If you’re living off the grid or simply want to make your own natural gas at home, it’s really not as complicated as it might first appear to be. Especially if you keep things simple. This video from solar cities shows you how to make a simple biodigester using an IBC. The whole idea here … Continue reading Biodigester – Your Own Natural Gas At Home
Owning a worm farm is very rewarding; it will turn your kitchen scraps into a high-value, natural fertiliser. Being eco-friendly it reduces greenhouse gasses too. Once you start feeding your garden with worm castings it will flourish like never before; your vegetables will be bigger and tastier, your flowers healthier and it will all be … Continue reading Beginners Guide to Worm Farming
Pronounced hoo-gul-culture, the name of this practice means ‘hill culture’ or ‘hill mound.’ This practice makes use of dead branches, leaves and grass clippings by recycling them. To build a hugel bed, you must mound the yard waste, along with any compose, manure or other biomass you’ve got. Then, top the compound with soil and … Continue reading Hugelkultur Gardening
This organic technique is part of Send a Cow's training in sustainable agriculture and is a great home garden idea too. Keyhole gardens survive floods and arid conditions well as the raised bed holds moisture and is 'fed' grey water and compost via a central basket. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ykCXfjzfaco
I was donated thousands/s of worms from a local farmer who had too many in their bath tubs. They started from about 1KG of worms, just 2 years ago. I collected bags of them and quickly transported them back to their new home that had been prepared with car tyres. I found this the most … Continue reading Ramblers New Wormery
Firstly I need I have made a mistake. I have been confusing my donkeys names. So please say hi to Tequila on the left and Cleo on the right. Although they have been so wonderful to have on our farm. Very kindly donated by a local farmer. They have set us back many months of … Continue reading Why Donkeys are called Asses.