Homesteaders - Living Naturally, Newsletter. 20th March 2019.

in homesteading •  6 months ago 

Welcome back to another edition of this newsletter. It's been another busy week for the natural living community and great things continue to happen.

Things happening in the community.

At the @homesteaderscoop website @sagescrub has been putting together a communities section.

@pennsif has had it all happening over at @altlife. On Thursday he had @sagescrub and @wwf on MSP waves for the homesteaders co-op. The homesteaders and preppers list continues to grow and he's started on a list for homeschoolers and unschoolers too. The latest post for information on alternative lifestyle Steem communities is up too.

Over at @naturalmedicine they are running a new contest to win Steem, which runs until Thursday 28th March, and the curation highlights are up.

For the @ecotrain, @eco-alex has posted a challenge to celebrate International Forest Day.

Welcoming Newcomers

Not precisely a newcomer, because @lmroberts first started an account here way back in 2016, but didn't do more than post a couple of intros. However, now they're back and hopefully we can make them feel welcome and show what a thriving community has developed here in the last couple of years.

Another not entirely new arrival is @stevesmithagain, who arrived here in September. Perhaps a warm welcome will mean it's not another 5 months before he posts for us again. ;D

Some highlights of the week

@luzcypher has written an in-depth post on the benefits of avoiding straight lines in gardening for production. Read more about this permaculture principal here.

@sagescrub's onions are apparently walking! A bit more here on a perennial root type crop which is a good follow on from @wildhomesteading's post which I highlighted last week.

@artemislives is excited about the arrival of the mosquito repelling artemisia, just as the mosquitoes arrive. Nature seems to have a way of providing the right things at the right times when it comes to our health. Read more about it and how she uses it here.

It looks like @lolzwithlisa is having quite a fun journey experimenting with veganising recipes which traditionally have meat bases and I think she's done a fantastic job with the chilli. Not everyone likes the meat-free meat substitutes, so if that's you, then this could be the recipe you've been looking for.

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Love these newsletters, and good to see Asia as well as America. Lots of exciting things going on on Steemit. For us in Australia the weather's cooling down and bit and it's harvest time - I can't keep up with my tomatoes and I am almost, almost sick of zucchinis!

Yes, with the bulk of users being in the US it's not always easy to find things in other parts of the world. I should try and make a point of it, however.

Now you're just making me jealous again with your abundant crops! I haven't had beds to plant many tomatoes this summer and didn't get zucchinis in either. The soil where the tomatoes are is appalling, so we got a few before that heat and half of the plants slowly died afterwards. I keep hoping to get more time for the garden.

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Ah there's always next year... start prepping those beds now and come October you can plant tomatoes!

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This is such a good collective here @homesteaderscoop even though I consider myself an 'artist' on steemit I also do a bit of homesteading (chickens, quail, and gardening) I need to keep checking in here (Always so busy).

I love how homesteading creeps into so many people's lives. I think, in some ways, it extends art to the landscape. Many, if not most, homesteaders are creative types.

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You've been visited by @porters from Homesteaders Co-op. Glad you caught the Newsletter to help keep you up to date! Are you a subscriber? You can subscribe to the newsletter right on the Homesteaders Coop website --- Homesteaders Co-op A community marketplace of ethical, handmade and sustainable products available for STEEM, SBD (and USD): follow: @homesteaderscoop

I feel enriched & itchy to get into both the garden and the kitchen. Nice newsletter & just so simply enjoyable to see so much wholesome community happening around the world. More please. 😊🌿 Resteemed.

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Really nice newsletter @minismallholding! Its nice to see highlights of the diversity of steem homesteaders and what they are up to. Thanks so much for the feature in this issue :)

Thank you Sage.
I couldn't go past the walking onions after I've been looking into perennial vegetables lately!

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Awesome! What perennial veggies are you trying or going to try growing soon?

I don't know about soon, because the soil is going to need a lot of improvement first! I'm tempted by oca, dahlias (probably yellow gem) and now the walking onions. I have Jerusalem artichokes and sweet potato in, but they are pretty tough. So while they aren't great producers for me yet, they're surviving my minimal care and the extreme environment. I guess you could call potatoes perennial too. Just keep putting the odd one back in the ground. It's warm enough for them to grow year round here.

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And thank you for the mention 😃

I feel enriched & itchy to get into both the garden and the kitchen. Nice newsletter & just so simply enjoyable to see so.much wholesome community happening around the world. More please. 😊🌿

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You've been visited by @porters from Homesteaders Co-op. Thank you for doing this for the Homesteaders Coop @minismallholding! Love the highlights of the newcomers and the fact that you have drawn together and highlighted all these lovely posts for us to check out --- Homesteaders Co-op A community marketplace of ethical, handmade and sustainable products available for STEEM, SBD (and USD): follow: @homesteaderscoop

Thank you for the visit @porters. It was lovely to hear you in person today.

Yes, it's wonderful to be able to get together with the different contributor and hear each other and so much simpler when we can all be together and speaking about what's happening.