• Our Project

    2020 Family Footprint Review

    It’s time for my 2020 Family Footprint Review. December is always a good time for reflection so it’s time to look back on how we went with our family footprint project in the weird year that was 2020. 2020 –…

  • 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.…

  • 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…

  • Our Project,  Reducing Waste

    Minimising Waste to Landfill

    My major focus for 2019 was minimising waste to landfill from our household. Before moving on to new goals for 2020, I thought I’d recap our progress on this front and outline the steps we have taken. Emptying the Rubbish…

  • Imperfect poppy
    Our Project

    Perfection is not the Goal

    Perfection is not the goal of my Family Footprint Project and I hope it is not the goal of yours either. I want to talk about perfection because I think it is unhelpful, in our Family Footprint Project efforts, to…

  • Fish on a coral reef
    Our Project

    What is your ‘why’?

    Our ‘why’ motivates action At the beginning of your Family Footprint Project is important to ask yourself, “What is my why? Why do I want to take my family down this path?” because down the track, this is what will…

  • The Bin Audit
    Our Project

    The Bin Audit

    If you watched the ABC’s War on Waste you will have seen a few bin audits. Unpleasant though they may be, they are an invaluable way to see what really goes into your bin and take stock of where to start…