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How to feed fish can juice to chickens!

When I make my lunches for the week, I usually decant a large can of Tuna into smaller containers and add flavours to them. The "juice" from the cans was going down the sink. A friend of mine said she pops it in her plant pots and another into the compost bucket.

The cat turned her nose up at it but the chickens showed a lot of interest in it... I popped it out in a bowl on the ground but they fought over it and spilt it. I wondered if there was a better way!

And there is -  Here's what I did...

Take the crust from the ends of the loaves you are turning into sanwiches
Open the can of fish...
And drain the juice onto the crusts!
Voila! Drained tuna for my lunch, Fish juice laden crusts for the chickens! Everyone is happy! (Except the tuna...)

I had a bit more juice than would soak into the two crust and I used a left over piece of bread to soak it up with. The crust just ripped up and went onto the lawn but the bread turned into mush. So if you are going to use bread rat…

Make your own free bike racks out of milk crates and bricks!

We host international students and have ended up with an array of bikes stored in our garage.

Its a great way for the students to get around for free, as well as being quiet, healthy and environmentally great! The problem was the pile of bikes that was continually in the way. Or the pile you made over in the corner that was moved to get at the bike on the bottom and is back in the way again... :/

We looked at buying bike racks but weren't too keen on the price and then while scratching our heads in the garage last weekend, we had one of those serendipitous moments.

We put milk crates and bricks together and... Voila! One free sturdy bike rack!

Here's what I did...

Take your milk crates and fill them full of bricks - like so...
Do this in the place you want the bike rack as they get too heavy to move otherwise!
You need one more milk crate than you have bikes. ie three bikes needs four milk crates to hold them up, five bikes need six crates and so on...
This has worked amazin…

Slow Living Essentials Monthly 9 Link up - April 2014

I have been followingChristine at Slow Living Essentials for a couple of years now! And in 2012 she started a monthly round up to record on our blog, how we have "slowed down" under nine categories - I have been doing this since she started it at the beginning and really get a lot out of it. 

Here is what I have been up to!

Click on the link to go to the link up and visit other linked up blogs!

NOURISH: Make and bake as much as possible from scratch. Ditch over packaged, over processed convenience foods and opt for 'real' food instead. 
Birthday picnic brunch for my Brother in law  - Yum! All made from scratch! Yoghurt, muslie and stewed fruits followed by frittata, smoked salmon and cream cheese filled croissants and an apple banana and pecan loaf - Oh and Humming bird birthday cupcakes! PREPARE:Stockpile and preserve. 
Each month I buy an item for my stock pile. Last months item was toothpaste. I figured 12 would be enough for a year and so when it came on special - I…
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