This three-bin setup is the classic, DIY backyard composting system. Has one pile to add to, one pile that is decomposing, and one finished pile to use in the garden. For instructions on building your own, go to extension.edu/Publications/PM
This is great since we don't have any outdoor hose hookups! How to Build a Rain Barrel. A dual barrel system that uses atmospheric pressure to equalize the water volume in both rain barrels. Use the water from your rain barrels to water your plants.
chicken coop, from The Art of Doing Stuff. fanciest chicken coop i've ever seen. some day when i have a house i'd like to have chickens like we had growing up. a girl can dream. might want to work on that house thing first.