Experiments with Natural Dye

Even though there’s a lot of information on natural dying available, I want to share the simple process I used to dye my white dress to a rosy pink using avocado pits and skins. Avocado leftovers can create beautiful pinks and light browns and are rich with tannins that help to set the colour. Those…

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The Anaerobic Digester

Composting kitchen and garden waste is a big part of keeping a garden fertile and productive. It’s also an easy way to reduce household waste. The challenge with composting is that it doesn’t use all types of organic kitchen waste and takes some extra time and care to work well. Keeping a well run composter…

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Nigerian Dwarf Goats

Nigerian Dwarf goats are family friendly milk goats that are hardy and easy to manage. Their small size makes them easy to fence and handle, but they are still efficient milkers that produce a very high butterfat milk. They also have an easygoing temperament and unique personalities making them a joy to care for. For…

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Gold-Laced Wyandottes

Gold-Laced Wyandottes are a dual-purpose heritage purebred chicken that is exceptionally cold hardy, friendly, talkative, long-lived, and hard working. These beautiful birds are perfect for cold climate family farms and urban backyards where our working animals are part of the family. They lay well and the males can be grown out for the table. Gold-Laced…

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