"Self-sufficiency does not mean 'going back' to the acceptance of a lower standard of living. On the contrary, it is the striving for a higher standard of living, for food that is organically grown and good, for the good life in pleasant surroundings... and for the satisfaction that comes from doing difficult and intricate jobs well and successfully." John Seymour ~ Self Sufficiency 2003

Wednesday, 25 June 2014

More recycling idea's

My blog reading hiccup is sorted - thank goodness :)  Frustrating while it lasted, and I didn't know what to do whilst drinking my morning cup of tea (giggle).  Even using Bloglovin was giving me hassles (on my smartphone).

Ah well, it's passed, and all is well in blogland again...

Over the past months I have lost and gained followers - but I would just like to give a quick welcome and thank you for hitting the followers button to my latest readers :

Sarah Shoesmith of http://thegardeningshoe.blogspot.com/
nihal of http://homesteadinafrica.blogspot.com/ (it is a "by invitation only blog")
cullingofhumankind - who doesn't appear to have a blog 
Chris Carter - who doesn't appear to have a blog

Tanya of http://floodproofmum.blogspot.com.au/ SciFiChick of http://baconandeggs-scifichick.blogspot.com/
M.E. Masterson of http://adventures--of--life.blogspot.com/

Thanks all - I appreciate your support :)

I came across these whilst browsing the net - regretfully, I forgot to keep the links.  But - the idea's are too good not to share.
Tak about gravity watering plants.  This gives
the concept a whole new meaning :)
Even though these are recycled milk bottles, I reckon that there is a certain beauty in their re-purposing :)
kymber - perhaps you and I should make some
entrance features with a couple of our tyres? ;)
The ingenuity of people never ceases to amaze me :)

Don't forget - if you'd like to score some piquanté pepper seeds which I am giving away, please leave a comment on
http://ecofootprintsa.blogspot.com/2014/06/preserving-piquante-peppers-and-give.html before 6.00p.m. on 30 June 2014


  1. Pioneer Preppy is always teasing Kymber about her repurposed tires. But lots of people use them. And, it's all in fun.

    1. Harry - Exactly. And a bit of fun keeps the spirits high :)

    2. Dani - those tires are beautiful and one day we will get to making ours more pretty! but for now - they do their jobs exceptionally well and i still think that they are pretty regardless! as for PP - he's just a big 'ol wiener head - bahahahahahah! thanks for sharing Dani. the milk bottle idea is awesome! much love to you and yours! your friend,

    3. kyber - Yeah, I love my tyres too. Actually, kymber, I can see the milk bottle idea working a treat in your glass greenhouse :)

  2. HI Dani - thanks for posting these recycling ideas - they're awesome!

    1. Barbara - Thanks for taking the time to leave a comment :) I'm so glad you like the idea's - I, too, thought they were worth sharing.

  3. Love the milk bottle ideas. Thanks so much!

  4. Ginny- Welcome - and thank you for taking the time to leave a comment. You're very welcome - I'm glad you're inspired to recycle your milk bottles :)


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