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I have been writing the daily-ish since sometime in 2018.  I find it fun to share some of my favorite threads with our subscribers to the daily-ish.  Do you have a thread that you would like to see in the daily-ish?

I like the idea that our readers can have a voice that reaches the thousands of folks that read our daily-ish. These are the same people that I have been sharing some of my favorite threads with since writing the daily-ish.

Would you like to help?

Here's the general idea:

1. Anyone can post a link to this thread that they want to see promoted in the daily-ish email.

2. Other users and staff will use the thumbs up (likes) and apples to vote on what they would like to see in the daily-ish in the upcoming weeks.

3.  These threads that you suggest will be added to a future daily-ish.

4.  These threads can be your threads or someone else's that you feel would make a good daily-ish.


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How to win a piece of PIE

First, post a link to your favorite threads in this thread and then give a little 2 sentence summary of what the thread is about.

Then if you would like to vote on the other posts with suggestions simply give them a thumbs up or an apple.

The post with the most apples and thumbs up will win a piece of PIE.




Thanks, for sharing.  I'm looking forward to seeing all of your favorite threads and sharing them in the daily-ish. And throwing apples and thumbs ups!





 
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Here is a thread that has 40 replys and 34 apples so it must be a great thread!

https://permies.com/t/34891/kitchen/dyeing-eggs-vegetable-dyes-Easter

When my kids were little I wanted safe food coloring. Judith Browning started this thread on that subject.  Do you use vegetable dye to color things?
 
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This thread is pretty good: https://permies.com/t/158977/favorite-thread-chance-win-PIE
 
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T simpson, please check your link as the link is for this thread.

Also when you fix the link please use the format in my example to qualify for the PIE. Like this:


https://permies.com/t/34891/kitchen/dyeing-eggs-vegetable-dyes-Easter

When my kids were little I wanted safe food coloring. Judith Browning started this thread on that subject.  Do you use vegetable dye to color things?

 
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LOL, pretty sure T Simpson has his tongue firmly in his cheek. Good chuckle, but doesn't much help with the quest.
 
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Ok, here's one I decided to look through the 'zero replies' list.....

plant seedlings (pictorial reference)
The idea suggested by Lauren is to post photos of labeled seedlings to help with identification...great idea! ...and she's made a nice start to the list.

So many times I've had to let everything that pops up in a flat or garden space grow in order to be sure what's what...a pictorial reference would be most helpful.
 
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Douglas Alpenstock wrote:LOL, pretty sure T Simpson has his tongue firmly in his cheek. Good chuckle, but doesn't much help with the quest.



hehe yeah, I could be more help if there was a list of what has already appeared in a daily-ish email recently. I usually delete them after reading.
 
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T Simpson wrote:

Douglas Alpenstock wrote:LOL, pretty sure T Simpson has his tongue firmly in his cheek. Good chuckle, but doesn't much help with the quest.



hehe yeah, I could be more help if there was a list of what has already appeared in a daily-ish email recently. I usually delete them after reading.

I think the point is to think back to one you found very useful. Although I'm not aware of a list to point you at, staff will have some idea, and comment if it's too soon to use it again. Sometimes it's really cool to have a blast from the past thread and if you put a topic you're interested into the search feature and spend some time exploring the rabbit warren it leads to, you may contribute something useful for the community for your time and effort. Staff are *really* busy these days with SKIP and the Kickstarter, so here's a small way you can both learn something and help out.
 
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One of my favorite forums is "Productive Downtime."   https://permies.com/f/392/productive-downtime

It's hard to pick a favorite thread because there's so much great there.  It's basically the permies.com "Best Of" forum with ideas for any season, regardless of whether you have land to play with or not.

Threads about making gifts:
https://permies.com/wiki/handmade-gift-ideas
https://permies.com/t/74072/Homemade-Toys
https://permies.com/t/129796/sell-Christmas-Presents

Threads about being frugal and living debt-free:
https://permies.com/t/136989/productive-downtime/Spending-Money-Wisely-Times-Crisis
https://permies.com/t/93089/Living-debt-free

One of my ALL TIME favorite threads is this one that Nicole kicks off with descriptions and pics of all the various (Victory) garden beds she and her family have made.  Then everyone else piles on (in a good way).  
https://permies.com/t/victory-garden

If you want to get creative in the kitchen, there's pasta making: https://permies.com/t/106307/kitchen/making-pasta
and apple cider vinegar: https://permies.com/t/16480/kitchen/Making-apple-cider-vinegar

And perfect for this time of year, suggestions for the easiest vegetable to grow:
https://permies.com/t/99321/Easiest-Vegetable-Grow

I challenge anyone to visit Productive Downtime and not be inspired to do something.
 
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Here's a long thread with some very long posts about whether Forest Gardens produce enough food.

https://permies.com/t/54905/Article-temperate-food-forests-don

 
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T Simpson wrote: I could be more help if there was a list of what has already appeared in a daily-ish email recently. I usually delete them after reading.



It really doesn't matter if a thread was in a recent daily-ish.

I feel you are missing the point of all of this.  The point is to Win a piece of PIE

I see you have PIE so I assume you know what benefits come with PIE.

What is PIE?


To qualify for a piece of PIE this is all that needs to be done:

1. Anyone can post a link to this thread that they want to see promoted in the daily-ish email. ...
4.  These threads can be your threads or someone else's that you feel would make a good daily-ish. ...

How to win a piece of PIE

First, post a link to your favorite threads in this thread and then give a little 2 sentence summary of what the thread is about.



Hey, everyone

Don't limit yourself to one chance to win!

Post multiple times to this thread since each post with a link and description has a chance to win.


How fun is that!

And since PIE has an expiration date don't wait too long to enter.



By the way, I am also posting some links that I find as this seems to be a good place to keep track of them after the contest is over.
 
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This is a really great thread to put in the daily-ish!  I am sure there are more by now though it has 110 replies and 110 apples so it must be great.

https://permies.com/t/157962/neighbors-crazy

T Simpson asked this question "What have you done that might seem rational to the people here but may have made your neighbors think you have some screws loose?" What have you done?  Please share!


(Disclaimer: I'm going to be adding some links for threads that I want to use in the upcoming daily-ish over the next couple of months so I hope you will enjoy these now and in the future.)
 
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Anne Miller wrote:This is a really great thread to put in the daily-ish!  I am sure there are more by now though it has 110 replies and 110 apples so it must be great.

https://permies.com/t/157962/neighbors-crazy

T Simpson asked this question "What have you done that might seem rational to the people here but may have made your neighbors think you have some screws loose?"



I came back here to link that one....it has blown up my inbox..
 
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My interests tend to change a lot so my favorite threads do too. One of the things I love about the daily-ish is that it introduces me to new things to be interested in! I'm not sure if and when these have been in the Daily-ish, but some threads that I really like:

Show off things you have sewn! - https://permies.com/t/146553/sewing/fiber-arts/Show-sewn#1144454
mending our clothes...do you? - https://permies.com/t/54406/ungarbage/mending-clothes
Sew your own apron - https://permies.com/t/154065/sewing/fiber-arts/Sew-apron
 
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Here are a few of mine:
This is a post I did about cutting whole jackfruit: https://permies.com/t/150272/kitchen/Cutting-Jackfruit-bits

I tried using lemongrass essential oil but would like to know if it worked for others:  https://permies.com/t/136646/Welcoming-bee-home-lemongrass-essential

Started to work on a pair of Geta but finding sizing information is hard: https://permies.com/t/140907/Making-Geta-Japanese-shoes

Trying to find a really good Root Beer recipe:https://permies.com/t/143675/kitchen/Finding-making-tasting-Good-Root

This is about me trying to do permaculture and have a fulltime job:https://permies.com/t/156318/hour-week-job-making-home

Last one, not by me. This is just funny: https://permies.com/t/154346/Paul-ShapeShifter
 
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Here is another one from the "zero replies":

https://permies.com/t/158463/cabins-rent-opportunities-run-business

Two off grid cabins for rent long term with a business opportunity, such as grow mushrooms, run a small herbalism business, grow fruit such as blueberries or apples, make crafts or do workshops. The owner will be hosting small group events on the weekends.

If anyone is near Rainier, Washington this sounds like a great opportunity.
 
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Phew! What a crazy time.. Sometimes it is great just to hang out on permies.com with like-minded souls. So here is my list of threads that have made me laugh out loud in the last 30 days. Some are popular, some not.  Some have been on the dailyish and one is even mentioned above.



https://permies.com/t/56757/permie
https://permies.com/t/134939/Game-Picture-Association
https://permies.com/t/120514/Dumb-Stupid-Jokes
https://permies.com/t/154048/Funny-dating-relationship-quotes
https://permies.com/t/146659/Hilarious-rib-tickling-memes
https://permies.com/t/13290/jokes
https://permies.com/t/133370/kitchen/Oldest-home-canned-food-ve
https://permies.com/t/157962/neighbors-crazy
https://permies.com/t/143010/Weird-cats


 
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At this time of year (and a bit earlier if I were on-time with anything I try to get done at home), my favorite thread is: https://permies.com/t/54665/favorite-source-seeds-plants-trees
 
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 After about a year on this site I would have to say ""List of Dr. RedHawk's Epic Soil Series Threads"" have been the ones I have returned to most often.
They are very informative and have really made a difference in our gardens and food forest.
 (Probably 20 others that fall into 2nd place.)
 
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This is one of my favorite threads Landrace Thread. It is closely related and and perhaps an offshoot of another great thread, Lofthouse Garden as well as some other "landrace" gardening threads. As most of us already know the "landrace" gardening concept and associated threads explore the use of what some might call nonconventional plant breeding and seed saving to make a garden more resilient and productive.  

Another thread I like a lot is Importance of Calories. This thread more that any other introduced me to the importance of considering how many calories I produce in my garden and offers ways to calculate exactly how to go about that.
 
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https://permies.com/t/50840/fiber-arts/Nettle-Long-harvesting-stinging-nettle

I have long been fascinated with nettle fiber being hollow and being a common fabric of the past that just happened to be a performance fabric (keeps you warm in the winter and cool in the summer). I was pleasantly surprised to learn that flax fiber shares the same hollow fiber characteristic and this post delivers a ton of info about both of them.
 
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I declare a tie because ...

Judith Browning has 6 likes and 3 apples!

Sonja draven has 9 likes and 2 apples!

I am giving a piece of Pie to Judith and one to Sonja!

Honorable mention:

Leigh Tate 5 likes and 1 apple!

Mark Reed 5 likes and 1 apple! and someone gave him a piece of PIE, too!

Thanks to everyone one who played the game!
 
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Looks like I’m too late for pies and apples and oranges.
I’m just found this tonight. Suddenly I was here.

I’d like to add this thread,  if I may, just for the record.

https://permies.com/t/37341/Cloth-Toilet-Paper-Yay-Nay

It really helped me during lockdown as people were panicking and hoarding toilet paper.
I learned a lot from it.
 
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Staff Note to everyone - just because you missed the "competition", doesn't mean staff aren't still monitoring this thread and any suggestions made, may well show up in a dailish sometime in the next month or several.

So Please - keep the suggestions coming!
 
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