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These are all the posts in the “green” category.

If you’re interested in green stuff, you might also be interested in our other sites: How can I Recycle This? and Can I Compost This?.


We’ve had our first snow of the winter today – quite heavy flurries but not sustained. There are few snowy patches around the garden but the sun, which is shining brightly in between the showers, is quickly turning the snow to transparent ice or melting it all together. Or at least that looks like what’s [...]

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Back in July, I wrote about our efforts to make our pets zero waste, starting with the dog. Switching between food types recently has made me think about the chickens and waste. Food We buy layers pellets in 20kg or 25kg bags. These are usually plastic sacks, which can, for now be reused around the [...]

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A few weeks ago, I found out that our local water company Yorkshire Water was giving away some water-saving gizmos to its customers. Our water isn’t metered here so we’re not interested in saving water to save money, but more interested in it from a green point of view — and I guess getting into [...]

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One of my top 5 clothes line drying tips is to use a “peg clothes dryer thing” – it stops the little items taking up space on your main line and is easy to take inside if it starts raining. Petra left a comment to say she’d made her own from “some electricity pipe, an [...]

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Over on Recycle This today, I’ve asked: What can I reuse or recycle to make a moneybox/piggy bank? As I say in the post over there, my first project needing a moneybox is to retrospectively pay for the automatic chicken pophole door we bought last week. But I’d also like other piggybanks to set aside [...]

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Environmental blogger The Crunchy Chicken is having a line drying challenge for readers of her blog next month – getting people to give up their default use of clothes dryers and make them think about greener alternatives instead. From both the green and frugal perspectives, I fully support the idea but think it’s a strange [...]

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