Farm Blog

Flashback to 20 years back…

You remember the condition my farm was in during the rainy season last year right? Oh, it was terrible! Even accessing the house and garden became quite a challenge due to water logging. Though it was a deliberate decision not to venture into any other area of farm planning except the vegetable patch and the house because…well, Budget$$. But, this…

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How to grow Micro greens

WANT TO GROW MICRO GREENS AT HOME? With increasing difficulties in procuring essentials during the lock-down and times of quarantine, fresh vegetables are becoming more and more difficult to stock due to their perishable nature. Keeping your family healthy in the absence of fresh vegetables is highly challenging but has become even more essential while the whole world is fighting…

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Toor dal harvest at my farm

Okay, so you see that DIY-kind-of-seat there in the picture below…yeah, right there near the fence… Well, I was working on a patch right opposite to that and was ready for a break when I happened to glance at this seat from afar. It looked so inviting tucked away under the shade of the pigeon pea (toor dal) trees. So,…

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A day in the life of an urban farmer

For those of you new here, let me quickly introduce myself. I am a Wife and a Mother, an Organic Farmer, an Entrepreneur running a small organic Skincare Business, a Writer, a Teacher, a Sustainability Coach and a Blogger. And sometimes with all these roles, my life can become pretty crazy. As it happens often, the past few weeks have…

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Reviving Rare Variety Indigenous Crops

This year somehow wasn’t that great farm-wise. During the most crucial time of the season, we were head-over-heels busy with our daughter’s admissions. Later we realized that the soil needed more fortification than we initially thought was required. So, a major part of the year was spent trying to make the soil fertile than anything else. And just when things…

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Processing Coconut oil

Next step towards my self-sufficiency and sustainable journey is of course, processing my farm produce. The first in line is – My farm grown Coconuts to Coconut Oil. Hurray!!! I guess it can’t get any more organic than that and hence I am super excited about it. Let me walk you through the process we underwent: Firstly, hired a tree-climber…

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How to Make Bioenzyme – A natural Cleaner

BIO ENZYMES FOR HOME CLEANING A Step by Step Guide I have been preparing “Bio-enzyme” for many years now and had never looked back since. I was looking for alternative solutions for home cleaners as I wanted to stop buying toxic chemical based cleaners for my home. That’s when I came across Bioenzyme. I had been reading about it for…

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 Seed Saving 101

As the vegetable crops slowly come to the end of their life cycle, the next obvious and very important step is seed saving. It’s very important for any farmer to learn to save his/her own seeds for the next succession crop. I never thought I would be one to take the trouble to save seed and all. I always thought…

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Modern Homesteading – Because it’s Not All or Nothing…

In this day and age, when technology has made everything easier, faster and with far less need for any physical effort, why is it that we feel a certain emptiness within? After striving and working our way up to attain everything we ever wanted in life, why is that happiness short-lived; why do we feel miserable in spite of having…

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