Emsydoodle

Heavy metal listening Brit with a fondness of all furry four legged creatures, brewing beer and wine, hiking, photography, cooking, gardening and drinking. Contrary to popular belief of British people and beer; my beer is always cold!

How To Grow Garlic Organically and Biodynamically

Growing garlic is really easy and fall is the right time to get garlic planted in your garden.  In this post I’m going to show you how to grow garlic both organically and biodynamically so you can have a great harvest of homegrown garlic next year. Read More

How to cull a chicken

Death To The Chickens! Why We Killed One Of The Flock

Culling chickens may be unthinkable to some urban homesteaders who view their flock as pets and part of the family.  Find out why we decided to kill a chicken from our small backyard flock. This post does not show any killing or processing of animals.  It talks about the killing process and why we culled a bird.  Reader discretion is advised.

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How to Grow Like a Pro By Getting Organized in the Garden

With the end of summer drawing near many homesteaders and gardeners thoughts turn to fall and winter gardening to grow produce 365 days a year and being frugal at the same time!  Whilst anyone can grow throughout the fall and winter, the most successful are those who are organized.  Read on to find out how you can get organized in your homestead and garden.
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Why I'm taking a PDC

Why I’m Taking A Permaculture Design Course

Permaculture is a hip word right now, but it has been around since the mid 1970s.  Like clothing coming into fashion, permaculture is becoming more popular and is on the upward swing of the trendy curve.  Find out why I’m learning more about this movement and how it can help you and others.

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Organic Plant Magic The Easy Way To Compost Tea

I really enjoy making my own liquid fertilizers and seeing the growth on the garden over the next day or two.  Sometimes plants can really astound you with how quickly they change and grow.  If you want to see some great growth on your plants and build your soil at the same time then read on to find out more! Read More

How To Make Zucchini Wine Step By Step

I’m sure you must be thinking “Zucchini wine? Are you crazy?!” but it isn’t complete lunacy as it might sound and I’m going to tell you step by step how to use your glut of courgettes and zucchinis in a way you never thought possible!

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13 Low Water Ideas To Easily Save You Money And The Environment

13 Low Water Ideas To Easily Save You Money And The Environment

Low water gardening is really important for me living in a really dry climate and it’s also a frugal gardening measure. By reducing water usage in the garden you’re saving bucks on bills! Find out just how you can grow a great garden and use less of this precious resource by reading on!

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Manure Fertilizers

Manure: Get the Scoop on Popular Poop

This post is an in depth guide to manure fertilizers.  It is probably more than you would really want to know about manure but I don’t know an organic gardener who would be without piles of the stuff to fuel the vegetable gardens!

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Build A Cheap Cold Frame That Will Save You Money This Year

Growing in a cold frame is a great way to extend the growing season.  Cold frames allow you to start your plants earlier and keep plants growing later by protecting them from frosts.  Find out how to build a cheap cold frame that will save you money each year!

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