homesteader Photos & Videos

13 minutes ago

Check out this unique, pretty veggie garden layout! ๐Ÿ˜ what would you plant in this space? . Image from Pinterest, unable to identify source.

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29 minutes ago

S - T - R - E - T - C - H โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € .โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € The good stuff is worth stretching forโ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € .โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € .โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € .โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € #goats #goat #goatlife #goatfarm #goatlove #goatloversanonymous #goatsofinstagram โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € #mustlovegoats #goatjournal #ilovemygoats #ilovegoats #kikogoats #kikogoat #kikogoatsofinstagram #kikogoatsforsale #kikogoatsrule #farm #farmer #farm365 #iamamodernfarmer #mississippifarm #mississippilife #iamcountry #onthefarm #lifeinthecountry #farmlife #homesteader #farmher #countrysideandfarmlife #iamcountryside

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1 hour ago

Day 19 #mymonthontheplot June challenge is Worth it When you start to harvest the fruits of your labour thats when you know its been worth it. Worth all the hassle of keeping everything covered to keep the pests off ๐Ÿ˜‚ #smallholding #homesteading #homestead #smallholdinglife #homesteadinglife #rurallife #smallholder #homesteader #cultivationassociation #growyourown #selfsufficient #selfsufficiency #tryingtobeselfsufficient #organic #organicveggies #GYO #growyourownfood #juleskitchengardenjune2019

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1 hour ago

What is it about an old barn and some lazy sheep that just makes me swoon?๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ’™ . On our two-week road trip up to eastern coast, there were SO many scenes like this to capture oneโ€™s imagination!๐Ÿค— . There was just something about this blue sky, the old gray wood siding, the verdant green grass and the sheep enjoying the shade provided by the barnโ€™s situation on this old farm!๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’™ . It just made me want to hop out of the car and go see what was inside the barn!๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐ŸŒพ . In the altered words of the old Ricky Scaggs song...โ€ iโ€™m just a country girl, country girl at heart!โ€œ๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ’š . #oldbarn #sheepfarm #homestead #homesteader #homesteading #vintagebarn #americanfarm #farmgirl #countrysidefarmlife #farmlife #country #farmscene

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1 hour ago

I cant wait to see how this one turns out. This is my first time trying colors. My 5 year old wants me to make rainbow soap with sparkles on top so it's like a "rainbow unicorn" but in not sure how to do that yet. I told her to let me master 2 and 3 colors then we can add more colors to the mix. . . . #haerterich_homestead #goatsmilk #goat #milk #goatmilksoap #honey #honeysoap #goatmilkandhoneysoap #handmadesoap #handmadesoaps #handmadeisbetter #handmadeisbestmade #handmadeisbest #homesteader #countrylife #farmlife #iamamodernfarmer #goatjournal #molds #colorfulsoap

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2 hours ago

Itโ€™s that time of year ๐Ÿ˜ณ (Zoom in on the foreground) Luckily this big guy is a gopher snake, a welcome wildlife neighbor around here. They do a great job of controlling the rodent population and we havenโ€™t seen a rattlesnake on our property yet ๐Ÿคž This guy and another 5ft female #gophersnake cruise around our house and #pasture daily and although they scare the hell out of me on occasion, we are happy to have them! โ˜บ๏ธ . . . . . . . #goodsnake #snake #reptiles #reptilesofinstagram #reptilesofinsta #coldblooded #wildlife #wildlifeonearth #ranchlife #socalcountrygal #country #countrygirl #countryside #countryliving #homestead #homesteading #homesteadinglife #homesteader #california #socal #weliveintheirworld #lovesnakes #nature #naturelovers #leavethemalone

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2 hours ago

So close and yet so far... no home grown strawberries for me. ๐Ÿ“ The bunnies are winning and I have to put up some type of protective barrier if I ever want to a harvest. Please let me know what you use? What works and what doesn't? ๐ŸŒผ ๐Ÿฐ #homesteadinglife #urbangardener #iamabeekeeper #alwayslearning #alergiessuck #freshfruit #freshveggies #veggiesmost #eattherainbow #summervibes #backyardbeekeeper #womanbeekeeper #pollinatorfriendly #phillygirlinnaptown #idratherbesailing #foredeckunion #over40andfabulous #homesteader #homesteaderwannabe #youareworthit #selfcarematters #watchmeorjoinme

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2 hours ago

Its #kombucha day!!! Featuring my NICE RACK!! ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜ * This double decker beauty is gonna come in handy that's for sure!! * 10 bucks and folds flat! Added bonus... I can having it off the side of the stove for storage๐Ÿ˜ƒ * For my friends stateside, what do you think of our Canadian mason jars? (Not the Atlas) CROWN Imperial Pint, and "Perfect Seal" wide mouth adjustable * * * * * #GreatWhiteNorthHomesteading #pioneercraft #blacksmith #carpenter #miller #canada ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ #canadian #canadianmade #farrier #draftpower #horsefarmer #homesteader #fibromyalgia #spoonie #adaptordie #simplelife #goodlife #baker #offgridwannabe #hillbillychic #homesteadhandy #spinningwheel #menbaketoo #castiron #castironcooking #crownmason #crownjar #canning

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3 hours ago

"Hey Blanche could ya hold still for just a min...๐Ÿ˜’". Of course not๐Ÿ˜‚. I adore this kid. When I decided which breeds I would start my flock with, I chose to get a buckeye only because they were listed as "hardy in winter" and "good mousers" (just in case one ๐Ÿ€ever decided it needed a taste of @scratchandpeck layer feed ๐Ÿ’๐Ÿ˜„). I was certain she'd be more, functional than anything. I mean, a bird that big (and she IS a hardy girl) that only lays MEDIUM eggs, and they're brown (how boring, right? ๐Ÿ˜’) I assumed she'd just blend in. Boy was I wrong! If I were ever going to start hatching my own flock I would definetly go for buckeyes. Such a lovely girl, stunning feathers, and soooo much personality ๐Ÿ’“. I don't even care that she's not the most prolific layer, it's just an afterthought๐Ÿ” ๐Ÿ˜ . . . . . . . . . . . . . #organicfromday1 #happyhens #backyardfarm #backyardpoultry #egglayer #buckeyechicken #chickensofig #poultrylove #chickensofinstagram #backyardchickens #chickenselfie #poultrylove #poultryofinstagram #chickensofig #homesteaderslife #homesteadersofamerica #homesteadersofinstagram #growyourown #hensofinstagram #chickenfriends #chickenlove #chickenladylife #motherofchickens #motherofhens #backyardhomestead #homesteader

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4 hours ago

Todayโ€™s harvest is calling for bruschetta with homemade sourdough ๐Ÿฅ–!

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4 hours ago

It's kombucha brewing day! I left it sitting just a tad too long so I only have three bottles for my second ferment. I really like using juice for my second ferment. I find the flavour is stronger and it retains its fizz much better than if I use fruit. If you decide to use these Grolsch style bottles remember to burp them daily! I also decided to use my extra SCOBY in the garden. The culture for kombucha makes an amazing fertilizer! Loaded with vitamins, minerals and of course healthy bacteria. So I chopped it up and buried the pieces throughout my sweet potato beds (which are looking very sad). If you follow me on Facebook I did do a live video on using the SCOBY in the garden so check that out too.

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4 hours ago

Fathers Day Dinner right here... and let me tell you, it was hands down one of the BEST meals Iโ€™ve ever eaten. Hereโ€™s the breakdown: . . * Reverse seared Sweet Tea Brined Pork Chips off the @biggreenegg . I had @harristeeter custom cut the @nimanranch brand pork chops at 1 3/4โ€ thickness, we brined overnight in @lanesbbq Sweet Tea Brine, then seasoned with @wassismeatmarket Maple Reserve Bourbon Rub and a little @lanesbbq Ancho Espresso Rub. . . *Brussels Sprouts made the whole meal. Yโ€™all, if you donโ€™t like them, you need to give them another try!! Done right, they are amazing!! We started by halving them and then roasted in the oven to start the cooking process. Then Brad seared them off on the grill to add a char flavor. We mixed them into hash of corn that had beensmoked on the cob, crispy bacon, heavy cream and Rosรฉ with just salt and pepper to season. Absolutely insane. . . *Lastly, the cheese biscuits smothered in tomato jam from @seweeoutpost . Locals... this is a MUST for you. Go get them. Now. . . Paired it with a some Zac Brown Pinot Noir and the finished with some the best ice cream we have found - @publix Organic Vanilla ice cream drizzled with @stonewallkitchen Bittersweet Chocolate Sauce and @jackrudycocktailco Bourbon Cocktail Cherries. . . It was a meal for the books. Happy Fatherโ€™s Day to me!! ๐Ÿ˜‚ . . . . #biggreenegg #biggreenegglife #porkchops #brusselsprouts #zacbrownwine #cheesebiscuits #foodiefeature #grilllife #fathersdaydinner #fathersday2019 #recipeshare #grillrecipes #homesteader #homesteadlife #farmhousecooking #farmhouse #lifestylebloggers #summermeals #grilledpork #hecooks #wecook #helovesmewell #cooktogether #coupleswhocook #foodielife #foodiesofig #eatgoodfood

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4 hours ago

Also... howโ€™s about some #breastfeeding and #gardening realness??? It isnโ€™t that itโ€™s so hot today, itโ€™s just so damn HUMID. Came in to nurse and I just figured, screw it, and took my shirt off ๐Ÿ˜‚ Oh, and currently thanking God for the glory of air conditioning ๐Ÿฅต๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐ŸŒพ

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4 hours ago

Mid-June Harvest ๐ŸŒฑ Does anyone know what kind of pepper is on the photo? We bought this seedling at an Asian store, it was labeled as "pepper". But we bought them anyway.

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5 hours ago

Lucy and her babies ๐Ÿงก

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5 hours ago

โ€œRubbing the bitters outโ€ ๐Ÿค” I had never heard of this until I read a post this week about it. When growing cucumbers they can get bitter if they donโ€™t get enough water or it gets very hot. Supposedly you cut the end off and rub the two pieces like I do here. The white sappy stuff that comes out of the end is the โ€œbittersโ€ I tried it on some smaller ones that had a bitter aftertaste and it seemed to work great. So tell me... did you already know about this?! Who else does this? Is it an old wives tale and I just think it worked?! ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚ what do you think?? . . . #farmtofork #yardtotable #eatwhatyougrow #gardening #growwhatyoueat #farmfresh #homegrown #womenwhogrow #greenthumb #rurallife #halfpinthomestead #homesteader #arkansas #gardener #sustainablesprout #knowyourfood #thatfarmlife #growsomethinglovely #justplant #growyourownfood #growfoodnotlawns #cucmbers

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6 hours ago

Who knows their moth species? This big guy was just chillin on our shed. He looks like a leaf, but is also really furry in spots....so nature lovers #whatkindofmothisthis ?

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6 hours ago

A little experiment I tried with some potatoes that had started sprouting. We have this slanted bank on the property that has the richest soil, so I figured Iโ€™d try it out and see what happens. I only planted four and we got all of these! (Plus a few extra after I rechecked ๐Ÿ˜‰) Not bad Iโ€™d say.

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6 hours ago

๐ŸŒฟWhat herbs do you put into your nesting boxes? Lately I've been using mint - to deter pests & freshen things up & Basil for immune/respiratory/digestive support & Rose petals - my hens love them so much that they happily destroy my rose bushes๐Ÿ™ƒ๐Ÿ˜†

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6 hours ago

This bread just makes me happy. ๐Ÿ˜ŠTo be able to share it with my husband and kids, and see the excitement on their faces and their eyes close when they bite into it makes all the dog days of being a mom worth it!

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7 hours ago

This pic was taken a while ago so these little guys are a lot bigger now! Probably three times as big! They are Apple tree seedlings that I started from seed from Paul's apples. Now with apples and all other fruits that need cross pollinate the seed doesn't stay true to the mother plant (the fruit you save the seed from), it become a hybrid seed. Now don't freak out over the word hybrid like many people do because hybridization with cross pollination is naturally and is the reason we have such a vast array of heirlooms out there. Anyways I'm getting off topic... I'm going to grow out these apple seedlings and make them available for whoever wants one. I made a post a while back about how I was pulling all the little apple seeping out of the orchard that came up as weeds and a lot of folks said they would want to buy them. I decided to start these because after thinking about it it would be really cool to grow a tree that no one else has become it was created in Paul's orchard with the mix of over 46 varieties of apples! Now these trees don't have dwarf rootstock for they will naturally want to get tall, but you can definitely still prune them like Paul does of that's what you want to do. You will just have trees like Paul's that are a bit larger when they reach the age of Paul's trees. You can clearly see that the number of trees is really limited, but if you think you will really want one, send me a message and I'll write you info down and get back to you at the end of the season when the trees go dormant and can be dug up and shipped out. . . . #growingbacktoeden #backtoeden #gardening #backtoedengarden #homestead #homesteader #sustainability #sustainable #selfsufficiency #permaculture #groworganic #organic #eatrealfood #gyo #organicgardening #garden #appletrees #paulgautschi

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7 hours ago

Day 107 of 365 days of growing our own food! . Less than 3 weeks until we start processing some of these chickens for our freezer!! ๐Ÿ™Œโค๏ธ . Goats getting to graze fresh forage when the sun decides to come out! . And the new flock is taking to the compost pile. . Also, I forgot to mention we lost two meat chickens,(white ones) to a predator attack on Monday morning. It was my fault as I didnโ€™t make sure they were closed up at night. Now we always make sure!! ๐Ÿ‘ . Just want to mention that Iโ€™m struggling to make any sort of content these days. Iโ€™m not a great writer, my pictures arenโ€™t all that great, and sometimes itโ€™s not fun for me to do this every day. I would rather be engaged with my family more. Even though these things are affecting me, Iโ€™m going to stick to my word. A post every day for 365 days and it might not be what you want to see or like but I would appreciate feedback regardless. Itโ€™s hard for me to know what you all like so let me know whatโ€™s up!! ๐Ÿ‘‹๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐ŸŒพ . #homestead #homesteader #raiseyourownfood #homesteadlife #freshfromthefarm #grassfed #pasturedchicken #foraging #goats #growsomethinggreen #growyourownfood #lovetheprocess #lovethislife #regardless #struggles #day107 #365

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7 hours ago

The babies are here! Sadly, we lost our Barnevelder during transit. But the rest of them are #BlueAmeraucana , #BuffBrahmaStandard , #Buckeye , #BuffChantecler , #ColumbianWyandotte , #CreamLegbar , #DarkBrahma , #Dominique , #BlackJerseyGiant , #LavenderOrpington , #MeyerMealMaker , #SalmonFaverolle , and 5 #BuffOrpington . The meal maker is a free chicken of the hatcheries choice that you are given free and in return you give free eggs away. So that will be awesome in the future ๐Ÿฃ๐Ÿคโค Can we say rainbow eggs?! โค๐Ÿงก๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’œ #chickens #crazychickenlady #sustainable #heritagebreed #homestead #homesteader #thehomegrownhomestead #magicwater #foodsecurity #meyershatchery #organic #nongmo

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7 hours ago

Some garden updates. Harvested some kale and carrots yesterday. Finally seeing growth on my lemon spice jalapenos, tomatoes, zucchini and yellow squash. My cucumbers, lemon cucumbers, canteloupe, and sugar pie pumpkins all have flowers. My bush beans and Chinese long beans sprouted after just a few days in the raised beds. Im gonna try trellising them. Yesterday we planted bell peppers, chili peppers, spaghetti squash, cucumbers, bush beans, chinese long beans and beets in the big garden! We were a little slow to start because of all the rain but we are catching up just fine! We should have a big harvest in July/Aug!๐Ÿ–ค๐Ÿ–ค . . . #growyourownfood #homegrown #homegrownveggies #plantlady #growallthethings #greenthumb #gardenfresh #freshisbest #growgardensnotlawns #homesteader #sustainability #summergarden #harvest #modernhomestead #littlearkiehomested #gardenersofinstagram #raisedgardenbeds #arkansashomestead #sustainability #growsomethinglovely #organicvegetables #eatyourcolors #heirloomseeds #bakercreekheirloomseeds

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7 hours ago

Some days I can stamp and some days I canโ€™t ๐Ÿคท๐Ÿฝโ€โ™€๏ธ Today I could ๐Ÿคฃ Egg stamp from: @farmhousemavenmarket

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7 hours ago

Pollen that our bees collected

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8 hours ago

I do have to say that I think I have fallen in a love affair with our bees. I love walking up and looking at this, finding them in our garden on our plants or finding little baby bees buzzing around the clover in our yard. There is something magical that Iโ€™m like I see you bee, our bee, who is one part of this giant machine that is our farm. But there they are an important integral part, just buzzing around doing their job and blessing our garden beyond measure. Overwhelming at first, absolutely... but seeing them thrive and doing what they are meant to do makes my heart so happy.

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8 hours ago

Hi friends! ๐Ÿ‘‹๐Ÿป ๐ŸŒธ Things are slowly getting back to normal around here! Stay tuned to hear about our upcoming Farmers Market dates! ๐Ÿฅง ๐ŸŒธ Anyone else just loving all the flowers in bloom these days? ๐ŸŒบ๐Ÿ˜

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8 hours ago

Spotted: #kerbersfarm Land Rover in #sagharbor. If thereโ€™s something preppy within a 100 mile radius, Iโ€™m gonna find it! But letโ€™s face it, Iโ€™m in preppy mecca so itโ€™s not that hard! Weโ€™re having a blast. Happy hump day friends! . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #simpleliving #homestead #homesteader #homesteadlife #nikon #nikond3100 #nikonphotography #ourgrassisgreen #oursimplelife #countrylife #rurallife #farmher #chickenlibrarian #happyhomesteading #homemade #blogher #modernhomesteader #womenwhomake #mycountryhome #nystatephotos #igerslongisland #theartofslowliving #longisland #preppylife #preppyliving #instapreppy

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8 hours ago

Most folks go out and pick tomatoes, beets, squash...not me! ๐Ÿ‡๐Ÿƒ Just a meander through the woods and in the garden, I harvested chicory and calendula blossoms, stevia, blueberries, wild and cultivated blackberries and 2 little raspberries. ๐Ÿ‘ฑ As the saying goes, I am in my own little world, it's ok because I like it here!!! #mybellavistafarm #herbalist #blessings #farmlife #homesteader #growsomething #forager #foragerchicks #wildfoodlove #learningherbs #prettyfood #antioxidants #eatwild #intothewoods #shouldbeworking #forage

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8 hours ago

The love ๐Ÿ’• of natural pest control! For the past seven years (probably more we just didnโ€™t know it) we have had a pair of hawks build a nest around our property and raise their chicks. One year they built right in front of the house and we could see the nest, but they were not happy and we were not happy with all the noise they made every time we came out the door. They have since then built in the trees that outline the main yard. An one year we were able to watch the parents teach/help the young ones to fly. They donโ€™t bother the adult chickens and I actually have a video way down in my post ๐Ÿ‘‡๐Ÿผwhere one got into the chicken coop then couldnโ€™t figure out how to get out. They do a great job getting the mice ๐Ÿ and snakes ๐Ÿ, so we are glad to have them around. We just have to make sure they do not have access to any of our small animals ๐Ÿ˜ณ! #outdoors #greatoutdoors #wildwoodwonders #wildwoodwonder #mushrooms #mushroom #mushroom ๐Ÿ„ #mushroomhunting #huntergatherer #nature #hikelife #hiking #homesteading #homesteader #homesteadlife #homestead #homesteadmom #makersmovement #handmade #woodlands #mushroomblog #mushroomjewelery #garden #gardening #gardenlife #eatfresh #growyourownfood #eatrealfood #permaculture

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9 hours ago

I may be away from my garden today, but the pollen pants still followed me.

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9 hours ago

We had a wonderful strawberry season! โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € Some were small some were big but they were all flavorful and a whole lot of fun to pick. We got to eat a couple of handful for strawberries every day for a couple of months from just a small bed. โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € My goal is to let the plants spread and fill maybe another bed or two so I also have enough to make at least one batch of jam and can it for the rest of the year. โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € Do you grow strawberries?โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € Here is how to plant and grow strawberries (link in profile!) --> https://ladyleeshome.com/planting-strawberries/โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € .โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € .โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € .โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € . โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € #growyourownfood #organicgardening #vegetablegardening #instgardners #ediblegarden #organicvegetablegardening #growingfood #lovegardening #veggiegarden #gardenlife #greenthumb #strawberry #strawberr #strawberries #strawberrypicking #growstrawberries #growingstrawberries #homesteadinglife #homestead #homesteadmama #homesteading #homesteader #homesteady #homesteadersofamerica #homesteadersofinstagram #homesteaders #homesteadlife #homesteads

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9 hours ago

I'm getting nervous that the #gianttomato is going to split before it's completely ripened. We got nearly 7 inches of rain last week and another 2.5 inches last night. Just keep on keeping on, tomato!

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9 hours ago

Y'all are going to be sick of seeing these rusted little vignettes, but I just love the way this golden yellow lantana looks against that rusted metal.

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10 hours ago

I bought these Peppermint Sticks Balsam seeds from @bakercreekseeds on a whim. I had no clue where I'd plant them, how they would grow, nada. I'm telling you, I knew absolutely nothing about them. But into a little patch of soil they went, where they got a stunted start (thanks, slugs!), then got moved to a new spot (remember the part where I knew nothing?), then finally, slowly started to grow taller. Two days ago I was marveling at the fact that they had tiny little buds on them, and I still wasn't convinced that they would actually bloom. But NOW, look at them! Those gorgeous, starry, speckled flowers! It's been a bit of a rough start to the year around here, much like the balsam got a rough start. Do you think a flower can be my #spiritanimal or would it be a #spiritflower or a #spiritplant - who knows?! Any which way, I claim it as mine!

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11 hours ago

On gratitude.. for the grass that grows to feed the animals which nourish me.. for the land and its abundance.. for my place in this great web of life.. for this beautiful, rich, green land.. I count my blessings every day ๐Ÿ’š

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13 hours ago

Good night from Hummingbird Hill!

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14 hours ago

Day 18 #mymonthontheplot June challenge is Flowers Lots of flowers blooming in the garden but this year I'm excited to be growing chamomile for the first, looking forward to harvesting some of these pretties for my own herbal tea #smallholding #homesteading #homestead #smallholdinglife #homesteadinglife #rurallife #smallholder #homesteader #garden #flowergarden #growyourown #selfsufficient #selfsufficiency #tryingtobeselfsufficient #organic #organicveggies #preserving #herbs #flowers #cultivationassociation #juleskitchengardenjune2019

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