homesteadskills Photos & Videos

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Running low on a pantry staple? Why not try learning a new skill and making it yourself?! I had a jug of local cider sitting in the pantry from last fall (oops, apparently we can't drink a gallon of cider at a time... lesson learned) and am nearly out of apple cider vinegar. 🍎🍏 Rather than just buy more, I'm going to *make* more! Since the ACV has the "mother" in it, simply adding some will ferment the cider into vinegar in a month or so. πŸΎπŸ’°

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Because sometimes you don't have enough cucumbers to can a whole batch and don't feel like heating up the kitchen. Enter delicious old-fashioned salt water brine (aka fermented) pickles! We love the flavor of these and the ease. Have you done these before? What did you think? Recipe here or link in profile--> https://melissaknorris.com/old-fashioned-salt-and-water-fermented-pickles/ #fermenting #pickles #Masonjars

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2 weeks ago

Oh, how I wish I could provide the results of the full experience of preparing things from scratch! How did we get so far away from that notion and how did we come to rely on store bought convenience? I have been making peanut and other nut butters from store bought packaged nuts for a few years now and they have been good. But roasting your own raw nuts and making them into not butters. Well, there is just no comparison. So delicious! #healthyhomecooking #homesteadskills #homesteadskills #iknowwhatsinit #homesteadinginplace

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Food is my art and Mason jars are my canvas. Playing with some new fermented flavors for the new book I'm working on. If you want my current fermenting recipes, you'll find them with other treasure in my book Hand Made affiliate link here or in profile https://amzn.to/2vfirr3 Double tap and tag someone else who understands the obsession of #Masonjars What's your favorite thing to put in them?

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I am so grateful that my Mom taught me to sew when I was a little girl and that my Mother-in-Law gifted me a sewing machine a few years ago to replace the one I sold so I could afford to move to NYC. When my Grandmother passed away I inherited her sewing box full of threads and pins and curiosities. I can’t help but feel surrounded by the love of these women as I sit here and work on my next project. Sewing definitely comes in handy when you find an awesome vintage dress that needs a new zipper. πŸ’™πŸ’šπŸ’™ #sewingskills #homesteadskills #secondhand #givingitasecondchance #thriftylarissa #thearticlenyc

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Its that wonderful time of year πŸ˜„ homemade pickles from the Kelley Homestead πŸ₯’πŸ₯’πŸ₯’

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This is the dream, and I am living it. And loving it. #tomatoseason πŸ…πŸ…πŸ…

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3 weeks ago

1. Pick raspberries from garden field. 2. Pour into small saucepan; add sugar. Add Elderflower Liquor._________________________________. 3. Pick 2 small unripe apples, halve them; add to jam (adds pectin). ________________________________________ 4. Boil over medium heat until set.............................. EAT. ______(water bath can if desired. I made 3 half-pints). #thenewus #raspberryjam #organicfruit #certifiedorganic #growyourown #growyourfood #waterbathcanning #preservingfood #puttingfoodby #preservinglife #homesteadskills

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4 weeks ago

Mrs. and Mr. Pickles. #notspicy #veryspicy β€’ Gotta make some that won't make the wife and daughter cry. And some that puts hair on yer chest!!! β€’ β€’β€’β€’ ⭐️ Starter Pickling Spice Blend Recipe ⭐️ ~1 3-inch cinnamon stick, broken up ~3 bay leaves, torn into small pieces ~2 small dried chili peppers cut into small pieces ~2 teaspoons yellow mustard seed ~2 teaspoon dill seed ~1 teaspoon black peppercorns ~1 teaspoon coriander seed ~1 teaspoon whole allspice ~1/2 teaspoon fennel seed ~1/2 teaspoon whole cloves ~1/2 teaspoon grated nutmeg ~1/4 teaspoon fenugreek seed (Credit: www.frontiercoop.com) β€’β€’β€’ #pickles #homemadepickles #spicypickles #manfood #preservingfood #pickling #homesteadskills #homesteading #homestead #homesteadfamily #plantbasedfamily #frenchbroadcoop #bulkspices #zerowaste #onestepatatime #futurefarmsteaders #simpleliving #picklerecipe #picklingspicerecipe

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1 month ago

I did a trial run of some beeswax wrap today (homemade version of #beeswrap ) because I’m nuts and also you never know when you’re gonna need those #homesteadskills

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I'm CRAZY excited! We're finally starting a new book in the book club this week! Link to join is in my profile. Sorry for the hiatus guys. I'm finding myself apologizing a lot lately. I'm easing back up to doing ALL the things, so we don't have a super organized schedule like we normally do, but come join us anyways. It's a fun group of people that want to learn homesteading skills, and it's just another way for us to get to know each other. You'll have a delicious time, that much I can promise. @urbancheesecraft #onehourcheese #makecheese #cheesemaker #homesteadskills #homesteadskillsbookclub #homesteader #homesteadersofamerica #homesteadersofinstagram #freshcheese

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Sometimes, you just gotta get dirty. The compost was getting ripe, and we had a big ol pile of mulch and leaves. Grab some gloves, grab a shovel, and plug your nose! It got real up in this backyard. Next year's garden will thank me. 🌱🌱🌱

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Finished product reveal!!!! They worked out really nicely. Thrum Slippers!! So warm...and cute too! Now I just have to work out proper sizing and a price. Love trying something new...will definitely use the same pattern again. . . . #lindsayshomestead #thelindsayshomestead #thrumslippers #thrums #handspunwool #handmadeisbest #handmadeslippers #newpattern #testcrochetisdone #etsysellersofinstagram #etsy #etsyshop #slippers #homesteadingnorthof60 #homesteadskills #crochet #crochetersofinstagram #woolyarn #icelandicwool

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First batch of salsa this year is in the books βœ… I love love that most the ingredients came from our garden...have I mentioned I LOVE our garden?! πŸ‘©πŸΌβ€πŸŒΎπŸ’› There is something so rewarding about hearing that little β€˜ping’ as each jar seals. These homestead type skills help me feel closer to my ancestors & connected to the past. A slower time that completely appeals to me. Weird, I know. Any local friends wanna come help with the next batch so you can learn how? It’s so much easier than you might think! #j9homestead #canningseason #homemadegardensalsa #bringmeallthechips #homesteadskills

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This is the not so glamorous side of homesteading. No cute Pinterest pictures here. The harsh reality is life stops when you have sick livestock. It's messy. Poopy. Gross. You have to do things you never thought you were capable of, like giving baby goats IV's and shots. #notforthefaintofheart

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πŸ€›πŸ»βœ…πŸ’ͺ🏼 It was a busy week/day. πŸ’ͺπŸΌβœ…πŸ€›πŸ» . β€’ I (Athena) sprouted mung beans for the first time (don't laugh...baby steps!!) β€’ Made date-sweetened vanilla almond milk with leftovers of each, FROZE them & at my GENIUS husband's suggestion, used them for some creamy aeropress brewed ice coffee 🀀🀀🀀 β€’ Strung some Farmer's Market greasy beans β€’ Saved my own Aquafaba from home cooked chickpeas for future vegan donut & homemade vegan mayo recipes β€’ Picked and am drying dill and Tulsi (holy basil) from our herb garden β€’ And made a TON of hummus...also retired an old food processor as it started smoking after a few seconds of use.....yikes 😬😳😀. . And other fun things...like making necklaces with my daughter and reading stories, giving kisses to her and all the puppies (6 at current count, 5 of our own + 1 summer guest), researching straw-bale gardening (not sure how I feel about it yet...will probably do my own version with 1/2 bales and more compost --we have hard, compacted red clay....any suggestions???), refined the plan for the fall garden taking into account less sun in our new yard than we'd hoped 😐, & made dinner out of 6 different left-over meals (!!!!!!!) WHEW!!!! And it's only 5:30pm! #familymovienight #stillfeellikeihaveSOmuchtodo -------------------------------------------------- ♻️Reduce, reuse, THEN recycle♻️ -------------------------------------------------- #homesteadskills #sprouting #homemade #homesteading #veganhomesteadibg #homesteaders #veganblog #homesteadblog #farmersmarket #veganicfarming #veganfood #veganicgardeners #veganfarmers #permaculture #veganpermaculture #onestepatatime #gardening #vegangardening #appalachia #asheville #veganasheville #canning #preserving #zerowaste #nowaste #reuse #zerowasteliving #homesteadingskills

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#oiljunky The remenants of being sick the past 48 hours. It's really important to me to learn how to provide for my family in natural ways, using the gifts of the earth, and providing real relief when these things every day emergencies come up. Or course I'm beyond grateful for western medicine and use it when we need to. But I want to feel confident that we have a go-to first. And what happens if for some reason we don't have access to the hospital. (flood, tornado, hurricane, power outage, storm damage, supplies couldn't get here) Moving to an "Island" community in Alaska has only further ignited this desire. Are these skills you want to provide your loved ones? Want to see exactly how I used each of these oils on either little man, myself, or my husband to help us feel a whole lot better? Want to have Healthcare you can afford? Msg me today to get in to our new community, Naturally You. #plantmedicine #rewilding #homesteadskills #takecareofourfamily #naturally #homegrownhealthcare #doterra #juneaualaska #southeastalaska #bemidjidoterra

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No summer is complete without picking Saskatoon berries!! Every July my inner grandma comes out in full force and I must pick all the berries. In fact, if you’re coming with me you’ll practically have to drag me out. 😳 Your reward? The pies, jam, crisp, and muffins that are sure to follow!! πŸ’™πŸ’™πŸ’™ So tell me, if we were berry picking together, what treat would you want as your reward for dragging me out there? 🍰 #saskatoonberries #saskatooning #livingyxe #berrypicking #pioneerwoman #modernpioneering #homesteadskills #lorrainesberries #yxe

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This morning's project: quick pickled onion and radish! I'm continuing to ride the antioxidant train with bright purple onion and ruby red radishes today. πŸ’œβ€ Pickled veggies are a great addition to sandwiches, wraps, tacos, burgers, and more. They get a soft sweetness from pickling, but maintain a bit of a crispy bite and a sour tang from the vinegar. Pickles aren't just for cucumbers! πŸ₯’πŸ₯•πŸŒΆ To do it yourself: (Makes one pint jar) *1/2 c vinegar (or get fancy and do 1/4 white and 1/4 Apple cider or red wine or rice vinegar) *1/2 c water *1-2 tbsp sweetener (I used honey but brown sugar or maple syrup work too) *About 1 c thin slices red onion (I did half onion and half radish, this method works for carrots, cauliflower, peppers, and more) *1-2 tsp salt *red pepper flakes if you want a kick Just heat the vinegar and sweetener on a stove or in the microwave until barely boiling. Add salt and pepper if using. You can also toss in whole peppercorns, fennel seed, etc. Put the thin slices of veg in your jar and pour on the hot vinegar. Let it come to room temp. You can use it right away, or put in the refrigerator for 6-8 weeks of pickley goodness.

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This little jar didn't make it to the pantry with the other 10 jars because... I stuck my finger in it for quality control testing. Aka I have no self-control with homemade jam, anyone else. Good news is 30 pounds of cherries have been preserved and processed, there's just something that satisfies the soul when the Mason jars are full. Grab my low sugar no pectin recipe here or link in profile https://melissaknorris.com/cherry-jam-recipe-without-pectin-and-low-sugar What are you preserving right now?

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First pickles of the year! I was caught off guard this afternoon when I spotted mature striped beets bulging out of the ground already. Isn’t it still early? Not wanting to wait too long, especially in this heat and drought, I pulled a bunch and pickled them right away. Can’t wait to have these on toast with some mayo and liver pate πŸ˜‹. I love the colours! They had pink and white stripes until I boiled them and they turned a beautiful range of golden and red sunset hues πŸŒ… . . . #pickles #preservetheharvest #preserves #gardening #lovepickles #pickledbeets #stripedbeets #favourite #organic #organicgardening #ΓΈkologisk #hjemmelaget #nydeligmat #beautifulfood #wholefood #realfood #homemade #homegrown #homesteadskills #homesteadersofinstagram #purehappiness #jarofsunshine #canning #prettyfood #eatyourcolors

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What's a girl to do when she runs out of sauerkraut? Make more of course! I'm loving the purple cabbage, such vibrant color πŸ’œ Besides being super tasty, dark purple and red veggies and fruits contain powerful anti-inflammatory, antioxidant anthocyanins. πŸ‡πŸ†πŸ“

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My most recent mushroom foray produced 3 lbs of Chanterelles. I’ve experimented with different ways to preserve my harvest. Been seeing posts of chantys served as a dessert dish. Got me thinking...πŸ€” My attention was recently called to a recipe for Brandied Peaches. Well...since Chanterelles have a slight apricot essence, I thought why not?! Sooo I present to you...Brandied Chanterelles. ✨πŸ₯ƒπŸ„βœ¨ I ended up with a jar of plain Chanterelle Syrup too, it’s delicious! I’m giving the chanterelles about a week to absorb the brandy before I taste them… I’m thinking Brandied Chanterelles over a nice brie with a seedy, crusty baguette or as a sweet addition to a charcuterie board. Mmmm. πŸ₯ƒπŸ„πŸ§€πŸ₯– #foragelife #chanterelleseason2018 #foodpreservation #homesteadskills #dowhatyoulove #homesteadlife #babysteps πŸ‘£ #gypsysoulhomestead

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πŸ™ŒπŸ» 1st attempt at vegan ravioli. πŸ™ŒπŸ»Same noodle recipe as in my previous noodle post (SOOOO simple and EASY & so tasty). Used Follow Your Heart Mozzarella that we got on super sale from a local discounted market ( @hopeyasheville ). -------------------------------------- πŸ› We will continue to have A LOT of first attempts and many refining repeats in the next 5-6 years as we work hard to learn necessary homesteading skills and save money for The Farmstead & our land.πŸ›  -------------------------------------- πŸ‘¨β€πŸ‘©β€πŸ‘§We'd love to have you join along with us on our journey and to hear more about YOUR story. What brings you to our neck of the woods today? πŸ‘‚πŸ» #homesteadcommunity -------------------------------------- πŸ—"You can learn new things if you are willing to be a beginner. If you actually learn to like being a beginner, the whole world opens up to you." – Barbara SherπŸ— -------------------------------------- #homemadenoodles #vegancheese #followyourheart #veganpasta #homesteading #homestead #homemadewithlove #noodlemaking #vegankids #veganfamilies #homesteadskills #veganhomesteaders #veganhomesteading #vegancooking #homemaking #alwayslearning #gardeners #plantpowered #plantbased #plantbaseddiet #plantbaseddiet #plantbasedfarm #plantpoweredgarden #plantpoweredfarm #plantpoweredkitchen @followyourheart

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Our first homemade wheat noodles and our favorite vegan creamy "cheese" sauce (always turns out a little different every time...but always tastes so good!), topped with sautΓ©ed cracked black pepper tofu. These noodles were wonderfully soft and chewy. And SO easy!! What have we been doing all our lives BUYING noodles!! This will definitely be a regular occurrence on our homestead β™₯οΈπŸ™πŸΌπŸ‘πŸΌ -------------------------------------------------- ✏️RECIPE in the comments below✏️ -------------------------------------------------- #homemadenoodles #vegancheesesauce #veganpasta #homesteading #homestead #homemadewithlove #noodlemaking #homesteadskills #veganhomesteaders #veganhomesteading #vegancooking #homemaking #alwayslearning #gardeners #plantpowered #plantbased #plantbaseddiet #plantbaseddiet #plantbasedfarm #plantpoweredgarden #plantpoweredfarm #plantpoweredkitchen #homemadenoodlerecipe #noodlerecipe

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Go back to school for less than $300? That’s what I’ve been doing. I’m not talking university: tech school. You can learn practical hands on skills that’ll help you on the homestead, or make a career move that’ll help you be more self-sufficient. Read full article: www.fatherofthehomestead.com/encouragement/go-back-to-school-for-less-than-300/ #techschool #homesteadskills #learnnewskills

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