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Official Poll: What are the products that you make/produce at home?

Discussion in 'Official SS Contests, Polls, Etc.' started by Support, Jul 7, 2014.

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What are the products that you make/produce at home?

  1. Home-made hygiene essentials (toothpaste, shampoo, hair gel)

    7 vote(s)
    30.4%
  2. Home-made cleaners (laundry soap, dishwashing liquid, detergents, etc)

    14 vote(s)
    60.9%
  3. Meat

    9 vote(s)
    39.1%
  4. Eggs

    14 vote(s)
    60.9%
  5. Milk

    3 vote(s)
    13.0%
  6. Fruits/Veggies

    20 vote(s)
    87.0%
  7. Jams/Marmalades

    13 vote(s)
    56.5%
  8. Others

    10 vote(s)
    43.5%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. Jul 12, 2014
    baymule

    baymule Sustainability Master

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    We live in town on a small lot. I have hens in the back yard and a garden in the front. I can, dehydrate, freeze and make jelly. I butcher old hens and the occasional rooster from straight run chick purchases. I butchered 7 chickens a few days ago and canned 21 pints of broth. I picked the meat off the bones and froze it.

    We'll be moving 160 miles north at the end of the year on some acreage. I'll plant fruit and nut trees, grapes, berries and a BIG garden!
     
  2. Jul 12, 2014
    frustratedearthmother

    frustratedearthmother Sustainability Master

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    That's awesome!
     
  3. Jul 12, 2014
    Britesea

    Britesea Sustainability Master

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    It's always so exciting to make plans for a new start!
     
  4. Jul 26, 2014
    Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Almost Self-Reliant

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    I like to use white vinegar and Baking soda to clean toilets foams up and cleans any stains in there.
    Also 35 % hydrogen peroxide mixed with water makes a great mouth wash.

    I made my own laundry detergent but after I got my HD washer was worried it might not work too well in it so stopped making it.

    You can make a nice butter spread using Olive oil and butter it spreads so nice. 1cup of olive oil to 1lb of butter mixed in food processor.

    Air freshner, I use lavender essential oil and water in a spray bottle so nice to spray pillows with it.
     
  5. Jul 27, 2014
    pepper48_98

    pepper48_98 Power Conserver

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    I raise all my meat, beef, pork, chicken, and goat. I didn't do very good with the garden this year. I am going to do a fall garden if things go as planned. With the heat we are having this summer I am going to cover it with black plastic and try and kill out the grass or put the chickens on it for a while.
     
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  6. Jul 27, 2014
    Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Almost Self-Reliant

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    We raise chickens and ducks for eggs and occasionally process extra roosters, also have geese for the yard work. Their eggs are yummy too, seems either it's been to hot and dry for gardening or too wet we have been on the wet side again this year. But so far the tomatoes and peppers are doing pretty good in spite of it.
     
  7. Jul 27, 2014
    Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Almost Self-Reliant

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    Do you do your own butchering also?
     
  8. Jul 30, 2014
    pepper48_98

    pepper48_98 Power Conserver

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    I took the calf and pigs to a butcher but do the rest myself.
     
  9. Sep 2, 2014
    JonahArpi

    JonahArpi Sustainable Newbie

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    I think you have the right system to meet power demands.. Well I am very much impressed and would love to have similar system..
     
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  10. Sep 3, 2014
    Wannabefree

    Wannabefree Little Miss Sunshine

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    I'm working on all of the above, and would love to go solar....eventually.
     

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