Dehydrating – storing your bounty!

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136    Ever grow WAY too many fruit or veggies or get carried away at the farmer’s market or a farm stand?  There are multiple ways to preserve an abundance of fruit or veggies – one of our favorites is to dehydrate them.  In this post we’ll show you how to dehydrate strawberries as an example, but […]

Sustainable cleaners – affordable and better for you and the environment!

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38     Looking for an easy, quick, and affordable way to become more sustainable in your everyday life?  Try switching to sustainable cleaners – here are our favorites! UPDATE: see “Sustainable Cleaning – Why we switched to Norwex“ Since writing this post we have now switched to using Norwex sustainable cleaners – much easier and more […]

Hatching Chicks Naturally – 3 Things You Need

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74    Already have chickens? Then you are ready for the next step – chicks! If not, start with our post on getting started with chickens here.  We suggest starting with pullets (young hens) rather than chicks. Chickens are awesome, and I think very cute, but they simply can’t compete with chicks.  The cuteness of chicks is […]

Top 10 FREE ways to save energy (plus one cheap bonus tip)

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15        Why save energy?  Saving energy around the house helps you save money while also becoming more sustainable – an easy win-win. We’ll give you some ways to save energy – for free! Most of the energy in the US comes from fossil fuels and thus creates a lot of pollution that harms both […]