homesteading Photos & Videos

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🙌🙌🙌 And may you have a wonderful Thanksgiving week filled with homegrown, local eats. lots grass fed butter on sourdough rolls and bone Broth gravy poured over a pastured (preferably sustainably hunted) Turkey! 😉 This time of year, more than any other, we take time to enjoy our foods with great company. This makes your food so much more nourishing! Sitting down for a cozy, slow meal and laughing your way through it is a huge benefit to your digestive system and your happy hormones 😃 So take them time to enjoy your meals this season. Let your body be nourished by all the homemade foods and good company. Try not to stress over things like weight, body image, missing workouts, too many rolls, or not enough work completed. If your mind is happy, your body will be happy too! I have learned that petty worries often time make the article in question worse. Weight for example is much easier to control when you are not trying to control it 😉 if you rid yourself of that stress, it will help your body rid itself of extra toxins and pounds! Plain to Peak Wellness 🦃 🦃 🦃 . . . . . . . . . . #happythanksgiving #plaintopeakwellness #nutritentdense #crunchymom #selfconfidence #weightloss #healthythanksgiving #dieting #foodmatters #joelsalatin #growyourown #homesteading #localeats #holisticlifestyle #eatup #momonthanksgiving #fuelyourbody #fuelyourpassion #favoritequote #farmwife #ranchwife #wellnessadvocate

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18 minutes ago

My last little baby, growing so big. I try to make time slow down, but it's going fast. It feels like just yesterday he was brand new!

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23 minutes ago

You can’t see it, but the side of my leggings say MY PACE down the side. Some days, that’s just the reminder I need that I’m doing this for me and nobody else. I’ve been super dizzy the past two days, I feel like I’m coming down with an ear infection. So instead of pushing myself to keep going when my head was spinning, I paused my workout to be finished tonight. This isn’t a sprint, it’s a marathon. I’m just fine with going at my own pace. 🦄💪🏼

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28 minutes ago

It's that time of year when the view out of our skylights is so on point. 👌

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1 hour ago

Whew! Just finished making 40 quarts of Fresh Cranberry Juice. 🍷🍷🍷🍷🍷🍷🍷🍷🍷 🎇Just add 1.5 cups fresh cranberries to quart, .25 cup sugar, fill with water up to 1 inch below the rim. 🎇Add jars to pot of boiling water for 20 mins. 🎇Store in cool dark space. Ready to drink in 1 week. Bonus: When you are ready to drink, strain off cranberries and dehydrate them to make Craisins! 🎈 #homesteadinglife #homecooking #homestead #homesteadersofinstagram #homesteading #homemade #cranberries #blackhomesteaders #blackprepper

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1 hour ago

We thought we'd try our hand at making a calendula tincture which can then be made into an antiseptic and healing cream. We're big fans of this awesome herb around here after having first bought some calendula cream during a camping trip in Tasmania nearly 4 years ago to help heal some cuts and grazes. Ever since the trip, Miss 6 has referred to it as 'Tassie' cream and it continues to be used regularly to heal wounds, blisters and burns. It's also great for nappy rash so we always give some to any new parents we know! . The plan is that once the herbs have soaked for a few weeks in the alcohol (which extracts the goodness from the herbs and acts as a preservative), the mixture can be strained and bottled, ready to be used neat as the need arises or made into our very own 'Tassie' cream. . . . #calendula #nonasties #huntervalley #simplelife #healthyliving #offgrid #offgridliving #takethetime #nothingisordinary #simpleliving #familyfarm #naturalliving #wellness #holistichealth #homesteading #homesteadinglife #homesteadingmama #homesteadinglifestyle #offgridhuntervalley #homemade #madewithlove #instagramhomesteaders

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2 hours ago

We have a new bottle baby. He was born with slightly deformed front legs. His mum kept wondering off and he couldn’t keep up. 🐮 We are trying to come up with a name for him, any suggestions??Each year our bottle babies start with a new letter of the alphabet. We started with “A” a few years ago, and have worked our way thru to “E” last year (Ella the pet lamb). So it is “F” this year. Our pet lambs are Frankie, Freddie, Fancy and Firefly. But we have run out of ideas now. Please help us out. What would be a good name for this fella, that starts with “F”??? . . #balancingrockfarm #calf #bottlebaby #countryliving #farmlife #countrylife #homestead #homesteading #growyourown #produceyourownfood #ruralliving #selfsufficient #selfsufficiency #chooks #hens #chickens #vegies #vegiepatch #vegiegarden #vegetables #vegetablegarden #housecow #dairy #lowfoodmiles #homemade #homegrown #preserving #canning

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2 hours ago

Breakfast time! Some of our girls can easily jump our 4ft electric perimeter fence, and I’ve been reluctant to clip their wings (we are surrounded by fields and fields=foxes). It’s not many of them, just 3-6 of the younger girls. As they grow they will gain weight and be too heavy to fly so effortlessly, so I’m not too worried, and our neighbours are very forgiving. So last week i hung up some Papel Picado bunting which we had left over from my sons mexican birthday party. Not only does it discourage them from hopping over (I get maybe 1 a day now) but it also looks like party time - all the time 😂

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3 hours ago

Here’s the #book #carrotslovetomatoes ! I just gave it a quick glance, & was like, “Yup!” #allsortsofgoodthings in here! It’s like #biodynamics before everyone started calling it that. This is like your (great) grandparents biodynamics. I texted my sister a picture of it, because she’s a very good gardener, & part of many online groups as well, & she replied that she’s heard of this one as being a “good one.” It has a reputation with people in those kinds of communities, #gardening #homesteading #diy etc.

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3 hours ago

My favorite mix of potatoes; russet, red, & sweet potato 🍠 (yam) rosemary oil, butter, and cream make these perfect fit thanksgiving.

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3 hours ago

Progress! Eating carrot tidbits out of the kids hands :). We discovered he doesn’t like blueberries or green beans lol!

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4 hours ago

Bismillah, ini kali pertama menanam thyme sama oregano, tumbuhan aslinya saya juga nggak pernah tahu, tahunya daun salam 🙈 setelah googling ternyata banyak manfaat dari thyme jadi nyoba nanem, semoga saja hidup 😊 . Oya kapasnya itu sisa jaman bahula sebelum saya ikut #belajarzerowaste . Belajar #homesteading

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4 hours ago

Cammino di fianco al lago, di fronte a me il sole che mi riscalda il volto ma il freddo della mattina accarezza il mio corpo infreddolito, giro lo sguardo e mi trovo ad ammirare una rosa anch'essa baciata dal sole.😘 🌹🌞🌹🌞🌹🌞🌹🌞🌹🌞🌹

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5 hours ago

Pini infiniti che privilegiano intorno a noi esaltando il bel periodo festoso che sta per arrivare. Tanto verde, brillante e rigoglioso. Nell'aria si sente il loro frofumo fresco e selvatico. 🌲🌲🌲🌲🌲🌲🌲🌲🌲🌲🌲

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5 hours ago

Lo scenario che si vedrà in questo periodo, anche se voltandomi dall'altra parte si vede sorgere il sole. La prima cosa che si vede la mattina è la nebbia che nasconde il lago e mi avvolge come un abbraccio e il color seppia privilegia davanti ai miei occhi. Buona giornata, che sia gioiosa e serena!😍 🍁🍁🍁🍁🍁🍁🍁🍁🍁🍁🍁

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5 hours ago

The finished product of our veggie garden! Now let’s hope the soil is good enough! If not it is raised beds next year!

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5 hours ago

Second year scorzonera roots, after they've flowered and given us seed. Weird looking, but delicious.

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6 hours ago

What to do with single mismatched socks? 🧦 . Make your very own zero waste hair ties that actually don’t break your hair! 🙌🏻 . Regular hair elastics are not very eco-friendly, they’re usually made from a mix of synthetic materials, and of course, they’re not recyclable. . I love reusing my old socks this way. These can be used for so much more than just hair too! For example, you could use them for organizing your phone chargers, or even to tie up the cable from your hair dryer when putting it away. . . . . . #compost #ecofriendly #homemade #homesteading #manitoba #minimumwaste #recycle #reduce #reuse #reusereducerecycle #selfsufficient #sustainableliving #urbanhomestead #urbanhomesteader #urbanhomesteading #wastefree #wastefreeliving #winnipeg #zerowaste #zerowastehome #zerowasteliving #zerowastetips

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6 hours ago

If you walk down a flint road, cut right at the second oak, there will be a little opening in the trees. 🌳 And you'll see this peice of wood over this tiny stream. Take that path and you'll find our campsite. 🏕 • After living all over the place, there's no place I'd rather be than out back in our woods. • Camping under the stars is my favorite thing this season 🌌 • You can probably tell by all these pictures lately & the ashes in our main pit 🔥

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6 hours ago

Our new solar panels are up! The 3 small ones we had are the same size as one big one so we will have over 1200 watts of solar power. Each of the big ones are 325 watts. . Our 3 batteries are being replaced with 8 new batteries which is more than enough to run our little house. So excited to get this up and running tomorrow!

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7 hours ago

First chamomile flower ! 🌻😍

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7 hours ago

I’m one happy Momma today! For the first time in a very long time I’ve got both of my daughters under one roof. Thankful is an understatement.

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7 hours ago

This has taken a massive amount of work! We finally finished our first veggie garden on the weekend. I stupidly forgot to take a before shot when it was all overgrown but got a part of it in a video to show you how weedy and unappealing it was. - We covered non growing areas in cardboard left over from our move to help with weed suppression and it will turn to compost and laid the weeper hose down once the veggies were planted. - What do you guys think?

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8 hours ago

Only the finest ingredients comprise our wild foraged jellies. The lemons I use are homegrown by my mom. Fresh squeezed! My sister just visited home and brought this haul back for me. Story⬆ to see beauty berry jelly in the making. . . ▶Use Lemon Juice in jelly in order to...◀ ◾Safely can and to prevent the growth of bacteria. ◾Promote gel formation. ◾Use less sugar.

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8 hours ago

Dried Roselle that can be used for tea. 🌺🌺🌺🌺🌺🌺🌺🌺🌺🌺🌺🌺🌺🌺🌺🌺🌺🌺🌺🌺

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8 hours ago

Are you ready for our Black Friday sale? ⚡️😍

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8 hours ago

My beautiful boy Mario. He’s a Salmon Faverolles rooster and he’s the sweetest little boy. His colors are amazing and get better by the day. He finally let me take a good picture of him although he doesn’t quite have a full tail yet. I always seem to get the roosters who have slow growing tails 🤔 Sharing this beautiful boy for #roosdaytuesday hosted by @newburyfarms

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8 hours ago

Y’all….take a deep breath…..WE HAVE A GREEN ✅ TAG!! . . 🏡 That basically means we are good to proceed at this point and have passed an inspection. There are many more inspections to come, but at this point, we are good to go! . . 🏡 Next step is grading and then foundation. Pardon me while I do a little 💃🏻 happy dance! . . . . . .

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8 hours ago

Freddy fungus met Alice algae and they took a ‘lichen’ to each other, ever since their relationship has been on the rocks.... Did you know that lichen is a a symbiotic relationship between a fungus and an algae. The fungi creates a physical structure for the algae to exist within in exchange for some of the energy and oxygen produced by the algal photosynthesis. 😳 Lichen is poikilohydric, which means it doesn’t have a mechanism to maintain water content within its structure is the surrounding environment is dry. This is a prayer for rain! Please mama nature, California needs you! Lichen needs you! #aceaebotanicals #Aceae #herbalife #herb #fungus #queer #herbalmagic #homesteading #diy #diymedicine #medicine #naturalmedicine #herbalist #zombieapocalypse #vitality #califonia #prayer #wildcrafting #mountainmedicine #didyouknow #photogram #instafamous #beautiful #explorationgram #follow #instadaily #instagrammers #goodday #instalike #lichen

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8 hours ago

I’m the pied piper of chickens and my instrument is a bag of freeze dried mealworms. Just a shake of the bag and they come running. 🎶

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8 hours ago

It is easy to get overwhelmed by the stress of the holiday and all the cooking. Let’s commit to not allowing that to happen this year. Take a step back, slow down, breathe slowly in and out, and look around. Find the joy, find the peace, enjoy what surrounds you because it all is a gift. Live in Thanksgiving daily. What are you thankful for today? . . . . . . . . . . . #thankfulforyou #thankfulheart #grateful 🙏 #findingjoy #liveingratitude #thegift #blessedday #blessedmama #blessedwoman #thanksgivingdinner #turkeybrine #deliciousfoods #thanksgivingturkey #familytime ❤️ #familyfirstalways #familyholidays #homefortheholidays #stayathomemomlife #homecookedmeal #homesteading #theyallcometogether #familytradition #foodrecipes #cookingfromscratch #heartonmysleeve

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8 hours ago

Horses watching the sunset above the inversion layer. Cold air settles in the river bottoms. It’s 30 degrees warmer above the clouds that condense as a result of the changing temperatures. It’s amazing to feel the change in temperatures as you head up in elevation. These happy horses know how to take care of themselves. As they look to the sunset, we are looking toward the summer. New workshop and event dates have been finalized. Working on getting the full itineraries up as internet connectivity allows. Check out the link to basic descriptions, dates, and a couple completed itineraries: link in profile. Who wants to visit the Alaskan wilderness this summer? #bushlife #homesteading #inversion #inversions #icelandichorses #icelandichorse #wildandfree #alaskalife #alaskarange #nationalgeographic #freerange #homesteadworkshops #experientialtravel #liveyouradventure #goremote #wildhorses #alaskavacation #travelalaska #alaskatravel #sunset #mountainlife #thisisalaska #alaskalife #homesteadclasses #homesteadvacation #uniquevacations #learning #homesteader #wildplants

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9 hours ago

Gilbert is proving them all right! 😁Apparently Black Copper Marans Roosters are known for their friendly, mellow personalities! This guy is still coming into his own, but I think he will be a real gentleman! 🐓 I have discovered that it is possible for a chicken to actually be too friendly! He jumps up onto the rim of the chicken food bucket while I’m carrying it! 😳And “shooing” doesn’t work! I flap my hands and he comes toward me instead of away! 😆 But I love him! He’s handsome and has a good personality! A winning combo! ☺️👌🏻 ・・・・・・・・・・・・ Sharing for #RoosdayTuesday hosted by the witty, charming, graceful(name that movie) Michelle @newburyfarms !!! We love you Michelle! ❤️ • • • • • #blackcoppermarans #lovemyfarm #countrylife #farmlife #simplelife #homestead #homesteading #homesteaders #homesteadlife #homesteadmom #montanafarm #montana #montanahomestead #familyfarm #familyhomestead #farmlifebestlife #farmliving #hobbyfarm #farmher #iamamodernfarmer #thefarmhousemovement #backyardchickens #chickensofinstagram #farmfresheggs #chickens #mychickencoop #backyardpoultrymag #welove_chickens_feature

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9 hours ago

CABBAGE...it’s really taking off! I’ve been checking them regularly for caterpillars 🐛 This one seems untouched so far, but a few others look like Swiss cheese 😂. I spray BT but it doesn’t stick very well on these leaves. The spray drips off before drying on the leaves to really be effective. Hence, hand picking caterpillars 🐛

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9 hours ago

Join us now to find inspiration and gain lots of new followers! The Decor and Friends loop runs through Saturday! 🎄1. Follow your hosts: @themustardseed205 @velveteenandgracega @cottage.and.design @thecuratedfarmhouse @missionhillfarmeal @cottonandlumber @lisafayestyle @simplyhomewithkara @freshrootshome 🎄2. Follow the hashtag #decorandfriends 🎄3. Follow all accounts that you love with this photo under hashtag #decorandfriends 🎄4. Comment 🎄on everyone you follow 🎄5. DM a host to post this loop and start gaining followers! PLEASE don’t follow to unfollow, we’re here to help you grow! 🎄 📸 by Cindi @themustardseed205 Photo used with permission from the original photographer. Unauthorized usage will be reported to Instagram. .. .. #homedecorlovers #proudfamily #homedecor #kitchendecor #kitchendesign #kitchenisland #home #homedecor #homegoods #homesweethome #homedecoration #homesteading #homeinterior #homestyling #humpday 🐫 #thanksgiving #friends

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9 hours ago

Felt like September today, and this beautiful old cherry tree has my garden bathed in gold. Any day now, the rain will return and likely put an end to my remaining garden excavation, but there is still so much else to do. Compost building, assembling raised beds, picking seeds and chicks for next spring, and hours of figuring out my planting schedule. Few things make me as happy as a solid plan. 😁 And a to-do list with lots of things crossed off, just like the Ice King. 📝👌 . . . . . #homestead #homesteading #fall #goldenlight #enjoyitwhileitlasts #backyardgarden #gardenplanning #growfoodnotlawns #growyourown #growfood

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9 hours ago

Fourth and final exterior wall is up. I have a little bit to finish up on the last tall section. I waited on this because we made some last minute changes that would accomodate a small "addition" later on down the road. We're thinking this would look like simply making a small room on the deck for a home office if we need it. Once all that framing is done I'll be working on sheathing and roof framing. #farm #farmhouse #farmlife #tinyhouse #tinyhouses #tinyhouselife #smallhouse #teachyourself #ownerbuilder #sutainablehome #sustainableliving #homestead #homesteading #homesteadlife #hgtv #diy #debtfreejourney #mortgagefree #maker #noexcuses #newconstruction #buildingahouse #building #countryhomes #countryhouse #customhomes

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13 hours ago

Went out of town today on the hunt for Nigerian Dwarf babies . There were two bigger flashy ones with bashing bully tendencies and this lil’ one was takin’ all the heat. Well y’all know how I feel about black and white critters around here. The white puffball is in it for the win as a wethered friend. Decisions decisions. 🤔🤷🏼‍♀️ #babygoats #tongueouttuesday #growingfamily #socute #takemehome

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I really enjoyed my afternoon walk and lunch with the "littles." I had to clean up dog mess in between but I'm just grateful for a good day.

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2 days ago

I grew these from seed. 🌱

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2 days ago

We're getting really diverse egg sizes these days. No shame. They're all beautiful. 😎👌

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4 days ago

🎄 I really wish my house wasn't so messy... It's been crazy lately and I feel like relaxing is preventative medicine. Cat in the hat Christmas is rocking my morning. I'll clean later. Maybe.

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6 days ago

My days are so very different from before we moved here. Two years ago, my day would start around 9 or 10, maybe. I'd run 3 to 5 miles, feed people, usual happenings. Rinse and repeat. Today, I woke up around 6Am. Lounged around a second with coffee, then went out to check the chickens and fed the furnace. I have an afternoon shift for the call center and the usual happenings in the evening. (Basically morning tasks reversed.) I'm in bed by 9 if I can be. The burden of having to do certain things, every day. Twice a day. Can feel daunting at times. Things are really in a period of transition, and it's a lot. I look back at pictures of the farm just one year ago and I am so wicked impressed by how much we did. I thought I'd have more animals but that was just a foolish dream. I really am still not adapted to the homestead lifestyle I guess. I really feel ... I just want to hangout and watch the great British baking show in my pajamas.

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