homesteadskills Photos & Videos

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When life gives you apples, make apple jelly!! ๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿปโ€๐Ÿณ๐ŸŽ - Happy #farmcraftsdiyfriday ๐Ÿฅฐ It is no secret, I love anything homemade!! For some reason, I have been hesitant about learning how to can food, but I finally did it!!!๐Ÿ’ฅ 3 jars of apple/pear jelly and 1 jar of organic apple cider vinegar. ๐ŸŽ๐ŸOne of our biggest homestead goals is to grow & preserve more of our own food. We started our garden on a rather small scale with plans to expand each season. Our method of food storage has been limited to dried or frozen ingredients, mostly, because I just wasnโ€™t willing or ready to learn how- to preserve using other techniques. #truthbetold ๐Ÿ˜ฌ For me, a huge goal this year is to become more comfortable canning and preserving our food. ๐ŸŒฑ - - What new homesteading skill(s) are YOU focused on learning this year? ๐ŸŒฑ๐Ÿ’ก๐Ÿ“š - - Share your farm projects, DIYโ€™s and crafts using tag #farmcraftsdiyfriday and letโ€™s share a little inspiration with our farming community! - - #homesteadskills #canning #organicgarden #compost #heirloomseeds #preserves #selfsustainable #jelly #homegrown #homemade

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16 hours ago

Want to know more about quail? Me too, that's why I got some! Now I can share all the things I've learned with you guys. New post on the blog, and below. All About Quail Q & A Everything you never knew you wanted to know. ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฅ๐Ÿฅš๐Ÿ‘‡ http://www.budgetepicurean.com/finances/all-about-quail/

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1 day ago

Daisy was my baby girl's very first birthday gift. Three and a half years later, she's truly the gift that keeps on giving. Filled with protien, enzymes, omega 3's, calcium, vitamins A, B, C, D, E, and K, potassium, iron, and immunoglobulins, shes responsible for my family's vibrant health. She's also quite photogenic, isn't she? . . . #nutrition #rawmilk #guthealth #gutflora #healthandwellness #homesteadliving #homesteadskills #familymilkcow #jerseycow @westonaprice #sustainableliving #selfsufficiency #wholefood #realfood

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3 days ago

About a million years ago I said I would film a tutorial on breaking down a whole chicken. ๐Ÿ” Well, I finally got it and itโ€™s posted on my YouTube. Iโ€™m obviously not professionally trained and am just a home cook. But, nonetheless this method was worked quite well for me and I have broken down many a chicken this way. This is how I do it, maybe you do it another way. Thatโ€™s fine ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป. I tried to explain as much as possible while keeping it short (hence me only showing one of each cut being done) Check it out if it catches your fancy. #pasturedpoultry #meatchickens #freerangechicken #selfsufficientliving #instagramhomesteaders #iamamodernfarmer #wholechicken #homesteadskills #homesteadlife #smallfarmlife #homegrownfood

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3 days ago

I am in LOVE with the method for making a baguette from The New Artisan Bread in 5 Minutes a Day!! (Book link in bio) . I tweaked the recipe here and there to make it whole wheat friendly. But the method is ๐Ÿ‘Œfor busy folks! . Stir together a shaggy dough the day before (no kneading ๐Ÿ™Œ) and let it rise for 2 hours. Pop it in the fridge overnight up to several days. On baking day all you have to do is 3 easy shapings with a 5 minute bench rest between. Rise 30 minutes and bake! I can totally manage that between math questions!! Tonight this bread will be sopping up any leftover pot roast gravy. ๐Ÿ˜‹ (Also makes a killer French bread pizza!) . #frenchbread #baguettes #artisanbreadinfiveminutesaday #homemadebread #bakingbread #artisanbread #homesteading #homesteadersofinstagram #homesteadkitchen #homesteadskills #homesteadersofamerica #iamcountryside #photoadaychallenge

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3 days ago

Local apples slowly becoming homemade applesauce ๐ŸŽ (How is it I always need more mason jars ๐Ÿ˜‚ does this happen at your house, too??) A few Arkansas Black apples are now 2 jars of smooth applesauce, 1 jar of cinnamon chunky applesauce, and 1 small jar of smooth strawberry applesauce (thanks to a handful of frozen berries from our spring crop). All unsweetened. . There's still about a half bushel of apples to go! (Must get more mason jars ๐Ÿ˜…) How to do like to preserve apples? Or what is your favorite apple recipe?

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3 days ago

Though it may not feel like it, the days are getting longer! We are now getting 3 eggs a day, meaning one more of the little ladies started laying. Can't wait for spring when we should get 8-10 per day!! ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿฅš๐Ÿฅš๐Ÿฅš๐Ÿฅ

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6 days ago

One of the best parts of living north of the 60th is the freezer space we have from November to April! Freezing all sorts of fresh veggies and fruits to use during the cold, dark months. Today I grabbed a few bags of tomatoes, peppers, zucchini, onions and garlic and made sauce with the littles. Of course spaghetti for lunch...and my house smells so good. . . . #thelindsayshomestead #thelifeilive #northernliving #northof60 #northernhomestead #homesteadingnorthof60 #pantrystock #homesteadskills #canning #canningallyear #homecanning #homemadefood #healthyfood #homemadelifestyle #pastasauce #homemadetomatoesauce

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6 days ago

This humble basket may not look like it is picture-worthy, but the cheese contained within should be delicious! I followed the directions of the guys from @sveverything to make queso fresco using my sous vide to control the temperature. And now I gotta wait until tomorrow to enjoy. Stay-tuned. ๐Ÿคค ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ #sousvide #sousvidecheese #anova #quesofresco #delicioso #delicious #cheese #cheesemaking #goatsmilkcheese #goatcheese #goatsmilk #freshcheese #fromscratch #homesteadnerd #homesteadskills #kitchengadgets #farmtotable

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1 week ago

Sectioning some ducks and rendering some liquid gold for the first time today! Canโ€™t wait to make some fried potatoes! ๐Ÿ˜‹ makes me want to do more ducks this year... if only the processing of them wasnโ€™t such a pain.... hmmmm... whatโ€™s your favorite thing to make with duck meat or duck fat?

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1 week ago

Today's everything sourdough loaf, which our youngest says smells like pizza ๐Ÿ• Lots of homegrown herbs, garlic, onions, organic grapeseed oil, and non-GMO flours (wheat, white, and rye). This one's a keeper ๐Ÿ‘

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1 week ago

Working on a couple of sourdough everything loaves today. Our youngest says they smell like pizza! ๐Ÿ• Lots of homegrown herbs, garlic, onions, organic grapeseed oil, and non-GMO flours (wheat, white, and rye). They do smell good - I am pondering including them occasionally in the CSA this year and at the farmers market. What do you think??

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1 week ago

Walking the path you believe in is not always easy...I want so badly to share the skills I am passionate about to help others to be more gentle with ourselves and the planet. We all know social media can have this โ€˜my life is perfectโ€™ type effect when we only see the fun, easy things. Well last night I was crying about all the red tape and regulations that seem to stand between me and what I feel called to do. This morning the donkey drank all the water I had just hauled down the hill for the chickens. I sometimes wonder what the heck Iโ€™m doing in general. And, I still try hard in the ways that feel good to me to live my values. Iโ€™m not sure exactly what my future looks like (nobody is), but I feel grateful to be at Taylor farm doing the things I love. Elderberry syrup with rose hips, massage oil from a local Ayurvedic practitioner who came to our womenโ€™s herbal circle, one of the many pretty cows, ol cocoa sitting in the snow, oregano oil and salve for the udder of the cow I hand milked this morning, the beautiful raw milk, chicken soup with a rooster from the farm, and homemade apple cider vinegar. I donโ€™t want to give up on this way of life! #homesteadskills #herbalmedicine #rawmilk #bonebroth #dairyfarm #taylorfarm #ayurveda #farmdog

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1 week ago

Sous vide does a fantastic job of keeping your milk and cultures at just the right temp for making yogurt. I'm turning a 99ยข bucket of Skyr into about a gallon of fresh goat's milk yogurt. Probiotics, here we come! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ #yogurt #skyr #freshyogurt #goatsmilk #goatyogurt #livecultures #guthealth #probiotics #sousvide #anova #masonjars #balljars #ballcanning #waterbath #wholemilk #milk #nigeriandwarfgoat #goats #homesteadhappenings #homesteadskills #usewhatyouhave

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1 week ago

Hazelnuts. This morning, I set about learning how to roast them and crack them out of their shells. Success! It was a goal of mine, largely because I grow hazelnuts here, but, as ours are still very young, they are not yet bearing. Do you grow tree nuts? which ones? . I started growing hazelnuts a couple years ago, in an attempt to produce some of our own protein without animals (left to my own devices, I would have a few chickens, but that is another story ๐Ÿ™‚) Inspired by Mark Shepard's work, I decided to give hazelnuts a go. I have two varieties from One Green World - Jefferson and Eta. If anyone else is growing these, I would love your feedback! . Hazelnuts are a nutrient dense food, and they grow on a relatively compact shrub - an excellent choice for those without tree nut allergies. Lots of protein, fat, minerals, and vitamins.. all in a perennial crop that comes back year after year without depleting the soil. ๐Ÿ‘

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2 weeks ago

The weather warmed up today so we got busy and processed the 6 roosters, baked bread, stripped all the beds and sprayed them with essential oils, hung all the bedding (and Benjamin) out to air and colin was feeling a bit better so we even got a load of wood. It feels like there has been someone sick in this house for the last 3 months so I am determined to get rid of the germs. Phew I am exhausted but it feels good to have accomplished so much :) #homesteadlife #homesteading #homesteadersofinstagram #growyourown #homesteadskills #selfsufficient #goodbyegerms #essentialoils #freshair #busybeavers #freshbread #homesteadkitchen #knowyourfood #knowwhatyoueat #raiseyourown

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2 weeks ago

How much should you plant per person for a year's worth of food? The answer will vary some based on how much your family eats of a particular food, but I've got the averages, including how much we grow for each person in our family for a whole year's worth, talking never buy it from the store yields. ;) โฃ Do you grow a years worth of any crops? Are you putting in a #garden this year?โฃ Snag it here (link in profile) --> https://melissaknorris.com/how-much-to-plant-for-a-years-worth-of-food/ #growyourown #growyourownfood #backyardgardening

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2 weeks ago

Join the Winter 2019 Homesteaders' Book Club sponsored by @homesteadhowto and @happyhivevt ! We'll be reading 52 Homestead Skills by Kimberlee Bastien. We'll try some of the projects ourselves, discuss what we're learning, and dive deeper with additional resources when possible. . . WIN A FREE COPY OF THE BOOK by joining our Facebook group and commenting on the announcement for the book club (pinned to the top of the group). We'll draw a winner on January 5th. The first book group discussion will be February 1-3. . . Join the Facebook Group at: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1688290171246699 . . Start the new year with some new skills :) Thanks to Ogden Publications and @motherearthnewsmag for sponsoring our Winter Book Club! . . #homesteadersbookclub #homesteadhowto #homesteadlearning #homesteadcommunity #homesteadlife #homesteadskills #bookgroup #bookclub #happyhivevt

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2 weeks ago

Join the Winter 2019 Homesteaders' Book Club sponsored by @homesteadhowto and @happyhivevt ! We'll be reading 52 Homestead Skills by Kimberlee Bastien. We'll try some of the projects ourselves, discuss what we're learning, and dive deeper with additional resources when possible. . . WIN A FREE COPY OF THE BOOK by joining our Facebook group and commenting on the announcement for the book club (pinned to the top of the group). We'll draw a winner on January 5th. The first book group discussion will be February 1-3. . . Join the Facebook Group at: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1688290171246699 . . Start the new year with some new skills :) Thanks to Ogden Publications and @motherearthnewsmag for sponsoring our Winter Book Club! . . #homesteadersbookclub #homesteadhowto #homesteadlearning #homesteadcommunity #homesteadlife #homesteadskills #bookgroup #bookclub #happyhivevt

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2 weeks ago

I just wrote an article on time management...{long pause while I wait for the laughter to subside}. But no really, after watching the goats graze I realized the valuable truth about time blocking and it is changing my life. Itโ€™s no wonder why this is the common thread among many of the most successful people in the world. Get more done in less time this year! The link in my bio will get you there. . #timemanagementskills #timemanagement #timeblocking #timefreedom #getmoredone #yourtimeisvaluable #yourtimeisnow #takeyourtime #ownyourtime #timetoshine #moretime #moretimeforfamily #moretimewithfamily #timehack #timebending #timestretching #growingtime #homestead #homesteadskills #getrdone #getmoretime #fillyourcup #fillyourbucket

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2 weeks ago

Splitting firewood for the Kelley Homestead ๐Ÿก๐ŸŒฒ๐ŸŒณ

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2 weeks ago

Dehydrating fresh dill ๐ŸŒฟ one of my goals this winter is to master dehydrating fresh herbs to make my own seasonings (hopefully with herbs I grow myself next season). Some of this batch of dill will be used to make Lithuanian Sorrel Soup for Anthony ๐Ÿ’‘ the rest stored to use throughout 2019. #homesteadskills #wastenotwantnot

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3 weeks ago

The littlest of the munchkins was a huge helper today. He helped to grind chop for the cows and pigs, he hauled water to the pigs, he forked hay to the goats and horse, he helped me move the teenage chickens into the warm barn, pick eggs and feed Maggie lou and the heifers. Someone is going to sleep well tonight after coming in to warm up by the fire and gobbling down 3 pieces of French toast for supper. Everyone pitches in around here. That's one of the things I love about #homesteadlife. #homestead #homesteadersofinstagram #homesteadskills #homesteadbabies #teachingourbabies #sustainableliving #piggies #growyourown #knowyourfood #growingupsofast #thebestlife #thebestfarmhand

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3 weeks ago

So. Much. Tulsi. โค๐Ÿ˜ I took an accidental nap earlier (the best kind!), so now I'm up in the wee hours cleaning the kitchen and prepping tinctures for the new year. Tulsi and hibiscus? โœ… Next up? Elderberry and hawthorne!

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3 weeks ago

Hubby informed me that we were out of salsa...while prepping nachos for dinner the other night. He was appalled when I suggested we buy a jar! Hehehe...my children were "brave" and tried the store bought salsa! Lol...I love my spoiled family. So here I am, making salsa... . . . #thelindsayshomestead #thelifeilive #northernhomestead #homesteadingnorthof60 #homemadeisbest #homemadelifestyle #salsa #homemadesalsa #homesteadskills #pantrystock #canning #salsacanning #healthyhealing #healthyeating

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3 weeks ago

Homemade apple pie, heading to the oven ๐ŸŽ Local apples, lard crust (sorry, veggie friends) made with lard from the local butcher and non-GMO flour. This year's holiday pie was a group effort among my two daughters (ages 3 and 18) and myself ๐Ÿ‘ญ๐Ÿ™†

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4 weeks ago

As homesteaders we really try to repair or reuse things before going and buying a new one. I do a lot of mending and clothing repairs with 4 kids and a hubby who is hard on his clothes. So when we found these winter pants in the closet at my father in laws we were very excited. Isabelle needed new pants and they fit her perfectly all they need is a new zipper and new buckles. Easy peasy. However, now it is confession time....I hate hate hate dealing with zippers. I would rather sew a million buttons then put in one zipper. What is one homestead job that you detest? #homesteadlife #homesteading #homesteadersofinstagram #homestead #homesteadskills #mending #iloathezippers #reuse #modernhomesteading #frugalliving #sustainableliving #anyonewannatradejobs #doesshereallyneedazipper

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1 month ago

Off topic for sure but I finally got to do one of my past time hobbies. Soap crafting! โ˜บ๏ธ Itโ€™s been a while but such a pleasure to be able to handcrafted knowing that it will keep us squeaky clean and smelling good without all the harsh additives and artificial smells. This one is a lemongrass and evergreen scent with a hint of lime and all natural colorants from clays to seaweed.

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1 month ago

My huny finished his first homemade wooden spoon. I just have to oil it now. Tonight was a night of Christmas carol listening and crafting. Daddy is teaching mason wood working and the girls and I are felting wool drier balls. This is how we do family time. Just missing our oldest who is working tonight. #homesteadlife #homesteading #homesteadersofinstagram #homemade #crafting #teachingourbabies #qualitytime #homesteadskills #peaceful #proud #noelectronicshere #makingmemories #needlework #woodworking

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1 month ago

Today I spent some time hanging out with the fabulous owner of Sweet Note Honey. We had some computer fun and photography fun... the added bonus?? Beeswax candles burning bright.

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1 month ago

One of the perks of having a sourdough starter around - homemade waffles for dinner! This is a blend of non-GMO wheat, dark rye, organic non-GMO white flour, and buckwheat. The long fermentation process makes the finished product softer than you might think ๐Ÿ™‚. . I have heard that the long fermentation can also make it easier to digest, especially for those who often have difficulty digesting wheat. The thought is that the beneficial microorganisms predigest the wheat before we even eat it. Thoughts? Do you find sourdough easier to digest? . Want to try your own sourdough waffles? Here's the link to the recipe I used ---> https://anoregoncottage.com/waffles-another-sourdough-success/2/ . . . . #sourdough #sourdoughwaffles #waffles #cookathome #cookfromscratch #realfood #nongmo #nongmowheat #goodeats #healthyeats #yum #recipe #kidfood #homesteadkitchen #eatwellbewell #homesteadskills #justsaynotomonsanto

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1 month ago

Great day spent in the @lureofthenorth workshop today playing with power tools and all fingers accounted for. Had a go at putting together some snowmobile hard plastic sleds used to transport kit into and out of the homestead in winter. We improvised some metal hinge attachments by chopping, grinding, drilling, filing and welding some big hinges into submission! Looks like they should work great. Also had a refresher on wrapping the main ties and lines of snowshoes with a new material for me - thick gauge monofilament. #lifeatlure #lureofthenorth #workshopday #homesteadskills #powertools #diysledhinges #improvise #davemightbemacgyver #selfrelient #selfsufficiency #jackofalltrades #wildernessskills #ojibwaysnowshoes #snowshoelacing #monofilament #mainties #mainlines #livinginthebush #winterincanada #loveontario

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1 month ago

Another awesome Hog Butchering Workshop with @handhewnfarm happened this past weekend! This year we did things a little different and focused on the amazing diversity of cured meats you can use to preserve a pig. Yeah, we pretty much cured the whole thing ๐Ÿ˜‚ Every piece of offal was utilized and thoroughly enjoyed on the first day. #nowastedfood But we also had @farmtoflamepizza out to make the most crazy delicious wood fired pizzas ever! To top them we used some of our homemade mozzarella cheese and Hand Hewn Farmโ€™s pepperoni and chorizo! So good! . On Day One our Mangalista hog was quickly and humanely killed. We used a traditional scalding and scraping to remove the wool from the woolly pig and it was agreed that it was the easiest scrape weโ€™ve ever done. I donโ€™t have a photo of the halves after evisceration but the amount of lard on this pig was shocking. (And of a very soft and almost greasy consistency.) It must have been a breed not feed thing cause we butchered one last month that was raised with her (Tamworth cross) and she wasnโ€™t like that at all. Anyway, we rendered the leaf lard and saved the membrane to use as a casing, prepared blood sausage, cleaned the casings and bladder, and prepared and enjoyed the offal. . To be continued....

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1 month ago

Homesteading, Horses and gardens galore.. doesnโ€™t get better! #homesteadinglife

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1 month ago

Starting homemade sourdough is really that easy ๐Ÿ‘Œ We are using a blend of non-GMO wheat and dark rye. Never made sourdough before? Here is a good step-by-step guide to starting your own sourdough ---> https://anoregoncottage.com/grow-keep-use-sourdough-starter/ . . . . #homebaking #freshbaked #rye #nongmo #nongmowheat #homemadebread #homesteadkitchen #homesteading #homesteadskills #lifeskills #homesteadingwithkids #sourdough #sourdoughstarter #diy #sustainableliving #eatwellbewell #saynotomonsanto #cottageindustry #cottagefood

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1 month ago

I had some fun this morning with my friend Jan from Sweet Notes Honey! She brought some of her candles over and we took some pictures. I can't even describe how much I love the smell!

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1 month ago

Siapa yang suka canning? . . Dimusim tomat murah begini, saya semangat 45 bikin canning sebanyak-banyaknya untuk stok beberapa bulan rencananya inshaAllah. . . Nggak ada yang ngalahin hematnya bikin sendiri enaknya diracik sendiri nggak nyampahnya krn ngk harus beli kalengan . . It takes lots of practice to master something, but why not start now? . . #canning #canningseason #tomatocanning #saostomathomemade #homemadetomatopuree #homesteadskills #urbanhomestead #lesswastekitchen #zerowastekitchen #zerowastehome #holisticlifestyle

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1 month ago

My middle man is my "helper". It takes everything in me to allow him to "help". While he kneads the dough, I have remind myself several times that he (in his sweet heart) is helping. Then, I remind myself that I am teaching. Teaching him how to bake bread, how to provide and how to be persistent. Hopefully, he doesn't learn my impatience. ๐Ÿ™ #bakingbread #bread #mommabear #teaching #homeskills #homesteading #homesteadlife #homemade #breakmaking #rye #sourdough #fermentedfoods #boymom #helper # #homesteadskills #homeschool

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