Bird Feeding Cups

Calling all Bird Lovers: A while back, I wrote a post on attracting birds to the garden. It's around winter that food supplies are scant in the Southern Hemisphere garden. Birds have to forage to survive. So yesterday I decided it was well overdue for me to make my annual bird feeding cups. Not exactly…

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Fermented Fartychokes

Okay, lets talk fermenting....it's a brilliant way of preserving foods and preventing them from rotting or exceeding their Best Before Date. Every country has it's own special cultural identity of fermented foods, take Germany and it's Sauerkraut, Japan and it's Miso and Natto, Korea and it's Kimchi..... Not only does fermenting preserve these foods, but…

Upcycle your Socks!

Imagine how many old socks end up in landfill? Thousands upon thousands. That's because socks have a limited lifespan, and there's nothing unsexier than holes in your socks. Our Grandmas would have darned them but we simply don't have time anymore! But wait, there is life after sock death! There's life yet in them thar…

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Peppermint Clove Dental Powder

July is Plastic-Free Month. Focussed on getting people to be aware of all the single use plastic we use, and aimed at reducing the amount of plastic us consumers use. So here's a great idea...plastic free dental powder! Easy to make, economical and really nice to use. No plastic packaging needing to be discarded. Yay!…

Top 10 Winter Tips

The blooms have all gone.  Deciduous trees are leafless. Face it.  Reality check: it's Winter! Despite the fact that I have erlicheer and daffodil blooms in my garden, and it feels a little like spring during the day sometimes, the calendar month tells me we are slap bang in Winter!  It's just nature being confused.…