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The Joy Of Raising Chickens

If you think chickens are dumb fat birds that can’t fly, you should think again. I had the experience of taking care of 11 chickens on my farm and let me tell you how great they are. 1. Chickens Are Older Than You Did you know that chickens are direct descendants of dinosaurs? If you’re

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Banana Planting – Part 2 – 2020

It was about halfway in the rainy season, it has been about 4 months since the last banana planting which I wrote about in Banana Planting Part 1 and there was still a lot of space to plant bananas. I was unsure if I could still plant more bananas, but I heard that some other farmers

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Top 10 Plants To Grow On A Tropical Natural Farm

If you are able to grow these top 10 plants on your tropical natural farm then in 1 year you will already have a diverse polyculture system going, forming the base of your forest farm with almost no effort. These 10 plants are chosen for the following reasons: They are easy to grow. They grow


How We Manage Our Grey Water With A Pond

To manage the grey water of our house I constructed a small pond near our house. It took my wife and me a week of laborious tiring digging (Thank you for your help honey.) to get a big enough hole for the pond. It didn’t help that the soil was rock hard. What is greywater?

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This Is Why I Love My Life

(Originally Written on November 2019) The days had been sunny for a few weeks on our natural farm. The sun greeted us early in the morning. It woke us, the birds, grasshoppers, and dragonflies. The orange-yellow tropical rays hinted to the crickets and frogs that they could stop ringing their bells for a while and

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How to Make the Best Crispy Fried Eggplant

Eggplant is one of those yummy vegetables that everyone probably loves, but did you know you can make it crispy as if it’s fried chicken?! I’ll show you how to make the best crispy fried eggplant: Serving Size: 2 persons   Ingredients: Eggplant – 4 long pieces sliced in circular blocks (1 finger width) Crispy

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How An Abandoned Stray Cat Found A Home In Us

There was a kitten that was always hanging around in the vegetable stall we buy food from. She was small and had this sense of pride that drew me to her. She would always rub herself on my feet, and she seemed to have no problem dealing with people. I am guessing that maybe the

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How My Wife Got Cured With Sambong A Local Plant Medicine

This is the story of how my wife’s sinusitis got cured with Sambong (Blumea balsimifera), a local plant medicine. If you are also suffering from sinusitis then read below on instructions of how to prepare sambong to cure your sinusitis. One day my wife Isobelle got a bad case of sinusitis. Her nose was severely

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That Special Tree In Your Life

Are you one of those lucky people that has a special tree in their lives? If you are one of them you know what I am talking about… It is a tree that other than just giving fruits gives extra meaning or comfort to you. It is that tree you always come back to and

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Sugar cane farming process in the Philippines

Over the past years I have observed the sugar cane farming process in the Philippines and now I will share it with you in detail. The entire sugar cane process from pre-planting to harvest takes about 1 year or 2 seasons. The rainy season plus the dry season. The sugar cane process consists of the


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