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Welcome to The BYF – the sustainable living community & blog. You will find everything to do with living a more green & eco friendly life here, we have Forum where you can join in discussions and get advice or we have our blog, full of useful information. 

As we grow we’re hoping to add more features to this page like a store for all things eco and even a wildlife camera at our HQ in the UK. Thanks for visiting and don’t forget to join the community! 

chewy flapjack
Blog Post
Fred

How to make Chewy Flapjacks

Wondering how to make the renowned Flapjack? Look no further because this is THE Flapjack recipe. When you say Flap-Jack this is what most people will think of, a sweet, buttery snack made from rolled oats

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foodscaping suburbs
Blog Post
Fred

Foodscaping Ideas

Have you wanted to get stuck into foodscaping but you’re not sure how? Well the Backyard Farm is a great place to start. This blog was built from my experience of getting started with foodscaping with

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peeled tomatoes
Blog Post
Fred

How to peel tomatoes in 3 easy steps

THE easiest way to peel tomatoes right here. ‘How to peel tomatoes in 3 easy steps’ is the definitive guide to getting those pesky skins off your tomato. Other ways to peel tomatoes, we’ve got that covered to

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Bees sting
Bees
Fred

Do Bees Sting This Time of Year?

What time of year do bees sting? Bees tend to sting the most in the summer moths when temperatures are higher. In the warmer days bees are more active and you are therefore more likely to

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squirrel moving light gardening tools
Blog Post
Fred

Can squirrels move light gardening tools?

If you have come across this article the first thing you might be thinking is that you are loosing your marbles – ‘I’m sure I left my trowel here…?’ Well, you might be glad to know that it is possible a squirrel moved your light gardening tools. We will explore if this is possible in this article.

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edible forest
Blog Post
Fred

What Perennial Vegetables Should I Grow?

What this article will cover Why Choose Perennial Plants?What Are Perennial Vegetables?10 Perennial Vegetables For Foodscaping Perennial vegetables are edible plants that return year after year with minimal assistance from the gardener. They reseed themselves above

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Kale
Blog Post
Fred

How to grow Kale

At the Backyard farm we approach kale the same way every time and have great success with this kale growing method. You are going to need; Good quality soil Compost Kale seeds (Your chosen variety, we

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feeding chickens egg shells
Blog Post
Fred

Can I feed chickens egg shells?

Why do chickens eat their egg shells? Egg shells offer a great source of calcium and other minerals that a chicken needs to create an egg in its body. A Chicken gets this from other things

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