homesteadinglife Photos & Videos

2 hours ago

Ms Lady Cluck & Rosie 💗🐓

2 hours ago

Grateful is today’s photo challenge for the #hollyjollyhomestead. This is near and dear to my heart as I have discovered that with a heart and attitude of gratefulness, everything is just a little easier and even my worst days aren’t that bad. Our nightly routine is to go around and have everyone say 3 things they’re grateful for and it’s changed the mindset of our kids and us! I like to write down my prayers and praises too so I can go back and see what’s been answered over the months and year. I have found that even in the littlest thing, like when faced with a mountain of laundry, to say “I’m grateful for the clothes my kids have to wear” or when the house is a mess, if I think “Thank you for my kids and their ability to play and have fun”, my whole mindset on the task changes. I got the idea from Ann Voskamps 1000 Gifts book and it’s made for such an amazing change in our attitudes. Have you tried this - I’d love to know if you do something similar! #gratitudechallenge #3thingsyouregratefulfor

2 hours ago

Today’s #farmsteadersholiday photo prompt is Community. 💜We have been blessed with so much community, especially this past year! We couldn’t have built our house without the help and support of our family and community! 🏠While Pete and my father in law did most of the work, we had several projects that would have taken so long and been extremely difficult for just Pete. In those cases, we had friends from our old church come and help on several different occasions and it made the work so much easier. We also have found an amazing new community in our neighbors and new church and we have been blessed by their help, prayers and friendship. #homesteadinglife

3 hours ago

6 hours ago

This week we made the decision to purchase a mountain-top home on 10.75 acres 🌄, there is a fresh water spring that trickles down alongside the mountain path. Birch and poplar dominate the forest 🌳 with a few large pines here and there. There is a barn about 1/4 way up and a few other structures along the way to the summit where the 2bdrm.🏡 cabin is located. There are old stone walls and a few large boulders as well. There is plenty of wildlife too, we've seen bobcat, turkey, deer and partridge tracks all throughout the acreage.🐾🐾 There's bear, coyote and moose here too. 🏡 🗻 🍀 🚣 #mainelyoffgrid #kampkatahdin #rck1daniels #offgridlife #happiness #livingwithpurpose #faith #home #homeiswheretheheartis #love #liveyourlife #mainelyoffgrid #roadlesstraveled #realtyofmaine #maine #offgrid #offthegrid #offgridliving #offgridhomesteading #offgridworld #offgridcabin #homestead #homesteading #homesteadlife #homesteadinglife #livetheadventure #adventureislife   #cabin #cabinlife #logcabinlife @mainelyoffgrid @hdaniels315 @maintheway @mainesucks

6 hours ago

Ok so I’ve had a successful homestead side hustle soap business for 7 years now!! Yeah! #homesteadbusiness for those of you with extra goats milk it’s an extremely easy way to add some$$ to the farm account . This is my no fail cold process soap recipe. Link in bio to our blog! #handmadesoaps #goatmilksoaps

6 hours ago

Just call her the goat whisperer! . What’s her trick? Well, letting the babies suck her thumb of course! 🥰 . Really though, she was a pro at milking, and all the goats were loving her. When we left this magical goat visit today, she told me she wants to have a huge goat farm when she’s a grown up. . Oh baby girl. Me too. Me. Too.

6 hours ago

Dinner time for a couple of piggies

7 hours ago

I love my bearded Bamboo. She's a little plump though; we'll have to start her on a diet come spring 💕😉🐐

7 hours ago

"Nutrition is never a crisis until it is" @billy_hoekman 🐕 Pet nutrition matters as with each meal you are either fighting disease or feeding it 👊 With too many labels, corporations, commercial foods out there, the message can be confusing 🐕 One thing remains true: pets need real food with live enzymes and nutrients 🌾 Head over to our blog (link in Bio) so you can read about your different options 🌾 Photo @answerspetfood

8 hours ago

I’ve been waiting for this book! @hostilevalleyliving So excited to read it! I love reading books on homesteading and learning all sorts of new things as we continue to dream about our homestead. A couple of months ago we put an offer in on a homestead but unfortunately we didn’t get it, after a couple days of letting myself be sad about it, I decided it just wasn’t meant to be and something better will come along. So for now I’ll just keep dreaming and learning all I can for when we do finally get our dream home🤞 #modernhomesteader #homesteading #homesteaddreaming #homesteadinglife #homesteading #homestead #homesteader #homemaking #homemaker

9 hours ago

Flopsy, Mopsy, and Cottontail. If you are a fan of Beatrix Potter you will know that baby rabbits often get into mischief. These three, although still completely blind, are already following mom after feedings and getting stuck in the most difficult places to find. I had a tiny heart attack yesterday when I went to check on them and discovered they had all migrated to another corner. Baby bunnies need mom once or twice a day for milk, other than that they spend days sleeping and cuddling together for warmth. Their growth and progression is rapid and phenomenal (as with most baby animals) and it’s a fascinating process that I never get tired of experiencing! #rabbits #rabbitkits #bunny #babybunny #rabbitsofinstagram #minirexrabbit #rexrabbit #babybunny #homestead #homesteading #rabbitbreeder #homesteadlife #homesteadinglife #peterrabbit #beatrixpotter #homesteadersofinstagram #flopsybunnies

10 hours ago

Sometimes trying to get school done includes reading lessons to a cranky toddler! 📖👩‍🏫Our days look different sometimes and sometimes they completely exhaust me but I love being able to watch them grow and learn new things. 💜 What are your best tips and tricks to keeping your little ones entertained during school time?🤔 #howwehomeschool #homeschoolingwithtoddlers #homeschooldays

10 hours ago

It's that time of year ... la la la la.

11 hours ago

My jouney with hearing aids began 12 years ago this coming December 28 when our oldest daughter was diagnosed with bilateral sensorineural hearing loss. 🐛 Over the next 5 years 2 additional children were diagnosed with the same type of hearing loss bringing us up to owning 3 pairs of hearing aids. The COMMUNITY that we have formed because of this journey has been incredible! I weep with joy thinking about how many were brought into our lives and we love deeply because our children wear hearing aids. 🐛 We have had many colors, sizes, added stickers and sparkles. Fed them to dog and let lawn mowers run them over. The jouney has not been easy! 🐛 Now if you have read this far here is the point 🐛 Today almost 12 years after we laid eyes on our first pair I am heading to the audiologist to order MY first pair. After struggling with an ear disease many many years I finally gave in. And in a week or two I will be able to understand the tv and phone calls. I will hear voices and vehicles behind me. It really is a moment to be celebrated. 🐛 My tribe, my community is cheering me on. Rejoicing that our insurance will cover them 100%. My kids are excited because I will be like them. I am excited because it's hard half hearing things and pretending I do ❄️ Our #farmsteadersholiday theme for today is COMMUNITY. ❄️ Tomorrow we will select a winner to receive two prizes: a chicken subscription box from @coop_crate and and an ADORABLE chicken tutu from @thimbleworks ! ❄️ Please tag the hosts and the sponsor in your photo: @thimbleworks and @coop_crate @atablefullinthewoods @moderndaysoldways @the_red_barn_farm @camoandfeathers @the_teenage_homesteader ❄️ Use the hashtag #farmsteadersholiday ! ❄️ We can't wait to see your pictures! ❄️ Check out my stories to see the winner from yesterday’s challenge! . . #hearingloss #bilateralsensorineuralhearingloss #texashomestead #bilateralhearingloss #childhoodhearingloss #momofmany #cholesteatoma #hearingaids #birthscreening #largefamilylife #hearingtest #audiologist #ent #eardisease #mastoidectomy #newbornscreening #infanthearingloss #homesteadersofamerica #adulthearingloss #atablefullinthewoods #homesteadinglife

12 hours ago

So lets talk maple syrup 🍁. I will likely do a few posts on this because there's a lot of info! First off, one of the most frequent questions I get is "when do you make maple syrup?" Maple sugaring season typically starts in late winter/early spring. So think end of February through March, and finishing up at some point in April, depending on the weather, and your location. The temperatures are a key factor for making syrup. It must be above freezing (32° F) during the day and below freezing at night. These temps act like a pump causing the sap to run up the tree trunk during the day and back down at night, giving you the most sap flow during the day. On a good day you may have to change your buckets multiple times. Maple sap is clear and thin, just like water. It takes 40 gallons of sap to make just 1 gallon of syrup! Needless to say it's a lot of boiling down. It's best to do it outdoors, or in a sugar house, which has an open ceiling, because of all the steam the evaporation creates. Trust me, it will gunk your walls all up. Don't ask me how I know that.😉🤦‍♀️ Once the sap boils down enough you must watch the temperature closely. It turns into syrup at exactly 219°F, and will violently boil over and burn very quickly above that. Again don't ask me how I know.🙈 In the sugar house we not only watch the temperature of the syrup but we also check the density with a specific gravity hydrometer. To legally bottle and sell maple syrup in the US and Canada, it must have a minimum density of 66.9 brix, which means it's at least 66.9% sugar. 🥞 #maplesugaring

12 hours ago

'tis the season for garlands. ☃️🛷🎁 ... We decided against a Christmas tree this year. But that won't stop us from decorating. ... I hope this becomes One of Those Things that the kids will cherish as they grow up and have families of their own. ... Does your family have One of Those Things for Christmas?

13 hours ago

The paths on the @praxisnb site are either made of local natural resources: rocks like pebbles and small stones, sand, soil, and than some are leveled with sticks and straw. Through layering like a lasagna (and placing in non moving water locations) we ensure good drainage and long lasting impacts. Along the edges of the paths are flourishing shrubbery and pioneering trees. Next we at @praxisprojectnewbrunswick are to plant successor trees (like maples, birch and various ash) and berries (like haskap, blackberries, saskatoonberry and more)... come join us :) FOLLOW OUR INSTAGRAM PAGE in the meantime =============================== The Praxis Project is a catered 3-day gathering with entertainment (music, dance and more), in-depth education (workshops, discussions, and lectures) and permaculture in practice, in rural New Brunswick. AKA - Intimate Annual Transformational Festival. "The Praxis Project" is an annual collaboration by Ditch Rich Nurseries, Earth Education League (EEL), & South Knowlesville Neigbourhood Coop, alongside many partners and sponsors.. =============================== Here is the Praxis Project Website -- Here is the Praxis Project Facebook -- Here is the Praxis Project Instagram -- Photo taken by @an_cat_dugh AKA - Doug Mullin Photography @ Design by: J. Alexander Murray Design @314blankspace

14 hours ago

So Ryan went out this morning to check on the chickens and then came back in to find Luna sitting on top of her hutch. We have no idea how a grapefruit size baby bunny made it on top of a two story hutch. Olympic bunny jump? Portals? Dark Crystal muppetry? All I know is if she’s going to keep getting out and playing with the dust pan, she’s going to have to learn how to do chores. #weirdthingsbunniesdo #spiderbun #magicalrabbit #funnybunny #wonderland_farm_maine #bunnylove #bunnylovers #bunnylife #bunny #bunnybunny #maine #mainefarms #farm #farming #homestead #homesteading #homesteadinglife #tinyhouse #tinyfarm #lionheadbunny #lionhead #lionheadlop #lionlop #minilionlop

14 hours ago

You guys. I suck at keeping bread starters alive. The good news is, they’re pretty indestructible. I forgot to feed mine for a few weeks and it sat in the fridge. I pulled it out. Mixed it up. Dumped half of it out. Fed it. Gave it a pinch of sugar to jump start it. And tada! Happy as a clam again! (This picture was after it hit its peak so not a ton of bubbles but looking good!) Do you keep a bread starter? Are you as bad as I am at feeding if? 😂 • • • • • • • • • • • • #breadstarter #sourdough #sourdoughstarter #homemadebread #knowwhatsinyourfood #homesteadinglife #freshbread #madefromscratch #homesteadersofinstagram #homesteadersofamerica #upstatenyhomestead #theporterhomestead

15 hours ago

The best 🐐 house 🏡 cleaners (🐔) love their job to clean everyday. The 🐐 love getting their house cleaned up by these little hard working 🐔 .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Do you let your chickens into your goat pen? ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ -⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ -⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ -⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #sonoma #urbanhomesteading #urbanfarm #urbanfarming #farmlife #farmstyle #womanwhofarm #modernfarmer #goat 🐐 #homesteadersofinstagram #rurallife #rurallifestyle #iamcountryside #homestead #chickens #homesteadinglife #homesteadersofinstagram #rural #lavenderbnbfarm #nigeriandwarfgoat #nigeriandwarfgoats #nigeriandwarf #homesteadersofamerica #goatsquad #lifeouthere #foragers #goats #goatsofinstagram #iamamodernfarmer #ruralamerica

15 hours ago

⛅I have lived through much, and now I think I have found what is needed for happiness💕. A quiet secluded life 🏡 in the country, with the possibility of being useful to people 😇 to whom it is easy to do good✌, and who are not accustomed to have it done to them; then work 🔧 which one hopes may be of some use; then rest💤, nature🌳, books 📚, music🎶, love for one's neighbor - such is my idea of happiness. And then, on top of all that, you 💏for a mate - what more can the heart of a man desire? 🐾On the 1/2 mile hike up the mountain to Our new home we spotted bobcat🐅tracks, turkey, Partridge and deer tracks too!!! 🌲 🌲 🌲 *Hiking up🚡to our new property. *Helene asking about the bobcat tracks😅. *We made it to our new 💕cabin. *Amazing ♨ wood burning stove. *And the inspectors found👀the spring⛲! 🌲 🌲 🌲 #mainelyoffgrid #roadlesstraveled #realtyofmaine #maine #offgrid #offthegrid #offgridliving #offgridhomesteading #offgridworld #offgridcabin #homestead #homesteading #homesteadlife #homesteadinglife #livetheadventure #adventureislife #woodcookstove #antiquestove #cabin #cabinlife #logcabinlife #outdoorlife #treehugger #growyourownfood #mainething #thewaylifeshouldbe #naturalmaine #lovemaine #amazingdestination #naturepics @mainelyoffgrid @hdaniels315 @chef1rck @mainetheway @maine_igers @mainesucks

19 hours ago

❄️🐓❄️Perfekt getarnt ❄️🐓❄️

20 hours ago

I am super excited about fitness again! - For a time I had completely lost interest...a few years ago I would never think this would happen! Basically I slowed down on my fitness thinking that was the reason for my angry thyroid and then I had gotten depressed in October from a combination of a few life stressors. Thus being at the lowest fitness level ever and life events hitting me all at once...I struggled to work out! (Also, to my defense, its super cold in an unheated half built home in high country Colorado). - I am glad I went through this period of being unmotivated and not sure why when I know whats good for me. Now I really can understand people and how they approach fitness. Additionally, I have my fit peeps who have motivated me to keep going proving a fit community or partner is extremely important and necessary at times! I promise you I NEEDED it! - Ever since I got out of that rut I was in, I am killing it in my workouts! I am maintaining weight and improving runtime daily while increasing weight in the gym 💪 - And all because my fit peeps have been a great example for me to follow! - Do you want to be a part of this fit community?

21 hours ago

Without farmers there is no civilisation. 👩🏻‍🌾 🥩🐖🐂🐄🚜🌱🌾🥬🌽🍅

1 day ago

This was a: Daddy's working, {so Mama's not really cooking}, ask your 7 year old, "what do you want for dinner?!" kinda night'?! 😁 It was perfect! Taco Tuesday it is!! : : My hubby is amazing & has been canning our Taco meat!! I know, I know, I need to learn too. It's so nice being able to pull out a jar, warm it up, & BAM: Dinner!! 😀 : : Do you do any canning?! : :

1 day ago

Don't you worry little wild haired boy in a few months you can pull that wagon around all you want. I will even fill it for you. Carry all the compost, mulch, or topsoil you can handle👌⁣ .⁣ Helping is not considered mandatory around here, we actually want them to learn to love working and helping out around the homestead. But most of the time they tend to want to come help and I love that😘⁣ .⁣ Whats your take on kids and helping out or farm chores?⁣ .⁣ .⁣ .⁣ ⁣ #child #children #kids #letthembelittle #freerangekids #wildandfree #wildandfreechildren #cameramama #magicofchildhood #our_everyday_moments #mom #momlife #mommoments #moms #mommy #momlifeisthebestlife #momtomany #boymom #theupcycledfamily #homesteading #homestead #homesteadlife #homesteady #homesteadinglife #homesteadersofamerica #homesteadersofinstagram #homesteads #homesteaders #homesteadliving #hobbyfarm

1 day ago

And for the worst video I’ve ever recorded from my phone, here are leaves. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I was trying to catch mama chicken teaching her youngans how to find bugs to eat, and my dog watching them. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #sproutingfam #chickensofinstagram

1 day ago

Today on The Survival Podcast, Jack talks about making sausage and mead as life skills. Jack talks about the basics of making sausage to some of his favorite sausages to make and try. He also talks about Mead, choosing honey for your mead, aging meads, the beauty of a core recipe and some of his favorites. Link in bio. #thesurvivalpodcast #podcast #podcasts #postcasting #makingsausage #sausagemaking #sausages #mead #meadmaking #meadmaker #meadmakers #meadmakers #honeymead #lifeskills #lifeskill #whatyoudomatters #selfreliance #homestead #homesteading #homesteadinglife #onelifeliveitwell #achieve #createyourlife #getshitdone

1 day ago

Garlic is coming up! And yes...I need to weed. So, I am a genuine newbie when it comes to gardening. I put my garlic in this month and am really hoping it does what it is supposed to do. This summer was my first real success with a big garden, and once I had Cole I figured I would take a break with the winter garden and simply try for garlic. Wish me luck! #garlic #garden #growinggarlic #homegrowngarlic #wintergarden #newbiegardener #homestead #homesteading #homesteader #homesteadinglife #thehomesteadlife

1 day ago

A few mornings ago I spilled bacon grease on my favorite @minnetonkamocc slippers. My husband called it like it was: #homesteadingproblems , he said. I laughed, shrugged and flipped the bacon. ⠀⠀ Here’s the thing guys, I wear my slippers all the time and I Iike to spend a lot of time in the kitchen making a mess! Inevitably a stain was going to occur. And do you know what? It adds to their character. ⠀⠀ I want these two steps to define my relationship with my things: ⠀⠀ Step 1 Invest in things I love that help me show up AS Me for my work and play. ⠀⠀ Step 2 Live in them! Get messy in them, stain them, wear them out.  Use them to do incredible things that bring me joy. ⠀⠀ Repeat. ⠀⠀ Double tap if you agree! #homesteadinglife #letitgo #loveyourclothes #thehappynow #slowliving #mystyle

1 day ago

This is why we started. Because I was tired of saying "I wish we could do *this* with the kids" & "I want to raise the kids *this* way". 🏡 Instead of just wishing we decided to do something about it. It started ever so small, and there were plenty of tough times and moments where we want to quit. But truth be told, we wouldn't want to live any other way. 🏡 Where did you start? . . . . . . #oldfashionedonpurpose #homesteadersofinstagram #modernhomesteader #homesteadmom #homesteadingmama #homesteadinglife #womeninag #instagramhomesteaders #homesteader #minifarm #farmlifestyle #selfsufficiency #farmstead #simplelifestyle #farmlove

1 day ago

Today’s harvest. Always down to trade eggs for veggies / home canned goods / hunted meats / etc with y’all local homesteaders / farmers 🙌