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Meet El Diablo Our Doberman Dog

My dog’s name was El Diablo when I bought him from his breeder. I didn’t think he was a demon and thought the breeder was being unfair. So, after a long discussion, my husband and I decided to call him Seidr instead. Many people think he is named “cider” as in apple cider vinegar. Other

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Ultimate Beginners Guide to Natural Farming

So you just finished reading one of Masanobu’s books such as The One Straw Revolution or you just found out about natural farming and you can’t wait to get started. You have a garden or perhaps a small land and you want to get out there to work with nature to grow your own food.

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Tree Planting – Part 1 – 2019

Tree Planting Over the past months of the year 2019, we have planted over 70 fruit and non-fruit trees on the land among which includes mango, avocado, rambutan(A tropical south-east Asian version of lychee), pomegranate, cacao (yay for chocolate! :D), lemon, lime, soursop, jackfruit (a non-stinky version of durian), mangosteen, persimmon, cashew, coconut, acacia,  neem,

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Typical Struggles We Have from Living in an Isolated Home

Our house is alone. There are no neighbors, no people, and no cemented road. It takes us 30-40 minutes to go to the town proper. The dirt road leading into our house becomes muddy and not safe for driving cars or motors when the rainy season comes. When my family from the city visits here,

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Why Greenhouses Are Not That Great Nor Sustainable

This post is a reply to this article written by Free From Harm. Free From Harm seems to be an organization advocating for the well-being of animals, but in the article, I have read, it seems the writer is confused about greenhouses and the harm it does. The article reasons that we need more greenhouses

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In Praise Of Primitive Permaculture

I just want to give my praises to Dave and Karn a couple living in Thailand who are doing Primitive Permaculture. You can check out their project on their website: https://feunfoo.org/ If you love the content on Jihatsu Eco Farm then you will surely love Feun Foo. So check out their website and read their

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How To Make Everything Taste Like Chicken

We are mostly vegetarian at home and sometimes we do miss the taste of chicken. Luckily, I discovered how to make everything taste like chicken! Even yourself! Okay, maybe that’s a bit of a stretch, but with these spices, I promise you that vegetables can truly taste like chicken. Thank nature for giving us so

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Vegetable Thieves And The Drama That Ensued

While our house was being constructed on the land we temporally stayed with a family around 2 to 3 kilometers away from our land. Before we moved into our new house and left the family the elder woman warned us “People there are not like us, they steal a lot”. The wife of the carpenter

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Where does the mango tree begin and where does it end?

“Whatever appears, it is empty of its own nature. By remembering this, there is no clinging or nonclinging.” – Milarepa “Plants, crops, and fruits, these three: When they arise, they arise from the  earth. When they dissolve, into the earth they dissolve.” – Milarepa The mango tree with its sweet fruits, attracts bats, birds, and

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