Elder Folklore and Growing

June 27, 2013 sitegeek 3

Just as the end of summer is marked by elderberries, the start of summer is always marked by the blossoming of the Elder-tree (Sambucus nigra).  In this article we cover elder folklore and growing tips […]

Hay Box Cooker

June 20, 2013 sitegeek 3

The Hay box cooker an old invention out of new materials by self sufficiency Guru Nev Sweeny I first heard about the concept of the hay box cooker, which uses stored heat to cook food, […]

Our Philosophy

March 20, 2010 sitegeek 0

Not all of us have the means the space or are perhaps unwilling to give it all up and suffer the highs and lows of going it alone on a smallholding. […]

66 uses for a bread bag

October 28, 2009 sitegeek 1

Despite our best efforts we don’t always have enough time to bake bread and end up nipping out to buy a loaf. The thing is each loaf comes in its own plastic bag. If you […]

10 ways to reduce your utility bills

October 23, 2009 sitegeek 6

Even if you are not environmentally conscious you will no doubt be happy to lower the cost of those bills. In the last 6 months my gas and electricity for a two bedroom house has cost less than £70 that’s less than £3 a week, here is how I did it. […]

Dandelion flower wine By Robert Helms

February 19, 2009 sitegeek 0

Dandelions are considered to be weeds, but the brightness of their color always makes me want to make use of these weeds to my advantage. You do not have to go very far and sooner […]

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