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  1. Mark
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    Preserved (book)

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  2. Mark
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    Chicken Plucking Basic Backyard Setup & Temp Setting

    It depends on my hatching out really because we only eat the roosters. I've done about 1 per month on average over the last year but we're pretty full up ATM as far as hens go (we got more eggs...
    It depends on my hatching out really because we only eat the roosters. I've done about 1 per month on average over the last year but we're pretty full up ATM as far as hens go (we got more eggs than you can poke a stick at - lots of omelets) - I can't see us hatching any more chickens for awhile...
    It depends on my hatching out really because we only eat the roosters. I've done about 1 per month on average over the last year but we're pretty full up ATM as far as hens go (we got more eggs than you can poke a stick at - lots of omelets) - I...
    It depends on my hatching out really because we only eat the roosters. I've done about 1 per month on average over the last year but we're pretty full up ATM as far as hens go (we got more eggs...
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  3. Mark
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    Poly Duck Pond

    That seems like a pretty good price. Mine cost $400 from Bunnings and I thought that was fair - the poly material is pretty robust.
    That seems like a pretty good price. Mine cost $400 from Bunnings and I thought that was fair - the poly material is pretty robust.
    That seems like a pretty good price. Mine cost $400 from Bunnings and I thought that was fair - the poly material is pretty robust.
    That seems like a pretty good price. Mine cost $400 from Bunnings and I thought that was fair - the poly material is pretty robust.
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  4. Mark
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    Tomatoes For Everyone (book)

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  5. Mark
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    Dine-a-chook Chicken Feeder (pvc) Review

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  6. Mark
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    My Vegetable Garden (heavy Rainfall Design)

    :ROFL: Yeah good one... Actually, if I had one as wide as the patch which moved from one end to another that'd work! Little bit of an overkill do you think? :p
    :ROFL: Yeah good one... Actually, if I had one as wide as the patch which moved from one end to another that'd work! Little bit of an overkill do you think? :p
    :ROFL: Yeah good one... Actually, if I had one as wide as the patch which moved from one end to another that'd work! Little bit of an overkill do you think? :p
    :ROFL: Yeah good one... Actually, if I had one as wide as the patch which moved from one end to another that'd work! Little bit of an overkill do you think? :p
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  7. Mark
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    Practical Self Sufficiency By Strawbridge Book Review

    Got mine at the Morayfield Shopping centre Post Office...
    Got mine at the Morayfield Shopping centre Post Office...
    Got mine at the Morayfield Shopping centre Post Office...
    Got mine at the Morayfield Shopping centre Post Office...
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  8. stevo

    Brisbane Public Harvest - Google Map

    yeah agree there Mark, i wont be driving around looking for these trees but it's an interesting idea.
    yeah agree there Mark, i wont be driving around looking for these trees but it's an interesting idea.
    yeah agree there Mark, i wont be driving around looking for these trees but it's an interesting idea.
    yeah agree there Mark, i wont be driving around looking for these trees but it's an interesting idea.
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  9. cam
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    Home Made Heat Lamp

    Shelter, food & water, what a life eh :cheers:
    Shelter, food & water, what a life eh :cheers:
    Shelter, food & water, what a life eh :cheers:
    Shelter, food & water, what a life eh :cheers:
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  10. stevo
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    Coffee Table Fireplace

    I've viewed it 499 times .... hah just joking
    I've viewed it 499 times .... hah just joking
    I've viewed it 499 times .... hah just joking
    I've viewed it 499 times .... hah just joking
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  11. Steve
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    Dehydrator - Generic Brand

    That's what my misses does to me :D
    That's what my misses does to me :D
    That's what my misses does to me :D
    That's what my misses does to me :D
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  12. Mark
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    Light Sussex

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  13. Mark
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    Brooder Made From Old Dishwasher

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  14. Mark

    Can you help me finalise the definition for "Self Sufficient Culture?"

    Wise words and good examples of how life can be so much more fulfilling when we work together as neighbours and be more inclusive. It not only gets things done at low cost but it also harnesses...
    Wise words and good examples of how life can be so much more fulfilling when we work together as neighbours and be more inclusive. It not only gets things done at low cost but it also harnesses the best of humanity like sharing and caring for others whilst making the best use of the resources...
    Wise words and good examples of how life can be so much more fulfilling when we work together as neighbours and be more inclusive. It not only gets things done at low cost but it also harnesses the best of humanity like sharing and caring for...
    Wise words and good examples of how life can be so much more fulfilling when we work together as neighbours and be more inclusive. It not only gets things done at low cost but it also harnesses...
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  15. Mark
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    Raised Quail Cage Hutch Made From Kids Swing Set With Auto Drinker

    I haven't even started yet mate and I wouldn't have any for about 6 weeks I reckon - offers open and up to you no probs - I never have too many.
    I haven't even started yet mate and I wouldn't have any for about 6 weeks I reckon - offers open and up to you no probs - I never have too many.
    I haven't even started yet mate and I wouldn't have any for about 6 weeks I reckon - offers open and up to you no probs - I never have too many.
    I haven't even started yet mate and I wouldn't have any for about 6 weeks I reckon - offers open and up to you no probs - I never have too many.
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  16. Mark
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    Bokashi Compost Bucket For Kitchen Scraps Indoor Composter (maze)

    After a few weeks of stacking this compost bin with food scraps we've found it to be an excellent way to save our kitchen scraps. Not only that, the fermentation compost juice which can be...
    After a few weeks of stacking this compost bin with food scraps we've found it to be an excellent way to save our kitchen scraps. Not only that, the fermentation compost juice which can be siphoned off from the tap on the bottom of the bucket every so often is turning out to be a wonderful plant...
    After a few weeks of stacking this compost bin with food scraps we've found it to be an excellent way to save our kitchen scraps. Not only that, the fermentation compost juice which can be siphoned off from the tap on the bottom of the bucket...
    After a few weeks of stacking this compost bin with food scraps we've found it to be an excellent way to save our kitchen scraps. Not only that, the fermentation compost juice which can be...

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  17. Mark
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    Matthew Evens - The Dirty Chef

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    Dragon Fruit

    Hi MYX, firstly welcome to SSC :) It sounds like you are doing all the right things with respect to growing dragon fruit to make them grow like crazy but not flower. And you've even given it some...
    Hi MYX, firstly welcome to SSC :) It sounds like you are doing all the right things with respect to growing dragon fruit to make them grow like crazy but not flower. And you've even given it some "tough love" by leaving the plant "high and dry" and still no luck hey? That's unusual, because my...
    Hi MYX, firstly welcome to SSC :) It sounds like you are doing all the right things with respect to growing dragon fruit to make them grow like crazy but not flower. And you've even given it some "tough love" by leaving the plant "high and dry"...
    Hi MYX, firstly welcome to SSC :) It sounds like you are doing all the right things with respect to growing dragon fruit to make them grow like crazy but not flower. And you've even given it some...
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  19. Mark

    New fishing trawling net design New Zealand sustainability invention

    Yeah, I'm hoping people will start to demand their fish be caught via safe methods and then this could become a good sales pitch for retailers selling fish caught this way initially. Overtime,...
    Yeah, I'm hoping people will start to demand their fish be caught via safe methods and then this could become a good sales pitch for retailers selling fish caught this way initially. Overtime, market demand may make it the norm in western countries at least.
    Yeah, I'm hoping people will start to demand their fish be caught via safe methods and then this could become a good sales pitch for retailers selling fish caught this way initially. Overtime, market demand may make it the norm in western...
    Yeah, I'm hoping people will start to demand their fish be caught via safe methods and then this could become a good sales pitch for retailers selling fish caught this way initially. Overtime,...

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  20. stevo
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    Toilet Conversion - Mains Or Tank Water

    That's a nice find - had a drill like that just recently (but mine was a battery) still wrapped I didn't have to buy a new one though ;)
    That's a nice find - had a drill like that just recently (but mine was a battery) still wrapped I didn't have to buy a new one though ;)
    That's a nice find - had a drill like that just recently (but mine was a battery) still wrapped I didn't have to buy a new one though ;)
    That's a nice find - had a drill like that just recently (but mine was a battery) still wrapped I didn't have to buy a new one though ;)
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  21. Graham

    Clearing fence line on farm

    fenceline? phht, looks like a bike track to me :cheers:
    fenceline? phht, looks like a bike track to me :cheers:
    fenceline? phht, looks like a bike track to me :cheers:
    fenceline? phht, looks like a bike track to me :cheers:

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  22. jerrysherry

    fancy ideas for decorating small backyard

    I think the hummingbirds took it back to the States.
    I think the hummingbirds took it back to the States.
    I think the hummingbirds took it back to the States.
    I think the hummingbirds took it back to the States.
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  23. Mark
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    Quick Pickled Cucumbers

    Certainly are! Practically all cucumbers are fine. You do have your specialist pickling varieties but most need to be picked small otherwise they become terribly bitter. All of the large...
    Certainly are! Practically all cucumbers are fine. You do have your specialist pickling varieties but most need to be picked small otherwise they become terribly bitter. All of the large varieties can be pickled even if they are picked large just quarter them length-ways and they'll still make...
    Certainly are! Practically all cucumbers are fine. You do have your specialist pickling varieties but most need to be picked small otherwise they become terribly bitter. All of the large varieties can be pickled even if they are picked large...
    Certainly are! Practically all cucumbers are fine. You do have your specialist pickling varieties but most need to be picked small otherwise they become terribly bitter. All of the large...
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    West Indian Cucumbers Pickled

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  25. Mark
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    Rooster Soup With Kidney Beans, Spinach, & Rice - Recipe

    Some people can be a little queasy about eating home grown poultry but most I've cooked for love it. I can't say the same for myself however because I still have a small attachment to the bird...
    Some people can be a little queasy about eating home grown poultry but most I've cooked for love it. I can't say the same for myself however because I still have a small attachment to the bird due to me being the one who slaughtered it... Weird I know :D Nevertheless, I don't have any trouble...
    Some people can be a little queasy about eating home grown poultry but most I've cooked for love it. I can't say the same for myself however because I still have a small attachment to the bird due to me being the one who slaughtered it... Weird...
    Some people can be a little queasy about eating home grown poultry but most I've cooked for love it. I can't say the same for myself however because I still have a small attachment to the bird...

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