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Lily Da Vine

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I've lived in Mexico for nearly 5 years, freelancing for cryptocurrency. My special interests are: glassblowing, cooking, crochet, sewing, crafting, gardening, travel and more. highlyfunctionalgrowth.com is my personal blog https://peakd.com/@highlyfunctional
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...
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...