• Ways to use up eggs
    Grow Your Own,  Our Project

    25 Ways to Use Up Eggs

    I’ve been searching for ways to use up eggs. We can scarcely keep up with the egg production of our four beautiful chooks. Our girls have been laying, more or less, an egg a day each all through the winter.…

  • Homemade Yoghurt in bowl with berries
    Reducing Waste,  Tutorial

    How to: Homemade Yoghurt

    Homemade yoghurt is one of the things I suggested you could try making from scratch at home. At the time we were subscribed to a homemade yoghurt delivery service provided by a local young person. Since then I have perfected…

  • Makeup Remover Lotion and Reusable Wipes
    Reducing Waste,  Tutorial

    How to: Makeup Remover Lotion

    Makeup can be a plastic intensive product but makeup remover doesn’t have to be. A while ago I posted a how-to for making reusable makeup remover pads. At the same time, I made some makeup remover lotion and said I…

  • two apples in a single use plastic bag
    New Habits,  Reducing Waste

    Refusing Plastic in July

    Plastic Free July starts in just under a week. I’ve signed up to refusing plastic for the month. It is impossible for us to avoid ALL plastic as I discussed in a blog post around this time last year. However,…

  • How To Make Knitted Dish Scourer
    Reducing Waste,  Tutorial,  Upcycling

    How to: Knitted Dish Scourer

    Lately we’ve been using a knitted dish scourer I made myself. Most supermarket dish scourers are made from plastic so I will not buy those any more. Some compostable hemp or coconut fibre versions are available from specialty stores. We…

  • How To Make T-Shirt Yarn
    Tutorial,  Upcycling

    How to: T-Shirt Yarn

    Tshirt yarn is really easy to make and it means those old holey t-shirts that don’t belong in the charity bin can find a new life. Cut up t-shirts make great cleaning cloths but the cloth from t-shirts can also…

  • Low Waste Vegetable Gardening
    Grow Your Own,  Reducing Waste

    Low Waste Vegetable Gardening

    Recently I posted about reusing empty toilet rolls as seed raising pots. It got me thinking about low waste vegetable gardening and other ways to REFUSE, REDUCE, REUSE, ROT and RECYCLE when growing veggies. Along with the environmental benefits of…