It’s harvest time! It’s always great to bring in food from the fields and to see it drying in the sun. Many hours get spent shelling groundnuts! I had been doing it one at a time until one of our helpers, Iliya Godwin IK, showed me this great trick to get through them lots faster! This is how they do it in his area, Takum, Taraba State. Continue reading
Food, food, food. We all love it, we all eat it, but did you ever think about the ethical and environmental impact your food has? Let’s look at some of the issues, and what we can do about them. Continue reading
I have many compost heaps, but the one that is ready the fastest is the one that the chickens make for me! Continue reading
Foraging, free food, wild food – it’s all the rage in Europe these days, and the Nortons are doing it here in Nigeria too! Here are some of the wild and wonderful weeds that we are eating for free and some of the recipes we use for them. Continue reading
Last week I attended a great conference on Sustainable Farming and a representative from ECHO taught us this recipe for homemade liquid fertiliser. I thought I’d give it a go!
1) Firstly prepare your container. Check for leaks. Wash well with detergent, lemon and water and dry. Make sure any toxic materials or oil are washed out well. Continue reading
I’m loving my new laundry basket!
It was made by a student here at TCNN called Ezra. Continue reading
I’m loving my new eco pencil holder. Homemade from a curved piece of tree bark which holds my pencils (haven’t used pens for years now, preferring pencils as the stub and shavings can be composted unlike a finished pen). It also fits a rubber, a metal sharpener and a half coconut for the pencil shavings. Stylish, practical, eco friendly, home made, natural, compostable, whats not to love!!