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Raising Animals

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

Simple Lifestyle

Living a simple lifestyle: raising kids, back-to-basic skills, off-grid mindset and money matters

Hi, I'm Sandrine!

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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What's the best spot on your property to start a permaculture garden?
Choosing the Right Spot to Start a Permaculture Garden

Choosing the Right Spot to Start a Permaculture Garden

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.

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