[Belated] Weekly Homesteading Newsletter (WHN) - Issue #5

Weekly Homesteading Newsletter (WHN) - Issue #5

Date: July 16, 2017 - July 23, 2017

NOTE: All articles MUST have permission granted from the author to include them in the newsletter. To expedite this process in the future, you may comment below with “I give you indefinite permission to include my articles in future newsletters!” Thank you in advance!

Introduction

Welcome to the Weekly Homesteading Newsletter! This newsletter will be released each Sunday with a detailed exposition of the previous week’s homesteading articles.

Mission

The goal of the Weekly Homesteading Newsletter is to increase awareness and support of the Steemit homesteading community!

Submissions

In order to recommend articles for future WHN issues, the following guidelines must be adhered to:

  • The article must be related to homesteading, prepping, farming & agriculture, sustainability, nature & environment, and/or gardening.
  • The article must be published between the newsletter’s respective dates (Sunday to Sunday). Articles should not be in their last 12 hours before payout at the time of publication.
  • The article must be original material. Any plagiarized articles will be blocked and future submissions from the corresponding account will be banned.

To submit a recommendation, simply comment on the most recent WHN article (please include a link) or dm the author (@kiaraantonoviche) on Steemit.chat. You MAY submit your ownarticles as well!

Submission Deadline: 
Saturday evenings before the publication of the WHN on Sundays.


Authors

Featured authors of this WHN issue include: 

@bobwillow, @ckurtish, @coghill, @daddykirbs, @farmstead, @greenacrehome, @haphazard-hstead, @hydroconomist, @knowledge-seeker, @melowilo, @pennsif, @professorbromide, @steempowergarden, @sulev, @wholesomeroots

All photos, quotes, and articles belong to each respective linked author. Permission to repost and link these articles has been obtained from each respective linked author.


Featured Article

“ANNOUNCEMENT: SteemitHomesteaders SLACK Community!” by @greenacrehome

Since you’re here reading this newsletter, I assume you are interested and invested in the Steemit homestead community. And if that is the case, I highly recommend you check out the “ANNOUNCEMENT: SteemitHomesteaders SLACK Community!” created this week by @greenacrehome!

This new, close-knit group is open to anyone interested in adding value to the Steemit homesteading community! Follow this link to check us out!


Featured Photo

ColorChallenge[SaturdayIndigo]

Upvote and follow photographer @sulev if you enjoyed seeing this stunning photo!


DIY Tutorial(s)

“How to build recirculating deep water culture hydroponic bucket system 5 gallon hydroponic buckets 3” by @hydroconomist

Interested in using hydroponics on your homestead? Check out “How to build recirculating deep water culture hydroponic bucket system 5 gallon hydroponic buckets 3” by @hydroconomist! With an interesting technique and helpful video tutorial, it’s a DIY project deserving of your time!

Follow @hydroconomist and give him an upvote if you enjoyed hearing about his endeavor towards growing prosperity, wealth, and freedom!

Find Part One and Part Two here!


“Home Gardening with Hydroponics - Our Indoor Lettuce Wall Garden and How I Built It (Repost)” by @steempowergarden

Growing greens indoors is a huge aspect of urban farming and homesteading! If you’d like to set up a really cool hydroponic system to help, check out “Home Gardening with Hydroponics - Our Indoor Lettuce Wall Garden and How I Built It (Repost)” by @steempowergarden!

Follow @steempowergarden to see the process of creating this system and give him an upvote if you like the clean and low-profile design!

Check out his additional account @SteemPowerPics to see the original post!


“Your Chickens NEED Grit [DIY Dispenser]” by @farmstead

If you have chickens on the homestead, you need to provide grit (if they cannot find it themselves while free-range) so check out out how to make these (free) grit dispensers in “Your Chickens NEED Grit [DIY Dispenser]” by @farmstead!

Follow @farmstead to see how she made these quick, easy, free, AND recyclable dispensers from milk bottles! Give her an upvote for ingenuity (and frugality)!


Healthy Recipe(s)

“Let’s make a quick cherry cobbler” by @ckurtish

Healthy may be a subjective term for this recipe, but delicious is non-negotiable! For a sweet treat that your tummy is sure to thank you for (but maybe not your thighs), check out “Let’s make a quick cherry cobbler” by @ckurtish!

Follow @ckurtish to see the super simple recipe and give it a try!


“Deep-Fried Wild Black Locust Flowers - A Real Treat!” by @haphazard-hstead

Deep fried… flowers?! You heard right! Check out how to make “Deep-Fried Wild Black Locust Flowers - A Real Treat!” by following the step by step guide (with cool video gifs) by @haphazard-hstead!

Follow @haphazard-hstead to learn more about foraging, gardening, nature, and simple living close to the land!


“The BEST Thing You Will EVER Put In Your Mouth! Grilled Georgia Peaches with SPECIAL Toppings!” by @wholesomeroots

After the past two recipes, I wasn’t sure anything could top my recipe to-do list! But this may actually be “The BEST Thing You Will EVER Put In Your Mouth! Grilled Georgia Peaches with SPECIAL Toppings!

Follow @wholesomeroots for this peachy keen recipe (pun very much intended)!


Current Events

“My Beekeeping Journey Starts” by @melowilo

The care for nature and the passion for homesteading transcends language as @melowilo begins a new adventure with the help of an 85 year old Bulgarian speaking gentleman - “My Beekeeping Journey Starts.”

Follow @melowilo and to see the follow up when the bees arrive!


“NEW PUPPIES! Anatolian Shepherd - Great Pyrenees Puppies! Our New Future Farm Dogs” by @coghill

Very few things in life are better than new puppies! Watch @coghill get “NEW PUPPIES! Anatolian Shepherd - Great Pyrenees Puppies! Our New Future Farm Dogs” in their adorable video update!

Follow @cohill to welcome the two new livestock guardian puppies!


“Catching Swarms of Honeybees - Free Bees for Everyone!” by @professorbromide

Bees are a necessary part of life and very important for any homestead. Therefore if you’re looking to begin a beekeeping adventure, read all about “Catching Swarms of Honeybees - Free Bees for Everyone!” by @professorbromide!

Follow @professorbromide to learn more about the finer details of beekeeping!


“Some new additions to our tiny farm” by @bobwillow

First new puppies and now new chicks! This week is full of adorable new creatures! Check out the arrival of “Some new additions to our tiny farm” by @bobwillow!

Follow @bobwillow and upvote to congratulate the addition of 7 new happy and healthy chicks!


“We’ve Got Blackberries!” by @knowledge-seeker

Animals aren’t the only arrivals this past week… against the odds of bugs, raccoons, and birds, @knowledge-seeker has announced that “We’ve Got Blackberries!”

Will @knowledge-seeker continue to triumph over wildlife or will the blackberries be devoured?! Follow @knowledge-seeker to find out!


“Quail Pen Complete!” @farmstead

The quails that almost escaped from @farmstead last week are now cooped up in a nice big area safe and sound! Check out the success of a “Quail Pen Complete!”

Though the sassy escape artists have been released into their pen, there is still some patching up to do so follow @farmstead to stay tuned to the progress!


“She Caught This 5 Foot Black Snake! - He was stealing duck eggs…” by @daddykirbs

I don’t remember what I was doing at age 14 but it most certainly was not catching 5’ long Texas Rat snakes in chicken coops! But thank goodness “She Caught This 5 Foot Black Snake! - He was stealing duck eggs…” because the mama’s eggs were saved!

Follow @daddykirbs to read this thrilling and heroic adventure to save the duck eggs!


“Homesteaders & Preppers on steemit - the 150 milestone edition - v6 [23 Jul ‘17]” by @pennsif

We’ve finally reached 150! Check out the list of “Homesteaders & Preppers on steemit - the 150 milestone edition - v6 [23 Jul ‘17]” by @pennsif to find great homesteading/prepping Steemians to follow!

Follow @pennsif to see the future additions to the list and to help the Steemit homesteading community continue to grow!


That’s All Folks!

That concludes this issue of the Weekly Homesteading Newsletter - we managed to feature 16 articles by 15 different authors!

NOTE: All articles MUST have permission granted from the author to include them in the newsletter. To expedite this process in the future, you may comment below with “I give you indefinite permission to include my articles in future newsletters!” Thank you in advance!

Now accepting submissions and recommendations for Issue #5 - simply comment below (please include a link) or dm the author (@kiaraantonoviche) on Steemit.Chat.

Don’t forget to show your support and appreciation to the original authors of these articles by following, upvoting, and resteeming their work!

All photos, quotes, and articles belong to each respective linked author. Permission to repost and link these articles has been obtained from each respective linked author.

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P.S. I apologize profusely for the delay of this week’s WHN. It was a rough week for me personally and I did not have the time nor the energy to complete this issue on time. My apologies and thank you for understanding.

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Thank you so much Kiara for the inclusion in your post. I do appreciate it.

Another great issue of the Weekly Homesteading Newsletter! Thank you for including my article!

I give you permanent future permission to include my posts! (Only one somewhat relevant now, but there will be much more relevant ones later).

Wonderful, thank you!

Ok thumbs up! You have a couple good ones I haven't read yet.

Great! That's the goal - to make sure great homesteading articles don't get passed by as easily!

What a great compilation of the homesteading community. Thank you for putting the effort forth to put this together. Your efforts are appreciated. I enjoyed reading this article immensely.

Thank you very much, I really appreciate the support!

Great content, thanks for the time you take to produce this newsletter. It really helps make steemit feel like a community for homesteader types in what sometimes feels like and endless ocean of "nice photo, follow my post" grubbing spammers. Looking forward to next week already!

Thank you! I agree there are wayyyyy to many spam comments going around and I'm determined to crush them. If you see any, simply report them to the steemcleaners link drop channel here: https://steemit.chat/channel/steemcleaners-linkdrop

Awesome compilation - thanks sooooo much for featuring my DIY hydro bucket build too! I hope it inspired people!! upvoted and resteemed my friend!!

Thank you very much for the support! :)

Thanks for the shout-out, @kiaraantonoviche! That's a wide-ranging set of articles for this newsletter, too. Thanks for putting this together!

My pleasure and thank YOU!

G'day, What a great initiative and newsletter. I'm definetely following. So many good ideas.
I've just posted my 1st Homesteading article about us building our off grid shed house in the Northern Territory of Australia. Check it out if you get time.
Keep up the good work!!!

Awesome I will check it out! Thank you!

What a wonderful initiative. I had only caught one of those posts, so thank you for highlighting these.

My pleasure and I'm glad that you can find them a bit easier now!

Another interesting newsletter. Thank you for the mention.

My pleasure and thank YOU!

Great articles! what a great way to feature homesteading and prepping blogs!

Thank you, I thought so too! The real gratitude should be extended to the authors of these great articles however so don't forget to support them as well :)

Great, thanks for filtering nice content!

Thanks for the support!

Excellent! Great content creators highlighted. Thank you for putting these together.

It's my pleasure! I try my best to find as many great homesteading articles as I can but I'm sure there are many more that I miss!

Not to worry, just do what you can get to. I used to do a weekly digest of homesteading videos on YouTube that I liked, so I can understand not being able to highlight everything. That's hard, I felt like I was leaving out so many. If you are helping people find each other, which I think you are, then its all good, imho.

P.S. I spend many hours reading and rereading this newsletter but it's easy for my eyes to gloss over mistakes the third or fourth time! Please let me know if there is anything that needs to be corrected. Also this one was a little rushed because of the delay so there very well may be mistakes!

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