homesteading Photos & Videos

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We turned the kitchen table into an island! Refinished the top, built a cube frame, trimmed and sanded a ton of pallets, arranged, glued...now it's hella sturdy for my serious hand kneading and S-T-O-R-A-G-E! Swipe to see the before photo, happy organization, and mah 🍎 PIES sitting on the new-to-me table. Cost about $75. Just need to trim the back corners and build a front cabinet door. There's a curtain hung while we brainstorm. . . . #farmkitchen #reclaimedwood #palletfurniture #kitchenisland #upcycle #pallets #rustic #diy #repurpose #buildityourself #homesteading #farmhouseinthemaking #dirtykneesfarm

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“But, Mommy, that’s just a chicken head! That dog don’t have a bone in it’s mouth!” 👦🏼 Poor boy, this one was driving him crazy today. He wanted them to match perfectly. 🐔 🐓 I’ve known he was a perfectionist for awhile, but it’s becoming more of a problem with trying to teach him. 🤦🏼‍♀️ He has (for the most part) not been pleased with his handwriting and says things like “I don’t know how” and “that’s a ugly one!” 😔 I’m tying my best to remind him that this is the reason that I’m teaching him– because he doesn’t know yet and that that’s okay! And I’ve been telling him that his Granna taught me to write because I didn’t know either. It seems to encourage him and reassure him, but I just hope that this continues to work. 📝 Poor little guy is so hard on himself, but I know where he gets it.🙈 And hopefully that just means he will do his best and continue to push himself to do better. I just have to remind him that mistakes are ok and that is what learning is for.💕 . . . #homeschool #mommysboy #learningathome #learningthroughplay #abekahomeschool #abeka #kindergarten #kindergartenlife #kindergartener #momlifeisthebestlife #momblogger #mombloggers #lifestylephotography #lifestylephotographer #bigbrother #littleboys #wahm #sahm #sahmlife #homesteading #homeeducation #blueeyedboy #workathomemom #stayathomemom

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12 minutes ago

harvesting sunflower seeds; i love that sunflowers are made up of teeny tiny flowers🌻

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18 minutes ago

We dare you to mix up your vegetable color palette! Which color carrot will you grow this spring? . . . . Photo by Dana DeVolk on Unsplash - https://unsplash.com/photos/N_0Wi_OrucE

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25 minutes ago

Not sure I’ve mentioned how excited I am to be out playing the rain yet today 😜🌧🌵🤗

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26 minutes ago

Double RAINBOW 🌈 on the farm, not nearly as exciting as the famous “double rainbow guy” reaction but we were happy to see it! I didn’t even notice it right away -my first one & cool for the girls to see it so early in their lives. #daughters #rainbow #doublerainbow #gorgeous #blessed #happyfarm #blessed #garden #mountainlion #farmlifebestlife #farmer #cool #homestead #smallfarm #homesteading #homesteader #farmlife #outdoors #outdoorlife #farm #happy #gardenlife #mountainfarm #homesteadlife #photography #country #tennessee

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26 minutes ago

Dirt holes everywhere... and no, I'm not talking about the chickens. Who needs to till the soil when you have these gals. #backyardchickens

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30 minutes ago

I just made a new video on YouTube about some Texturizing Growth Spray for your hair. It’s simple and easy to make. Plus to grow my channel I am doing giveaways with each upload, for this video 15ml Cedarwood bottle is the prize. All you have to do is comment in the first 24 hours of the video being live. It’s also nice if you Like and subscribe. The YouTube Link is above. Thank you so much in advance for your support and I hope you enjoy making this spray.

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32 minutes ago

This is little Dixie one of our spring babies this year. I am hoping for many more that are adorable just like her next spring. We just let our male in the pasture with all the females. Let's hope for lots of little kids! 🐐 ❣️ Who else is starting to for prepare for spring babies ? {Tip: goats have a 5 month generation}

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33 minutes ago

Oh that warm September sun. As winter is moving closer with each passing day the sun sets sooner and takes on such a warm healing glow. . I ran outside this evening to move the chicken tractor but just sat down and enjoyed the company of the 12 free ranging chickens that are left, the barn cats and their babies and of course the company of my youngest who came bounding out after me always looking for company outside. Oh I cherish these moments when my youngest wants nothing else that fresh air and the company of her mama. . She was throughly content with just sitting in the crunchy grass and enjoying the warm sun right along with me. . Swipe right to see more. . . . . #homesteading #homesteadlife #homesteadinglife #September #sunset #magichour #homeschool #homeschoolmom #outsideeveryday #childhoodunplugged #parenting #savorthemoment #itgoessofast #blessed #energizedbythesun #healinglight

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34 minutes ago

One of the nine newest residents of #reveriefarm

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This week's plant for #WildEdibleWednesday is one of our all-time favorite wild fruits... and if you grew up in the South, it's probably one of yours, too. Read more about Vitis rotundifolia, or Muscadine (and check out our homemade wine recipe!) On the SARCRAFT Blog! Link in bio! . . . . #SARCRAFT #survival #survivor #wilderness #wildernessculture #modernoutdoors #modernoutdoorsman #woodsman #bushcraft #camping #hiking #outdoors #outdoorlife #outdooreducation #optoutside #nature #woods #plants #food #plantbased #foraging #botany #muscadine #wine #drink #homesteading #grapes #southernsurvivalists #PREVAIL

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56 minutes ago

So many new scents are coming your way, and our new sophisticated Cranberry Potpourri has a twist of exotic Yuzu. We’ll post when it’s cured and ready for you! It. Smells. Divine. ✨

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1 hour ago

Nighttime temps have been in the upper 30's and low 40's, and little dustings of snow are returning to especially high mountain peaks. My favorite time of the year is upon us. And I am not ready at all, to be quite honest. Sorry for the quiet on here of late, the days are very busy. Thanks for bearing with me. Oh, and I have a personal-but-not-really profile if you want to join me over there, too: @_tiffanydavidson_ More to come, and soon! I wonder what you all are up to where you live? Preparing for winter here in the Inland Northwest is a whole lot different than preparing for winter in Kentucky and North Carolina used to be ;) . . . . . . . #washingtonslastfrontier #winter #beauty #northwestlife #mountainlife #explorewashington #fjallraven @fjallravenofficial #lifestyle #outdoors #naturelovers #snow #homesteading #offgrid #northwest #outdoorsy #woodswoman @muckbootco

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1 hour ago

Any friends want to try some Wink Naturals products? I'm willing to give a couple away for FREE! I have some products here that I can send to you via USPS. You can also order from my site if you want to look around. Link in bio ☺️ #wink #winknaturals #llamamama #minimalistmom #minimalist #minimalism #mindful #mindfulmama #mindfulness #nontoxic #thetinyhomestead #biodegradable #vintagehome #gardening #maternity #pregnancy #pregnant #prenatal #preggo #firsttimemom #crunchymom #tinyhomestead #homestead #homesteading #essentialoils #apothecary #homeopathy #myunicornlife

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There was a super cool autumn-like day back in the fall, and I brought the hammock out and crawled in for a snooze.😴 When I looked back down at the house, it just looked so cute nestled in the trees! 🌲 It was no picnic backing the house into this spot, but we couldn’t ask for a better spot to be! . . . . . #smallhouses #smallspacesquad #tinyhouse #livewithless #architecture_minimal #minimalismdesign #minimalist #minimalismo #minimaldesign #minimalhouse #homeiswhereyouparkit #rvlife #vanlife #homesteading #tinyhomes #tinyhouses #tinyhousenation #tinyhouseliving #tinyhouseonwheels #therollinghome #glamping #camperlifestyle #apartmenttherapy #howyouhome #homeonwheels #howwedwell #outdoorliving #sunsetmag #trailerlife #thow

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While I did plant a tiny fall garden of lettuce, kale, spinach, and chard, mostly we are relying on farms this year to provide our family with amazing food! 🍅🥒🥔🥕This pile is mostly “seconds” from a local farm. I’ll store the carrots in the basement and fridge, pesto up the basil, fry the peppers, and freeze and ferment the green beans. Want to know how to prep green beans for freezing? I have a video up on the blog! https://homestead-honey.com/2016/09/14/preserve-green-beans/

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😬 😃 we are getting close!!! Floors are almost done, painting is 80% complete, but I couldn’t help to hang up a #masonjar decoration and my daughter is drying her first batch of mint on our new beam. #homesteading #newhouse

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This is an overdue update #6 on the Peachgum Tiger plantlets. These were planted all at the same time. The only difference is the soil. The ones in the back are in a moisture control miracle grow soil, and have almost tripled the size of its siblings in the front. I have noticed small flower buds forming on the back row plants. What's fascinating is the color of the plants, and how they differ due to the soil they're in. #lavecksadventurousgarden #peachgumtiger #startedfromaseednowwehere #experiment #spicylife #hothothot #homesteading #instafood #homegrown #plantsofinstagram #keepitspicy

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Being healthy isn't always convenient. My daughter has been making us gluten free muffins for breakfast the past few days. I'm glad she is learning to make homemade instead of relying on processed food. ❤️ Teach your kids what whole ingredients are and how to use them. It will carry through their lifetime because fresh food tastes better than processed. ◦ ◦ #homemade #healthisntconvenient #makeyourownfood #noprocessedfood #createrecipes #eathealthy #freshingredients #growyourownfood #creatememories #cookingathome #healthcoach #wellnesscoach #healthylifestyle #cookwithyourkids #kitchen #organicgardening #cleanfood #healthyfamily #holistichealth #backtoyourroots #cleaneatingfun #cookingforhealth #makegoodchoices #naturalingredients #familyfarming #homesteading #vegetablesforlife #smallchoicesmatter #gooddecisions #thelittlethings

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Ahhhhhhhh.......Ever have one of those days when you accomplish SO MUCH in so little time?!? ... it’s been one of those #valoressentialoil days ....Homeschool✅ Trim Goat Hooves ✅ Household Chores ✅ and entire truck load of trash removed from the property that just keeps producing endless amounts of garbage from the previous owners ✅✅...seriously want every day to be this productive!!! . . . #goals #homeschoolers #farmlife #thisisthegoodlife #workislove #homesteading #homesteader #wahmlife #sahmlife #youngliving #valor #essentialoils

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1 hour ago

I love this girlie! She has the sweetest and softest heart and I love being her mama. I love how homeschooling is allowing me more time to get to know her, to read to her, to bake cookies with her, to have poetry tea times, to garden with her, to wander, to do life together! So thankful to have been given such a gift as wonderful as she! @johnnanook

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Aji Dulce fruits ripening. 🌶 This chilies is a non-spicy habanero relative great for creating the genuine chipotle flavor without so much bite. Originally from Puerto Rico 🇵🇷 by way of my seed sister @rowenwhite . #seeds #growsiskiyou #garden #homesteading #siskiyouseeds #sevenseedsfarm #organic #biodynamic #homegrown #healthyliving #naturalfarming #ossi #fitness #flowergrower #organicgardening #beauty #gratitude #permaculture #health #vitality #organicseeds #plantbreeding #chilies #ajidulce

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I’m sorry guys. I realize that this social media account is supposed to be about homesteading, and that I haven’t been posting much homesteading stuff lately. . . Here’s the deal: - We aren’t planting a Fall garden. - We aren’t raising and processing any pigs this year. - We are delaying having our dairy goats bred. - We aren’t raising meat birds this Fall. . . None of this is normal for us, but we decided to take it easy this year, especially over Fall & Winter. Being that I start my third trimester of pregnancy tomorrow (due mid-December!), we’re going to be short-handed in the physical labor department. Preparing for the baby has taken the top spot in our priority list, and we have also been devoting a lot of time (mostly behind-the scenes) on Dragoș’s business @raleighiron. . . We still have a laying flock of Pekin ducks, our turkeys, and our guinea fowl bug control squad. We plan to do some soil work in the garden beds before letting them sit over winter. This Spring, once we get somewhat adjusted to having a little one, we will have baby goats being born, baby birdies hatching, meat chickens & ducks, new hogs, and lush gardens. Lots of exciting stuff share with you... back to business as usual! . . But in the meantime, my desire for sharing and teaching about this homesteading lifestyle has not waned. I want to be able to post things to stay involved and interact with you guys. In turn, this keeps me motivated to continue dedicating time and effort to our homesteading dreams! So what do you want me to post about? . . How we are planning to incorporate the little one into this lifestyle? Research and thoughts on nutrition in the modern world and in modern homesteading? Fun facts about homegrown vs commercially grown? Or I could even repost old photos, videos, and stories to revive some good discussions. . . What do y’all think? 💜 Leave your ideas in the comments! . . . . . (Photo by @hartmanoutdoorphotography )

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During this time of the year, we raise up ducklings that will become our new breeders. When we do this we move them from pen to field and back again every day. Here is a small clip of it. Keep your eyes open for a full one in the future! ~~~ Don't forget to follow us on: Instagram: instagram.com/metzerfarms/ Youtube: youtube.com/c/metzerfarms Blogger: metzerfarms.blogspot.com Pinterest: pinterest.com/metzerfarms18/ Facebook: facebook.com/MetzerFarms/ ~~~ #metzerfarms #ducksaspets #petducks #ducks #igducklings #ducklingsofig #ducklingsofinstagram #waterfowl #ducklinglife #farm #farmlife #farmliving #homestead #homesteading #happyhomesteading #poultryofinstagram #poultrypose #backyard #backyardpoultry #backyardducks #backyardflock #babyducks #mypetduck #quack #duckheard #duckflock

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HENrietta and Hei Hei. Talk about besties. I saw Henrietta out by herself today which always scares me and I immediately threw on my @muckbootco boots to go check on her, and really to make sure Hei Hei wasn’t dragged off by a weasel or something. Found Hei Hei laying in her nesting spot in the trees again🙄😡 Had to kick her out and put them back in their coop. You don’t get to free range if you don’t follow the rules! Found 2 eggs in their nesting box later😍☺️ #chickenmama

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Picked up some yarn today while I was out and now I’m trying to decide what to make! It’s been a while since I’ve knitted. I’m thinking maybe a stripped beanie?

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We added 40000 bees to the farm at midnight last 'night'. what a crazy long day yesterday was, but we can't wait for our first harvest at Christmas! Thank you @moethebeeman for all your wisdom and support! If you ever need bees in and around Melbourne he is the man to see! . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #homestead   #farm   #garden #gardening #growyourown #selfsustainable #veggiepatch #permie #permaculture #selfsufficient #selfsufficiency #journey #homesteading #homestead #organic #farmgirl #lovewhereyoulive #livingthedream #vlog #farmvlog #homesteaders #homesteadvlog #homesteadingvlog #farmingvlog #growingourownfood #livingofftheland #apiary #beehive #bees #honey

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I’m so thankful that I was born in the southwest, because otherwise I may not have ever met salsa verde! Roasted Salsa Verde! I love this stuff! I love using it to make Chile verde, stuffed chilies, eat it with tortilla chips, on eggs or just eat it right out of the jar 😂. There isn’t a way that it’s not delicious. Roasting all the veggies is the most time consuming part of this job but well worth it because I like the extra roasted flavor blast it brings to the salsa. My tomatillos were small this year and my green chilies big but that’s just how it goes in the garden some years.

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All done til next year... didn't think canning season was ever going to finished around here this year. This year I managed to can 160lbs peaches 80 lbs pears 45 lbs nectarines 50 lbs of salsa 55lbs of jam 12 quarts of green beans Some dandelion oil and dried dandelions Still have some pickled carrots, apple juice and applesauce left from previous year. #homesteading #canning #canningseason #winterprep #betterforyou #healthy #organic #salsa #pears #peaches #carrots #greenbeans #jam #strawberry #raspberry #applejuice #applesauce #coldroom #selfsustainable #growyourownfood #hardwork #goodforyou #preserves #lifeskills #goals

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Been working out of my barn a lot lately! Here’s a quick pic of the new sign completed and ready to hang... now, gotta find the strength to dig the holes and sink the posts! 😯 This is our biggest sign to date, measuring 4ft wide by 3ft tall! Can’t wait to see how it looks when we get it hung up! #hierground #workspace #farmlife #homesteading #smallbusiness

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Guess what i’m making for supper... #homemade

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So hard to work indoors when all I want to do is be outside - sure will be happy when it's done though 😍 - new paint & carpet can change perspective 😍 - besides, Chris spent all of 2018 building my dream outside ❤ - now it's time for me to help him build his ❤

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2 hours ago

Stacking hay with mom, uncle, and pop 🌱

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I literally can’t with this photo! My heart is gonna burst 😍 We love when daddy works around town, because that means we get to go to lunch with him! ❤️

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When your snack turns you into a princess. 👑🌸🐰💕💫

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Ruby and I are readying Backyard Chickens: Beyond The Basics together 😂

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