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Buy my ebooks
I've written an ebook about our house cows, chicken tractors and making tallow soap.  Click on the images to find out how to buy them.







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If you were going to buy something from Amazon anyway, go ahead and search for it through my site and I'll get a small percentage of your purchase.  Even better, if you want to buy a book that I recommend in a review, you can either click on the affiliate link in the post or search for it here.

You can find all my book review here to see what I recommend and why.













Ozfarmer Australia
Ozfarmer Australia specialises in self-sufficiency! They are the official Australian distributor of Ball Mason Jars and an enormous range of farming equipment. With over 900 different products and Australia's largest range of glass jars and farming products there is something here for everyone.

If you buy something through my link, I will get a small percentage of the sale.  Just browse the Ozfarmer Australia site from this link to see what else they have to offer.


Biome Eco Stores
Biome Eco Stores can be found online as well as five locations in Brisbane. They believe in zero waste, toxin free and ethical choices, so its just the kind of business that I like to support.  Lucky for me, as there is nowhere local to buy this kind of thing in rural QLD, so I have to order everything online or make my own.  You can read about some of their products that I have tried:



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Buy Hill's Ideal Balance For Dogs online at cheapest prices.






Rad Pads (for the ladies)
Did you know you can buy reusable menstrual products?  I wrote about it here.  Personally I use a silicon cup and cloth pads, and I've been using them for nearly 10 years.  I am really happy with the products and I love to promote them to other women.  If you'd like to try these products too, please use my Rad Pads affiliate link (for Australia) so that I receive a small percentage of the sale.




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Contact me on eight.acres.liz [at] gmail.com 

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What to do with eight acres

Behind the scenes of my blog I can see the search terms that led people to find my blog.  It can be quite interesting to look through them occasionally and see what people are looking for.  Most of them involve chicken tractors, but another question that comes up regularly is “what can you do with eight acres?” or “how much land is eight acres?”.  Today I will try to answer this question.

Of course it is a very broad question, there are lots and lots of things you can do with eight acres, but I’m going to assume that you want to live there, feed your family and maybe make a little extra money.  I make that assumption because that’s what I know about, if you want to do something else with your eight acres, you will need to look somewhere else.

If you haven’t chosen your land yet, here a few things to look for.  Focus on the things you can’t change and try to choose the best property you can find in your price range.  Look for clean water in dams, bores or wells, either on the property …

We don't have any cling wrap either

Last week I wrote about how we don't have a microwave and I really don't miss it.  So continuing the theme of "weird things about my kitchen", we also don't have any plastic cling wrap or paper towels.  And we haven't had them for so long I can hardly remember why we ever needed them.


I always thought that cling wrap was wasteful.  Not just from an environmental perspective, but I also didn't like spending money on something that I only used once.  When I was at uni and took sandwiches for lunch, I used to bring home the cling wrap and use it again until it didn't stick anymore.  One year when we did Plastic Free July (I can't remember when exactly - here's what I wrote last year) we decided to stop using cling wrap.  I used up the last of it recently when we were painting (its really hard to renovate without creating waste) - its handy for wrapping up paintbrushes and sealing paint temporarily, however I do not use it in the kitchen.

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Getting started with chickens - Tanya from Lovely Greens

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Farmer Liz: You will remember Tanya from Lovely Greens from the first series, she lives on the Isle of Mann and added chickens to her garden about a year ago.  You can leave comments for this post on Tanya's blog.



How many chickens (and other fowl) do you keep, what breed and what do you use them for (meat, eggs, slug control etc)?
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