Top 10 Posts of 2014
Well here we are, the last day of 2014…what better way to end it than to review the Top 10 Posts for this year? 2014 was a BIG year for Imperfectly Happy and for our little homestead. I feel privileged to be able to share it with you and to receive such positive feedback from the readers. 🙂
I have so much in store for 2015 and can’t wait to blog, teach and record it all here on Imperfectly Happy. I hope you’ll be here!
I would love your thoughts on this year’s posts and what you’d like to see this coming year, use the comments to tell me. If you don’t see your favorite post from 2014 then please share it in the comments as well.
God Bless and here come the posts!
Composting is one of the easiest and most enriching thing you can do for your garden soil. Not only does it make beautiful black soil full for nutrients…for free; composting takes garbage and re-purposes it instead of throwing it in a landfill. We currently have 3 compost piles in different stages of breakdown.
But not everything belongs in your compost container or pile.
I have been using Apple Cider Vinegar for years. It is truly one of the most amazing liquids I know. Let me share with you the top 30 uses for Apple Cider Vinegar on your backyard homestead.
I call it Backyard Homesteading but you may have heard other names like, urban homesteading, suburban homesteading or backyard farming. But the basics are the same – taking the space you have and raising food on it and reclaiming vintage skills.
#7 – DIY Compost Bin
If you are a gardener and you aren’t composting yet…well you’re missing out my friend. Composting make yard and kitchen waste into black gold. But I know that buying a composter can be pricey – but I’m going to solve that right now! I had the can and the drill so this project was free for me. But you can find these plastic trash cans on sale; I got mine for $13 at Home Depot a year ago.
Have you ever wondered about the things your great grandparents did? We live in the age of GO GO GO; smart phones, social media and Google. I am not lobbying to get rid of all that, though we could use more unplugged time.
But there are a few lessons that we could learn from a few generations ago that would improve our health and well being…
I’m Tiffany and I have a seed catalog obsession…
I love them! And looking at them online just isn’t enough. I need the feel and smell of each catalog’s particular paper. The pictures! The stories behind the seeds…all in my dirt-under-the-nail hands!
#4 – 52 Incredible Uses for Immune Strength
A blend for immunity and one of the reasons we started looking at essential oils. It is an amazing oil that we’ve used to strengthen our immunity and keep us from getting the nasty colds from family and friends. But it is so much more than that!
#3 – Laundryonaise
You can make your own laundry soap! I finally found a recipe I liked – And NO COOKING! This simple recipe took less than 15 minutes, tops, to put together and washes like a champ! I’m using it in my HE machine without issue (just don’t put it in the soap dispenser). The ingredients for the jars were under $10 and I have LOTS of Borax and Washing Soda left to make more. I would say the 2 jars combined were about $1.80 each, making each load just pennies.
#2 – Top 10 Meat Rabbits
I am not listing these in any particular order other than the first 3 which we have raised ourselves. Each breed has its own qualities that make it more desirable. Feel free to leave your choice in the comments.
Crop rotation is a deliberate and organized plan to rotate crops from one year to the next. In the most basic terms you are moving crops around so that you are not growing the same family of vegetables in the same area year after year. With perfect crop rotation you only grow the same family of plants in the area one out of every three growing seasons.