Homesteaders - Living Naturally, Newsletter. 10th April 2019


Welcome back to another week of homesteading and natural goings-on.

Things happening in the community.

It's been a busy week for me with decorating, a daughter's 18th birthday and a 16th to come in a month. So when @riverflows announced that @naturalmedicine is adding Mindful Life, which will focus on meditation and yoga, it's like she was trying to tell me something...again. You can also find more on it in @riverflow's post here. The @naturalmedicine curation post is up again for their favourite natural healing picks and a reminder that the plant medicine challenge still has another week to go, if you want to get your entries in for it.

There are even more home educators added to @altlife's latest Homeschoolers and Unschoolers list.

I'm not normally one to promote myself, but I think this is more important than me. Do you have under 500 SP, or do you know someone who is still a redfish, and would benefit from a 200 SP delegation for a month? If so, pop over to the latest For the Love of Comments competition and add your comment to be in the running for the delegation and @steembasicincome shares. The competition still has a couple of days left to run and not many entries yet.

Welcoming Newcomers

A super new arrival has posted their introduction with a gardening tag! That's always exciting for me! I hope we can give @alein a warm welcome.

Someone who joined in January, but is back giving things another shot is @hawgwild.

Another who has joined Steem just this month is @godsthirdacre.

As always I hope the community can give them all a big welcome.

If you're new here and feel like you're struggling to fit in or get noticed, then please reach out and talk to people. Often, when we get busy, we won't get around to reaching everyone and it helps to remind us who's around.

Some highlights of the week

Homesteading is always a learning experience and things don't always go as expected. @hebrewhousewife shares her lessons from her first year of chicken raising.

Something I've always wanted to do is make soap, so naturally, I was drawn to @fotostef's post on how easy soap making is.

Growing food year-round can be a challenge in some areas, so I'm always impressed by those indoor gardeners who have so much success. @r2cornell tells us a bit about his take on growing food in containers and his pictures show some tasty successes!

We've heard of chicken soup for a cold, but have you heard of sour groats soup for the stomach?! Well it comes highly recommended by @zkalemiss who shares the recipe.

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Thank you for the mention in your post. I hope to do additional ways to grow not only year round, but container growing for those with limited space.


You're welcome. Thank you for sharing your experience.

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Indeed this is a lovely community! Natural people with natural offers! Keep the fire burning!

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Thank you, I hope the fires keep burning for a long time to come.

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Sour groats sounds great! And I meant to read @fotostef's post as I keep meaning to make soap! Maybe I will these holidays.

Gosh, your daughters are 16 and 18.. becoming adults, huh? Time does fly doesn't it?

Loved your newsletter and thanks for telling folk about Mindful Life....

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Fermented foods to the rescue, for the stomach! It's funny, really, how we are more likely to see sour foods as off and bad for you, but obviously our digestive systems evolved for "older" foods to be a part of our diet.

Time certainly does fly! They were only 7 and 5 when we came here and now they can't imagine England having ever been their home.

I couldn't pass up on Mindful Life. I'm going to have to drop in once I have the house under control better.

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thanks for mentioning my post..indeed sour groats can help you with your stomach problems!!

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I was just about to drop by and let you know I'd featured your post, but you beat me to it. Thank you for sharing your knowledge and recipe.

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Excellent curation compilation!
Thank you for letting me in :)


Thank you. More than happy to include such a good article. Without them there would be no newsletter. :o)

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You've been visited by @thistle-rock from Homesteaders Co-op.

Another fantastic newsletter with such a wonderful lineup of new posts to read and new people to meet. I will pop by them all later today.

Thank you for always doing such a great job, you know that it is very much appreciated!

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Thank you for mentioning my post in the newsletter. I really appreciate the shout out!

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You're welcome. I hope we see more of you around. :)

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