homesteader Photos & Videos

16 minutes ago

Working on a reknit. ❄️ I want you to be as happy as possible with your commission. If it’s a sizing issue, miscommunication, or even just an issue with color, please don’t hesitate to reach out. 🐏 You will get a photo of your finished reknit for approval and the item will ship after you approve (unless a week goes by with no communication at which point product will ship on the next mail day. Mail days are normally Saturday unless otherwise specified.) ❄️ #knittersofinstagram #survivalcraft #makersofinstagram #survialist #prepper #homesteader #makersofinstagram #rieshawknits

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32 minutes ago

🏁 The Great Chicken Race 🏁 . 🐓 Jessica and I are throwing the largest chicken giveaway EVER on Instagram! . 🐓 Over $4000 worth of prizes from some of the biggest names in the chicken industry and some of the best makers on Instagram. . 🐓 Contest begins November 16th 7pm EST. . 🐓 Wanna play? Head on over to @farmsweetfarmgiveaways and follow the directions.... See you there!! . 🏁 The Great Chicken Race 🏁 . 🐓 I'm involved in the BIGGEST chicken lover giveaway ever!! . 🐓 Over $4000 worth of prizes from some of the biggest names in the chicken industry and some of the best makers on Instagram. . 🐓 Contest begins November 16th . 🐓 Wanna play? Head on over to @farmsweetfarmgiveaways and follow the directions.... See you there!! . #chickensofig #coop_crate #mypetchicken #petchicken #crazychickenlady #urbanchickens #backyardchickens #chickenfarm #freerangeeggs #freerangechickens #cluckcluck #backyardchickensubscription #chickensubscriptionbox #chickensmakemehappy #spoilyourflock #chickenlady #chickenmomma #backyardpoultry #fluffbutts #hobbyfarm #backyardpoultrymag #customchickencoops #homesteader #homesteading #chickens #farm

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1 hour ago

Our first #irrigation 😍😍no one fell in at all today, especially not after dad said “don’t walk there” and they walked there 🤨🙄

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1 hour ago

So it’s a bit fuzzy because I took a pic of the screen but look who’s on my radar this year.

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3 hours ago

Clemmy is depressed because we have to wait a few more months before we can start growing these wonderful seeds we got in the seed swap from @dirty_knees_farm ! I was beyond excited to get my package in the mailbox and see all these wonderful seeds from all over! Liv you did an amazing job with putting everything together and thank you for all your hard work! And thank you to all the wonderful people who participated! I can’t wait to get these little lovelies in the dirt this spring! . . . . . #seedswap #seeds #garden #gardening #homestead #homesteading #homesteader #iamcountryside #growyourownfood #pennsylvania #november #winter #happymail

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3 hours ago

Still need to do some Thanksgiving shopping? Come to Graham Park tomorrow for our indoor market! Whether you need decorations, last minute turkeys or ham, homemade pumpkin pies, cookie and bread, we've got you! . . . . . #Farmmom #homesteader #farmwife #Farmfamily #lifeofthefarm #homesteadmom #onthefarm #FarmGirl #Farmlifebestlife #Farmher #countrylife #Farmfun #familyfarm #smallfarm #knowyourfarmer #womenwhofarm #knowwhereyourfoodcomesfrom #knowyourfood #growfoodnotlawns #thankafarmer #livingofftheland #fieldtofork

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6 hours ago

I made a small run of spicy, smoked salt bread and butter pickles this morning using some seedless cukes I had in my fridge. My brine includes equal parts vinegar and water, brown sugar, dill, mustard seeds, crushed red pepper, cherry wood smoked salt and garlic. I processed the jars for 13 minutes and they'll be shelf stable for at least 9 months, although I doubt they'll make it that long without being gobbled up. . . . #appalachia #appalachian #kitchenwitch #southernkitchen #southernfoods #preparedness #preps #hellbentholler #homesteader #homemaker #canning #pickling #pickles #homemade #skills #survival

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7 hours ago

I love stitching custom orders for people I know. The methodical nature of stitching lends itself to a wandering mind and when I know the person my mind always wanders to all my memories with them. It takes hours upon hours to make these and when I’m finished I end up feeling like I’ve spent the time with them. Just one more reason I truly love what I do. @mackennaswinfordcreations #haberdasheryhomestead #homestead #homesteading #homesteadinglife #homesteadinglifestyle #homesteader #homesteadersofamerica #homesteadersofinstagram #homesteadersofig #indianahomesteaders #homesteadinglife #countryliving #countrylife #simplelife #simpleliving #fromscratch #myotherjob #dowhatyoulove #dowhatmakesyouhappy #homedecor #homedecoration #christmas #handmade #celebratingtheseasons #wip #winter #winterproject #onlineboutique #instadaily #photooftheday

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7 hours ago

Had my first up-close encounter with a goat recently. It was at a little pumpkin patch farm in Issaquah. I've always wanted to check out the place, so it was nice to finally go! They had TONS of animals like rabbits, chickens, peacocks, pigs, emu, and even a macaw sanctuary....and that doesn't even include all the little human animals running around....kids.....everywhere! But this little cutie (actually there were two of them)...anytime I turned my back, one started nibbling on my flannel or my scarf or my purse. And they're hard to get a picture of too. Wiley little buggers. But I'm so in love! I want one....or twelve! 😍😍😍 . . . . . #goat #goats #goatsofinstagram #goatrance #gotyourgoat #cute #cutie #farmanimals #farmanimal #animalsofinstagram #animalsofinsta #farmlife #farming #homesteadingcommunity #homestead #homesteader #homesteading #iwant #iwantone #soadorable #socute #goatie #goatiemcgoatface

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7 hours ago

Momma, I see you.⠀ .⠀ I see you struggling to keep that perfect smile on your face, looking like everything is just fine.⠀ .⠀ I see you, searching for answers that no one seems to know.⠀ .⠀ I see you, tiptoeing into your baby’s bedroom and listening for their regular breathing.⠀ .⠀ I see you, dropping to your knees, crying out in prayer for your child to be healed.⠀ .⠀ I see you, hiding away in the bathroom, so your child won’t see your tears.⠀ .⠀ It may feel like no one understands, but I’m here because I do. ⠀ .⠀ I want to help other mommas out there who are starting out on this often lonesome, frightening journey. ⠀ .⠀ I want to create a community where we can support one another. ⠀ .⠀ Learn from one another, share our experiences, our heartbreaks and our triumphs, without fear of judgement. ⠀ .⠀ So you decided not to vaccinate. No judgment. ⠀ .⠀ You decided to vaccinate. Your choice. No judgement.⠀ .⠀ So you needed to try something alternative because conventional medicine just wasn’t working. No judgement. ⠀ .⠀ You’re pulled which direction to take, what to do next. I get it. ⠀ .⠀ You’re wanting to try a diet to see if food can help, I’ve been there. Sitting right where you are, wondering how in the world to begin. ⠀ .⠀ You want to know how to raise & grow your own food so you know what’s in it? Been there. ⠀ .⠀ Can’t grow it yourself and need help finding some? I got your back, I’m growing that resource too.⠀ .⠀ Or you’ve been there and are now on the other side, and you want to support others with your experience. I want you too. To give hope of what’s possible.⠀ .⠀ Are you looking for something like this too? Let me know in the comments.⠀ .⠀ Do you have a resource you think this community could benefit from? DM me.

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7 hours ago

I found a 1964 edition of Mastering the Art of French Cooking in the book sale at my little library. My heart stopped for a second when I saw it. I think about all the hands that have touched this book since 1964. I think of all the love that went into each recipe tried. The successes. The failures. And I’m excited to add it to my little collection. . . . . . . . . . . . . #simpleliving #homestead #homesteader #homesteadlife #nikon #nikond3100 #nikonphotography #catskills #usedbooks #upperdelaware #upperdelawareriver #ourgrassisgreen #oursimplelife #countrylife #rurallife #farmher #chickenlibrarian #happyhomesteading #booksale #cookbook #cookbookcollection #juliachild #masteringtheartoffrenchcooking #makingahouseahome #homesteadinglife #iamcountryside #makinganddoing

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8 hours ago

Gilled Polypore!? Weird 🤔 An abundant mushroom here in NC. It feeds on decaying wood and releases a huge amount of energy otherwise not available for other organisms in the ecosystem. Ultimately this fella is part of THE joint effort to keep this world sustainable ♻️ ___________________ #carolinamushroomfarm #ncfarmers #gottobenc #mushrooms #raleigh #sustainable #recycle #wild #agriculture #growyourown #vegan #amazing #raleigheats #shiitake #gooutside #world_bestnature #homesteader #offthegrid #fungi #mycology #forage #veteranowned #mushlove #mushroom #fungi #mushroomhunting #recycler #naturephotography #naturelovers #foraging #mushroomhunter

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8 hours ago

Roof is on! Well the plywood and tar paper. Woo! We had a couple friends from Arkansas come down for the weekend and get it up. She brought her delicious southern cooking with her and made meals the whole weekend. He stood on the roof and caught, placed and nailed down the plywood. It poured one day all day they were down so we took a trip out of town. Loved having them down ❤️ also love our roof 😁

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8 hours ago

The only time you can see Sadie's face in photos is when she is covered in snow. The enthusiasm this dog has for this cold, fluffy, white stuff is contagious. Good thing it is packing snow today and we have an endless supply of snowballs ❄ 😀 ❄ 😍 ❄ . . . . . . . . . . . . #dogsofinstagram #dogmom #homesteaddog #pawsitivelyfarmhouse #farmdog #homesteadersofamerica #homesteadlife #homesteadingfamily #homestead #homesteader #homesteaderscollective #furbaby #everysquareastory #petsofinsta #instadog #homesteaders #buildingahomestead #farmher #farmherfriday #❤myfarm #winterwonderland #winterhasarrived #wildernessculture #embracingtheseasons #ruralliving #ruralroute

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8 hours ago

Guess what I just found out! You can dehydrate marshmallows to make ‘Lucky Charm’ marshmallows. Duh!!! So here’s the before. Stay tuned for the finished product...

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9 hours ago

Show EXCLUSIVES! ❄⛄❄ Baby & toddler hooded hats and child size elf hats. 🎄 Come visit my booth at the Oak Hills High School craft show Tomorrow between 9-3. These are not available in my shop, but are available for direct sale. DM me if interested. ✌ . . . . . #oakhillshighschool #ohhs #cincinnati #makersgonnamake #maker #gift #homesteader #homesteadersofinstagram #hobbyfarm #midwest #ohio #ohiomade #madeincincy #madeinohio #shopsmall #supportlocal #shoplocal #letthembelittle #childhood #play #preschooler #toddlersofinstagram #madeincincy #blue_coop_homestead #winter #winteriscoming

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9 hours ago

Sorry I've been absent here on IG. I've been all over the place in the past like 12 or so days. California was a lot of fun... I havnt went through my pics but ill try and do that tonight to make a post for tomorrow.... Anyways yesterday I helped Paul harvest the last of his potatoes from underneath two of his apple trees. He plants them under his trees because they not only use the space that typically would not be grown in and because the trees protect the plants and also bring in nutrients from further out in the garden. The potatoes under the trees are twice to three times the size as the ones that have been grown in other places on the property. Now the fun part about growing potatoes is that it only takes about a minute or two of work during the season to both plant and harvest them! When you dig up your harvest in the fall you should take the biggest potato and put it back in the whole you just dug from harvesting. Then next spring that big potato will come up and produce more big potatoes for you and the cycle just goes on and on. But make sure each fall you add another layer of covering like a couple inches of wood chips or a bunch of leaves or straw. Potatoes take a lot out fo the soil so adding a new cover will help them out a lot each season. . . . #potatoes #growingbacktoeden #backtoeden #gardening #backtoedengarden #homestead #homesteader #sustainability #sustainable #selfsufficiency #permaculture #groworganic #organic #eatrealfood #gyo #organicgardening #garden #farmfresh #farmtofork #freshlypicked #produce #farm

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9 hours ago

Momming ain't easy, am I right?? . . I take these farmhands seriously. They're precious treasure in jars of clay. They have ideas, desires, dreams and wills of their own. I'm not perfect but they are one of my top priorities. Heavenly perspective is needed to understand them properly. The spirit of wisdom is needed to guide them. Bravery and courage are needed to protect them from the world and encounter with Jesus is needed for them to know who they really are. . . . Taking them out to do chores may mean it takes longer to do the chores, feed gets spilled in the process and I may have to let go of habit and perfectionism but I get to watch them come alive. This is where passion is born, in the quite moments of discovery. I love what I do and the people I get to do it with. . . . #BeesAndButtermilkHomestead #babies #countrylife #christian #countryliving #daughter #son #farmer #farmlife #farmlife #farm #farmhand #homestead #homeschooling #homeschool #homesteader #homesteadersofamerica #homesteaders #homesteadersofinstagram #homesteading #jesus #kids #midwestlife #momswithtattoos #girlswithdreads #girlswithtattoos #missouri #outdoorlife #simplicity

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10 hours ago

Got a reminder today to commit my plans to the Lord. I’m planning all the things and doing some of the things at the moment. At times it feels frustrating, too slow going, not worth it! But I know that is a lie. It is worth it, I will get there. It may not be down the road I planned but I will commit my plans to to the Lord and let the Lord establish my steps. . . . . . #homestead #homesteading #homesteadlife #homesteader #homesteadersofinstagram #homesteadmama #christian #bible #journalingbible #faith #proverbs

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11 hours ago

Happy Friday and happy first snow of the season. ❄️ Yes, I’m one of those weird people that actually like snow.❤️😂

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12 hours ago

I love the early morning hush as the snow falls. All I can hear is the river running and the snow falling. It gives me time to slow down, to look at the beauty surrounding me. To drink another cup of coffee. Time to snuggle on the couch with the dog and the cat. And time to just be still. And then reality hits and I’m off and running! Snow Day! Lots of making is going to happen here over the next 3 days. Happy FriYAY! . . . . . . . . . . . #simpleliving #homestead #homesteader #homesteadlife #nikon #nikond3100 #nikonphotography #catskills #upperdelaware #upperdelawareriver #ourgrassisgreen #oursimplelife #countrylife #rurallife #farmher #chickenlibrarian #happyhomesteading #soapmaking #homemade #piemaking #snowday #firstsnow2018 #makingallthethings #longlistofthingstodo #blogher

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13 hours ago

Feeding the chickens.

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20 hours ago

. Cindy just wanted time. Time to sleep in. Time to flirt. Time to herself. . Between freelance gigs, daycare drop offs and holiday-planning, she had earned at least this much. . This desert vacation was an opportunity. A chance to expand her time. To diversify. Time to swim. Time to eat. Time to explore. Time to remember who she was. . . #seatedstories . Photo generously shared by @kristarandgruen

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20 hours ago

Wonder when I'll stop taking pictures of our silos? Answer: Never . . . We are have been slow posting here on #instagram Life has been frustrating and exhausting lately and not for the right reasons. Our daily lives are jumbled, we had just started to get comfy and get a routine when harvest just wrecked all of that progress. My kids are a mess. Savanna is having big emotions on issues that would not normally cause such big reactions and it always seems to stem back to missing her dad. Cash is having similar feelings also, but displays them a little differently. Daddy seems to be our rock in this family and not getting quality time is really taking its toll and we still have a couple more months of harvest. To be honest this was not the plan. I am so proud of Ethan for being promoted so quickly in his company from driver/mechanic to grain plant manager in less than 6 months. But we were not ready for the time commitment that came with a manager. Lots of big feelings from the whole family. Tonight I will wallow in pity, tomorrow I will try to get our house functioning again with some sense of regularity and purpose. . . . . . . . . . . . . #mircoblogger #blogger #blog #instagramblogger #instagramblog #homesteadingwithkids #farming #harvestseason #moving #bigfeelings #bigemotions #gentleparenting #grainplant #homesteader #homestead #silo #thesilos #homesteadingwithkidssilos #sunset #silosandsunsets #wisconsin #wisconsinhomestead #thankful

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22 hours ago

That was a HUGE harvest I can’t wait to share with you! Bur first, I wanted to ask... Have you entered my Giveaway partnered with @therooapron yet??? For a Roo Apron or Joey Apron or your choice?!? If you haven’t, Head on over to my post from yesterday to enter! Giveaway ends tomorrow at 6pm OST! 💜💚💜 #TheRooApron

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22 hours ago

Yesterday this duck was running around, eating bugs, enjoying life to the fullest and tonight he is on our dinner table. This might be a strange concept to some and there is nothing wrong with buying your meat if that is the right thing for your circumstance and family. This feels like a privilege. I’m so lucky to be able to have the amount of land we have and accommodations to raise animals. I said a few words over this duck as I butchered it and thanked it. I hope that if this is a new idea to you, you can understand and even if you don’t agree that you can be respectful. This past year has been the first time we have butchered our own meat from @jhix ’s turkeys to some of our own surplus roosters. Being a meat eater, I have really enjoyed this journey in seeing where our food comes from and understanding that a roast chicken at dinner or a turkey on the thanksgiving table isn’t just a menu item but it was a life for which we should be thankful and respectful.・・・ #thankful #homesteader #duck #roastduck #selfsufficiency #dinner #butchering #yummy

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23 hours ago

This came up in another thread recently, so I thought I’d offer my two cents. My intention is not to badmouth deer processors; I’ve known some really honest ones, and many who are highly skilled in the art of butchering. But I’ve noticed a trend where many of them are flat out stealing meat (I got back about 28lbs from a 150lb. buck last year) and grinding virtually everything else. This was a small buck which would only be considered a shooter in the event of a meat crisis 😂 For display purposes, I’ve shown 1 side only (pic 2), pic 4 shows the back leg broken down into roasts. This smaller buck was neck shot, and I also lost some meat to a leg injury (most likely caught on fencing or maybe an antler), yet the whole animal still yielded about 45 pounds of premium cuts (steaks and roasts), & I haven’t even touched the grind pile or the pieces saved to make stock. Pic 5 is 22lbs. wrapped from 1/2 the deer only. Do it yourself and save a lot of $, not to mention how much better you’ll feel knowing you used as much of the animal as possible #deerhunting #deerhunter #deerprocessing #meathunter #diy #doityourself #homesteading #homesteader

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1 day ago

Closeup of the delicious cod from the other night. I could eat fish for dinner every night and be happy. I’d be even happier if it were a bunch of fried snappers.

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1 day ago

Yuck.

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1 day ago

I love it when I get this one! 😂Also, it's almost Friday! Are you excited? I am! Caffeine to make it through the next 24hrs... 😎😘😴 I'm about to head out to pick up the new additions to the farm! I'm so flipping ecstatic! But patience.. WHICH IM SO NOT GOOD AT! Ughhhh... but we shall try.. right? Right. 🤷‍♀️🤷‍♀️🤷‍♀️🤷‍♀️ Also, pay no attention to my chipped nail polish.. cause .. it doesn't matter 😎 just dr pepper. And dr. Pepper=happiness.

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