• 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…

  • Our Project

    Becoming Chicken Keepers

    We’ve finally taken the next step on our urban homesteading path. We’ve become chicken keepers. On the 1st of April we adopted four gorgeous girls, two ISA Browns and two Australorps. We wanted chickens for a long, long time. We…

  • Lighter Steps in a Global Crisis
    Hopefulness,  Our Project

    Lighter steps in a global crisis

    Globally, we’re living through something right now that most of us never imagined. Is it possible to maintain our family footprint projects and take lighter steps during this global crisis? Coronavirus has brought restrictions and shortages, and necessary changes to…

  • Lagotto puppy running on the beach
    Reducing Waste

    Keeping Dog Waste Out of Landfill

    What do you do with your dog waste? I’m posting a quick post today with a little update about our goal of eliminating organic waste from our landfill bin. The one organic that has, until now, continued to go into…