Weekly Homesteading Newsletter (WHN) - Issue #16 - Happy Holidays!

Date: December 17, 2017 - December 24, 2017

Introduction

Welcome to the official Weekly Homesteading Newsletter (#WHN)! 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).
  • 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 or SteemitHomesteaders.Slack. You may submit your own articles as well!

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!

Featured Authors

Featured authors of this WHN issue include:
@beatitudes8, @coghill, @frugallady, @knowledge-seeker, @mitchiesfoodrace, @mountainjewel, @pennsif, @perceivingalife, @slhomestead

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

“HomesteadersOnline Weekly Seed and More Giveaway! 1SBD this week” by @beatitudes8

Interested in winning some free seeds (and more)? What homesteader wouldn’t be?! Check out “HomesteadersOnline weekly Seed and more Giveaway! 1SBD this week” by @beatitudes8 for your chance to win some Connecticut Field Pumpkin Heirloom seeds! Winner(s) will be chosen tomorrow (Monday)!

Follow @beatitudes8 (and @goldendawne) to see rules for entry and future giveaway contests!

Featured Photo

“First Homestead Photography Contest” by @knowledge-seeker

Instead of a specific photo, this week we’re focusing on the “First Homestead Photography Contest” being run by @knowledge-seeker! The theme is “animals” and the requirements are pretty simple! You have until the post payout of the announcement article to submit an entry so check it out today for your chance to win!

Follow @knowledge-seeker to stay up-to-date on future homesteading photography contests!

DIY Tutorial(s)

“Homemade Medicines #02: Skin cream - Cannabis, Chamomile, Calendula & Lavender Infusions With Cocoa Butter” by @mitchiesfoodrace

With great ingredients in this miraculous natural remedy, it was a no-brainer for me to include “Homemade Medicines #02: Skin cream - Cannabis, Chamomile, Calendula & Lavender Infusions With Cocoa Butter” by @mitchiesfoodrace! This informative article explains different methods of oil infusions, the benefits of certain ingredients, and of course the simple preparation process!

Follow @mitchiesfoodrace to see the DIY process and see future homemade medicines!

Recipe(s)

“Step by Step: Making your own Sprouted Sunflower Seed Cheese” by @mountainjewel

I’m from Wisconsin so any type of cheese is a main food group for me. That’s why learning “Step by Step: Making your own Sprouted Sunflower Seed Cheese” from @mountainjewel was super exciting! Check out this quick recipe that yields consistent results and doesn’t require any extra knowledge or specialized equipment!

Follow @mountainjewel to view the step-by step-instructions and to learn how to enter a free book giveaway!

Current Events

“Life On a Farm - Handling the Winter Snow on the Homestead” by @coghill

While a winter wonderland may be beautiful, it can seriously get in the way of daily life. Check out how @coghill handles winter in “Life On a Farm - Handling the Winter Snow on the Homestead!

Follow @coghill for more winter updates and don’t forget to upvote!

“What?!? We certainly did NOT expect this!” by @slhomestead

Winter can also be extremely hard on your livestock and pets. But surprises can happen as seen in “What?!? We certainly did NOT expect this!” by @slhomestead!

Follow @slhomestead to see what’s up! What unexpected occurrences did you see this winter?

“A tiny fundraiser for a deserving family - LovingLuke” by @frugallady

If you’ve been following along with the recent updates from @daddykirbs, then you should hear about “A tiny fundraiser for a deserving family - LovingLuke” by @frugallady! “Tis the season for unselfish actions and you have the chance of blessing a family who isn’t asking to be blessed.


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Follow @frugallady to see how you can help!

“Homesteaders & Preppers on steemit - heading towards 300 by the new year? v11 [23 Dec ‘17]” by @pennsif

Our Steemit homesteading community is growing and we’ve almost reached 300! Check out “Homesteaders & Preppers on steemit - heading towards 300 by the new year? v11 [23 Dec ‘17]” by @pennsif to fill your news feed with the best of the best!

Follow @pennsif to stay tuned and let’s see if we can reach 300 by the new year!

Penny for Your Thoughts

“There’s No Wrong Way To Homestead” by @perceivingalife

It’s easy to get discouraged when you don’t see progress fast enough but @perceivingalife has a helpful perspective - there’s no wrong way to do the right thing. In this case, “There’s No Wrong Way To Homestead.


Image from publicdomainpictures.net - CC0 Public Domain

Follow @perceivingalife to see why they think this way and give it some thought.

Do you believe there is no wrong way to homestead?

That’s All Folks!

That concludes this issue of the Weekly Homesteading Newsletter - we managed to feature 8 articles by 8 different authors!

Now accepting submissions and recommendations for Issue #17 - simply comment below (please include a link) or dm the author (@kiaraantonoviche) on Steemit.Chat or SteemitHomesteaders.Slack.

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.Cover photo (modified by @kiaraantonoviche) from Pexels and used under the CC0 license. Christmas lights banner from Google Images.

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P.S. Have a very Happy Holiday season!

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Thanks for including me in this edition! I am just so surprised at the response that the contest has received. I am already thinking about themes that I could us in the coming weeks.

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Keep me posted on the next one so I can add to my Tuesday update post!

GREAT idea for a contest!

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Will do! Thanks

What a great collection of homesteaders again this week...
I read @mitchiesfoodrace's post and can't wait to try some of the recipes!

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Thank you for your nice comment, I am happy I could be of help with my article :)
I love the homesteading community :) where do I sign up :D

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Here's our homesteading group on Discord
Join Link: https://discord.gg/VKCrWsS

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Thank you :)

Can't believe I missed the newsletter this week! I guess I got busier than I thought.

Woot! Thank you so much for featuring my post(: You can feature anything of mine you want in the future... Indefinite permission and whatnot.

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Awesome, thank you so much!

Thanks for so much great content all in one place. Resteemed

Thank you for including the tiny fundraiser. I hope we are able to bless them with a big gift!

Merry Christmas from the Golden D Homestead to YOUR homestead!

YOU'VE been Secret Santa'd TODAY! Please check your wallet for a Secret Santa Gift!

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Aww thanks! Merry Christmas!

Thank you for the shout out. Lets build our homesteading community!

Love that this is happening. I will be posting about our adventures in homesteading soon. Been away for awhile.

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I'll keep my eyes open!

This is great! We are honored to be included <3 thanks for the effort you have gone to to compile this and share so many great articles~~|

Another most interesting newsletter.

Thank you for the mention of the Homesteaders and Preppers list.

Calling @originalworks :)
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Nice, you got a 71.0% @anadolu christmas upgoat, thanks to @mitchiesfoodrace
Want a christmas boost? Minnowbooster's got your back!

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Thanks again for the mention in WHN I really appreciate it :)