homesteadblog Photos & Videos

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Less than one week until the big move! I cannot wait to show y’all around the new place 😍 . . It was built in 1960, and it has wood paneling everywhere. It’s outdated, but I’m determined to make it cozy. We’re going for a rustic farmhouse vibe. 😍 . . Y’all pray for us 😩 We have no friends or family out here so we’re packing and moving during naps and early in the morning 😂 it’s not the first time we’ve moved completely alone, but it gets harder as Marshall gets older 😬 . . . . . . . #homestead #homesteadlife #homesteadkids #homesteader #smallfarm #cowsofinstagram #cow #hobbyfarm #farmlife #mooreanimalsplease #toocute #thatsdarling #homesteadblog #momblogger #momlife #moving #newhome #farmhouse #rusticfarmhouse

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5 days ago

I have another beautiful DIY for y’all! 💕 Rosemary Peppermint Foot Scrub 🌱💋 . . . Click the link in my bio for the ingredients and directions, and ➡️SWIPE➡️ to see more pics 😊 . . . . . #diy #homemade #peppermint #herbal #healingherbs #herbalism #foraging #gardening #gardendfresh #rosemary #farmfresh #farm #smallfarm #hobbyfarm #farmhouse #southern #mama #momblog #giftideas #homestead #homesteadlife #diyhomestead #homesteader #homesteadblog #productphotography

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6 days ago

My nosy little Mabel loves getting her picture taken 🤣 . . . Back in January, when I was picking out our flock, I made sure to pick out kid-friendly, docile breeds 😊 I also wanted rainbow eggs, so I put a ton of thought into it! 💕 . . . Click the link in my bio to read my top 10 chicken breeds for kids 🐔🌻 . . . . . #chickens #raisingchickens #chooks #chooksofinstagram #chickensofinstagram #hens #hensofinstagram #mooreanimalsplease #homestead #homesteading #homesteadlife #southern #countryliving #countrylife #farmlife #farmhouse #smallfarm #hobbyfarm #selfreliance #fresheggs #fresheggsdaily #backyardchickens #homesteadblog #kids #homesteadkids #momblog #texashomestead #princetontx

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2 weeks ago

Gahhhhhhh I’m still hemming and hawing over this decision because second-guessing myself is a skill I’m quite adept in. . . Just posted my first two blog posts—still getting a feel for my “voice” and just everything blogging involves. But it’s nice to have a place to plunk the longer things I want to share and it’s been fun figuring it all out! . Link is in my bio! . #newbieblogger #homesteadblog #steppingoutsidemycomfortzone #findingmyvoice #homesteadlife #sharethecraziness #vermonthomestead

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3 weeks ago

⛰If there's one thing we really try to cultivate as parents is a sense of wonder and wildness in our family's everyday life. We mostly find that all we need to do is provide opportunity and then engage where we are welcome. It's a great gift to be reminded how life-essential imaginative play and carefree time in nature is for all of us. As parents we might have to step outside our "adult" comfort zones (much easier for Daddy than Mommy here) and relearn how to play. If we can, & do, it sets something free and awakens part of our souls we thought we had to give up when we became grownups. Here's to being alive & playful souls in a world that needs the joy & freedom that brings. . . . . . 👵 We enjoyed our Labor Day weekend with Kyle's parents. It's such a gift to be close to at least one set of our parents. I do wish the other set lived closer also. 👴🏻 . . . ⛺️ We hiked up to Max Patch (swipe left to see more). Parking was tricky but the hike was easy. The weather was perfect. The views incredible. We plan on camping there in the fall, if anyone is interested in joining us for a camp out just let us know! ⛺️ . . . #wildandfree #childhood #childlike #playful #parenting #simpleliving #simpleparenting #simplejoys #timewithfamily #sunshine #simpleparenting #family veganicfarming #veganicgardening #veganhomesteading #veganhomesteaders #permaculture #veganfarmers #vegangardeners #northcarolina #appalachia #foodforests #homestead #homesteading #homesteaders #homesteadblog #veganhomesteadblog #christianvegan #veganchristian #plantbasedhomestead #plantbasedgardening #plantbasedchristian

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3 weeks ago

Last week we lost my sweet Darlene 😢 . . We’re not 100% sure what happened, but we think it was a heat stroke. . . She didn’t like me very much. She didn’t like anyone, really, aside from our Buff Orpington, Hennifer. But I loved her! She was so beautiful and funny... and a great egg layer! . . . You’ll be missed Darlene! 😢 . . . . . #backyardchickens #backyardchicken #chooks #chickens #chickensofinstagram #lossonthefarm #farmlife #smallfarm #hobbyfarm #homestead #homesteading #homesteadlife #homesteadher #heatstroke #chickenmama #crazychickenlady #texashomestead #homesteadblog #momblog #southernmama #farm #hen #hensofinstagram #poorbaby #rip

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3 weeks ago

I made the cutest fall wreath because in my heart it's fall... Lol. I also bought and planted some gorgeous red and purple mums. Plus I planted a whole new round of herbs to keep in the house through winter for cooking and drying. It's my FAVORITE season. We always visit a local farm where they have a huge cornmaze (we always get lost 😂). Then we shoot pumpkins out of their pumpkin cannon. And then finish up by shopping at their little on site farm store. And then as we drive home we chit chat about how we'd love to turn our farm into something like that! Not to mention Halloween's my favorite holiday 😍. And October is also our first borns birth month 😍. So many things I LOVE about fall. I could go on and on. Im sharing a link to my 2017 Fall Home Tour in my bio. It gives me all the fall vibes I LIVE FOR. And I'm thinking I'll switch it up and do a 2018 Fall Farm Tour this year 💁. What do you guys think? Home or Farm? Or maybe a mix of both 🤷? . . . . #countdowntofall #20days

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3 weeks ago

It’s the first of September and I am helping Heather of @sleightholmfolk to welcome Autumn with her annual blog stroll (there’s even a giveaway on her blog for some lovely artwork!). So click on over to Heather’s Insta and join us for some Fall fun! • • #Juneau #Alaska #JuneauAlaska #907 #Alaskan #AlaskaBlog #AlaskaAdventure #NorthToAlaska #AlaskaLife #Homestead #HomesteadBlog #AlaskaBlog #Blogger #SimpleLife #LiveSimply #FolkLiving #LiveFolk #Folk #NatureLove #BlogPost #OldFashioned #OldFasionedBlog #ChristianBlog #ChristianBlogger #Home #Autumn #AutumnLove

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1 month ago

I’ve had a lot of people ask me questions about how we bought our house! I put up a blog post (link in bio) covering everything @dustymk and I learned in the home-buying process about USDA loans and what it takes to buy a home in a seller’s market. Enjoy! Feel free to ask me any questions. I know there are probably some things I can elaborate on!!! 🤠 ・・・ #homesteading #blogging #homesteadblog #homebuying #texas #realestate #loans #mortgages #usdaloans #finances #farming #ranching #rurallife #countryliving #prepper #selfsufficient #millennials

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1 month ago

I sure am gonna miss these girls, but it’s time for the next chapter 😢💕 . . We’re moving at the end of September. It’s funny though, we’re moving practically across the street, about 2 minutes away 🤣 . . It’s a beautiful house on a over an acre of land with a creek and huge trees, so our animals will have plenty of shade. Plus there’s an extra room 😉 The house is about 3 times bigger than where we’re staying now. To say we’re stoked is a massive understatement! . . Still, these sweethearts won’t be in my backyard anymore, and I’m going to miss each and every one! . . . . . . . . #cowsofig #cowsofinstagram #cow #livestock #farmlife #farmland #hobbyfarm #homesteadlife #homesteadmom #homestead #homesteading #texashomestead #countryliving #simplelife #countrylife #momsofinstagram #momlife #southernmama #homesteadblog

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1 month ago

My sweet Roy boy 💜 ... side note, since I’ve found this wonderful world of Instagram homesteaders, I’ve been so inspired. I quit my job. I’m writing a business plan. I’m not only concerned with feeding myself and my animals, but offering ethical food locally and enjoying life. I’m so incredibly happy and I love seeing all of the amazing accounts I follow that make a difference every day! There is a movement happening. People are aware of what is going into their food, their medicines, their clothing, their cleaning products.... and it’s changing for the better. Thank you all for your daily inspiration!!!! ・・・・ #homesteading #buylocal #sustainable #farming #selfsufficient #homesteadblog #garden #wokeaf

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1 month ago

It may be rainy and cold out my window now, but I’ll have fireweed honey as a taste of summer to get me through autumn! There’s a new story to read over on the blog if you care to hop over and see it - this one is all about making fireweed honey! 🍯 • • • • #Juneau #Alaska #JuneauAlaska #907 #Alaskan #AlaskaBlog #AlaskaAdventure #AlaskaLife #Homestead #HomesteadBlog #AlaskaBlog #Blogger #SimpleLife #LiveSimply #FolkLiving #LiveFolk #Folk #NatureLove #BlogPost #OldFashioned #OldFasionedBlog #ChristianBlog #ChristianBlogger #Home #Homemade #Flowerpicking #FireweedHoney #Fireweed #WildFlowers

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1 month ago

"A simple life is not seeing how little we can get by with—that’s poverty—but how efficiently we can put first things first. . . . When you’re clear about your purpose and your priorities, you can painlessly discard whatever does not support these, whether it’s clutter in your cabinets or commitments on your calendar." –Victoria Moran, Lit From Within: Tending Your Soul For Lifelong Beauty ✨ ☀️ • • We got an incredible window of sunshine yesterday and we SOAKED up that East Coast sun. I (Athena) grew up in Arizona & the West Coast so this is the first summer I've ever played in the joyfully warmer waters of the Southeast. And that sky! The circle of storm clouds eventually closed in on us, but not before we enjoyed hours of sandy, salt-watery family fun!! #familyvacation #beachtime #visitinggrandparents #cousinlove • • . . . . . #homesteading #homesteadfamily #plantbased #vegandogs #veganfamily #veganhomesteaders #theveganhomesteaders #veganhomesteading #homesteadbloggers #homesteadblog #simplelife #family #summervacation #northcarolina #beachlife #asheville #eastcoast #photography #northcarolinabeaches #naturephotography

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1 month ago

🐶12 dark little eyes saying, "we cannot be apart!" 🐶6 little noses on the window in the shape of a heart. 🐶"Take us with you," they say, "we won't be any fuss." "🐶We'll snuggle in your laps so you won't need a bus 🚌!" ••• • • #parentlife #readtoomanykidsbooks #6doggies #thewholefamily #onvacation #dogsonvacation • • From left to right, top to bottom: Brutus (Sheltie), Shiloh (Sheltie- in shadows), Amigo (Chihuahua), Rolo (Dachshund), Mia (Chi mix), Rou (Chihuahua) . . . . . . #rescuedogs #longhairedchihuahua #chihuahuas #dachshunds #shelties #rescuechihuahuas #homesteadingkids #foreverhomes #meetourkids #ourfamily #petphotography #homesteading #homesteadfamily #plantbased #vegandogs #vegandogfood #veganhomesteaders #theveganhomesteaders #veganhomesteading #homesteadbloggers #homesteadblog #simplelife #family #summervacation

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✨✨✨🌑✨✨✨ "To be more childlike, you don’t have to give up being an adult. The fully integrated person is capable of being both an adult and a child simultaneously. Recapture the childlike feelings of wide-eyed excitement, spontaneous appreciation, cutting loose, and being full of awe and wonder at this magnificent universe." –Dr. Wayne Dyer ✨✨✨🌑✨✨✨ • • • Our family vacation at the beach 🌊 this weekend may be getting rained out. We all planned it too far back to predict the weather very well. So here we are, on vacation at the beach in the rain. None the less, the rain has sweet little breaks and we are all together with grandparents, kids, in-loves and grand babies. The two little cousins are finally old enough to enjoy one another's company and there's plenty of ice cream and board game fun to be had. The littlest kiddo got his very first haircut today. And no matter what, we all resolved to play at the beach tomorrow no matter what the weather!! 🌧🌤☀️ • • "Life is not always perfect. Like a road, it has many bends, ups and down, but that’s its beauty." –Amit Ray, World Peace: The Voice of a Mountain Bird • • "The best things are never arrived at in haste. God is in no hurry; His plans are never rushed." –Michael R. Phillips • • #simplejoys #timewithfamily #sunshine #rainydays #childlikejoy #family #changeofplans #simplelife veganicfarming #veganicgardening #veganhomesteading #veganhomesteaders #permaculture #veganfarmers #vegangardeners #northcarolina #appalachia #foodforests #homestead #homesteading #homesteaders #homesteadblog #veganhomesteadblog #christianvegan #veganchristian #plantbasedhomestead #plantbasedgardening #earthstewardship #plantbasedchristian

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1 month ago

And just like that, it's our last night at the Knob house, and the last few hours of our time in West Virginia. I won't pretend these past three years have always been easy- far from it. We've dealt with power outages, possums in the pantry, poisonous snakebites, horses in the house, and dirt roads so muddy it's a wonder our car lasted as long as it did. We've taken care of chicken, guinea fowl, rabbits, a pig, tilapia, and more dogs than we care to count. I've gone for days at time without any human contact but Ian, and somehow we still love each other even more than when we got married almost three years ago. And in the process, we've grown to know and love some incredible people. While we're looking forward to the stage ahead of owning our own property, a big part of our hearts will always be lodged in the ramshackle walls of the knob house. If you want to follow our journey through through this next stage, our new website is firstrootsfarm.com #wildandwonderful #westvirginia #newbeginnings #homesteading #homesteadlife #blogger #blogginglife #farmblog #homesteadblog

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1 month ago

My Herbal Sun Tea Recipe is up on the blog! 😊🙌🏻 . . It has: . ⭐️Hibiscus . ⭐️Peppermint . ⭐️Lemon Balm . ⭐️Rose Buds . . . It’s super yummy y’all 😊 and easy to make 🌻 Click the link in my bio for the recipe! . . . . . . #suntea #herbal #herbalsuntea #herbalism #herbology #rose #diy #homemade #momblogger #homesteading #homesteadblog #homesteader #homesteadlife #yummy #recipeoftheday #summer #simplelife #countryliving #countrylife #naturalliving #toddlermom #boymom #drinks #southernmama

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1 month ago

Vegetable tanned Rex rabbit pelt ✨ . . Experiment time! I had a wildhair to get into some vegetable tanning- and this unique piece is the result. . Whats your opinion about the result? I used a very common weedy plant to get this result! . Curious? My story about our meat rabbits and discussion of the experiment is on the blog- check out the link in my profile. . . . . . . . Note: it isn't fully finished, it needs some more stretching/softening, and then oiling 💫 . . . #vegetabletanning #tanyourhide #hidetanning #tanninghides #naturaltanning #rabbitfur #rabbit #rexrabbit #meatrabbits #meatrabbitsofinstagram #experiments #rabbitsofinstagram #bunniesofinstagram #hometanning #raiseyourownfood #nowaste #homestead #homesteadersofinstagram #wastenotwantnot #olympiawa #youngfarmers #smallfarm #localfarms #farmlife #experiments #diy #homesteadblog #butcheryourown

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1 month ago

🌿Homegrown tea! ☕️ A handful of Tulsi makes the heart glad 😁❤️🙌🏻🌿☕️ • • Grown in an area of ~ 4.5-5 hours of gently dappled sunshine ☀️. We purchased two Tulsi plant starts locally @forvillagers late this spring season and they are thriving. They came with buds on them which we removed and saved seeds from for next year. 🌺 We continue to remove the buds to encourage leaf 🍃 growth. This guys are planted in an organic mulch and soil mix that I (Athena) mixed from some options available on the quick at Lowes. In the future we plan to regenerate our very compact clay soil with compost, straw and other non-till means. If you've not grown your own tea, you should try Tulsi! Maybe even add a bit of stevia in the garden for a sweet addition to your tea adventures! • • Holy basil (or Tulsi) is native to the Indian subcontinent and other parts of tropical Asia. The leaf and seed oil are used therapeutically. Studies support its benefit for asthma related symptoms and blood sugar control in type II Diabetics--though this is in very specific doses multiple times per day. You can read more on the University of Michigan's Medical Research Website. ☕️ ☕️ ☕️ Typically most people dry it and use it as tea. It is SO tasty freshly dried and steeped in hot water with stevia on a cool morning 🏔 #tea #homegrowntea #teagarden #homesteading #homestead #looseleaftea #herbs #holybasil #garden #organicgarden #homesteadgarden #fresh #eatbeautiful #driedherbs #growyourownfood #homesteading #veganhomesteadibg #homesteaders #veganblog #homesteadblog #farmersmarket #veganicfarming #veganfood #veganicgardeners #veganfarmers #permaculture #veganpermaculture #onestepatatime #gardening #veganasheville #homesteadingskills

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2 months ago

🍳⁉️Is that egg? 🍚 👎🏽 Nope! Vegan fried rice with scrambled tofu egg (seasoned with black salt*) for dinner by the toddler's request and assistance in the kitchen. 🍳❌ ♨️🍴 ••• 1️⃣Tofu scrambled egg 2️⃣Toasting black and white sesame seeds 3️⃣Chopped Local Farmers Market garlic 4️⃣Diced Farmers Market Beans, sweet red pepper, carrots, and other random goodies. 5️⃣Sautéing it all together before the cooked rice is added. 6️⃣Viola! It is ready!! ••• *Black salt gives the tofu "egg" a slightly eggy taste with its sulfuric saltiness. 🍴 The color is provided by turmeric and paprika (we love smoked paprika the best!). 🎉♨️ #plantbasedtoddlers #chefinthemaking #kitchenassistant #vegantoddlers #plantbasedfamilies #learningtohomestead #homesteading #homestead #livingonedayatatime #learningandgrowing #supportlocalfarmers #localfarmersasheville #ashevillelocal #ashevillefarmersmarket #ashevillefarm #eatlocal #growyourownfood #familygoals #slowabdsteady #inthekitchen #veganfood #veganegg #plantbaseddiet #vegancomfortfood #homesteadblog #homesteadinthemaking #vegan #veganhomesteading #thebirdnbeastsfarmstead #tofu

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2 months ago

Hi, I’m Olivia. I realize I have some new #homesteading followers and I wanted to introduce myself! Im 25 yrs old living on 5 acres in the great state of TX. I’m all about chickens 🐔, gardening, DIY projects, dogs, & cooking. That’s kind of what I spend my time doing when I’m not working. I work for an engineering company as a lab technician. I test dirt and concrete to make sure buildings and roads aren’t going to sink into the ground etc etc. but anyways I’m glad to have some new followers and I’m excited to learn from all my new friends. It’s so cool being able to try new products and techniques from fellow farmers and homesteaders all over the world. It’s so helpful! @dustymk (my better half) and I are determined to become somewhat self-sustainable and are going to continue to expand our gardens and hopefully add more animals to the homestead as we grow. So thank you for coming with us as we learn from our experiences out here in the country! Check out our blog at theredrockflock.com ・・・ #homesteading #farming #urbanfarm #self -sufficiency #gardening #livestock #chickens #texas #homesteadblog

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2 months ago

"The power of the eyes is at times more effective than any words one can speak." –Maria Koszler ✨ ✨ ✨ Rou was our 5th furry child and came to us by a little round about way. 💫 We adopted her for my best friend who figured out quickly that this little gal had bonded quite thoroughly with me (Athena) before the transfer. We tried to help the transition but it was to no avail. This deep-souled girl had attached herself in absolute to me and none of us to bear to deny her. How could you?! So she came into our family and she will be with us (and most likely, in my lap) until her last wink 😉✨ -------------------------------------------------- #rescuedogs #longhairedchihuahua #rescuechihuahuas #homesteadingkids #foreverhomes #meetourkids #ourfamily #petphotography #homesteading #homesteadfamily #plantbased #vegandogs #vegandogfood #veganhomesteaders #theveganhomesteaders #veganhomesteading #homesteadbloggers #homesteadblog

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2 months ago

🐶This is handsome Rolo 🐶. He's our big-hearted Weenie pup. He is 1 of 5 in our furry family. He's a rescue for whom a 6 hour drive to retrieve was nothing. It was love at first sight after seeing his sweet face in a single blurry picture about 6 years ago. He is such a sweet boy and loves to bask in warm sunshine, chase things into the woods, or snuggle under bed covers (& yes there have been many nights of thunder where we have hosted all 5 dogs AND our toddler in our full-sized bed 🙊😳😍). THANKFULLY we just upgraded to a Queen size! . His best buddy is our old man Amigo (our short haired boy chihuahua). He will no doubt NOT be our last Weenie-hound ❤️--once you have a Dachshund there's no not having one 🐶! 👶He is also the youngest of our furry kids so, although we know not every one of our sweet old pups will see the land we purchase in 5-6 years for the Farmstead, this guy will most likely be one of our first official Farm Dogs 👨🏻‍🌾 👩🏻‍🌾🐶 ---------------------------------------------- #weenlife #dachshunds #rescueanimals #rescuedogs #foreverhome #adoptnevershop #furryfamily #furrychildren #redweenie #ourfamily #homesteaddog #farmdog #huntingdog #rescuedog #veganblogger #homesteadbloggers #homesteadblog #veganfarmers #homesteading #veganfarmers #vegangarden #vegangardener #permaculture #veganpermaculture #animalphotography #rightwhereweare #slowandsteady #petphotography

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2 months ago

🤛🏻✅💪🏼 It was a busy week/day. 💪🏼✅🤛🏻 . • I (Athena) sprouted mung beans for the first time (don't laugh...baby steps!!) • Made date-sweetened vanilla almond milk with leftovers of each, FROZE them & at my GENIUS husband's suggestion, used them for some creamy aeropress brewed ice coffee 🤤🤤🤤 • Strung some Farmer's Market greasy beans • Saved my own Aquafaba from home cooked chickpeas for future vegan donut & homemade vegan mayo recipes • Picked and am drying dill and Tulsi (holy basil) from our herb garden • And made a TON of hummus...also retired an old food processor as it started smoking after a few seconds of use.....yikes 😬😳😤. . And other fun things...like making necklaces with my daughter and reading stories, giving kisses to her and all the puppies (6 at current count, 5 of our own + 1 summer guest), researching straw-bale gardening (not sure how I feel about it yet...will probably do my own version with 1/2 bales and more compost --we have hard, compacted red clay....any suggestions???), refined the plan for the fall garden taking into account less sun in our new yard than we'd hoped 😐, & made dinner out of 6 different left-over meals (!!!!!!!) WHEW!!!! And it's only 5:30pm! #familymovienight #stillfeellikeihaveSOmuchtodo -------------------------------------------------- ♻️Reduce, reuse, THEN recycle♻️ -------------------------------------------------- #homesteadskills #sprouting #homemade #homesteading #veganhomesteadibg #homesteaders #veganblog #homesteadblog #farmersmarket #veganicfarming #veganfood #veganicgardeners #veganfarmers #permaculture #veganpermaculture #onestepatatime #gardening #vegangardening #appalachia #asheville #veganasheville #canning #preserving #zerowaste #nowaste #reuse #zerowasteliving #homesteadingskills

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2 months ago

🙌🏻BENEFITS of milking the Family Oat-Milk "Cow" 🐮 include:🙌🏻 . • No danger of getting kicked (except maybe by your toddler) • The Oats don't eat much • No need to wake up before the "but"-crack of dawn to do the milking • A quart of organic milk costs us about $0.30(!)😳 • The pulp makes delicious breakfast cookies • . 😪Downsides include: . • You don't get to give a cow kisses every day • You don't get to receive cow kisses every day • #oatmilk #creamy #organic #plantbasedmilk #homemade #milkingtheoats #frugal #homesteading -------------------------------------------------- RECIPE: 1 cup rolled oats 4 cups water (less for a bit creamier milk) 1 pinch salt (Optional) 1 pitted date and/or 1/2 tsp vanilla extract and/or 2Tbs cacao powder for chocolate milk. 1/4 cup berries for berry milk...the options are endless!! DIRECTIONS: Blend until smooth and creamy. Place cheese-cloth or similar cloth or but milk bag into a quart size jar or other container with an air-tight lid. Pour in the blended milk. Gently "milk" the bag/cloth until all the milk has been filtered through and you are just getting the "cream" out of the bag. Seal and date the jar and refrigerate. • The milk is good for a week depending on the temperature of your fridge. • Try it in roasted dandelion tea for a great creamy detox treat! • Freeze the pulp to make baked treats later. Recipes are easy to find. Or just mash with bananas and cinnamon and bake, top with avocado blended with cocoa for a chocolate mousse dessert with nosugar, vegan, paleo and all things good! • #frugalliving -------------------------------------------------- #homesteadblog #farmsteadblog #farmsteading #veganicfarming #veganfarm #vegangardener #vegangarden #simpleliving #costsavings #qualityfood #buyinbulk #canning #preservingfood #veganhomesteading #theveganhomesteaders #birdnbeastsfarmstead #nutmilks #oatmilk #cashewmilk #almondmilk #hempmilk #flaxmilk

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2 months ago

👨‍👩‍👧🌲👨🏻‍🌾👩🏻‍🌾 Family, forests and farming. Three main reasons that brought us to The Appalachian Mountains to make our home. This Sunday we got to enjoy two of these-- forest adventure and time with family. Even Grandma trekked with us off-trail (unintentionally...oops) up a river to the beautiful Upper Falls via The Graveyard Fields trail (not that we followed the trail 😏). The creek was so 💦 refreshing on the warm sunny ☀️ hike and we only saw 1☝🏼 snake 🐍😱😋. #hikingadventures #appalachiamountains #family #forests #farming #wild #offtrail -------------------------------------------------- 🖌Kyle will be posting a re-telling of our adventure on this trail. Stay tuned for more! 🖌 -------------------------------------------------- #hikingwithtoddlers #wildandfree #homestead #familyhike #nature #veganhomesteading #veganhomesteaders #permaculture #veganpermaculture #veganfarmers #vegangardeners #appalachia #earthstewardship #veganfamilies #simpleliving #smokeymountains #appalachianmountains #veganblog #homesteadblog #homesteading #urbanhomesteading #hiking #trails

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2 months ago

Well aren’t you lucky? There’s TWO new blog posts up! One about the making of a doll post office, and the other a small travel journal about my time in Russia. I hope you enjoy them! • • • • #Juneau #Alaska #JuneauAlaska #Alaskan #AlaskaLife #Homestead #HomesteadBlog #AlaskaBlog #Blogger #SimpleLife #LiveSimply #FolkLiving #LiveFolk #Folk #NatureLove #BlogPost #OldFashioned #OldFasionedBlog #ChristianBlog #DollHouse #Homemade #PostOffice #DollPostOffice #MadameAlexander #SparrowPost #TashaTudor

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2 months ago

As a homeschool mom, summer's just not that big a deal to me. Unlike moms who send their kids to school, I don't stress that my kids will be home with me all day...what in the world to do with them? . But I can imagine how summer can be a little stressful if all of a sudden your kids are home 24/7. And too many parents think they have to entertain or else deal with whiny, bored kids. Umm...no. . I know this is a little late in the game, and I'm sure by now family vacations are done and most are settling into a summer groove, but this week on the blog I'm giving you some ideas on how you can survive summer with your kids. It doesn't need to be feared; in fact, I believe it should be looked forward to. . Link is in my profile. Go check it out and not just survive but thrive. . . . . #blogpost #newontheblog #newblogpost #homesteadblog #momblog #summerideas #survivesummer #kidsarehome #schoolisoutforthesummer #dontfear #yougotthis #enjoyyourkids #raisethemup

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2 months ago

*Guest Post Opportunity!* Hi everyone! I hope you’re having a great day! I would like to invite you to a guest post opportunity for a series I’m hosting for the entire month of August called “Homestead Winter Prep: A Series of Harvesting & Preserving.” You can write about anything involving harvesting & preserving vegetables & fruit (fermenting, canning, dehydrating, freezing, making oils from herbs, etc). Affiliate links, links to social profiles AND links to Etsy-type stores are welcome in your posts!! Link away!! I will also be adding links to your top 3 posts at the bottom of your guest post so this is a great opportunity to get more traffic to your site!! If you’re interested, search FB for “Homestead Winter Prep Group Post Collaboratve,” request to join the group and follow the instructions in the pinned post!! Thanks everyone & I look forward to collaborating with you! #homeschoolinstagrammers Day 1 photo challenge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #homesteadblogging #homesteadblogger #homesteadbloggers #homesteadblog #homesteadbloghop #homesteadbloggersnetwork #gardenblogger #gardenblog #gardenbloggers #gardenblogs #gardenblogging #gardeningblog #gardeningblogger #gardeningblogs #gardeningbloggers #guestposts #guestposting #guestposter #homesteadingblog

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2 months ago

Good morning from Seoul, South Korea friends! It’s the afternoon in Juneau but I’m just now heading to catch an early flight to Russia. What a whirlwind this trip has already been - I can’t wait to tell you about it. But in the meantime, there’s a new blog post up for your reading pleasure while I am away from home. The link is in my profile - I hope you enjoy! • • • • #Juneau #Alaska #JuneauAlaska #907 #Alaskan #AlaskaBlog #AlaskaAdventure #NorthToAlaska #AlaskaLife #Homestead #HomesteadBlog #AlaskaBlog #Blogger #SimpleLife #LiveSimply #FolkLiving #LiveFolk #Folk #NatureLove #BlogPost #OldFashioned #OldFasionedBlog #ChristianBlog #ChristianBlogger #Homemade #Picnic #4thOfJuly #IndependenceDay #BaldEagle #SitkaRoses

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2 months ago

Y'all I'm back to blogging. I took a break from it to figure out the direction I wanted to go, and I'm happy to be back at it. . I'm a little nervous to even announce that--scary to put myself back out there again. But it doesn't make sense to blog to an empty audience, so I'm letting y'all know. My goal is to be inspiring and encouraging--and maybe just a little bit funny. No one likes a boring blog, amiright? . If you want to check out, #linkinbio and feel free to comment there and let me know what you think. . . . . #blogger #blogging #homesteadblog #momblog #newpost #blogpost #donewithmybreak #imbackbaby #checkitout #homesteadkid #babyofthefamily #freerangekid #playoutside #playfree #numbersix #largefamily #largefamilylife

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2 months ago

There’s a new story up on the blog this morning. I know it’s been a while, so hopefully you enjoy it - it’s all about an early forth of July picnic (and there’s an exciting announcement!). The link is on my page or search “Life at Blueberry Barn” on google to find it! • • • • • #Juneau #Alaska #JuneauAlaska #907 #Alaskan #AlaskaBlog #AlaskaAdventure #NorthToAlaska #AlaskaLife #Homestead #HomesteadBlog #AlaskaBlog #Blogger #SimpleLife #LiveSimply #FolkLiving #LiveFolk #Folk #NatureLove #BlogPost #OldFashioned #OldFasionedBlog #ChristianBlog #ChristianBlogger #Homemade #Picnic #4thOfJuly #IndependenceDay #Lupin #FieldOfFlowers

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3 months ago

Someone picked up 8 new Muscovy ladies 🤦🏻‍♀️🤷🏻‍♀️ and they found Dottie’s mud spa.

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3 months ago

Meet our humble homestead helpers. In order of appearance we present to you: •The Mighty Rou (long-haired Chihuahua) owner of one human, treat accepter of all. •The Noble Rolo (dachshund extraordinaire) blanket hog, rock hunter and professional napper. •The Gentle Brutus (Sheltie) counselor, thunder-barker, Fed-Ex truck assassin. •The Extraordinary Amigo (short-haired Chihuahua) young pup in an old pup body, perpetual snuggler, banana destroyer, sweet little lover. •The Superb Shiloh (Sheltie) picky eater, frisbee fanatic, poop forager. ------------------------ We are so thankful we can finally have them all back together with us! #ourfurryfamily . . #chihuahua #longhairedchihuahua #dachshund #sheltie #shetlandsheepdog #rescuedog #veganblogger #homesteadbloggers #homesteadblog #veganfarmers #onestepatatime #homesteading #veganfarmers #vegangarden #vegangardener #permaculture #veganpermaculture #animalphotography #professionalphotography #rightwhereweare #slowandsteady #nature #natureswisdom #selfsufficient

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3 months ago

Welcome to our homestead/farmstead story! We are excited to have you joining us on this journey. Here you will be able to follow us as we work daily toward our goals of homesteading, responsibly responsive earth, people and resource stewardship, veganic farming and all things rooted in expanding our time together as a family and reduce our "footprint" 👣 🌱. We are located in the Appalachian mountainous region of North Carolina. __________________________________________________ #veganicfarming #veganicgardening #veganhomesteading #veganhomesteaders #permaculture #veganfarmers #vegangardeners #northcarolina #appalachia #foodforests #earthstewardship #earthcare #peoplecare #fairshare #homestead #homesteading #homesteaders #homesteadblog #veganhomesteadblog #christianvegan #veganchristian #plantbasedhomestead #plantbasedgardening #earthstewardship #plantbasedchristian

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3 months ago

My first garden harvest 🌱 Fresh kale, summer squash, and some fresh eggs. This is what it's all about 😍 #livesustainably

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3 months ago

No filter needed, that view though! 😍 ***************** Check out my new blog post, talking about the top ten reasons we’re working to have an urban homestead! Link in the bio, be sure to subscribe to catch new posts! Newsletter coming soon! #newblogpost #blogpost #reddirtfreedom #reddirtfreedomblog #homesteadblog #oklahomablogger #writersofinstagram #bloggersofinstagram #followforfollow #wordpress #wordpressblogger #wordpressfollowforfollow #linkmeyourblogs #oklahomasky #windenergy #windturbines #reddirtcountry

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4 months ago

There is nothing quite like building towers with wooden blocks 💕 [ #ad ] . . @brainblox was kind enough to send Marshall a brand new set of Brain Blox, and I am SO so grateful 🙏🏻 I wish I would have known about them sooner, back when I was watching my nephews a couple times a week. They would have loved them 😍 . . Y’all know I love simple toys that spark creativity, and even better - I love toys that come with a nifty bag that I can throw the pieces in when Marshall is done 💕 . . Marshall’s still young, so his favorite thing to do with them is knocking down the towers that I build 😂🙌🏻 That, and putting them in the box and dumping them out over and over again. Hey, it keeps him entertained! And it’s a set that will grow with him 😍 I’m one happy mama! . . If you’d like to buy a set of #brainblox , I got the coupon code hookup 😘 Use code BBLOXKMS at the checkout for a discount 🙌🏻😊 . . . . . #momblog #montessori #montessoriathome #creativeplay #activitiesforkids #toyreview #toysforkids #learnthroughplay #explorativeplay #educationaltoys #homeschoolpreschool #toddlerfun #toddlermom #minimilistmom #momlife #momsofboys #boymom #countrylife #homesteadblog #momswithcameras

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4 months ago

I have pictured this fencing for months- through my winter of dreaming, through my spring planning. It is finally coming to fruition and I couldn't be more pleased! I can just imagine August's bounty draping over the fence and into the rows, tendrils sprawling over the pebbles. #gardenersareoptomistic #potagerdreams #homesteaddreams

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4 months ago

Building up content. Polishing design elements. Checking off boxes. Blog's almost ready. . June 1st (blog launch weekend) is coming fast! . By the way, my new favorite smell in the world is my Leather & Suede candle from @mariehunterbeauty. Not only is it chic as hell in it's matte black holder, but it's scent has me swooning. And this is not an ad or collaboration...MHB doesn't need my exposure...considering VOGUE just featured her on their list of Beauty Highlights in June's magazine!! But I did beg her to let me feature this candle as one of my favorite things for our blog launch weekend and guess what....SHE'S GIVING US ONE TO GIVEAWAY TO YOU ALL! I'm so excited for whoever gets to enjoy this sophisticated little candle with me. Follow us to stay informed about how to win this candle or one of our many other giveaways that weekend! . #bloglaunch #homesteadblog #lifestyle #parenting #foodallergies #recipes #aesthetics #ReverieHomeCollective #RHCO

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4 months ago

Sneak peak...Guess what is going back up in the garden?! The kids are so excited!!

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4 months ago

I made a cake for Mother’s Day, a recipe I had never tried before called Mother’s Day Cake (a mixture of orange -including orange peel!- vanilla and almonds with homemade buttercream frosting). Everyone really loved it and I think I’ll be making it again! • • • • #Juneau #Alaska #JuneauAlaska #907 #Alaskan #AlaskaBlog #AlaskaAdventure #NorthToAlaska #AlaskaLife #Homestead #HomesteadBlog #AlaskaBlog #Blogger #SimpleLife #LiveSimply #FolkLiving #LiveFolk #Folk #NatureLove #BlogPost #OldFashioned #OldFasionedBlog #ChristianBlog #ChristianBlogger #Home #Homemade #LilyOfTheValley #MothersDayCake

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4 months ago

Darlene finally let me snap a picture of her🐔 . . I think she’s just the prettiest chicken ever, but she’s never liked me. She’s never really liked anyone other than our Easter Egger, Tilly. Maybe one day she’ll warm up to me 💕 I kind of enjoy the challenge. At least she’ll make pretty eggs! 🥚 . . . . . #backyardchickens #smallfarm #homestead #homesteadblog #homesteadersofig #homesteadlife #farmher #farmersofinstagram #raisingchickens #easteregger #southern #farmlife #southernblogger #animalphotography #onthehomestead #mooreanimalsplease #sustainableliving #ranchlife #growyourownfood #farmfresheggs #countryliving #happyhomesteading #hobbyfarm

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4 months ago

Do not let this adorable face fool you! 🙅🏼‍♀️☝️ Butternut has made it her mission to let the new baby know that she is the queen of the goat pen. There is currently zero trust between Butternut, Buckwheat, and I...Alfalfa on the other hand, he’s an angel. Wish me luck as we get adjusted 😩🐐🐐🐐🐐.

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Our back fence has random pieces of tin from our porch roof, cinder blocks, bricks, our used baby gate, and our old laundry room door leaned up against the sides. . . Why? . . Because our dog is an escape artist, and we don’t have money to properly fix the issue. . . It’s something that I usually regard as nothing more than a huge eye sore and a reminder that Charlie is disobedient and driving me up a wall. It also tends to ruin my pictures, which is more aggravating than anything. . . . But this evening I sat outside with the chickens for a while, breathing and reminding myself that the life we have is beautiful. Marshall is learning to talk. Our dogs are disobedient, but eager to please. The chickens adore us and follow me everywhere. My husband is a wonderful leader and companion. Life is good, and this ugly ol’ door is beautiful in its own way! . . Find the beauty and the the blessings in your situation, and remember that tomorrow is a new day 💕 Happy Sunday, y’all 🌻 . . . . . . #farmstead #smallfarm #texasfarm #texashomestead #homesteadlife #southern #southernmama #sunday #blessed #photography #findthebeauty #nature #countryliving #countrylife #southernlife #rural #sahm #homesteadblog #momswithcameras #momblogger #momblog #itsspring #springtime #selfsufficiency #backyardchickens #chickengirls #secretgarden

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4 months ago

Happy Friday Friends! There's a new post up on the blog where we are talking about using less paper on our little homestead. Check it out if you're interested in saving money and being a little more gentle on our environment.

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5 months ago

After 5 months of being behind on something at all times, I can now proudly say I’m 100% caught up! 👍🏻😊 #ad . . To celebrate and get my nerves back under control, I’m drinking some organic chamomile tea from @totaltea2 😍 . . Ever since we moved, my life has been absolute chaos. I ALWAYS had an email to reply to or a picture that was almost due. My son was learning to walk and our puppies were being... well, puppies. It was no way to live! 🤦🏻‍♀️ Thank God for my patient and kind husband, and for my determination. There were many days I couldn’t even handle opening my laptop because I would get so anxious. But my mama didn’t raise a quitter, and I put my big girl pants on and barreled through. . . SO. This tea, y’all! You know I’m a Texan (if you didn’t know that, where have ya been?) A PROUD Texan. So when @totaltea2 offered to send me a case of their teas to try out, you know I jumped on it. They’re a family owned business in Lubbock☀️ And I have to say, I’m diggin’ the tea AND the vibe 👍🏻😍☕️ . . They have a ton of flavors, all with different health benefits. I’m proud to be an ambassador for them! 🌻 I’m SUCH a chamomile fanatic, so I thought I’d show you this one first. But I’ll be sharing my experience with the other flavors in the upcoming weeks! 😊 . . Check out their Instagram page and order yourself some detox tea 😊 or maybe we can be chamomile buddies🌼 Either way, supporting this family business is the way to go 🙏🏻 #totaltealife . . . . #chamomile #chamomiletea #stressed #stressrelief #yummy #tea #hottea #brandambassador #bloglife #productphotographer #productphotography #southernmama #texas #proudtexan #supportfamilybusiness #brandrep #momblog #homesteadlife #homesteadblog #momsofinstagram #boymom #momsofboys #toddlermom #momswithcameras #naturalliving #organicmama

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5 months ago

Meet Mabel 🐓 She’s 9 weeks old, and just the sweetest little thing ever 😍🌻 . . When she was a day old, she would run up at me like a maniac, staring sideways at me with her beady little eyes. Even as a chick she looked brutal 😂 . . Nothing has changed, other than her pretty big girl feathers! 😂 She still runs up to me every time I walk outside! . . . #mabelthechicken #raisingchicks #raisingchickens #backyardchickens #homesteadblogger #homesteadblog #homesteader #farm #farmlife #farmher #smallfarm #oneacrefarm #chickencoop #momblog #momlife #toddlermom #selfsufficient #sustainableliving #fresheggs #southernliving #southernmama #photography #momswithcameras #homestead #homesteadlife

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