It's the beekeepers dream... Turn a tap and watch as pure fresh clean honey flows right out of the hive and into your jar. No mess, no fuss, no expensive processing equipment and the bees are hardly even disturbed. "This really is a revolution, you can see into the hive, see when the honey is ready and take it away in such a gentle way."
This is a scene from Jill Redwood's off-grid life. Jill built her house in East Gippsland, Australia where she has lived alone for over 30 years entirely off-grid with no mains power, water, mobile reception or television. More pictures and an inspiring video at www.naturalhomes.org/permahome/offgrid-jill-redwood.htm
A Beautiful Root Cellar that performs quadruple duty... (1) a Root Cellar, (2) an Arbor for Grapes and Kiwi, (3) A storage facility for a Large Cistern, & (4) a beautiful eating veranda/outdoor kitchen. I am sure I could add additional functionality if I wanted to. This could easily be created from just a downward slope, behind a house, within just a few steps from the back door.
Clay Crafts: 10 DIY Projects to Keep or Give as Gifts
make your own plant marker..personally I would get the clay they suggest just write in it with a tooth pick or other pointy object lying about and bake it..no need for all the fancy stamps that cost money.. - Gardening Pleasures