Sustainable Living

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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My Work life as a Multi-Passionate Entrepreneur

I am an Organic Farmer, a Sustainability Coach and Mentor, a Writer, a Teacher, a Blogger, a Youtuber, a Social Entrepreneur running a business and a wife and a mother of two teenage kids. And sometimes with all these roles, my life gets pretty crazy; the good kind-of crazy. None of my days are identical. Everyday is quite different and…

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Homemade Apple Cider Vinegar

How to Make Homemade Apple Cider Vinegar If you know me well, you would’ve known that I am forever looking to make everything from scratch, at home, at least as much as possible. I just want to cut down on buying as much store-bought processed things as I possibly can! And so, this was one of the pet peeves of…

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Eco-Indian – A Zero waste Store

There is so much happening on the farm right now that can’t even begin talking about it… The amount of work we did in the last 2 days makes me wonder how we did it… But, you know, that’s the kind of work that leaves you happy and satisfied after doing it, not frustrated or exhausted. I can’t wait to…

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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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