homesteading Photos & Videos

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Some #ediblegarden updates 🌿 All of our plants are sprouting except for our garlic (which I think just takes longer) and our herb garden (which we planted later than everything else)! So excited! We need to finish thinning them out once they establish themselves a but further, but overall I'm pleased with the progress ☺️ Now to start some alfalfa and lentil sprouts for sandwiches and salads 🌱 . . . . . #ourhomestead #happyhomesteading #homestead #homesteading #backyardgarden #backyardgardening #growwhatyoueat #growbabygrow #outdoorgardening #plantsmakepeoplehappy #plantsofinstagram #plantsplantsplants #greenhouse #greenbeans #spinach #onions #peas #mungbeans #carrots #purplebellpepper

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When you’re getting into the world of orchards, everything you do is considered “playing the long game” 🍎 🍇 🍎 🍑 🍓🍋 #Sothankful to have found these awesome sellers on eBay where I could get domestic cultivars knowing they are organic and GMO free! Check out the Green Grove Garden in Greenville Michigan and Bon Bon’s Blueberries in Evansville KY. Growing blueberries from seed is a lengthy process. In fact I’ll probably wind up buying both low bush and high bush plants to go ahead and plant, but getting these suckers started and to a point they can be transplanted can easily be a six month process. The low bush seeds go into the freezer for a few weeks to “Stratify” them, or trick them into thinking winter has come and gone, so they get fooled into sprouting! The high bush CAME stratified so I’ll plant them in peat moss this weekend :) —— #bluegrassstateofmind #youpickorchard #bluegrassstate #homesteading #homesteadinglife #homestead #orchard #planting #seed #seeds #seedstarting #blueberry #blueberriesblueberries #blueberries 💙 #blueberrybliss #selfsufficient #selfsufficientliving #selfsufficiency

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6 minutes ago

Nothing better than harvest time 🍅 😁

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17 minutes ago

This coop is plenty big enough for our 13 broiler chickens and has the capacity for around 30-35 grown birds. Chicken-Tractor is equipped with one 3-nipple drinking bucket and a 30 lb. hanging chicken feeder. • The feeder and water bucket are easily attached and removed for refilling or cleaning with zinc snap hooks and a short length of bowtie chain. • • • #Homestead #Homesteading #Chickens #ChickensOfInstagram #BackyardChickens #Chicken #Farmlife #Chickensofig #BackyardPoultry #ChickenLife #Farm #Farmlife #Poultry #HobbyFarm #SmallFarm #CountryLife #Acreage #BackyardFarmer #ChickenKeeping #RaisingChickens #ChickenTractor #PasturedPoultry #HappyChickens #HomesteadLife #Smallscalefarming #Broiler #CountryLiving #chickencoop

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19 minutes ago

New fence is up and hubs is now home from his week-long road trip trying to generate more NDT sales. (Anyone know anyone who needs some quality non-destructive test equipment? Cause I know the best guy!!!) Anyway, thought I’d welcome my Honeyman home with a wine-infused, slow cooked beef pot roast stew and accompanying French baguette (for dipping) to start the long weekend off right!! God is good! #greengirlglam #backyardgarden #homemade #homestead #homegrown #homesteading #garden #gardening #godisgood #containergarden #containergardening #homesweethome #lepetitjardin #mylittlegarden #compost #composting #2019garden #texasgardening #texasgarden #texasgardener #texasgardens #potager #potagergarden #potagergardens #potagergardening #newfence #newfences #stew

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20 minutes ago

Where are my Almond Joy/Trail mix lovers? It tastes like candy! 🥥🍫 . - Almond - Cranberry - Coconut Melt . This snackies package shocked me way more than I thought it would. . . Laneyrose.thrivelife.com . . . #thrivelife #thrive #foodie #foodblog #foodblogger #veganfood #vegetarian #glutenfree #ketofood #keto #momboss #bossbabe #entrepreneur #hiking #whatsfordinner #healthyfood #familylife #familyfirst #pnw #snacktime #eatfresh #homesteading #foodnetwork #groceryhaul #camping #savingmoney #foodie #munchies #washingtonstate #wasington

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"Happiness is a small house, with a big kitchen." — Alfred Hitchcock⠀ .⠀ We think it's safe to say Hitchcock would have felt pretty content in this cabin. What brings happiness to your home?⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ #archdigest #AD100 #houzz #estespark #colorado #rmnp #mountainliving #architecture_hunter #architecturephoto #architecturedaily #modernhouse #rockymountainnationalpark #customhome #homeremodel #housetohome #dreamliving #mountainhome #kitchens #livingroomdesign #coloradohomes #theviewfromhere #lifeelevated #coloradoliving #inspiredliving #homesteading

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24 minutes ago

It's great having all of the horses back home. I love watching them graze 🐎🐎

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Which one do you like better, 1, 2 or 3? @marcelpreston and I taking a break in the back of the pickup truck after building some raised garden beds. Now we just have to staple some weed stopper on the bottom, then fill them with earth and manure 🙌🏻 I love doing life with this guy! #partnerincrime #livinglifetothefullest #gardeningtips #gardennewbie • • • • • #farmher #oldfashionedonpurpose #iamyourfarmer #thisisag #iammodernfarmer #farming #farm #growsomethinglovely #simplehappycountrylife #myjobdependsonag #farmtotable #farmtofork #ottawa #alifewelllovedblog #keepitsimple #homesteadmoments #homesteading #homesteader #homesteadlife #farmlife #iamcountryside #gettoknowahomesteader #homesteadersofcanada #countrysideandfarmlife

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27 minutes ago

If you’re taking notes for next year’s garden, I’d like to suggest Green Arrow shelling peas. Despite highs in the 90s and a fair bit of neglect the last couple weeks, they are still trying to crank out peas. I’ll be planting a lot more of them next year.

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30 minutes ago

Our house officially sold today! We are also now under contract for our possible future home, which sits on 8.5 acres. If everything works out, we could be in our new homestead by July 1st. Slowly but surely this dream of ours in becoming a reality ❤️

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Today’s harvest. Apparently, I have one tomato plant that the stink bugs haven’t discovered yet.

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These Cherokee Purples are so exciting ~ I’m telling you this week has been so hard between the bugs and the heat, and everything else here, and seeing beauties like these is such a beautiful reminder of how blessed we are to be growing our own food and learning everything that we’ve been learning. There is beauty all around, especially this time of year! , . . #eatwhatyougrow #organicgarden #homesteadlife #instagardeners #organicgardening #homestead #homesteading #gardener #growyourfood #growwhatyoueat #growyourownfood #ediblelandscaping #organic #healthyeating #healthy #tomatoes #growsomethingbeautiful #beautyallaround #gardeningtips #gardenblogger #backyardfarm #farmlife #hobbyfarm

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43 minutes ago

We have two female ducks from the hatch in February and they look exactly the same. Small brown Khaki Campbells with spots that look like leopard print. We named them Thelma & Louise and refer to them both as that.

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I posted a few weeks ago about finding out our hen was actually a rooster. He was a sweet guy but super protective of his hens (as he should be) so we decided it was best to find him a new home. . . It hurt my heart not being able to keep him. A neighbour found a farm willing to take him yesterday. . . This morning I was sent this photo of my rooster in his new home. With 5 beautiful hens to take care of. It made my day!! What a lucky guy! . . . #rooster #hens #chickens #raisingchickens #homesteading #caledon #farm #pachamama #getoutside #growyourfood

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47 minutes ago

Today’s Basil harvest from my windowsill 💚🌿✨✌🏽

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Our nesting boxes are dual purpose. The ducks love laying the eggs in the bottom two boxes and the chickens lay in the top two with their privacy curtains made from old shirts and lace and fancy pine straw from the yard 😂🦆🐓🤪

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51 minutes ago

I'm doing a shameless promotion for my talented wife. She has a blog that she uses as a format to record our journey into farmhood. If you want to see the cool things we're doing in our small 5 acre farm this is the place. This is a picture she took. Please check it out! www.sosunnyday.com . . #sosunnyday #sosunnydayblog #beautifulwife #snacksfromplants #ediblelandscape #ediblelandscapes #ediblelandscaping #microfarming #minifarming #homesteading #farmlife #homestead #rareedible #uncommonfruit #pnwgarden #pnwgardener #temperatefruit #zone8gardening #permaculture #growingfruit #growyourown #foodforest

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53 minutes ago

We started our three sisters garden yesterday evening by planting our first crop, corn! We had four sisters present in each direction as a brother held space for us. We gave thanks to the water that will help these seed sprout and grow tall, to the soil that will nourish the roots, to the sun that will help the grass grow, and to the wind that will pollinate the corn so we can make delicious tortillas! After giving thanks we each took two seeds, put them in the ground in the four directions and watered them with our saliva. Then we continued the planting in a sunwise direction. Feeling excited to tend to these sweet sweet babies & plant the beans and squash in the coming weeks 🌱 • • • We are at the end of our campaign and we still need to $7000 more dollars to build a new multi-stall wheelchair accessible bathroom. Any/all donations are appreciated! Link in bio

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We’ve had to replant corn 4 times this season! We’ve had to break out the heavy artillery for the army worms 😩 We have resorted to spraying Seven to hopefully allow the corn to get big and strong enough before we can go back to just using BT. The BT wasn’t even touching the army worms. And they were eating the corn before it even had a chance to grow. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ***What do you use for pest control??*** ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #corn #vegetablegardening #homesteading #homestead #gardenlife #gardentotable #farmtotable #pestcontrol #gardenpestcontrol #armyworms

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59 minutes ago

The only time these girls stay together is when it’s treat time. I have 2 that are always venturing off on their own. Getting excited to introduce the new girls to the flock. The new babies aren’t as loving as our original 7 so it will be interesting to see how they all get along. - - - #backyardchickens #hens #crazychickenlady #freerangechickens #raisingchickens #eggs #egglayers #happychickens #cooptotable #fresheggsdaily #countrylife #countryliving #farm #farmher #farmlife #homestead #homesteading #homesteadlife #wildroostfarms

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1 hour ago

Of all the things crowding my mind this next-to-last Friday in May, the one that sounds louder than all the others and is probably most important too: this day is a gift, this season is a gift, this life is a gift, is a gift, is a gift 🌿

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I’m loving this weather and so are the dragonflies, butterflies and pretty much everything else that flies too!

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Here's me getting stuck into some defenseless cabbage on the way to making the latest round of sauerkraut. My usual method involves buying the veg and leaving it in the fridge for far too long while repeatedly saying "oh I need to make that kraut" every other day but not actually doing it. Which is a bit silly, because I quite enjoy the process. I find it's a very Zen sort of task. Sauerkraut is great healthsome stuff, and hands-down one of the easiest fermented things to make. In its most basic form it's literally just cabbage, salt, and spice, and about ten minutes of gleeful mashing with a pestle or a rolling pin that conveniently doubles as a neat way to work off some of life's frustrations. You could pretend the hapless shreds of cabbage were your boss' face, for example. #notthatido #itsjustanexample #servingsuggestion

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Can’t beat Free-ninety-free! I took the kids down to the cabin this morning and we cut a ton of bamboo poles to use for trellises and tomato stakes! We used the van to bring them back to the cabin from the gettin’ place and my parents hauled them on the trailer to the house 🙌🏻 . . . #farmtofork #yardtotable #eatwhatyougrow #growwhatyoueat #eatfresh #farmfresh #homestead #homegrown #gardening #farmstead #halfpinthomestead #homesteading #playingindirt #farmlife #arkansas #knowwhereitcamefrom #thatfarmlife #growsomething #justplant #growyourown #gardenlife #backyardgardening #frontyardtoo #heirloomgarden #farmliving #growfoodnotlawns #freetrellises #naturaltrellis #tomatostakes

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Our new babies are here and they are HUNGRY! 🐥🐥🐥 We have a total of 21 birds. Black australorps, black laced golden Wyandottes and black sumatras. We went with mostly black birds because I heard that hawks will sometimes mistake them for their arch-enemy, the crow and stay away.🤞🏼 We also went with australorps and wyandottes because of the egg production. We chose sumatras because they’re just so damn beautiful. I read that they can be skittish and the roos can be aggressive, so we’re just going to have to wait and see.

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My first attempt at French macarons- There were a lot of things I would change going into this a second time. My almond flour was freezer burnt which was horrible but to be completely honest I didn't care and was convinced these would probably just be a learning experience. After letting them sit for a day they tasted fantastic anyway and I devoured them. 🤷‍♀️ They also happen to match the boxes that my tea set is in rather nicely. . . . #homestead #farmhousecooking #frenchmacarons #macarons #baking #cooking #funinthekitchen #desserts #glutenfree #homesteading #homesteader #smallfarm #farmhousekitchen #frenchbaking

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When your new chicken isn’t sure of you yet but let’s you pick her up. 😍 I need a lap chicken in my life! Welcome to the flock Barry the broody. I can’t wait for you to be a mama! Good trade @katie.uppi I like her a lot. 🐔 🐔 🐔 🐔 🐔 #backyardchickens #chickens #hens #crazychickenlady #petchickens #backyardpoultry #raisingchickens #homesteading #freerangechickens #homesteading #pnw #farmlife #simplelife #pnwlife #tinyfarm #homesteadinglife #pacificnorthwest #hobbyfarm #smallfarm #proudfarmer #fluffybutt

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When I was turning 10, I wanted a kitten for my birthday SO badly. My parents weren't planning on getting me one, but I was certain I was going to find a kitten in a box with a bow on top! My birthday came along, and as I went outside to get ready to leave for a fun day with my best friend, I heard a tiny meow. A kitten had somehow found its way into our barn and it was love at first sight! Cookie and I were inseparable for years.⁣ ⁣ Now, Naomi is about to turn 10 and has been asking for a kitten (or a horse or a bunny - haha) but we totally had zero plans of getting her any of the above this year. A few nights ago we heard a loud cry from a bush outside our house. After MUCH work on our part, we finally got this tiny, scared little kitten to come out. Naomi got herself a kitten.⁣ manifesting must run in the family! ⁣ This is Tansy.⁣ ⁣ She is so sweet and obviously had been with small kids indoors. She was clean and well-fed (though so hungry when we found her), knew how to use a litterbox already, and is such a great lap kitty. At just 5ish weeks old, we had to give her milk and water with a syringe at first, but she figured out the bowl yesterday. ⁣ ⁣ Not planned, but just perfect. We are all in love with her!

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Been sick since before Mother's Day so my gardening has been neglected and watering has been done periodically by my 11 year old 😲 so you can imagine. Got out there today to try and clean it up a bit and string up my watermelon, cut my celery and water everything completely. *Celery went crazy...it smells and tastes really fresh *Watermelon was cascading over the bed and killing my bell peppers...got them strung up. Gotta figure something else out for them *blackberries are still looking ok *cilantro bolted and sugar peas dried up *flowers died and spinach bolted *red leaf lettuce went crazy too #newbiegardener #celery #gardening #homesteading #imstilljustwingingit

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These two #happy #brothers pooled their money and bought their very 1st #hotwheels track. It's loud. It's obnoxious. I may need a headache remedy. But, look at their faces. They are so happy and so proud of themselves for saving for something that they really wanted. #Homestead #homesteading #homesteadlife #onthefarm #familyfarm #farm #farmlife #learnthroughplay #homeschool #homeschooldays #homeschoollife #childledlearning #learnathome #homeeducation #homeschooleducation #homeschoolers #offgridliving #offgridhomestead #wildandfreechildren #runwildmychild #boyhood #brotherhood

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2 hours ago

Mizuna and Radish harvest from our little greenhouse bed . We are starting to harvest enough to where our CSA is redundant... bittersweet! But now to ferment, preserve, and share the excess.

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