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10 uses for your home-grown Beeswax

If you're a Natural Beekeeper, then beeswax is part of your harvest - when you crush your natural comb to extract the honey, there's beeswax to spar Read More

Making Your Own Master Tonic (Fire Cider)

Master Tonic, or Fire Cider, is a potent home-made remedy for winter colds and lurgies. It promises to boost your immune system, it's anti bacterial, Read More

Going the Whole Grain – Schnitzer Grain Mill Review

The whole freshly ground flour thing has been something i've been meaning to sort out for about 8 years now. And we finally did it! A delicious decis Read More

Permaculture Design Process with Dan Palmer: Woodend Example

So what does a permaculture design process look like on the ground, outside the world of a Permaculture Design Course? Here we have Dan Palmer, who'll Read More

Preparing a new Garden Bed with Double Digging

Welcome to our new series on permaculture renting, in which we attempt to grow food and live a simple life while moving from rental to rental at the w Read More

Thermal + Haybox cooking: new ways to use an old technique

Our great-grandparents didn't have slow cookers to make their life easier. But they may have had something similar – a box of hay. Haybox cooking in Read More

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