homesteader Photos & Videos

22 minutes ago

Look at this sweet bunny. He came crawling out of the tall grass after we had fenced it in as new pasture for the pigs. Mama was probably far off foraging while the fencing was going on. So, when we took the pigs in for the night we left the gate open for her to hopefully come back. No way to know if the nest is safe especially with the pigs in there during the day, but I hope so. Staying in my happy place after losing our mama hen yesterday. #bunny #rabbits #wildlife #wildlifebabies #socute #cute #love #homesteading #homesteader #farmher #farmer #countrylife #farmcountry #farmanimals #livestock

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2 hours ago

I have such an appreciation for pjlhotographers who take photos of pollinators lol... It took me a while to get even close to a decent capture. . . I love the buzzing sounds I hear and the pollinators I see working hard around my lil yard these days. Flys, moths (ugh, just stay away from my brassicas please), ands bees of course bees... . . I havent been out too too much these days, its pretty hot out there so i choose my timing carefully. . . Ive been thinking about trying to make lavender wands. any of you out there made these before? Ive been trying to think of new ways to use lavender, and since Ive never made wands, why not give it a go? We'll see how it goes... . . . #farmedandforaged #littlehomestead #backyardhomestead #backyardbeauty #beelove #lavender #pollinatorlove #urbanhomestead #happyhomesteading #homesteadlife #homesteader #flowerpower #floral #flowerlove #lavenderlove #gardenlife

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5 hours ago

I'm learning to reassess my definition of the word "weed". Purple Thistle, categorized as a "noxious weed" but the US Dept. Of Agriculture, is also one of the top ten nectar-bearing plants for pollinators according to a recent UK study. I used to mow them down, now I let them thrive... #bee #bees #honeybee #honeybees #pollinators #purplethistle #cirsiumvulgare #weed #savethebees #wildflowers #homestead #homesteading #homesteader #countryliving #countrylifestyle #countrylife #outdoorliving #outdoorlife #apiary #apiarist #beekeeper #beekeeping

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8 hours ago

DIY Herbal Bath Tea for Postpartum Healing 💕🌼 . . New blog post is finally up! Click the link in my bio for the full instructions 🌹🌼🌱 . . The medicinal herbs and flowers in this bath tea can soothe and calm inflammation, and promote faster healing 💕 . . 🌼Calendula . 🌼Chamomile . 🌼Rose Buds . 🌼Lemon Balm . 🌼Comfrey Leaf . 🌼Lavender . . As always, please follow your doctor or midwife’s orders before taking advice from a random mama on the internet 😊 Every woman’s body is different 🌻 . . . . . #herbal #bathtea #teabath #herbalism #herbology #herbalbath #diy #homemade #medicinalherbs #healingherbs #postpartum #postpartumcare #herbs #diyherbs #darlingmovement #thatsdarling #modernhomesteading #homestead #homesteader #momsofboys #boymom #newmom #firsttimemom #naturalliving #naturalhealing #homesteadmom #southernmama #simplelife #countrylife #countryliving

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8 hours ago

I'm CRAZY excited! We're finally starting a new book in the book club this week! Link to join is in my profile. Sorry for the hiatus guys. I'm finding myself apologizing a lot lately. I'm easing back up to doing ALL the things, so we don't have a super organized schedule like we normally do, but come join us anyways. It's a fun group of people that want to learn homesteading skills, and it's just another way for us to get to know each other. You'll have a delicious time, that much I can promise. @urbancheesecraft #onehourcheese #makecheese #cheesemaker #homesteadskills #homesteadskillsbookclub #homesteader #homesteadersofamerica #homesteadersofinstagram #freshcheese

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8 hours ago

A couple pictures of one of the queen cells that I removed from the hive i'm concerned is prepairing to swarm. Bee colonies make these cells when they are prepairing to swarm and leave the hive. The queen will lay an egg in them so that a new queen will develop and the original queen will leave with roughly half of the colony to establish a new hive leaving the other half with the new queen. I found three cells all together. They were all about this size and didnt see any larva so I took that as a good sign. I dont have the time or money to split the hive right now so I'm doing what I can to make these guys stay put. Only time will tell . . . #beekeeping #bees #bee #beekeeper #beekeepers #swarm #beeyard #🐝 #honey #honeybees #apiary #localhoney #americanhoney #honeycomb #pollen #pollenation #pollenator #pollenators #hive #hivemind #savethebees #farm #farmstead #farmer #homestead #franklinnc #homesteader #homesteading #828 #smokymountains

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9 hours ago

LOTS OF PHOTOS! Anessa, Remmy and I were up early this morning spending quality father-daughter time in the garden to harvest some vegetables to bring to the farmers market. We picked Lemon Cucumbers (Marian’s favorite), Tendergreen and Munchers. We also picked the last of our onions and potatoes! If you buy a cuke Anessa will be sure to tell you all about picking them this morning! We have a bunch of Butternut Squash coming in really strong. It will be ready in 2-3 weeks. We hope to see you at @cityofraymoremo Original Town Farmers Market today from 4:00-7:00. #pfeilerfamilyfarm #Makeamericanfarmsgreatagain #homestead #homesteader #homesteadlife #homesteading #homesteadersofamerica #farm #familyfarm #missouri #raymore #raymoremissouri #raymoremo #gardentotable #organicgardening #farmersmarket #garden #gardenlife

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9 hours ago

When you can't tell the cup from the flowers. ☕️🌸 Coffee in the garden is one of my greatest joys. Have you joined our Self-Care challenge through @lovewildtribe ? It's open to everyone and has been so easy and wonderful (and we are only on day 3)! I hope you find a moment to fill your cup today ❤️ #hawriverhomestead #lovewildtribe #wildwomanselfcare

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10 hours ago

If you have ever had the luxury of sampling one of Paul's strawberries you understand my lack of words to describe them!! They are incredible! So juicy! So light and airy! And SO sweet!!! Back to Eden gardening really creates the best environment to grow happy and healthy fruits and vegetables! If the plants aren't happy and healthy its because of the soil! Good food grows in good soil, and one would be crazy to deny that one lol. The soil created from BTE gardening is far superior to anything you could make from tilling things in! Absolutely nothing I've ever seen or heard of beats it! Of you don't grow a BTE garden you need to at least try it!! You'll be glad you did!! . Also if you have yet to do so already, you should go enter in the Back To Eden giveaway I'm hosting with the producers of the film and Paul Gautschi himself! The giveaway ends tomorrow night at 6pm pst. The best of luck to those who have entered!! I'll announce the 4 winners in Wednesday!! . . . #gb2edenWAtrip2018 #growingbacktoeden #backtoeden #gardening #backtoedengarden #homestead #homesteader #sustainability #sustainable #selfsufficiency #permaculture #groworganic #organic #eatrealfood #gyo #organicgardening #garden #farmfresh #farmtofork #freshlypicked #produce #farm #paulgautschi #washingtonstate

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10 hours ago

The babies are making themselves at home in the big coop. I have had them in a brooder in the coop since they were 3 days old. I was carrying them to a "run" every day but they kept flying out so I decided to let them run free with the big kids. So far, no issues! . Check my stories for a quick tour of the coop! . #chickatudetuesday #chickensofinstagram #backyardchickens #crazychickenlady #farmher #homestead #homesteader #homesteadersofinstagram #ohiohomestead #ohiofarm #chickenlady #mysterybox #sustainableliving #permaculture #chickencoop

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11 hours ago

Bobby Jack’s been helping me keep an eye on the drying daisies. He told me that they’re good to go so we made some daisy oil for soap making. I’ve been a canning and ice creaming making fool these past few days. I think soap making is on the agenda today. What are you up to? Happy Tuesday friends! . . . . . . . . . . #simpleliving #homestead #homesteader #homesteadlife #nikon #nikond3100 #nikonphotography #catskills #catskillmountains #upperdelaware #upperdelawareriver #ourgrassisgreen #oursimplelife #countrylife #rurallife #farmher #chickenlibrarian #happyhomesteading #chickensanddirt #catsofinstagram #bobbyjack #catstagram #daisies #soapmaking

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14 hours ago

We're half way through the summer and the avos are getting larger and fleshier by the day. But it's still a good three months until we can start picking the bacon avocado crop and a lot could still go awry, from strong winds damaging the fruit to clogged up sprinklers that reduce the amount of water each tree gets 🥑 . . . #homestead #familyfarm #homesteader #gettoknowahomesteader #gettoknowspain

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19 hours ago

Finally! A bell pepper from our garden!😍 We have some kind of animal snacking on our plants so we aren’t getting much yield. 😆 We had 5 strawberries growing and one day Ellie and I went to water the garden... it truly broke her heart she couldn’t believe someone ate her strawberries. 😥 Here’s to hoping next week maybe we will have some sugar snap peas!

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20 hours ago

💦Summer Drinks💦 My girls asked if they could make Lavender Lemonade..... 🤗 Here is the recipe! ❤️ 3 Sisters fighting over who is going to squeeze the 🍋 lemons Water Honey 🍯 Lavender Vitality essential oil 2 drops 💜💜 ----//---- Share your summer Kid drink recipe🤗 #momofgirls #crushinsummer #ismellBBQ

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20 hours ago

My creativity has been running wild lately and this land has been an amazing outlet for it. Cultivating a space that I absolutely love and getting to share it with others is bringing me so much joy. . There was a time when I honestly thought I wasn’t creative - most of my life I believed that. I felt boxed in by the way things were “supposed to be”. Completely wrapped up in and stifled by a society that values money, over exertion, and materialism. . This garden and land has further removed me from that society and is teaching me many lessons. An important one being that I am the creator and have always been, and shutting down your creativity doesn’t make it any less true. . Lately I’ve been channeling my energy into making this place feel beautiful and magical. I’m also totally capable of channeling my energy into drama or self despair. I am learning to be conscious of which I choose. . We are all gardeners just as we are all creators. Let’s plant something fun. 🌱 . #creator #gardeners #gardenlife #gardening #gardenersofinstagram #homesteader #homestead #mindfulness #mothernature #motherearth #healer #weeds #wildflowers

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20 hours ago

We've got winter squash, pumpkins, cucumbers and kale taking over!!! It's incredible how fast these vines grow, every day I swear they've moved several feet in every direction! Can't wait to start watching them flower and set fruit now 😍 . . . . . . . . . . #raisedbeds #raisedbedgarden #organicgarden #squash #organicgardening #gardening #growyourownfood #growsomethinggreen #homestead #homesteading #homegrown #squarefootgardening #veggies #vegetablegarden #organicveggies #kale #harvest #vegetarian #homesteader #healthyfood #thehappygardeninglife #plantbased #plantpower #greenthumb

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21 hours ago

Our first year raising Monarchs has been such a fun adventure and a great learning experience for my little one (as well as myself)! Head on over to our stories to see us release ‘Twilight’. #monarchsmatter . . . . . Like/comment on our photos throughout the week for a chance at a $20 shop credit! 🙌🏻

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21 hours ago

We lost one of our babies to a hawk this morning😭😭so I decided to spend some quality time with the rest of the babies this evening. Within minutes they were all over me needing an extra chest rub. I love these chickens the same way I love my cats and my dog and my heart breaks for the one we lost this morning 💔 I know it’s crazy for a lot of people...but they’re my babies and each and every one has a her own voice and own personality.

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21 hours ago

You know when Bella is MIA there’s a treasure on its way! And yes, she’s the smaller one... 🤦🏻‍♀️💪🏽💚

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21 hours ago

It appears the Black Beauty tomato will be the first ripe tomato of the season 🍅😍. To think that a few years ago I thought all tomatoes were red 😂. Then I started gardening and became obsessed with growing heirloom food, which comes in all colors and shapes. It's definitely not the type of food you find in the grocery store, because some heirloom foods people find ugly, but I find the rarer it is, the more beautiful...and the most important part, the tastiest. . . . . . #tomato #heirloomtomatoes #backyardgarden #lovemygarden #thehappygardeninglife #gardeninglife #gardeningisfun #gardenersofinstagram #beautifulfood #colorfulfood #eattherainbow #gardener #organicgarden #organicgardening #gardening #growsomething #growyourownfood #growyourown #eatwhatyougrow #gardentotable #growwhatyoueat #permaculture #homegrown #homesteader #homestead #healthyliving #happyhomesteading #homesteadlife #homesteading #homesteadinglife

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22 hours ago

Sunset, vine ripened tomatoes, hands in the dirt, sweat on my brow, & a good nights rest in my near future. 🙌🏽🙌🏽🌿🌿

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23 hours ago

The #barndominium roof came in so far over what we planned on spending that we had to wrap up work for the winter. We spent the last winter planning and saving to continue in the spring. We were really pleased with how far we got in 6 months of working weekends. We managed to clear an acre, drill a 360' well, get the posts, trusses and roof on the building and get our electrical service set up. We packed up the tools and headed back to the town house on October 27, 2017. On November 1 we got 8" of snow, cutting off our access to the property until spring. . . . #buildingahousetogether #buildingahomestead #homebuilding #polebarnhouse #homesteader #backtotheland

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23 hours ago

Behind the house & coop is the future spot of our much desired fruit orchard! It won’t be going in overnight as fruit trees are not cheap and it would take more than a couple dozen to fill this space up! So it will be a gradual thing we will fill up over the next couple of years. Every time we find a new fruit tree that we want and if we have the budget to buy it, we will! We already have 7 trees that will be planted soon- lime, nectarine, mandarin, apricot, pomegranate, apple & cherry! Name your must haves that you think I need to add to our orchard! 🤔🍒🍎🍑🍊🍋 And of course we cleared out and leveled this space using our @kubotausa compact tractor! 💪🏻🚜💪🏻 #ULBFruitOrchard

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23 hours ago

No dull days in the garden with these two! 😍

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1 day ago

Now that we have our first official egg layer, I’m focusing more on what essential oils can help maintain our chickens’ health so we have happy, healthy chickens and even tastier eggs. Oregano oil is definitely at the top of the list! Great for an immune boost 👍 #chickens #chickenfarmer #backyardeggs #backyardchickens #crazychickenlady * * * * * * #naturalliving #doterra #selfcare #essentialoils #holistichealth #naturalsolutions #nontoxic #naturalwellness #aromatherapy #allnatural #healthyliving #organic #oils #smallfarmlife #smallfarm #natural #suitesassypants #empowersocial #sassypants #smallbusiness #homesteader #wellnessadvocate #doterralife

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1 day ago

I've been eaten alive by chiggers and have been applying basil essential oil everywhere! I'm also eating some basil later with these here tomatoes so life is still good 💚😂But seriously, chiggers are awful! #hawriverhomestead

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1 day ago

HEAT MAKES SPINACH BOLT by @fitfoodieoverforty Because spinach is so great in smoothies I had some growing in my garden but it has already bolted and gone to seed. This is apparently due to the heat. I can't wait for the weather to break today with the forecasted thunderstorm. I know my garden will do better too! . . #vegetablegarden #vegetablegardens #vegetablegardening #growyourownfood #gramyourgarden #garden #gardenersofinstagram #organicgardening #organic #gardening #inthegarden #instagardeners #gardens #growingspinach #gardening #inmygarden #spinachpicking #mmmspinach #garden #potager #gardenlife #growing #green #growingfood #growfoodnotlawns #spinach #homesteading #countrysidelife #harvest #gardens #homesteader

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1 day ago

In case you ever wondered if herbs really add themselves to an oil. The two carrier oils here are either organic extra virgin olive or sunflower. 🌱 The only difference is the herbal combinations that I infuse with them. 🌼 One can see the difference in the yellowish bases... thus giving you great flexibility for herbal salve or balm. #highwindshomestead #highwindsstudio #homestead #homesteader #etsy #handcrafted #herbalist #herbalism #herbgarden #oliveoil #sunfloweroil #salve #organic #homesteadliving #wyoming #beeswax #iwantland #vintageremedies #educationatwork #cultivatewhatmatters #shopsmall #smallbusiness #smallthings #handcrafted

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1 day ago

So grateful for this lady, Barbara Combs! Gifted visionary, healer, nutritionist, detox expert, dietitian, #permaculturist and #homesteader in Atascadero. She’s like your best friend, Mom, grandma, and personal angel all rolled into one! 😍😇 She had me eating her famous bone marrow stew this morning and highly recommend her services: especially the #zerodeprivation #floattherapy for everything that is out of alignment within your being. Her website is http://www.livingwellgalleryandspa.com/ #sheheals #livingwell #holistichealth #wholehealth #wholeness #wellness #nutritionist #healer #fixyourgut #reduceanxiety #feelgood #bodyspa #gethealthy #atascadero #california

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1 day ago

A little more about me: 1. One of my passions is horses. I grew up rodeoing.(The filly pictured I raised and am training myself to be a barrel racing horse) 2. I am severely allergic to horses 3. Thanks to my allergies, I have a deep rooted passion for healing with food. 4. And thanks to that passion, I am currently a Nutritional Therapy Practitioner student. 5. I’m old school! We have no TV, we home cook, we preserve food. My goal is to be self sufficient on our homestead! 6. I love hiking and am always up for an adventure. I am outdoors 90% of the time and so are my kids! 7. I am also always up for a cold beer and conversation. I seem quiet but once you get me talking I don’t stop. 8. I am a beauty counter consultant. I believe everyone deserves safe self-care! . . . . . . . #sothatsme #nutritionaltherapy #passions #fuelyourpassion #beautycounter #organicmom #naturalmama #adventuremamas #sahm #wahm #imacoolgirl #cowgirl #homesteader #gardener #safeskincare #realfood #wholefood #goaldigger #fitchick #fitmom #nutritionist #coldbeer #conversation #horsemanship #momlife #wanderlust #outdoors #exploremore

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1 day ago

It might be a thousand degrees out right now but nothing was stopping me from going out and digging up some potatoes. This was the first year planting potatoes and I'm very pleased! (Actually something the deer, rabbits, and Japanese beetles didn't eat.) My dad always grew enough for us to last mostly through winter. But nothing beats the sweet taste of what you grow yourself. I believe in a couple weeks the rest will be dug up and stored for the upcoming winter months. Was this anyone else's first year growing potatoes? . . . . . #potatoes #gardentotable #garden #gardener #gardening #veggies #homestead #hobbyfarm #iamcountryside #pennsylvania #country #farm #family #gettingreadyforwinter #homesteader #homesteading #heatwave #suppertime #summer #summertime #july #julyheat #freshisbest #chopchopinthepot

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1 day ago

While herbs are my most important, time consuming, and loved thing in life (outside of being a momma to Bean of course), they are not all that goes on in my beautiful little world... So here is a share from my @anarcherbalist personal account, so y'all can get to know me a bit more! 😘 I wanted to share about my newest big accomplishment!! I had written a big long and lovely post about it and then when adding a hashtag at the end instagram crashed because I went over the max characters allowed in a post. Sigh. I often copy my posts before that can happen, just in case, but this time I forgot, and then bam! Post gone... Time invested gone! Beautifully written acknowledgement of community and actions gone! 😫 Oh well... So it goes. So this is a shorter and less articulate version. 🙄😜 My wonderfully kind and talented neighbour Leland, from @littlecloudkites , helped deliver my new (to me) wood cook stove to my homestead yesterday! A group of us loaded it and unloaded it, making for easy work! Together we pondered how to actually get it inside, but did not figure it out, so we placed it safely under my house until we could solve the puzzle. Y'all may have seen my witch's cabin posts and know that my place is raised up about 10' in the air, so it's quite an interesting challenge to get a 450 lb stove in... Carrying it up the non-existent stairs would be ridiculous challenging and Leland's wee Kubota could not raise it high enough. 🚜🤔 Luckily, last night I heard from my friend Kevin that his large tractor with forks would be able to get it up high enough!!! 👐😀🙏💚 So today he came over and a team of us loaded it up again and then unloaded it right into the house!!! 😄😍 The other shots show the stove up in my space and my "I am so pleased for myself" face! 😊 *Stoked* 🔥👩‍🍳🍳 Heat source and cooking ability - ☑️ Thanks so much to everyone who helped make this happen. It's been a source of stress for months now and I'm pleased to have it all accomplished. Plus, working together made it extra special and memorable. Actions like this remind me why I love living in this neighbourhood so much, other than the amazing nature that I love! 😘🌿🙏🚜

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1 day ago

Checked the green bean progress during my morning walk of the garden....they're getting close! It's going to be fun trying to pick in the green bean jungle, I was a bit heavy handed at planting time. 😉 See the second photo...that's 2 bed with 2 rows each. Oh well...bring on the bean harvest!! 🌱🌱🌱 #gardenwalk #garden2018 #gardensofinstagram #growyourownfood #vegetablegarden #greenbeans #canningseason #homegrown #harvest #eatlocal #realfood #gardenlove #homesteader #homesteadlife #smallfarm #farmlifebestlife #simplelife #gardentotable #farmtofork #farmchores #homesteadersofinstagram #countryliving #organicgardening #healthyliving #eatwhatyougrow #eatyourveggies #shepherdandflockfarm

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1 day ago

We harvested so much camomile it's coming out of our ears! This is my daughter, born into this world by someone else but I love her just the same. She holds down the homestead and survives better than most men I know that try to go offgrid. She's strong, independent, smart, and beautiful. I can't imagine my home without her anymore. She doesn't get nearly the credit she deserves for being a true survivor. #homesteader #fighter #morethanmuscle #medicine #healerintraining #strongwomen

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1 day ago

Can you name the poultry these feathers came from? 🐓🦆🦉

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1 day ago

That foam though. 😋👌 • Home dairy is a TON of work. It means being married to the farm. Every 12 hours I’m there. It doesn’t matter if I’m sick, or tired, or it’s Christmas. I’m there. It’s also one of the most rewarding jobs I’ve ever had.

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1 day ago

Giant Walkingstick (Megaphasma denticrus). What's not to love about these beautiful, gentle creatures? They live on a diet of leaves and can't jump or fly so they rely on their stealth and camouflage for protection. Females are larger than males and in some species the males will spend their entire lives riding along on the back of the females. So shoutout to all the strong female walkingsticks out there literally carrying their men through life 😜

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1 day ago

It’s a quiet and beautiful day on the farm • We ended up with an unexpected busy day today😭, but are looking forward to the rest of the week being wide open, with no plans at all - allowing us much time outside in this beauty, starting and completing projects 🌿❤️ • We are also getting many questions regarding the “why” behind our move & we hope to tackle that subject in our upcoming episode, which will go live on Thursday • We hope your week is off to a wonderful start, wherever you are checking in from ❤️🌱🐔 •

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7 months ago

I buoni raccolti del 2017 🌶

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