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Make your own, grow your own – part 2

Hi everyone, I am back with part two of this mini series (sounds serious 🙂 ). I am not a great gardener. I don’t know much about growing veg and fruits, but I decided that I would educate myself on this topic and give this a go. So I went to the local library a few times and gathered some books on growing vegetables, fruits and herbs. It took a few trials by the time I found a book that suited me and the way I needed information.  I chose this book and kept renewing my loan till I decided it was time to own the book. I could not find it second hand, so I ordered a new one. It is called: The organic Vegetable Gardener by Yvonne Cuthbertson. And then we had a plan of how we want to organise our little garden to fit all of the plants we wanted to grow. The approach I wanted to take is to grow fruit and veg that doesn’t come without packaging. Here’s a list …

Cloth diapering (Long Post!!)

This post is going to look at cloth diapering, how we do it. Every family is different, every baby is different, so that is something we all need to keep in mind. Something that works for us not necessarily would work for others. Most people when they hear about cloth nappies they think about terry cloths and safety pins, leaking poop…things that were common with cloth nappies years ago. Modern cloth nappies are very user friendly and a lot prettier than their predecessors. This is our beautiful stash of cloth nappies, minus one that he was wearing when I took the photo. That guy sitting next to the nappies is Mr. Rainbow Pants, guardian of all nappies 🙂 We started transitioning to cloth about two month ago. Started with a  loan from the Cloth Nappy Library. It is a great deal: you get 10 nappies for 2 weeks to try out for €25 including postage. There are different types and brands in the loan, so you can see what you like. I was drawn to …