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read β€’ 16116 implied HN points β€’ 20 Jan 24
  1. Frequent-flier point programs were initially designed for occasional free flights, but evolved into turbo-charged schemes for travelers to earn points quickly.
  2. Weighing ingredients in cooking can make a big difference in recipes, especially in baked goods, where even small variations can impact the final texture and taste.
  3. During winter, composting slows down as decomposition rates decrease, signalling a time for compost piles to rest and wait for the warmer season for active decomposition.
Culture Study β€’ 3103 implied HN points β€’ 03 Mar 24
  1. Dahlias have a rich history and diverse range of varieties, making them popular among collectors for their beauty and unique characteristics.
  2. The dahlia community faces challenges like disease control, competition for rare varieties, and shifting norms around pricing and ownership.
  3. There is a growing trend among millennials to turn hobbies, like dahlia growing, into side hustles, reflecting a desire for productive and monetized leisure activities.
The View from Rural Missouri by Jess Piper β€’ 2567 implied HN points β€’ 21 Feb 24
  1. Sometimes taking a break from activism to engage in a calming activity like gardening can help rejuvenate and refocus your mind.
  2. Engaging in gardening or similar activities can be a form of work that brings peace and joy, without the stress of politics or activism.
  3. Finding moments of beauty and relief in nature through gardening can provide a sense of sustenance and rejuvenation amidst the challenges of activism.
David Lebovitz Newsletter β€’ 4363 implied HN points β€’ 01 Oct 23
  1. The author missed writing the September newsletter but enjoyed taking a break in Sicily.
  2. In France, 'Non' doesn't mean being rude; it's about valuing personal time like vacation and work-life balance.
  3. When dining in France, tipping is not mandatory as service is included in the price, but leaving a little extra for good service is appreciated.
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Into the Hedge β€’ 119 implied HN points β€’ 19 Apr 24
  1. The farm received help from friends and family to prepare for an expanding bird operation, showing the importance of community support in running Hedgerider.
  2. Moon the goose is thriving despite being alone, showing resilience in animals and the efforts taken to keep her company.
  3. Garlic Mustard, an early-Spring plant considered invasive, can be a tasty and nutritious food source when harvested correctly, showcasing the potential of wild edibles.
Opaque Hourglass β€’ 259 implied HN points β€’ 22 Oct 23
  1. Haiku poems emphasize the power of silence and the impact of what is left unsaid.
  2. Writing a haiku requires appreciating the importance of silence and mastering the art of restraint in words.
  3. The difficulty in creating a good haiku lies in the challenge of balancing what is said and what is left unsaid.
The Recovering Academic β€’ 197 implied HN points β€’ 11 Oct 22
  1. Consider exploring the 'why' behind your actions, as it can provide anchoring and clarity in challenging times.
  2. Gardening can be a sustainable practice as it promotes local food production and reduces energy consumption from transportation and storage.
  3. Gardening can offer a sense of belonging, connect you to your roots, and become a meaningful ritual for homemaking and honoring the land.
Shades of Greaves β€’ 78 implied HN points β€’ 17 May 23
  1. Growing tomatoes yourself can be a fun and rewarding summer hobby.
  2. Starting with cheap tomato seeds in March and gradually investing in pots and other supplies can lead to a bountiful harvest.
  3. Despite the costs and challenges, growing your own tomatoes can bring satisfaction, better-tasting produce, and a way to one-up your bragging neighbors.
The Shift With Sam Baker β€’ 19 implied HN points β€’ 23 Mar 23
  1. Gardening can be a fulfilling hobby even if you're new to it. It's never too late to start growing plants and enjoying the process.
  2. Gender stereotypes may have influenced your interests in the past, but it's important to challenge and explore new activities that bring you joy.
  3. Past negative experiences shouldn't define your current preferences. It's alright to reassess and find new appreciation for things you once disliked.
The Recovering Academic β€’ 1 HN point β€’ 27 Feb 24
  1. Gardening connects us to a place and its history, offering a way to transform pain into beauty through growing flowers and food.
  2. Hot sauce making is a rich tradition that involves storytelling and passing down recipes through generations, symbolizing a connection to history.
  3. Peppers for hot sauce should be harvested ripe, cured, fermented, then blended with vinegar and garlic for a personalized, flavorful homemade hot sauce.
Penelope Trunk's Substack β€’ 0 implied HN points β€’ 30 Aug 22
  1. Prioritize creating space for new interests or activities in your life, even if it means letting go of old ones.
  2. Sometimes change can be scary, but it's important to embrace it to grow and experience new things.
  3. Find a balance between indulging in your passions and making room for different experiences and opportunities.
the rohn report β€’ 0 implied HN points β€’ 05 Jan 21
  1. The author has reconnected with their family's farming roots by starting a farm in the front yard with their housemate, using compost from various sources to create raised beds for growing food.
  2. Despite living in an area with challenging conditions like hot summers and limited water, the author is motivated to sustain their garden by collecting rainwater in cisterns and using various watering methods.
  3. The author finds joy and fulfillment in working with the soil, reminiscing about farming experiences with their family and feeling a strong connection to the land through their current farming activities.