Making Mulch, Huge Eggplant and Upcoming Event


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Making Mulch

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I got a new tool for the homestead, it’s the Sun Joe Electric Wood Chipper/Shredder. I was pruning my fruit trees and cutting and pulling things from the garden the other day and I couldn’t help but think about how much quicker these would break down in the compost and how great a mulch it would make if I could chop them up first. I did a little research online looking at various chipper/shredders and quickly discovered that gas powered ones were more than I needed for my little urban homestead, plus they were pretty pricey. So I started looking at electric ones and settled on the Sun Joe brand. I’ve only used it twice so far but it seems great.It takes branches up to 1.5 inches and makes a pretty fine mulch. I think it’s going to be a great addition to the homestead.

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Huge Eggplant

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This year I grew eggplant for the first time and wasn’t sure what to expect from them. For the longest time I’ve been counting them as a failed experiment because they weren’t fruiting so I just kind of left them alone and forgot about them. I happened to walk by them the other day and was amazed to see some rather large fruit. They are almost as big as some of the pumpkins I’ve been growing. Time to look up some great eggplant recipes.

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Upcoming Event

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If you haven’t heard about it already then you need to check out and sign up for the FREE Mother Earth News Online Summit. There are going to be over 35 experts giving presentations over 7 days starting October 31st. Head on over and check out the list of speakers and sign up, you don’t want to miss this one.

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Harold

Harold

Homesteader, Blogger and Podcaster at Small Town Homestead
I am a husband to Mary and father to three daughters. My family and I are striving to become more self sufficient everyday as we grow our own food and pursue a more natural and organic lifestyle.
Harold

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