Homesteading

DIY Rock Garden – Farm Project Series

DIY Rock Garden – Farm Project Series I think I didn’t tell you about the DIY Rock Garden I attempted to create, have I? I wrote an elaborate post on this and forgot to post it. Silly me…Well, this happened a few months back. We were spending our weekend at the farm as usual. There was a ton of work…

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Benefits of Thalik Keerai (Purple heart glory)

Benefits of Thalik Keerai (Purple heart glory) I was in the backyard watering the freshly planted bougainvillea along the fence when one of the construction workers from the neighboring farm dropped by to get some of our coconut shells for fire-wood purposes. She uses them to prepare the meals for the workers. She came over to ask me if she…

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Home Composting – 101

Composting is a topic I have been asked about a lot. I have had a lot of queries over the last few weeks and so I decided I try and write about it. First things first; Composting is basically allowing the organic matter to decompose efficiently to be used as a highly nutritious manure for plants. There are a lot…

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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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7 Easy ways to improve indoor air quality

The common notion is that air pollution is present only outdoors and hence once we are indoors we are absolutely safe from it and we have nothing to worry about. But, let me tell you, that we couldn’t be more wrong! There is increasing evidence from researches showing that the indoor air pollution is actually much worse than outdoor air…

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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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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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