One of the biggest ways we can become more self-sufficient is by being mindful about our energy consumption.  Here are some ideas on how you can cut back your energy use, or possible alternatives that create a more sustainable loop system.

How To Save Water And Money At The Same Time

Costs are increasing every day.  Prices keep going up and up, and our budgets can't always keep going up with ...
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5 Useful Kitchen Compost Bin Tips That Will Keep Things Tidy

5 Useful Kitchen Compost Bin Tips That Will Keep Things Tidy

Whether you compost in your own yard or use the city curbside compost pick up, you'll need a good way ...
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The Top Farming My Backyard Posts Of 2017

The Top Farming My Backyard Posts Of 2017

Wow, I can hardly believe 2017 is just about over.  Is it just me or is time going like, super ...
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How To Get Ready To Be Off The Grid Without Feeling Helpless

How To Get Ready To Be Off The Grid Without Feeling Helpless

A few years ago I had grand visions of selling our house in the city, building a tiny house for ...
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20 Ways to Save Water And Cut Down Your Bill

Saving water is a great way to cut down on your water bill.  (Use that extra money to buy some ...
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How To Keep Warm and Happy In Winter Without Heat

How To Keep Warm And Happy In Winter With No Heat

Wood stoves and central heat are awesome!  Right up until they fail when there's several feet of snow on the ...
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17 Ways To Save Electricity (And Money Too!)

17 Ways to Save Electricity (And Money Too!)

Perhaps you are worried about your carbon footprint, or maybe you are switching over to solar panels and need to ...
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How To Make Your Own DIY Composting Toilet

How To Make Your Own DIY Composting Toilet

If you are longing to get off grid, a DIY composting toilet is simple to construct and use. I built ...
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How to Line Dry Clothes Indoors When Your Dryer Is Being Stupid

Maybe you woke up this morning and your dryer decided to be stupid.  Perhaps you usually hang your clothes outside ...
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21 Reasons Why I Love My Broom

21 Reasons Why I Love My Broom

I've always loved my broom much more than my vacuum cleaner.  For a while, I even got rid of our ...
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4 Easy Things To Check On Your Wood Stove

Wood burning stoves are a great way to stay warm in the winter without being reliant on outside utility providers ...
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Can You Be Car Free With Kids?

If you are trying to decrease your reliance on outside energy you may be considering going car free.  Quite frankly ...
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Make Your Own Olive Oil Lamps

A fun way to decrease your electricity is to use olive oil lamps.  Even if aren't trying to save money ...
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How To Make An Easy Rocket Stove For Free @ Farming My Backyard

How To Make An Easy Rocket Stove For Free

I wanted an outdoor fire pit this summer, but we don't have a place on our small property to safely ...
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8 Ways To Save Money On Your Garbage Bill

8 Ways To Save Money On Your Garbage Bill

Some of the best ways to save money are by making slight changes in your daily habits.  Little things can ...
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10 Places To Look For Free Firewood

10 Places To Look For Free Firewood

One of the best things about heating with a wood stove is getting free wood.  Nobody ever walks up to ...
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Best Tips On How To Line Dry Clothes Outside

Best Tips On How To Line Dry Clothes Outside

Line drying your clothes can save you a nice little bit of money on your electric bill.  It also reduces ...
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How To Make Homemade Soap From Ashes

There are a few things you just don't want to live without.  Soap is definitely one of those things. Whether ...
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