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Lily Da Vine

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I'm a woman who dabbles in everything and I lead an interesting life in Acapulco, Mexico exploring homesteading, expat life and sharing all of these things online at https://steemit.com/@lily-da-vine
Show Us Your Garden! Show us your powers of propagation. Share your gardens  with the Homestead Guru Community. Gardening Beginnings Gardening has always been a part of my life. First with my Mom who grew primarily houseplants to sell at flea markets....
Eat Your Weeds. Dandelions Are Good For You! It’s the dandelion season now and if there’s one thing I learned as an amateur forager it’s to eat your weeds. Dandelions boast a number of great health benefits. But you can...
In another confusing move, President Trump now threatens to close trade deals that allow beef importation into the United States. He was vague with his statements, as usual, leaving us all to piece together the implications of what he said...
Propagating Succulents With everyone staying at home there’s been a recent rise in gardening, especially indoor gardening. Succulents are not only out of this world beautiful but they are extremely easy to grow and reproduce without very much garden know-how. It’s...
Life Gives Life: Is Pain Part of that Process Even when I was vegetarian I never fooled myself into believing that I was harming fewer lives by choosing to eat only plant-life. I was aware that every time I ate...
The decision to move to Mexico was easy because I thought I loved Mexican food. Turns out, I do, but what I thought was Mexican food is really TexMex. And actual Mexican can be even better. Today’s example? Authentic Mexican...
Urban Farming is on the Rise in Detroit 5 years ago I moved to Detroit with my then life partner. We were attracted by an agricultural and cultural revolution that was happening in the city. Urban farming was on the...
Canning Butter Here at The Homestead Guru, we’re all about creative canning ideas. You might remember our recipe/how-to for pressure canning bacon for survival situations. Anyone who followed that recipe is likely happy to have that skill in these current...
May the 4th Be With You On the heels of Star Wars day, it isn't too late to celebrate! Star War fans, its time to unite with Instant Pot, the ultimate cooking droid. May the 4th be with you! I got...
Grow Hemp for a Better Environment As if we needed another reason to start promoting the growing of hemp, a new study shows that expanding hemp cultivation would be incredibly beneficial in helping to save the bee populations in the...
Can You Freeze Eggs? The Answer is Yes! Chicken owners are all aware of the concept of chicken math. For those unfamiliar, this is a description of the phenomena a lot of chicken lovers face when they get chickens. What...
One seriously unintended result of Coronavirus and all this Covid-19 drama is the worldwide boom of survival gardening, likely inspired by the Victory Garden boom from World War II. Worldwide people are flocking to their gardens for entertainment and...