Homesteaders - Living Naturally, Newsletter. 4th December 2019

in #homesteading10 months ago

Wow, it's been a busy week for content! So many great articles to choose from. I'm so sorry I can't feature them all, but I think you'd get a bit overwhelmed if I tried to! I hope you enjoy what we have here today.

Things happening in the community.

If you have been following @eco-alex and @ecotrain, you'll likely have read about the eco-village project. Recently this has moved from the concept stage to reality. The land has been acquired and now they are starting to work through some questions people might have about the village. This article is packed with information and if you've missed out on anything, links at the end will take you to what you may have missed.

And don't forget to give the Question of the Week a go. This week they are asking, what are your priorities in life and why.


At @naturalmedicine they are asking you to show us your medicine cabinet for a chance to win 400 LOTUS. Then don't forget there is still time to enter the main challenge which has been extended to 21st December.


Welcoming Newcomers

It's been a while since we've had the chance to welcome a new user. So I'm pleased to introduce @subtlescopes, a photographer who has migrated from the controls of Instagram and supporting the wealthy in order to try this decentralised platform.


Some highlights of the week

I've featured a bee keeper in Australia before who uses a top bar hive. Over in South Africa, @craigcryptoking prefers to use a Langstroth hive and here he shows us the the first minor bee operation of the season, checking how one of the newer hives is going.


Black soldier fly larvae cultivation for composting and highly nutritious animal feed is becoming quite popular of late. If you're wanting to learn more about it and starting up, @quochuy fills us in with this great piece on collecting eggs from the wild population.


@freemotherearth shares her love of elderberry and recipes for those winter ailments.


After much work, @freedompoint has finished his hand crafted blade. He has been documenting the process throughout and the links to those posts can be found at the end of this article.


Thank you for stopping by. This week's newsletter was brought to you by @minismallholding.

Homesteaders Co-op

Our Free, Community Marketplace

Shop with pride: Our vendors are committed to sustainability for a healthier planet. As a Co-operative we are community run. And unlike other marketplaces our vendors are not charged fees or commissions. Vendors: Learn more

Support Our Alternative Economy

Logo design by FireFly Creations - illustrator & artist available for commission


Congratulations @homesteaderscoop! You have completed the following achievement on the Steem blockchain and have been rewarded with new badge(s) :

You distributed more than 8000 upvotes. Your next target is to reach 9000 upvotes.

You can view your badges on your Steem Board and compare to others on the Steem Ranking
If you no longer want to receive notifications, reply to this comment with the word STOP

You can upvote this notification to help all Steem users. Learn how here!

This post was shared in the Curation Collective Discord community for curators, and upvoted and resteemed by the @c-squared community account.
If you are a community leader and/or contest organizer, please join the Discord and let us know you if you would like to promote the posting of your community or contest.
@c-squared runs a community witness. Please consider using one of your witness votes on us here

Congrats! on your upvotes from the IBT Community