, their behavior is also very distinct... and they're being used for very different purposes.
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