backtotheland Photos & Videos

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".. We have been encouraged to stare with fascinated horror at the spectacle of whole nations reduced through bodily torture and systematic intellectual stultification to the abjuration of moral conscience and to the worship of force. These distractions have served to conceal the inner essence of fascism, which, as we shall show, is really nothing more nor less than an attempt to prolong and strengthen the rule of the predominant capitalist element through the medium of an all-powerful State. Its aim is, on the one hand, to arrest the contradictions which threaten to undermine capitalism, and, on the other, to break the back of working-class resistance. Fascism, as the Russian anti-Stalinist publicist Karl Radek put it, is the iron hoop around the collapsing barrel of capitalism." - Eric Hass. I am by no means a Marxist/Communist, but Fascism won’t solve the issues found in modern society. Neither will Marxism/Communism, nor Capitalism, nor blatant Anarchism. The State must exist, but not with the forms of economic despotism as mentioned before (this doesn’t include Marxism or Anarchism; those are topics for the future), as that eventually leads to political despotism. Partners: @fatherland.family.liberty Tags: #ecogang #ecology #deepecology #darkecology #revolution #anarchism #populism #authoritarian #tribal #religion #politics #political #terrarist #celtic #nationalist #nationalism #nationalsocialism #natsoc #savetheearth #kaczynskiwasright #primitivism #nature #returntonature #backtotheland #blackmetal #militantblackmetal

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Our little quarter acre organic food and medicinal herb market garden in the making. We cut the grass two days ago (going to use it as mulch) and the rotary tiller is coming this afternoon! : We’ve been doing everything by hand for the last few months but I’m glad there are supportive wise elders in this community who lend us their tech when we want to get plants growing a bit faster. :

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#inktober Day 18: #growth<3 . “And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.” ― Anaïs Nin . Having only relatively recently in my life finally learned to appreciate that I am a woman, my love for drawing trees has only increased as I learned to appreciate the connection between them and womanhood. I have long thought that these strong, curved edges and deep set roots are innately female. The physical extension of Mother Earth, reaching towards the sky in all her glory. Reminding us that as the seasons change, so does she. Reminding us that she still stands while we come and go. She is strong. She is life. Let us take care of her - it is the very least we can do. . . . #artwork #inktober2018 #inktoberday18 #artistofinstagram #sharpie #strathmore #strathmorepaper #femaleartist #illustration #illustratorsofinstagram #divinefeminine #earth #motherearth #love #life #allthethings #earthchild #treelover #treehugger #backtotheland #mystory #mylifeinart

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AUSTRALIA, KATRIN KOENNING, NEW SOUTH WALES . As farmers in New South Wales face their worst #drought since 1903, the godfather of a new agricultural system is more convinced that the solutions to such climatic disasters lie in watching and mimicking Nature. His own transformation to #organic farming came 25 years ago, when a devastating bush fire wiped out most of his #flock , his home and almost took his life. It left Colin Seis with no money to buy the #fertilisers and he was forced to rethink his approach to farming. . After much reflection, Seis decided to follow nature’s lead and maximise the #diversity of his farm by planting cereal crops such as oats and barley into perennial pasture, thus allowing the “weeds” to provide a cover for his food crops. It’s a technique now known as pasture cropping. Furthermore, he moved his #sheep around the land to graze as they might have done thousands of years ago, allowing the animals to clear up and recycle the leftover crops and turn it once again into fertile pastureland. . Pasture cropping is now practiced on more than 2,000 farms in Australia and is spreading throughout the world. Colin’s disaster led him to be a role model for a method of farming that provides both crops and meat while also regenerating the soil for generations to come. It may also be the best line of defence many farmers now have against the ravages of #climatechange. . German photographer, Katrin Koenning’s work has been published widely in volumes such as Firecrackers: Female Photographers Now, Photographers’ Sketchbooks, Hijacked III, the New York Times, Financial Times Magazine, California Sunday Magazine, National Geographic, Der Spiegel Magazine, the Guardian and ASX amongst others. Photograph: Katrin Koenning/ @wefeedtheworld. . #natural #allnatural #nongmo #holistic #growyourown #organicfood #csa #livingsoil #farmlife #biodiversity #sustainablefarming #regenerativeagriculture #agroecology #permaculture #agroforestry #countryfile #soil #ecological #eco #ecofriendly #farming #backtotheland

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Mimosa anyone?? 🌴(honestly more of a Bellini person but this Mimosa I like!) This Powder Puff bonsai from the Mimosa family gets its name from its showy cottonball pompom blooms. Native to the tropics of the Americas and Asia, this makes for the perfect indoor bonsai for its relatively easy care. Fun fact: its tiny serrated leaves fold back up at night and open up again in daylight 🌞 • • #mimosabonsai #calliandra #powderpuff #nycbonsai #mimosa 📸 @bettybyrd

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Gardening is such a pleasure! I’m only at the beginning stages of learning and am looking forward to trying new plants next year. Our peppers are still going strong. I picked the final tomatoes, which are green. So we will definitely be having fried green tomatoes this week. How is your garden doing? Will you transition to a winter garden? . . . . . #mexipeppers #bananapeppers #mint #basil #jalapenos #greentomatoes #fresnochiles #freshpeppers #chilipeppers #chilipeppers #harvesttime #homesteadersofinstagram #backtoedengarden #permaculture #backtotheland #homesteadhustle #abundance #homestead #homesteading #hobbyfarm #farmstead #authenticlife #selfsufficientliving #modernhomesteader #growwhatyoueat #middletennessee #5DogFarm #gobigorgohomestead #ruralbliss #rusticrevival

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We are making new beds for planting! ◇ Learning to grow food in the jungle, mind shifts, exploring new territory. Healthy food, healthy heart, healthy mind, healthy body. . Estamos haciendo nuevas camas de siembra! ◇ Aprendiendo a cultivar en la selva, cambios en la mente, explorando nuevo territorio. Comida sana, corazón sano, mente sana, cuerpo sano. Por ahí caminamos. . #costaricaretreats #veganfood #yogaveganretreats #veganretreat #localfood #organicfood #growingfood #growyourfood #comidaorgánica #backtotheland #madretierra #plantassagradas #medicinanatural #natureretreat

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All the flowers 💐🌸

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“He’s more myself than I am. Whatever our souls are made of, his and mine are the same” 💕

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Während meiner Zeit beim @thegroovegathering in Kanada entstand auch die gemeinsame Fotoreportage "Back to the Land" mit den Yoga Lehrern @lizhuntly und Roland Jensch, die nun zu meiner großen Freude in der @yogaaktuell_de erschienen ist. Die Idee hinter den Bildern war, das neue Leben von Liz und Roland auf dem Land zu zeigen. Nachdem die beiden jahrelang durch die Welt von Yoga Event zu Yoga Event reisten, entschlossen sie sich nämlich bewusst zu einem Leben in und mit der Natur. Und welcher Ort wäre dafür besser als eine Farm in Kanada? Mehr zu lesen in der Yoga Aktuell. Schaut mal rein! . . . . . . . #backtotheland #yogaaktuell #fotoreportage #kanada #fotografie #yoga #yogafotografie #farmlife #fotografinunterwegs #lovemyjob

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Had to sit and and enjoy the colour for a moment.....We've been working on the new yoga studio/workshop space ~ right across from Lavender House 🧘‍♀️🧘‍♂️🧘‍♀️🧘‍♂️ #yogaretreat #workshop #larchhills

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In the afternoon I move with the sun and work in #cabin3dawn. ✨✨✨ It was built in 1972 by Leona Walden, with an addition added in 1975 by Dawn Hofberg. 🌱🌱🌱 It’s got a great, big communal kitchen and dining room. Lovely to work here during these quiet days, but look forward to seeing it buzzing. 🌱🌱🌱 . . . #salmoncreekfarm #redwoods #treehouse #cabin #almostoffthegrid #freshair #mendocino #timetothink #timetoread #trees #shepersisted #commune #wethepeople #truth #factsmatter #breathedeeply #dawn #backtotheland #persist #resist

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#acorn season is upon us here in southern Indiana! Get a load of these beauties I found in the woods behind my garden! So low in tannins you could almost enjoy them raw. If you need me I’ll be doing my best squirrel impression over yonder for the next coupl’a weeks! ✌️🐿 #acorns #acornsarepeoplefoodtoo #allyournutsarebelongtous #ratherhuntgather #wildfoodlove #foraging #wildfoods #wheredoesyourfoodcomefrom #staplefood #natureconnection #backtotheland #modernhomesteading #rewildyourself

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Had to share this moment. We 3 ladies were so excited to finally meet that we didn’t even notice our “photo bomber”! It was a pleasure meeting you Roma & Teresa! Thanks to Doug we not only had a great laugh but a wonderful life long memory that will always put a smile on our faces. Thanks to you and Stacy for sharing your lives, time and humor with all of us at the Homesteaders of America conference and on You Tube. 💖 . . . . . #offgridwithdougandstacy #dougandstacy #homesteadersofamerica #homesteadersofamericaconference #homesteadhomies #homesteadguru #youcandoit #makemyday #whataguy #photobomb #myinspiration #homesteadersofinstagram #backtoedengarden #permaculture #backtotheland #homesteadhustle #abundance #homestead #homesteading #hobbyfarm #farmstead #authenticlife #selfsufficientliving #modernhomesteader #growwhatyoueat #middletennessee #5DogFarm #gobigorgohomestead #ruralbliss #rusticrevival

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We Feed The World is an exhibition that showcases the best of agriculture: small scale farms that already provide 70% of the world’s food (the UN). @wefeedtheworld is one until the 21st October. . This image is from Peru and the HUADQUIÑA CO-OPERATIVE. . Climate change has shifted the coffee season forward: In the words of Hebert Quispe Palomino, manager of the Huadquiña co-operative, “cafe con historia, cafe con mañana” (coffee with a history, coffee with a tomorrow) is what defines this organisation in Santa Teresa, La Convención. Huadquiña represents over 300 smallholder farmers, and has been working on creating a sustainable model of production while pests, diseases and climate change continue to exacerbate coffee supply problems worldwide. . Photograph: Niall O'Brien/We Feed the World. . . . . . #organic #bees #natural #allnatural #cleaneating #nongmo #holistic #nutrition #growyourown #healthyfood #organicfood #csa #livingsoil #farmlife #biodiversity #sustainablefarming #allotment #regenerativeagriculture #agroecology #permaculture #agroforestry #countryfile #soil #marketgarden #ecological #eco #ecofriendly #farming #backtotheland #allotmentlife

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Monday Morning = A Fresh Start ❄️✨ Aptly, here’s the arrival of our new gals 🐑 Reporting for duty, and ready for milking...soon.🙈 For now, they’re getting used to their new home and making themselves known to all the farm animals; including: Mr Rambo, the cattle, our two nosiest ducks, and the sheepdogs.🐾 Can you tell that the only dog they were used to before was a friendly, face-licking Golden Retriever?😍 - #EastFriesianSheep #BorderColliesOfInstagram #DogsWithJobs #FarmDog #SheepdogsOfInstagram #BallyhubbockFarm

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Dedicating a life to the land is life changing. Where we find that we can no longer relate to those who aren’t as connected to the soil as we once could. The farmer has one hand in the soil and the other in the mystic world of life and death; all while trying to live in a modern world. We’re the life bringers and the life takers. We’re the sowers and the reapers. We work hard to preserve the life on the homestead while knowing that that life will give itself to us for nourishment. It is a spiritually solemn act that few can stomach anymore. The modern world has outsourced this phenomenon where you can be disconnected from your food. What an honor the farmer has to witness life from birth to death. Protecting and caring for the substance that will provide us the ability to navigate in a disconnected world. ++ Seek out your local farmers and learn where your food comes from. ++ #SundaySermon #KnowYourFarmer #RevoltAgainstTheModernWorld #Wehrbauer #Rural #Farmlife #Homestead #Reconnect #BackToTheLand

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Things with wheels at #gettoknowahomesteader This is our wagon train that transports wood chips into the garden! Our bigger kids use wheelbarrows, but these wagons mean all the littles can get in on the action as well! Have I mentioned that we love working together?!?! Some of us more than others, lol .. .. .. .. #backtoedengarden #backtotheland #organicgarden #familychores #homesteading #familytime #hiredhelp #slavelabor @moderndaysoldways @growingjubilance @atablefullinthewoods @mitzacreekfarm @lostandfarmed

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I had the pleasure of attending Farmacy, a farm to table dinner series, last Thursday evening. The food was absolutely delicious and the discussion focused on farming, food, and nutrition of the past, present, and future. My nutrition philosophy stems from the idea nutrient dense whole foods MUST be the baseline of our diet in order to maintain and reach optimal health. Unfortunately, it can be difficult to know what quality food looks like or where to find it. That’s why I’m so excited I met Kate Brown @braisedbones and Nick Wallace @wallacefarmsofficial. They value the same philosophy as I do and are passionate about sharing the benefits of going “Back to the Land”. Their products are sustainably sourced and raised, are jam packed with nutrition, and are delicious. Please, please, please check them both out. You will not be disappointed!! I also had the opportunity to hear Dr. Andy Nish, Director of the John Stoddard Cancer Center, speak. His health recommendation: 1. Exercise - move every day 2. Breathe - take conscious, deep, meditative breaths 3. Socialize - find community, give a hug, smile, communicate Health doesn’t have to be complicated. Keep things simple. Eat food from the land, move, breathe, and find community. You’ve got this!! 😊 #backtotheland #nutrientdense #farmtotable #farmacy #justbreathe #moveyourbody #keepitsimple

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Spalting (beech wood in these images), although weakening the wood, can produce beautiful different shades and black border lines. The black lines indicate the the depth of fungal attack. I have been experimenting with using spalted wood in my carving (see last image). #beechwood #spalting #spooncarving #woodcarving #carving #handcrafted #handmade #whittling #newpeasantculture #makerlife #simpleliving #greenwoodworking #woodwork #woodcraft #naturalbeauty #natureknowsbest #backtotheland #nakedwoodcraft

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Yes! We got it done in Sayre PA!! You guys were the best! @bcrac

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As the saying goes, two is company and tree’s a bonsai party! 💚 Marge the Hinoki Cypress, Kento the Elm and Chiku the other Hinoki Cypress find perfect harmony inside this Dandy Farmer designed Shou Sugi Ban tea house. ⛩ The touch of tatami mat elevates the space and makes our bonsai friends extra classy! • • #shousugiban #japaneseteahouse #bonsaiparty #nycbonsai #hinokicypressbonsai

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Even after years of working with these magical medicinal plants, I’m still utterly and completely awe struck every single day by these ladies. So much gratitude for the life I have which allows me to spend my days hanging, learning and growing in their world. #symbiosis

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Yet again, I've been terrible at updating, but I'm in a serious time crunch. No snow yet, but nights have been dropping below freezing. I didn't know if I'd have time for plaster before all my water freezes so I threw up some sheet rock for ease. Earthen plasters are easy enough to put on drywall. I temporarily installed my windows for winter, but plan for permanent installation in spring. I insulated the deck floor with some free rock wool I scored, and am currently insulating the ceiling. I found a tiny little stove for the cabin from a local manufacturer. I'm waiting on a buddy cutting the last tiles for my heat shield, then on to stove install. Sadly, it looks as though the covered porch extension and most of the interior work will be saved for the coming spring. Siding install coming soon. I'm ready to throw a mattress on the floor and hibernate. 5 structures in 3 months has thoroughly kicked my ass. #homesteading #diy #buildityourself #hippieshit #earthenhomes #prep #homestead #rewildyourlife #washington #naturalbuilding #homesteadlife #backtotheland #cabin #cabinbuild #slipstraw #tinyhome #tinyhomes #framing #offthegrid #livesimply #sustainableliving #strawbale

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The Ram Effect 🐑✨ Part 3 of 3 🤓 Well, technically #TheRamEffect is now complete; but, this post rounds the whole process off nicely.🐑 So once the ewes are synchronised and ready-to-go, the ram is harnessed up with a crayon 🖍 and set off to mate (known as Tupping). The ewes first seek out the ram.👀 The ram then responds to the estrus ewe by sniffing, extending his leg and curling his lip. If the ewe is responsive to the ram’s moves, she will stand for mating.🙌🏻 Rams are particular creatures. They choose older ewes over younger ewes, and may choose particular breeds over other breeds ☝🏻 We only have one East Friesian Ram for our small flock; but, if you were to use several rams, you would see that the older rams dominate over the younger rams too 🐑 The mark left by the crayon allows us to know who has been tupped by the ram, and when as we change the crayon colour every 2 weeks ☺️ 📸 Photo Quality Disclaimer: Taken at dusk 🌙 - #EastFriesianSheep #FarmingFoodFactFriday #IrishFarming #SheepFarming #TuppingSeason #BallyhubbockFarm

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Happy autumn, folks 🍂

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Surviving the Worst Drought in a Hundred Years: As farmers in New South Wales face their worst drought since 1903, the godfather of a new agricultural system is more convinced that the solutions to such climatic disasters lie in watching and mimicking Nature. His own transformation to organic came 25 years ago, when a devastating bush fire wiped out most of his flock, his home and almost took his life. It left Colin Seis with no money to buy the fertilisers and he was forced to rethink his approach to farming. . The photography event @wefeedtheworld , starts this Friday in London and runs until the 21st October. Really worth checking out, all talks are free but ticketed. See their website for the full programme and tickets. Come join the movement. I’ll catch you there! . 📸 Katrin Koenning/We Feed the World . . #organic #bees #natural #allnatural #cleaneating #nongmo #holistic #nutrition #growyourown #healthyfood #organicfood #csa #livingsoil #farmlife #biodiversity #sustainablefarming #allotment #regenerativeagriculture #agroecology #permaculture #agroforestry #countryfile #soil #marketgarden #ecological #eco #ecofriendly #farming #backtotheland #allotmentlife

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This #Candyland is on fire this morning. Such a stunner and smelling like floral skittles 🍭

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Love when different things work so well together

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Blue yurt going up yesterday at a lovely riverside spot for some full time off grid living.

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Mushrooms are loving the wood chips and rain in the garden! These guys are popping up everywhere 🍄

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Yesterday, I ran a new water line from the street to the basement and hooked it up to the house plumbing, replacing the old galvanized pipe that was pretty corroded. After wrestling with multiple pipe wrenches and a sawzall to remove the old pipe, I’m immensely grateful for PEX. It’s just so much easier to work with, requires fewer tools, is more forgiving, and installs so quickly! Excited to commence phase 2 and replace all the house plumbing with PEX 😎

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Happy green and purple beauties right here. Still plumping up and reaching for the sky for a few more weeks. #infernoog

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I have been dreading my first-ever #sweetpotato harvest because it looks like so much damn work, but I just dug up my first handful and now I am really, really, really fucking excited. THIS plant — more than any other, by a long shot — will keep me nourished through the winter months when the only thing harder to come by than fresh local produce is the cash required to buy it. I have four different varieties in the ground from cuttings gifted by my lovely neighbors @brambleberrypermaculture and it looks like these Japanese purples may be the biggest and most abundant. I’m excited to see how they compare! Hopefully I can get them all dug and cleaned up and cured and ready for storage before it’s time to hit the road in a few weeks! Ask me again how I feel about sweet potatoes in March 2019!! 😂🙌

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My favorite crop this year? Blue spice basil. Of all the beautiful, colorful blooms we grew, this mostly green, slightly muddy purple herb blew me out of the water. 🌿 If you’ve never grown this variety of basil before, I highly recommend it. It’s not just a versatile filler for bouquets and vase arrangements. It has the strongest, fruitiest, most delicious aroma of any plant I’ve ever grown. Had I not cut the last of it for this weekend’s wedding, I would have made a pound of blue spice basil butter. I’d be making blue spice basil bath salts. I’d have put it in my banana bread. Can you tell I’m a little obsessed? 🖤

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SHOW ANNOUNCEMENT- We will be performing two shows in Pennsylvania. Get all the info on our website.

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