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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! 

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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Remove weeds naturally
Blog Post
Fred

How to kill weeds naturally

Can I remove weeds without chemicals? Yes you can! Not only is it more ecologically friendly for your foodscaped garden, it’s cheap and easy too! We will run through how to kill the weeds in your

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what happens to our rubbish
Blog Post
Fred

Where does rubbish go?

What happens to our rubbish? For most Brits and Westerners alike, the end of our rubbish worries is in the wheelie bin. We pop it in there and once a week or so it’s collected and

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why are bees important
Blog Post
Fred

Why are bees important?

Bees are important to protect because: Bees pollinate large amounts of crops that either feed us, or our farm animals They have been in steady decline for a long time and some are endangered or extinct!

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