Pennsif’s Sustainability Curation Digest for MSP – week ending 24 June 2018

Another week as Sustainability Curator for the Minnow Support Project and another great bunch of sustainability related posts.

Keep them coming, I’m learning loads.

And it is great fun too !

So here are five more most excellent posts…


My Five Picks of the Week

How To Make Cold Without A Fridge by @taliakerch

What do you do in a hot country with no fridge, and you have fresh food to keep cold?

Nigerian teacher Mohammed Bach Abbah came up with a very clever idea… and won $100,000 for doing so.

@taliakerch reveals all in her post…


Emergency repairs on one of our milk goats by @wwf

What do you when your milking goat tears her udder, and you can’t afford an expensive vet?

You use good hygiene, your personal medical skills, the resources you have to hand and some accumulated knowledge to fix it yourself.

White Walking Feather @wwf tells how he and @carey-page overcame their fears and successfully treated their wounded goat…


Creating a Guinea Fowl Alarm System by @brimwoodfarm


How can you protect your chickens from predators when you can’t be there to watch over them?

You set up a guinea fowl alarm system.

Geoff at @brimwoodfarm tells us how he is rearing guinea fowl as guardians for his chickens…


Original Pictorial details of how I do my own outstanding rabbit barbeque (Step by step) by @matthewthonyit

Rabbits are a compact, low maintenance popular meat animal amongst homesteaders.

Once you have dispatched them what do you do next?

Matthew @matthewthonyit gives step by step instructions on how he prepares his outstanding rabbit barbeque…


Hot Process Soap Making – How-To by @powellx5

As a homesteader making your own soap is a great skill to learn.

It it definitely on my short list of things to learn as soon as I have time.

@powellx5 provides an excellent step by step on how to get started…



I will be on the lookout now for posts to include in this weekly Sustainability Curation Digest.

I am also always seeking out new guests for the Alternative Lifestyle Show that I host on MSP Waves Radio every Friday.

If you haven’t listened to the show before you can hear last week’s episode here :

If you are interesting in coming on the show, or if you have suggestions for suitable posts for this digest, feel free to comment below, or contact me on Discord @Pennsif#9921.

I also run a charitable giving project called A Dollar A Day – you can read more about that here :

I am looking for more projects to support with that and I am particularly interested in finding some sustainability / renewables related projects.



The Minnow Support Project has multiple curators that pick five posts from under-valued minnows each week to highlight through MSP3k. This way MSP and PAL can promote new writers and content creators on Steemit, and in effect reward them for doing a superior job.



[ header graphic by @pennsif // images from @taliakerch, @wwf, @brimwoodfarm ]

Pennsif’s Sustainability Curation Digest for MSP – week ending 17 June 2018

Another week as Sustainability Curator for the Minnow Support Project and I am really enjoying this.

I am picking up so many fascinating and informative posts it really brings home to me the massive potential that steem has to educate, inform and promote sustainability in all its forms.

And it is giving me new ideas all the time. I just wish I had more time to put those ideas into practice !

So here are five more most excellent posts, and a couple of extra nearly-there’s for good measure…


The Five that made it … the Picks of the Week

Is Homesteading Right For You? by @awesomehomestead

A big topic to kick off.

People become homesteaders for all sorts of reasons. But there is usually a little bit of seeking the idyllic life in there somewhere.

@awesomehomestead brings it down with a bump when he looks at some of the harsh realities of homesteading. Check out his post to see if you have what it takes to make it as a homesteader…


The Annual Freezer Inventory by @goldenoakfarm

A big part of prepping and homesteading is being organised. Knowing what you have, where it is and it needs to be used by.

@goldenoakfarm has definitely nailed it when comes to keeping track of what is in her freezers. I am super impressed, and just a little bit envious. One day I’ll get there.

If you want to see how it should be done take a read [email protected]’s post…


DWC Hydroponics in the Greenhouse by @liberyworms


Hydroponics is something I really want to get to grips with at some point soon. But it always seems just a bit too complicated and a bit too fiddly to get right.

@liberyworms has got it sorted. Check out their post if you want to see their hydroponics setup …


My Visit to the University of Benin Fish Farm for my Training by @abiye

This is moving up a scale. Fish farming at a commercial level. @abiye is learniing how this is done.

His post will tell you more…


Laundry Liquid with Essential Oils – the Sunshine Recipe! by @buckaroo

Making your own domestic cleaning materials is definitely stepping up your game on the homesteading front.

It it definitely a good step to make. Who knows the cumulative effect of all the chemicals in the commercial products.

Learn to make your own laundry liquid with @buckaroo’s post…



The Three that didn’t quite … the Honorable Mentions

Aside from the five posts that made it into the top picks of the week, here are three that were close, but not quite close enough.

They are all definitely worth a read and a vote for good measure…

  • Soft & Wholesome Golden Carrot Bread – Disguising Veggies to Nourish Your Family! by @woman-onthe-wing
    https://steemit.com/food/@woman-onthe-wing/soft-and-wholesome-golden-carrot-bread-disguising-veggies-to-nourish-your-family
  • [email protected]
    hhttps://steemit.com/farms/@abiye/gardening-okro-cultivation
  • The Homestead Kitchen : Making Rhubarb Three Ways (Juice/Fruit Leather & Dried Pieces) by @walkerland
    https://steemit.com/food/@walkerland/the-homeatead-kitchen-making-rhubarb-three-ways-juice-fruit-leather-and-dried-pieces


I will be on the lookout now for posts to include in this weekly Sustainability Curation Digest.

I am also always seeking out new guests for the Alternative Lifestyle Show that I host on MSP Waves Radio every Friday.

If you haven’t listened to the show before you can hear last week’s episode here :

If you are interesting in coming on the show, or if you have suggestions for suitable posts for this digest, feel free to comment below, or contact me on Discord @Pennsif#9921.

I also run a charitable giving project called A Dollar A Day – you can read more about that here :

I am looking for more projects to support with that and I am particularly interested in finding some sustainability / renewables related projects.



The Minnow Support Project has multiple curators that pick five posts from under-valued minnows each week to highlight through MSP3k. This way MSP and PAL can promote new writers and content creators on Steemit, and in effect reward them for doing a superior job.



[ images from @pennsif, @walkerland, @rakkasan84 ]

Pennsif’s Sustainability Curation Digest for MSP – week ending 10 June 2018


Second week on the job as Sustainability Curator for the Minnow Support Project and I’m definitely getting my feet under the table.

I’ve been on the lookout throughout the past week for sustainability related gems and I sure have found some great posts to feature in this digest.

The plan to interweave this curation process with finding guests for my Alternative Lifestyle Show on MSP Waves Radio also worked out super well.

@buzz.lightyear who was among my five curated authors last week was on the show on Friday and gave a great interview about this EMPOWER project.

@alexa.janell unfortunately couldn’t make it on to Friday’s show but is scheduled to come on in the next week or two.

A couple of the other curated authors are also looking at coming on future shows.

So I have high hopes for this week’s curation choices.


The Five that made it … the Picks of the Week

Empowering Ourselves By Building Food Security by @walkerland

I was collecting potential posts all through the week for this curation digest and I was surprised by the end of the week that I had actually added four posts from @walkerland to the shortlist.

As a prepper myself, food security is a big thing, so of @walkerland’s four posts on my list this one just edged home to become one of my five picks of the week.

If bad times come how long would your food stocks last?  Check out @walkerland’s post to learn about improving your food security…


How to Bottle and Brew Kombucha at Home by @rakkasan84

I am a keen follower of the Way of the Ferment, and I like to keep my microbiome happy with the likes of kefir and sauerkraut.

I haven’t yet ventured into making Kombucha so this post caught my eye.

If you want to learn to love the SCOBY take a read of @rakkasan84’s post…


Bugging Out – Why Bother? PART 1 by @preppervetuk

Prepping and bugging out might be considered to be on the edge of the sustainability remit, but to be truly sustainable you need to be prepared for every eventuality.

If you want to see if you need a bugging out plan take a look at @preppervetuk’s post…


Making AirCrete For The First Time. Alternative Building Material! by @basicstoliving

AirCrete is something new to me, but it seems it is a less environmentally impactful building material than traditional concrete. And it’s cheaper too.

@basicstoliving’s post will tell you more…


My first time having Alligator : An Alligator Sauce Piquant over Rice by @armadillocreek

This is definitely the curve ball in the frying pan.

Even though I am currently chomping at the door of veganism I couldn’t resist this one. I am guessing alligators aren’t yet factory farmed so it is worth exploring different forms of protein if you are a meat eater.

Go take a bite out of this post…



The Five that didn’t quite … the Honorable Mentions

During the week I shortlisted more than a dozen posts in total. Aside from the five that made it into the top picks of the week, these are another five that were close, but not quite close enough.

They are all definitely worth a read and a vote for good measure…

  • Vegan Sunday Roast | Spicy Cauliflower Roast With Rainbow Chickpea Salad And Tomato Veggie Sauce by @amy-goodrich
    https://steemit.com/fruitsandveggiesmonday/@amy-goodrich/vegan-sunday-roast-or-spicy-cauliflower-roast-with-rainbow-chickpea-salad-and-tomato-veggie-sauce
  • Easy To Spot Medicine Growing Almost Everywhere This Time Of Year by @hopfarmnc
    https://steemit.com/homesteading/@hopfarmnc/easy-to-spot-medicine-growing-almost-everywhere-this-time-of-year-5f569651a5622
  • Compact Survival Fishing Kit 🎣 [Survival Article] by @juozas
    https://steemit.com/survival/@juozas/compact-survival-fishing-kit-survival-article
  • Tangwystl Cottage – adding a little spice in my life by @ravenruis
    https://steemit.com/homesteading/@ravenruis/tangwystl-cottage-adding-a-little-spice-in-my-life
  • Our 1st Week Living Off-Grid!!! by @senorcoconut
    https://steemit.com/ecotrain/@senorcoconut/our-1st-week-living-off-grid


I will be on the lookout now for posts to include in this weekly Sustainability Curation Digest.

I am also always seeking out new guests for the Alternative Lifestyle Show that I host on MSP Waves Radio every Friday.

If you haven’t listened to the show before you can hear last week’s episode here :

If you are interesting in coming on the show, or if you have suggestions for suitable posts for this digest, feel free to comment below, or contact me on Discord @Pennsif#9921.

I also run a charitable giving project called A Dollar A Day – you can read more about that here :

I am looking for more projects to support with that and I am particularly interested in finding some sustainability / renewables related projects.



The Minnow Support Project has multiple curators that pick five posts from under-valued minnows each week to highlight through MSP3k. This way MSP and PAL can promote new writers and content creators on Steemit, and in effect reward them for doing a superior job.



[ images from @pennsif, @walkerland, @rakkasan84 ]

1 2