A cheap incubator can be turned into something much more accurate and reliable with a simple $50 digital temperature controller.
Rabbits are one of the best ways to supply your family with home-grown meat. They’re easy to care for, economical, and quick to process.
I processed four surplus roosters last weekend. Having an organised workflow makes the whole thing a lot faster and easier! There are no graphic photos in this post.
A quick and easy meal, made with frozen ingredients that are easy to keep on hand. Delicious!
A complete summary of the costs for our first foray into raising our own pigs for meat, from piglet purchase right through to slaughter and butchering.
The pigs finally came home from the butcher. We received back 74 kilograms of porky goodness per pig – that’s a lot of meat to have sitting in front of you!
One of the big energy hogs in our house is our clunky old second fridge in the garage. I measured its energy consumption with the MS6115 power meter, and it uses a whopping 2.5 kWh/day! Many Aussie houses have one of these beasts, which is a big reason why the NSW State Government is now … [Read more…]
Bags of mushroom compost are cheap, and will grow more mushrooms than those expensive kits you can buy at chain stores. And the fresh mushrooms they grow taste incredible!
When shopping for whitegoods and appliances, the energy star ratings can be a useful guide to judge the relative energy efficiency of different makes and models. Be careful, though, because the stars can be misleading if you’re not comparing like-for-like. For example, this week we were looking at chest freezers (we want to be able … [Read more…]
When you can measure what you are speaking about, and express it in numbers, you know something about it; but when you cannot measure it, when you cannot express it in numbers, your knowledge is of a meager and unsatisfactory kind; it may be the beginning of knowledge, but you have scarcely, in your thoughts, … [Read more…]