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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
I’ve lived in Mexico four years now but this is my first year taking part in Christmas. Something I’ve noticed is that things are done very differently here than in the United States. My favorite tradition so far is...
As 2019 comes to a close, many people have their New Years Resolutions lined up for 2020. As usual, health and strength are at the top of that list. In 2019 I personally experienced a huge percentage of my...
Monarch Migration Watch: Last month we shared about how Monarch Butterflies have been migrating south in record numbers but in reality that was just an estimate based on satellite images while they travel. The true test of whether or...
Monarch Migration Since I was a little girl monarch butterflies have been a symbol of beauty as well as a symbol of growth, as they grow from caterpillars to the beautiful winged creatures they are. I remember hearing as a kid...
I haven’t had kids yet but I do know the value of breastmilk at least as far as a food source for the baby is concerned. I decided to look into this because a good friend of mine is...
Internationally speaking, dreadlocks are a symbol. A symbol of rebellion, a symbol of one’s love for cannabis or for some a symbol of their culture. I got dreadlocks as a personal symbol of rebellion against both the drug war...
When one enters into the world of organic gardening one of the first things you face is how to deal with pests. The truth is, pests don’t really care if your plant is organic or not, they will target...
After what was realistically more than a 5 year battle, three herbalists have achieved victory legally effectively freeing "fire cider", which is a traditional herbal concoction that has been produced for many generations. Their battle began in the courts...
In the last 150 or so years, European style agriculture has transformed more than 99% of original natural prairie lands. European agriculture has proven to be unsustainable at best as well as harmful to the environment for a whole...
When considering the carnivore or even the keto diet a lot of people get stuck over lack of variety. Getting rid of the majority of veggies, fruits and all grains can be hard on people who don't think creatively with...