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Lotus Garden Newsletter for Homesteaders. 27th May 2020


2 months ago3 min read

It's lovely to see Hive so active in the alternative lifestyles communties. We've had new arrivals for the last few weeks and I do believe an upsurge in interest in self sufficiency is happening. I hope you enjoy some of the interesting content we have for you today and are up for the challenges that are happening in the communities.


Things happening in the community.

@eco-alex is keeping us on our toes as usual with the latest @ecotrain question of the week which asks what inner strength is and how you find it.


The last challenge has barely wrapped up and we already have the first entries coming in for the new @naturalmedicine challenge on tobacco. Is it poison or medicine? You'll need to be a bit quicker this time, because entries will need to be in by Monday.


A quick reminder that the @needleworkmonday opportunity to win 1000 HP delegation for a month continues until 15th June. See the latest post from the account to find the link for further details, but it couldn't be simpler. Just post your needlework content in the community on a Monday with the #needleworkmonday tag.


Welcoming Newcomers

New to Hive, still finding their footing and perhaps feeling a little lost and left behind in the crowd, is @pilzolli. I do help we can help this mushroom grower to find their feet and share their knowledge wide on the blockchain.


Some highlights of the week

We all know the dangers of smoking tobacco, but does that make it an evil plant? @creativetruth shows that there is more to this plant than smoking and shares its surprising uses in the garden!


Some of our biggest lessons come from failure and that is what @fotostef is sharing with us today. The food forest may have failed, but a lot of information has been gleaned from that failure.


When you keep livestock, there are going to be predators that consider them as food and what predators you have to deal with will depend on where you live. On @viking-ventures' farm they've been finding out exactly what kind of predators they have in the area and reinforcing the chicken tractor accordingly.


Cereals are often high in refined sugars, but taste so good! However, what if you could make you're own which still tastes good, but is going to be healthier for you? Perhaps this granola recipe shared by @goldendawne is just thing.


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