We grow our own food in a suburban village in the North East of England. Follow us as we keep up the battle to be self-sufficient.
Monday, 8 February 2016
Using waste paper for bedding
We used to buy sacks of wood shavings for bedding for our poultry and goats. Not any more. We shred any paper we can get our hands on. Leaflets through the door, newspapers, magazines, any other paper needing a new life. They all go through the shredder. Once the animals have finished using the shredded paper, it goes into the manure bin to rot down. The end product is a useful compost. Nothing wasted.