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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
Giant pumpkins are just a thing from fairy tale books, right? Wrong, it’s actually an annual worldwide competition to find out who has grown the biggest pumpkin. The current world record is held by a German gardener since 2014, with...
Recently I wrote about the wildfires in Brazil and how they could have been prevented by perma-culture techniques. I mentioned about the loss of animal life and habitat and now we are seeing examples of the damage, as well...
There’s been a lot of drama recently as far as Brazil is concerned with the deforestation and subsequent wildfires which have been largely started as a result of slash and burn agriculture. Recently elected President Bolsonaro has been taking...
I started my adventures homesteading nearly 8 years ago but in the city. We chose to do it in the city (despite the fact that living off grid was in fact illegal there) because we were close to things...
Florida has finally passed a bill that trumps all the bans on front yard gardens. Inspired by a couple in Miami Shores who were forced to tear out their “unsightly” 17 year old vegetable garden, change has finally happened...
If there’s one thing I know about the Mexican people it’s that they’re great of making something out of nothing. I’ve personally seen some really cool ways for people here to recycle to plastics they use so while a...
As a kid with Irish ancestry, I grew up eating store bought sauerkraut which was most often pasteurized vinegar with cabbage. It wasn’t until I was an adult and started fermentation adventures that I realized that it was originally...
In the wake of issues with mercury based fillings it finally seems like the dentist industry is moving in the right direction when it comes to new ways to fix teeth. Chinese scientists have developed a solution for the...
Virtually everyone who heard I was moving to Mexico told me I was crazy. I’d be lying if I said there were not bad things about Mexico, but the bad parts of this country seem to exist everywhere (globally)....
Possibly inspired by Ethiopia and its 350 million trees in 12 hours, Ireland has made a pledge to plant half a billion trees in the next 20 years. At a rate of 22 million trees per year they plan...