A Beginner’s Guide To Chickens.
Here’s what you need to know to get started with chickens. Chickens are an easy animal to care for and are usually the first food animals homesteaders start with.
This episode covers different types of chickens. Heavy breeds, Bantams, light breeds, game types and more. An old podcast from GRANNY MILLER RADIO
Paul Chambers had began building a home out of two shipping containers as a project, but when his wife got tired of suburbia and put their four-bedroom home on the market, his project became the couple’s full-time home (Paul’s ebook: www.buildshippingcontainerhouse.com)
Inspired by the success of the Hawaii treehouse she built for $11,000, Kristie Wolfe began searching for land to build a “Hobbit”-inspired village. Knowing that there is land to be found for cheap in this country (she bought her Hawaii property for $8000), she began to search the Northwest for sites.
Eco Sapien Bees are important, right? That seems to be the general consensus. But is it true? And should you still care even if you don’t eat honey. Phil argues that the answer is ‘yes’ and presents his top five reasons that explain just why bees are so important.
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Lulu is a single mom who’d gone back to school and didn’t have the time or interest in working full-time to pay for rent. So when she had to move out of her more conventional home, she decided to move herself and her daughter into a shipping container.
With no building experience, Lulu spent just one month cutting windows and a door and installing insulation and a basic kitchen (complete with propane-powered campstove and on-demand water heater).
Then she and her daughter moved into the 8 by 20 foot square foot home, fitting a bed, couch, bookshelf and kitchen cabinets into the 160 square foot box.
When Lulu decided they needed a bit more space, she went from shipping to trucking waste and began to build their bedroom on a used flatbed trailer.
“It’s really mostly built like a shed. It’s a nice looking shed, but it’s really an 8 by 16 shed with windows in it.”
Using only recycled building materials- including used floorboards, windows, cabinets, doors, bathtub, toilet and sinks- she built the entire thing for about $4,000 (trailer included).
Original story here: http://www.faircompanies.com/videos/v…
Honeybee populations have decreased at an alarming rate worldwide in the past decade. Watch how one team of researchers is using compounds extracted from a common mushroom to combat the parasitic mite capable of decimating honeybee colonies.
OFF GRID with DOUG and STACY: Today we are sharing a flatbread recipe and it only has 3 ingredients. SOOO easy you will LOVE IT and it is so tasty. When you are planning your garden make sure to include a lot of yams, also known as sweet potatos, they are a great root crop and they are easy to keep over winter. They are also so healthy for you =)
Today I’m answering Rainwater Harvesting questions about my rainwater collection system tour video. Treatment and filtration, is rainwater harvesting illegal, system cost, what is the capacity, how long can we go between rains, what other forms of harvesting do we use, plans for the future, and more!
Thanks for watching and please let me know if you have any questions!!