How green are you?
Currently I am doing the following things to be friendlier to the world in which we live.
1. Compost kitchen scraps. Even hair clippings goes to the compost pile.
2. Feed law and tree clippings to the goats and sheep and compost what they don't eat.
3. Garden waste is either feed to the animals or composted.
4. I've begun installing solar panels for power (chicken house).
5. Rain water is channeled into barrels and then used to water the animals and garden.
6. I'm designing a small/low profile wind farm (think fluted pipes).
7. I'm planning on installing a waterwheel as a power/grinding mill source using the creek.
8. I recycle wood, cement blocks, windows, doors, etc when building other projects. For instance I built the chicken house out of most of those type items, and just built my new rabbit hutches using lumber and wire from the chicken house/pen.
9. I same working serviceable parts to use on other green projects later on, like severel old washing machine motors will be reversed and used as electric generators for the wind farm/waterwheel.
10. I'm looking into converting used wood products into a gasoline/fuel substitute.
11. If a tree is or must be removed it is replaced by a fruit bearing one. Just replaced 2 Spruce trees removed as a result of a car accident with 2 cherry trees.
12. Growing as much of what we eat as possible. Currently raising lamb (& goat), turkeys, chickens, eggs, honey, fruit and vegitables that we eat.
13. Have plans to construct a large rootcellar in which to store harvested fruits and vegetables as well as canned and dried goods.
14. Have designed a hot/cool air smoke house for the pupose of curing meats, fish, game, and other foods.
15. Using cured fruit woods to create a large Mushrooom habitat.
16. Green house for starting/growing vegetables and out of zone foods.
17. Create yarn and clothing from wool, hair, and hides, or slaughtered animals.
All that on 1 1/2 acres. My goal is to achieve complete indepence from commercial enterprize, being able to survive with the fruits of my own labors, using barter to obtain those things I might otherwise find I'm in need of.