People are often surprised that we get frost here in Queensland. Sure, the majority of Queensland is typically frost free, but here in the South East corner we can experience frost, with some inland areas around Charleville having 40-50 frost days every year. And certainly if you live in NSW, Victoria, Tasmania, and southern parts of SA and WA, you can expect a few frost days too..
The idea of Plastic Free July is to try for a month to actively avoid single-use plastic. You can sign up for the whole month, or just a week, and you can avoid all single-use plastic or just the TOP 4 challenge (plastic bags, bottles, takeaway coffee cups & straws). This is a collation of all my tips and tricks to avoid plastic this July.
As you know, through winter we heat our home and cook using a woodstove, so we produce lots of wood ash as a result.
How to render fat using a slow cooker to make tallow for cooking or soapmaking.
Its not until we have visitors, or we stay away from home, that we realise how weird some of our habits might seem to other people. If you are trying to live a simple, frugal, self-reliant or sustainable life, you probably have some weird habits too. I'll tell you mine if you tell me yours....
Chickens naturally stop laying eggs in winter. Actually when you think about it, the fact that they lay an egg a day for so much of the year is completely unnatural. Birds in the wild will only lay a few eggs until they have a clutch to hatch, but we have bred chickens to just keep laying every day, no wonder they need a break!
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