modernhomesteader Photos & Videos

4 hours ago

As we are bustling to and fro this Holiday season, let’s all take a page out of Bobby Jack’s book...remember to take some time for yourself! Happy Thursday friends! T-minus 3 more work days and then I’m off for 5 weeks! . . . . . . . . . . . #simpleliving #homestead #homesteader #homesteadlife #nikon #nikond3100 #nikonphotography #catskills #catskillmountains #upperdelaware #upperdelawareriver #ourgrassisgreen #oursimplelife #countrylife #rurallife #farmher #chickenlibrarian #happyhomesteading #homemade #iamamodernfarmer #modernhomesteader #catsofinstagram

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18 hours ago

What do you do with your leftover pumpkins? 🎃 . The three we had on our front porch for fall have been processed - guts and all! We scooped, salted, baked the insides, and ground them into “pumpkin seasoning” to use in soups and on roasted veggies (thanks for the tip, @nikijabbour !) . The flesh of the pumpkins were roasted and processed into purée that we’ll freeze for future use. We ended up with around 3 gallons! 😀 . Judging by our freezer, I think we’re almost ready to hibernate for winter! ❄️ . .. #soundliving #modernhomesteader #sustainableliving #growyourown #urbangarden #organicgarden #gardentotable #eastcoast #novascotia

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21 hours ago

Sometimes I go and go and go and then I hit a wall. Today I hit the wall. So I canceled my after work plans, came home, and made a cup of homemade chai tea. It’s the first time I’ve made home made chai and the first round didn’t go as planned (let’s just say lemon and cooked milk is not a good idea). My plan for the rest of the day is to snuggle on the couch and work on Christmas gifts. The @iamcountryside theme for the week is homemade. As you might know, I’ve been on a big making kick lately and needless to say, as is evidenced by the chai tea making, sometimes you win some, sometimes you lose some. Happy hump day friends! . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #simpleliving #homestead #homesteader #homesteadlife #nikon #nikond3100 #nikonphotography #catskills #catskillmountains #upperdelaware #upperdelawareriver #ourgrassisgreen #oursimplelife #countrylife #rurallife #farmher #chickenlibrarian #happyhomesteading #homemade #iamamodernfarmer #modernhomesteader #iamcountryside #chaitea #homemadechaitea #harneyandsons

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1 day ago

Time means a lot to me because, you see, I, too, am also a learner and am often lost in the joy of forever developing and simplifying. If you love life, don’t waste time, for time is what life is made up of. By Bruce Lee Photography by John Granen

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1 day ago

My favorite things about our small community...well one of the things...is that they totally get into the holidays. 🎄 Lights ✔ Wreaths ✔ Music playing from all the light posts down town ✔ ✔ 🎄 So thankful for a community goes all out to spread cheer. ❄️ 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! #smalltownpride #christmascheer #holidaymusic #homesteadersofinstagram   #homesteadersofamerica   #homesteadinglifebestlife #modernhomesteader #farmlifebestlife #hobbyfarm #womenfarmers #iamcountryside #homesteadlife #lovemyhomestead #iamamodernhomesteader #womenwhohomestead #homesteadphotos #homesteaders #buildingahomestead #farmher #womenwhohomestead #womeninag #growfoodnotlawns #farmtotable #knowyourfoodknowyourfarmer #growingraisingmaking

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1 day ago

Homesteading hack: thrifted cashmere makes the coziest base layer! #choosewool

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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

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1 day ago

Very first day in their new run! These 9 week old birdies had no idea how much fun they’d be having. 🐓

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2 days ago

The last time I went for a run, I was 45 pounds heavier. For some reason, I decided that having a foot (or more) of snow on the ground was a great reason for my inaugural post-weight loss run. Of course I was out of shape (I used to run 10+ miles at a time), but the 2 miles I did felt like I was floating most of the way. The snowy views were WELL worth it, and I even got a good shot of this little mountainside gem. Snow day victories all around. What did you do with your Appalachian snow day? . Not pictured: epic running partner- @rauri.the.mini.aussie . . . . #snowday #snowdays #snowmountain #snowymountain #snowymountains #logcabin #winterwellness #weightlossstories #runnerlife #mountaintrails #mountainrunner #miniaussie #aussiesofinstagram #snowdog #rewildyourhealth #healthier #healthierchoices #organiceverything #modernhomesteader

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2 days ago

I'm all but certain I have never done an introduction post so here I go: ❄ My name is Erin and I'm 35 years old. My husband Josh and I live in beautiful (albeit cold) NE Minnesota with our 3 kids. ❄ Here we homestead on 8.5 acres and raise, grow, forage, and hunt a large portion of our own food. ❄ I'm passionate about permaculture gardening, processing our own meat animals at home, canning, cooking (and eating!) good food, curing meats, making bread, and collecting antique cast iron. ❄ I firmly believe I was born in the wrong century, I'm a complete introvert and thrive on solitude, and feel quite comfortable living under a rock. ❄ I have a soft spot for pigs, I love to embarrass my kids with my dancing, and I gave up swearing 5 years ago (which was very hard to do). ❄ I'm so glad you are here, because I do so love meeting like minded people. Please introduce yourself below and/or recommend some kindred spirits to follow! 💚

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3 days ago

Every day they get bigger. ❤ So every year I try and make a little piece to remember just how little they were once. One year it was ornaments with their handprints. One year the girls made salt dough ornaments that they painted themselves. And every year we give a few away as gifts to people of their choosing. ❤ This year we tried making cinnamon dough ornaments and I had them make thumb print hearts....I kinfa wish I had made enough to keep one. What do you do to help remember those moments for when your kiddos are bigger? ❄️ Our #farmsteadersholiday theme for today is GIFTS. ❄️ Tomorrow we will select a winner to receive 50 colorful egg cartons that will make your eggs the star of any farmers market or friends fridge! Not only are they beautiful, they are practical too! Fitting small through extra-large eggs and made from completely recycled material, they offer great protection and durability. Customize them with a label or stamp to add your special touch! ✨ @eggcartonstore or at www.eggcartonstore.com ❄️ Please tag the hosts and the sponsor in your photo: @theeggcartonstore @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! . . . . . . #makingmemories #homesteadliving #hobbyfarm #lifeonthefarm #momminonthehomestead #homesteadmom #backyardfarmer #momof2girls #girlmomlife #mommin #stayathomemomlife #momlifebelike #momlifeishard #growingraisingmaking #homesteadersofinstagram   #homesteadersofamerica   #homesteadinglifebestlife #modernhomesteader #farmlifebestlife #hobbyfarm #womenfarmers #homesteadlife #lovemyhomestead #iamamodernhomesteader #womenwhohomestead

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3 days ago

Why start with the training wheel of fermentation (pickles) when you can go straight to meats?! Because I’m ridiculous, that’s why... . Spikkekjøtt- salted, dried lamb leg. . A childhood favorite of my husband and an opportunity to learn some historically accurate old world food preservation techniques. Brine for 3 days, hang for 3 months. . Normally the meat is served as thin slices, but it is also common—at informal gatherings—to send the leg around the table with a sharp, stubby knife. The guests then slice the leg themselves. Thus, in western Norway fenalår is called spikkekjøtt, literally "whittle-meat", but this name may also originate from the word speke, to cure. Via Wikki . Also, I thrifted this Crown 3Gal crock for $7.99.. super score! . . . . . #spikkekjøtt #scandanavianfood #RobertsensFarmette #realfood #naturallygrown #farmtotable #PNWgrown #knowyourfood #growyourfood #supportyourlocalfarmer #eggsforsale #pasturegrazed #ethicallyraised #backyardchickens #chickensofinstagram #farmfresh #growwhatyoueat #womeninbusiness #modernhomesteader #growfood #farmstand #gardner #instagarden #freshisbest #womenwhofarm #eggs #coldframes #happyhensofhockinson #buylocal #eatlocal

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4 days ago

Bread baking day—molasses-oat sandwich loaf. I can’t wait to dig in. Also, I blogged my gin recipe (link in profile). Soap pic being added to my story. And now I’m gonna watch Longmire and work on knitted Christmas gifts. Happy Sunday friends! . . . . . . . . #simpleliving #homestead #homesteader #homesteadlife #nikon #nikond3100 #nikonphotography #catskills #catskillmountains #upperdelaware #upperdelawareriver #ourgrassisgreen #oursimplelife #countrylife #rurallife #farmher #chickenlibrarian #happyhomesteading #homemade #iamamodernfarmer #modernhomesteader #homemadebread #molassesoatmealbread

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4 days ago

“What breaks in daybreak? Is it the night? Is it the sun, cracked in two by the horizon like an egg, spilling out light?” - Margaret Atwood

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4 days ago

Ask anyone who knows me and they will probably tell you I like to pretty stuff up. 🌟 Now I'm not talking glitter and rhinestones, but I do like to have things look put together and intentional. Hubby is definitely more of a "rustic" lover while I like the clean and neutral(with a small splash of color) of the farmhouse look. 🌟 What I love most about our decor, no matter the season, is that the majority if it is thrifted or DIYed by yours truly. I love that I can make some really amazing stuff while sticking to a small budget. 🌟 What about you, do you like to make your decor or just buy it from a maker or store? ❄️ Our #farmsteadersholiday theme for today is HOLIDAY DECOR. Show us your holiday decor! ❄️ Tomorrow we will select a winner to receive "We Thank Thee" prayer sign from @oursomedayfarm Custom Sign Shop. This 17" x 21" farmhouse style canvas sign features a stained wood trim and black painted lettering. This sign completes any dining room with that timeless farmhouse feel. ❄️ Please tag the hosts and the sponsor in your photo: @oursomedayfarm @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! . . . . . . #modernhomesteader #modernhomesteading #diyfarmhousedecor #rusticcharm #farmhouseinspired #farmhouselove #farmhousehappy #farmstyle #farmliving #lifeonthefarm #homesteadinglife #diyrusticdecor #growingraisingmaking #rusticfarmhousechristmas #homesteadingonabudget #womeninag #homesteadher #homesteadlife #hobbyfarm #selfreliance

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4 days ago

Not everyone is a fan of our early December snowfall!

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4 days ago

A dear friend gave me the sweetest gift the other day! 🎁 . Lately I’ve been interested in learning more about essential oils and what their properties are, so this little kit is perfect while I’m still testing the waters. And I love that I can just carry them in my purse! . The ‘Pocket Farmacy’ from @sajewellness has five mini roll-ons all intended to provide relief from stress, pain, and discomfort. I’m loving the peppermint halo right now which is great for headaches. 🤕 . Do you use essential oils? Any favorites? And how do you use them? I’d love to learn more!🌿 . .. #soundliving #modernhomesteader #sustainableliving #energyefficient #essentialoils #sajewellness #naturalremedies #indigoshores #eastcoast #novascotia

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4 days ago

Today was an amazing day at the farm. Six months ago, CocoPuff was struggling to even walk. But today he was running around the field so full of energy and so full of life! We are amazed by his transformation and so grateful to be able to get him there. Now we just have to train him out of the habit of galloping like a goat 🙄 #CocotheUnicornHorse #CocoPuff #gallop #fieldfun #goats #runCocorun #farmlife * * * * * * #naturalliving #selfcare #holisticliving #holistichealth #naturalsolutions #nontoxic #naturalwellness #aromatherapy #allnatural #healthyliving #organic #smallfarmlife #smallfarm #natural #empowersocial #smallbusiness #homesteader #homesteading #modernhomesteader #wellnessadvocate

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5 days ago

Probably my favorite tradition around the holidays is who we spend it with. ❤ We are lucky enough to have another family member who homesteads and she always opens her doors at the holidays. Although the crowd has gotten smaller over the years the love and joy certainly has not. ❤ We always have a wonderful mix of food from the homestead and slightly more indulgent food...like crab legs *swoon*. I've always believed that its the people and not the food that makes a great meal, but some things just make it extra special😉 ❄️ Our #farmsteadersholiday theme for today is MEALS! This should make us all hungry! ❄️ Tomorrow we will select a winner to receive hand crafted fingerless gloves in 100% wool yarn beautifully created by @timbercreekfarmandhomestead ❄️ Please tag the hosts and the sponsor in your photo: @timbercreekfarmandhomestead @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! . . . . . . #familytraditions #crablegsfordays #itsthepeoplenotthefood #homesteadersofinstagram   #homesteadersofamerica   #modernhomesteader #farmlifebestlife #hobbyfarm #homesteadlife #lovemyhomestead #iamamodernhomesteader #womenwhohomestead #homesteaders #farmher #womenwhohomestead #growfoodnotlawns #farmtotable #knowyourfoodknowyourfarmer #growingraisingmaking

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5 days ago

A tale of two breads. Or is it two story tale breads? Top, Monday's loaf looks like one-eyed Mike from Monsters, Inc. Bottom, Friday's loaf looks like a turtle, or at least a turtle shell. Let's call it Finding Nemo bread. #amiright #playingwithmyfood #nokneadbread #loafoftheday #crumbshot #breadofinstagram #freshbread #bread #breadlife #foodiegram #foodstagram #foodie #foodporn #foodofinstagram #diy #modernhomesteader #survivalskills #baking #littlehouseonthealley #lbc #lifeinlb #longbeach ----------------------------------- #pensandpixels #freelancelife #projectmanager #virtualassistant #remoteworker #selfemployed #digitalnomad #makethelifeyouwant

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5 days ago

Thank you to our friends who made it over to our little party last weekend- this Saturday we will be at the wonderful Dickens on the Delaware celebration in Callicoon- so once again, if you live near us please stop on by- there’s lots of fun and festive things going on in town! If you don’t live close by, there’s still plenty of time to shop online for the holidays- we’re offering some nice promotional gifts through Christmas... #sullivancountycatskills #dickensonthedelaware #upperdelawareriver #countrylife #rurallife #modernhomesteader #ecofriendlygifts #hostessgifts #kitchengifts #christmasgiftideas #kitchentowels #tablelinens #recipebinders #organicbathproducts #bathsalts #organicsugarscrub #consciousconsumer #producebags #sustainableliving #glassnotplastic #organicfarmhouse #shopsmall #shoplocal #windywillowfarm

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6 days ago

✨Coffee✨Christmas✨Cats✨ . What more do you really need? Morning quiet is my absolute favorite time of the day- pre chaos and cold coffee! . Happy Friday friends! . We’re looking forward to the Hockinson bazaar and high school theatre production of Fiddler on the Roof this weekend. ✨✨✨ . . . . . #christmaswithcats #holidaymagic #RobertsensFarmette #realfood #naturallygrown #farmtotable #PNWgrown #knowyourfood #growyourfood #supportyourlocalfarmer #eggsforsale #pasturegrazed #ethicallyraised #backyardchickens #chickensofinstagram #farmfresh #growwhatyoueat #womeninbusiness #modernhomesteader #growfood #farmstand #gardner #instagarden #freshisbest #womenwhofarm #eggs #coldframes #happyhensofhockinson #buylocal #eatlocal

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6 days ago

This year we are focusing on all the experiences leading up to Christmas. 🎄 One of the new traditions we added last year was making ornaments. This year we took it a little further and made loads of them for our tree. 🎄 We tried cinnamon dough ornamnets, and boy are they heavenly. If I stand at the counter too long where they are drying I get a little hungry lol. 🎄 Every year as we decorate the tree I love aeeing all the handmade ornaments. Both obes that the girls have made and the handmade ones I make as their keepsakes every year. 🎄 Do your kids have keepsake ornaments? ❄️ Our #farmsteadersholiday theme for today is HANDMADE! ❄️ Tomorrow we will select a winner to receive a weathered "Farmers Market" sign. A perfect reminder of the fresh goodness farmers markets bring to their communities from @80oaksmarket. ❄️ Please tag the hosts and the sponsor in your photo: @80oaksmarket @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! . . . . . . #homesteadersofinstagram #homesteadersofamerica #homesteadinglifebestlife #modernhomesteader #farmlifebestlife #hobbyfarm #womenfarmers #iamcountryside #homesteadlife #lovemyhomestead #iamamodernhomesteader #womenwhohomestead #homesteadphotos #homesteaders #buildingahomestead #farmher #womenwhohomestead #womeninag #growfoodnotlawns #farmtotable #knowyourfoodknowyourfarmer #growingraisingmaking

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6 days ago

Sometimes it’s pays to be efficient (get it?) . We’ve had our eyes on net-zero since before we started planning our house design, so we’re really excited that we’re THAT much closer to reaching our goal (check out that EnerGuide rating!) Joe is constantly making improvements to our home automation so we can easily monitor and adjust our usage. 💡 . To put some numbers to it, we are aiming to use less than half the energy we used in our old house and supply ALL of that energy from our solar panels. The efficiency models think we will still need around 10% of non-solar power required by an average home, but we think we can do better, so challenge accepted! ☀️ . Is there anything better than being rewarded for being more energy efficient?! I mean come on, how cool is that? 🏡🏆 . .. #soundliving #modernhomesteader #sustainableliving #energyefficient #homeautomation #solarenergy #indigoshores #eastcoast #novascotia

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6 days ago

Thank you to everyone who entered our book giveaway contest for Kirsten Lie-Nielsen's new book So You Want to Be a Modern Homesteader? All the Dirt on Living the Good Life. It was exciting to see all the great questions from 'wanna be, soon to be and current homesteaders'. The winning questions are answered in our blog (link in bio) Now if you didn't win, and still want a copy of the book, it is your lucky day! Receive a 40% discount on this and all other New Society titles until Friday, December 7th. @hostilevalleyliving #hostilevalleyliving #womenwhofarm #homesteading #farmher #selfsufficiency #offthegrid #homestead #modernhomesteader #countryliving #homestead #Newsocietypublishers #thegoodlife

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1 week ago

I find simple traditions are the best. 🌟 I'd love to say that I get to dress my kids in Christmas clothes for a month....truth is, life with a child with sensory issues means you gotta be flexible. Thankfully they both love hats this time of year. 🌟 This will be our third Christmas with these hats and boy have we made some memories in them. I'll be sad when they out grow them, but excited to pick out new ones. 🌟 Are you a holiday themed clothing kinda person? Let me know below👇 ❄️ Our #farmsteadersholiday theme for today is CLOTHING. This ought to be fun! ❄️ Tomorrow we will select a winner to receive an adorable lined stocking made of vintage feedsack and canvas from @katieand.co ❄️ Please tag the hosts and the sponsor in your photo: @katieand.co @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! . . . . . . #homesteadliving #hobbyfarm #lifeonthefarm #momminonthehomestead #homesteadmom #backyardfarmer #momof2girls #girlmomlife #mommin #stayathomemomlife #momlifebelike #momlifeishard #growingraisingmaking #homesteadersofinstagram #homesteadersofamerica #homesteadinglifebestlife #modernhomesteader #farmlifebestlife #womenfarmers #homesteadlife #lovemyhomestead #iamamodernhomesteader #womenwhohomestead #homesteadphotos #buildingahomestead #farmher #womenwhohomestead #womeninag

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1 week ago

Our goat shed is almost complete. We are going to hang a gate on the left pen so we can store a few things over there for the winter. When needed it will become a birthing pen. The right side will remain open and that's where they will sleep. Mike has done such an amazing job on this. It's way more than I had planned for. I needed a ladder to get to the loft and because of how small we needed to make the gates where we ended up putting the 4x4 post it made the perfect little ladder. The best part of the entire thing is the fact that we can sweep out the loft in the main floor easily. All we have to do tonight is hang the gate and they will spend their first night and their new home. #goatbarn #goatshelter #goats #nigeriandwarfgoat #penelopeandathena #urbangoats #urbanfarming #suburbanfarming #quarteracrehomestead #quarteracrefarm #backyardfarming #backyardgoats #homestead #homesteading #farmlife #urbanfarm #farmtotable #urbanfarm #love #selfsufficient #farming #homestead #urbanhomestead #modernhomestead #modernhomesteader #livingonaquarter

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1 week ago

. It’s been quiet around here for a few days. We made the decision to cull our aggressive roosters and my Hubs carried out the deed. They would attack my children if they were free ranging or were relentlessly pacing the electric fencing looking for a way to get at them. They would try to take a kick at Hubs when he helped. They terrorized all of the hens and made them into jumpy, spastic personalities. The Welsummer was so large he left a gaping hole exposing muscle the size of a plum on the side of a Buff Orpington that was a favorite for all three to fight over. The only one they didn’t fight was me. And it’s still a weird set of feelings that I raised them from the third day of their lives and had to cull. Guess I always want it to be weird. I want that connection to my food and the struggle for a moment at making the hard decisions like this—because it means that I care. And yes—“just” chickens. They’re amazing-amazing creatures. But we also don’t have room here for animals that terrorize my children and leave them too afraid to play outside of their own home. So I guess we have officially implemented a “Nice Roos Only” policy here at the Homestead. The two spots available for gentlemen roosters are already filled and we will be moving on to new additions soon. A special thanks to the Hubs for being amazing. . #magpiehomestead #roosterproblems #modernhomestead #modernhomesteading #modernhomesteader

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1 week ago

Like our new sugar scrubs, our bath salt is made in small batches here at the farm, and the only ingredients are extra fine Epsom salt, Dead Sea salt, and wintergreen essential oil. The extra fine Epsom salt dissolves really nicely in the bath (no gritty salt in the bottom of the tub!) and the wintergreen which is a natural for relaxation and to sooth aching muscles, is fresh, sweet, and minty all at the same time. A really cute jar always looks great by the bathtub, but they really do make wonderful holiday gifts! Shop at windywillowfarm.net #organicfarmhouse #organicbathproducts #bathsalts #organicbeauty #earthfriendly #nochemicals #glassnotplastic #ecofriendlygifts #simpleliving #modernhomesteader #mycountryliving #farmlifestyle #holidaygiftguide #holidaygifts #bathgifts #christmasgiftideas #upperdelaware #shopsmall #shoplocal #windywillowfarm

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1 week ago

Masonite Fiberglass Front Doors come in a variety of styles including modern slections. With clean Lines and sleek finishes, they set the tone for modern design.

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1 week ago

. First order for Magpie Homestead’s 2019 Garden is in! I still have to finalize and order from other seed companies, but the planning is in full swing. (And if you have made a vlog showcasing your favorites... I most likely am taking your advice.) It’s so hard to pick from all of the amazing varieties—and quite honestly I dream about having an island garden where I can grow everything all the time. Including avocados. *le sigh* But. Back to my very blessed reality. ☺️ Getting these in and grouping them off to start organizing spaces outside just makes me realize how little time I have to complete INDOOR chores and TO DOs before I add allthethings *outdoors* in addition. I’ve rested my body for a month or so and am gearing up for putting it back through the wringer building more structures and cleaning up random dump piles of torn down buildings on our property from previous owners. I feel the warming buzz of excitement thinking about how amazing it is to work so hard for things that directly benefit YOUR own home and the bellies of your family. The great and inexplicable feeling you get physically working so hard for your family that you fall hard and melt into your bed at night with a glow of accomplishment. My rest period is almost over. I feel the call back to grunt work and I can barely wait. The dreaming and making those dreams into hard action is my absolute FAVORITE part of this life. I can’t believe how long I’ve lived without it. Happy 2019 Garden dreaming! Indoor seeding isn’t that far away! (And who has time for pedicures?!🙋‍♀️💁‍♀️) . 🌿🍅🥦🥬🥒🥕🍓🌶🌽 . #Gardening #seeds #seedhaul #springgardenplanning #nongmo #nongmoseeds #heirloom #eatheirloom #gardenplanning #migardener #migardenerseeds #2019garden #garden2019 #garden2019planning #homesteadgarden #modernhomesteading #modernhomesteader #modernhomesteadgarden #modernhomesteadinggarden #gardendreaming2019 #gardendreaming #gardendreams

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Unsweetened rosemary pear sauce and two different cold processed shrubs- Cranberry and Asian Pear. . Pretty excited about the shrubs, or sipping vinegars, I’ve been dreaming about them since the last growing season began and rhubarb shrub recipes starting floating around. . 1:1:1 ✨ Fruit:Sugar:Vinegar . Prior to the invention of refrigeration, a shrub syrup was a way of preserving fruit long past harvest. Shrubs were popular in Colonial America, mixed with cool water to provide a pick-me-up on hot summer days. 👉Via SeriousEats👈 . . . . . #shrubs #coldprocess #RobertsensFarmette #realfood #naturallygrown #farmtotable #PNWgrown #knowyourfood #growyourfood #supportyourlocalfarmer #eggsforsale #pasturegrazed #ethicallyraised #backyardchickens #chickensofinstagram #farmfresh #growwhatyoueat #womeninbusiness #modernhomesteader #growfood #farmstand #gardner #instagarden #freshisbest #womenwhofarm #eggs #coldframes #happyhensofhockinson #buylocal #eatlocal

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The very first Christmas hubby and I were together his son was about 8. I remember that very first Christmas that Santa made a little stay over at our house. 🎅 When we awoke in the morning there was a little note from Santa letting us know that the reindeer had been especially hungry by the time they got to our house, and that they had needed a little snack. 🎅 When we looked outside we couldn't believe what we saw! Hay all over the roof, carrots snapped and rolled off into the snow, and boot prints out to the hay stack. 🎅 Ten years later and I can still remember the wonder and joy on that little boy's face. I sure hope Santa makes another little stayover this year and the girls get to see it. ❄️ Our #farmsteadersholiday theme for today is CHARACTERS/STORIES. This will definitely test your creativity! ❄️ Tomorrow we will select one winner to receive two pure soy Coffee Crumb Cake (Full Size Mason) and Sweater Weather (Half Mason) candles! ❄️ Please tag the hosts and the sponsor in your photo: @dandelionwishescandleco @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! . . . . . . #familytraditions #santashenanigans #homesteadersofinstagram   #homesteadersofamerica   #homesteadinglifebestlife #modernhomesteader #farmlifebestlife #hobbyfarm #womenfarmers #iamcountryside #homesteadlife #lovemyhomestead #iamamodernhomesteader #womenwhohomestead #homesteadphotos #homesteaders #buildingahomestead #farmher #womenwhohomestead #womeninag #growfoodnotlawns #farmtotable #knowyourfoodknowyourfarmer #growingraisingmaking #farmstead #homesteadher #instagramhomesteaders

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I love candles but *rarely* light them. ❤ With two small kiddos in the house an open flame is just an accident waiting to happen. I love how candles make a room feel cozy though. ❤ The only exception will be once my new candle wicks come in and we start working on our candle line made from tallow from our butchered steers and beeswax. Do you prefer your candles scebted or unscented? ❄️ Our #farmsteadersholiday theme for today is CANDLES. Show us your favorite holiday candle. ❄️ Tomorrow we will select one winner to receive a hand-crafted farm-themed interactive playset. ❄️ Please tag the hosts and the sponsor in your photo: @candy_coatedchaos @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! . . . . #modernhomesteader #modernhomesteader #modernhomesteading #diyfarmhousedecor #rusticcharm #farmhouseinspired #farmhouselove #farmhousehappy #farmstyle #farmliving #lifeonthefarm #homesteadinglife #diyrusticdecor #growingraisingmaking

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When the kids went back to school this fall, there was a little "about your child" form to fill out, to help the new teacher get to know their students better. There was a section that asked about anything "unique" that should be known about your child or family. And I struggle to find the appropriate verbage that delicately relays the simple fact that we raise and process our own animals...and that my kids have been known to speak about it very...let's say nonchalantly. 🙈 Not to say they are insensitive, cruel, or heartless. But rather, it has been such a normal, routine part of their lives that the coming and going of our meat animals around here is as consistent as the passing of the seasons. They know that the pigs and meat chickens and turkey poults that arrive in the spring will eventually fill our freezers. They understand that our sheep are meat sheep,and that male offspring will eventually give us leg of lamb and sheepskin rugs. They know that fall is non-stop meat harvest from September to November. The table at which they eat has seen hundreds of animals broken down into usable portions to sustain our family. 🐖 And this as much a normal part of their lives as it was for children a century ago. There is nothing particularly special about what we do, but to some, it is radically different than what they know or do in their own lives. And that's okay. But I tell you what, when I'm filling out that "unique" explanation on paper, I can't help but think of our ancestors, and how they would just laugh at us simple humans now. 😆 What do you do today that you take pride in, that was routine for most of mankind a hundred years ago? Whatever it may be, you keep doing you. The world might not always get it, but I can assure you...I do.

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I love all the traditional songs, but this one is the one I choose to sing at the top of my lungs and therefore embarrass my family lol 🎼 And yes, before you ask, the original is my favorite....and YES, I'm incredibly proud that my kids would rather watch the cartoon version than the remake. I'm an 80s kid, what can I say. 🎼 This song brings back so many childhood memories, mostly that my mom was almost Mrs. Claus herself and our house looked like Santa's village. Mom and I would watch this movie together every year and I can still remember her singing along with #youreameanonemrgrinch on the radio every year. 🎼 This time of year makes me very sentimental, but I love now more than ever that I can sing songs and tell stories to our kiddos. ❄️ Our #farmsteadersholiday theme for today is SONGS. Tell us your favorite holiday song and be creative! ❄️ Tomorrow we will select one winner to receive beautiful “Winter Bell Pom-Pom Garland” from @buntingsnmore ! Check out my stories to see today's prize! ❄️ Please tag the hosts and the sponsor in your photo: @buntingsnmore @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! . . #favoriteholidaysong #thegrinch

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1 week ago

Nothing says farmhouse Christmas more than a big fluffy dog sitting on a day bed on a front porch! The snow has melted here in upstate New York, which always makes me sad - I know there’s plenty of time for more snow to fall and I’m sure it will, but I’m just like a little kid when it comes to the holidays - there’s just got to be snow and lots of it! #homesweethome #homefortheholidays #simpleliving #rurallife #countrylife #happyhomesteading #modernhomesteader #mycountryliving #farmlifestyle #farmhousechristmas #vintagechristmas #holidaydecor #colliesofinstagram #rescuecollies #windywillowfarm

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Around here, this time of year, our favorite desserts are all made from scratch. ❤ I'm even going so far this year to make goodie baskets for the family. I'm thinking banana bread, fudge, and since the girls love to make cookies my junior bakers are going to help me go wild. ❤ I think that's my favorite part of this time of year. The memories to make, the experiences, the love to pour into simple things and show our girls what it means to give. ❤ ❄️ Our #farmsteadersholiday theme for today is DESSERT. Show us your holiday desserts you like to create! ❄️ Tomorrow we will select one winner to receive from the @happydaysfarm. This delightful children's book details the daily life of four of the farm animals on Happy Days Farm. Check out my stories to see today's prize! ❄️ Please tag the hosts and the sponsor in your photo: @happydaysfarm @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! . . . . . . #homesteadersofinstagram #homesteadersofamerica #homesteadinglifebestlife #modernhomesteader #farmlifebestlife #hobbyfarm #womenfarmers #iamcountryside #homesteadlife #lovemyhomestead #iamamodernhomesteader #womenwhohomestead #homesteadphotos #homesteaders #buildingahomestead #farmher #womenwhohomestead #womeninag #growfoodnotlawns #farmtotable #knowyourfoodknowyourfarmer #growingraisingmaking

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We have no shortage of spruce trees on our property, so I traipsed around the woods today collecting boughs to make a Christmas wreath for our front door! 🏡 . Although it was a lot easier to make than I anticipated, I have a whole new appreciation for those who make hundreds of these every year! . Do you think it’s missing anything? Pine cones? Sprigs of berries? I’d love to hear your suggestions! 🎄 . .. #soundliving #modernhomesteader #sustainableliving #energyefficient #christmaswreath #tistheseason #bluedoor #indigoshores #eastcoast #novascotia

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1 week ago

WELCOME to day 1 of our FIRST ANNUAL #FarmSteadersHoliday photo challenge! ❄️ Our theme for today is JOY. Share with us in your squares what brings you JOY during the holiday season. ❄️ These two...they're my heart. The reason I get up every day, and the beautiful spirits I try and be more like. Children are the purest example of joy, they see it everywhere. I love when I get to see the world through their eyes. . When I find them peacefully playing on and with a huge pile of rocks...well, I feel like all the struggles to make this life work are worth it. ❄️ Tomorrow we will select one winner to receive from the @theprickleecactus a women's fall & winter high quality, slightly slouchy beanie. This beanie is warm and cozy with a little leather tag stamped "C.C. Authentic" Check out my stories for look at today’s prize! ❄️ Please tag the hosts and the sponsor in your photo: @theprickleecactus @atablefullinthewoods @moderndaysoldways @the_red_barn_farm @camoandfeathers @the_teenage_homesteader ❄️ Use the hashtag #farmsteadersholiday ! ❄️ We can’t wait to see your pictures! . . . . . . #homesteadersofinstagram #homesteadersofamerica #homesteadinglifebestlife #modernhomesteader #farmlifebestlife #hobbyfarm #womenfarmers #iamcountryside #homesteadlife #lovemyhomestead #iamamodernhomesteader #womenwhohomestead #homesteadphotos #homesteaders #buildingahomestead #farmher #womenwhohomestead #womeninag #growfoodnotlawns #farmtotable #knowyourfoodknowyourfarmer #growingraisingmaking

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Greetings everyone! If you happen to live in our area- lovely Callicoon New York- please stop by for our very first annual Windy Willow Farm holiday party! I started my company one year ago tomorrow and we have certainly come a long way- it is truly a small local business- with just me making products on my farm and my ten year old son Wilson putting together the shipping boxes and attaching the tags to our items! Come join us if you can- shop for eco friendly holiday gifts ( produce bags, organic bath products, kitchen linens and more!)and have some yummy homemade pizzas and Magnolias famous Christmas tequila punch! . . . #callicoon #upperdelaware #rurallife #countrylife #mycountryliving #modernhomesteader #simpleliving #farmlifestyle #farmhousekitchen #farmhousetable #christmasgiftideas #kitchengifts #organicfarmhouse #ecofarm #consciousconsumer #nochemicals #glassnotplastic #ecofriendlygifts #choosetoreuse #sustainableliving #lifewithoutplastic #producebags #organicbathproducts #shopsmall #shoplocal #athomewithmagnolia #windywillowfarm

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"Ewe's not fat, Ewe's just fluffy" 🐑 My mom always loved sheep, and she had a figurine of a ewe with this quote beneath it. I don't know why these things stay with me, but I couldn't help but think about that when I snapped this photo of one of my girls. My husband thinks the sheep are fat. I just say it's their winter fluff. 😂 We all get that winter fluff, right? Right? . . . . . #winterfluff #ewesnotfatewesfluffy #ilovesheep #instasheep #modernhomesteader #homesteadersofinstagram #smallfarm #rurallife #farmanimalsofinstagram #hairsheep #homesteader

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The last of the homemade Christmas is strung with care and hanging in the kitchen window. Orange-cranberry scones are ready for tomorrow’s knitting group. Table centerpiece of pine cones and dried oranges flanked by candles are nestled with care. Watching the snow fall outside as I ready for work. All that’s left to do is make our cards and knit some gifts. Tis the season, y’all. Happy Friday. . . . . . . . . . . . . . #simpleliving #homestead #homesteader #homesteadlife #nikon #nikond3100 #nikonphotography #catskills #catskillmountains #upperdelaware #upperdelawareriver #ourgrassisgreen #oursimplelife #countrylife #rurallife #farmher #chickenlibrarian #happyhomesteading #homemade #iamamodernfarmer #modernhomesteader #homemadeholiday #iamcountryside

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Farmer Rich teaches the kids at our farm school co-op about how a baler works: the kids check the oil and flip the switch that prompts the blades to slowly whir like a growling monster. . Selah chimes in that the baler gives us hay bales for our sheep. She remembers helping Justin stack bales into the flatbed trailer and hauling them back to the Hymas meadows, and she’s even flung flakes over the fence to feed. It’s gratifying to see my child connect these processes. . I’m so deeply thankful for @californiaheritagefarms and the parents at Scott Valley Farm School who supplement our homeschooling with such rich adventures (that pun was for @thedailyfarmer.richharris. )

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Fluffy butt Friday! This is the scene I come home to after work. It never gets old. Plus, its outside. When your office has no windows and you've spent all day in it, outside is everything and I have a weekend of sun to look forward to. And reading drafts 🤷‍♀️, but sunshine! I hope you all have a fabulous day! Don't forget its #flocktasticfriday with @antiqued.chicken.mom and @thesmithroost. .. .. .. P.S. - does my coop make my turkey look huge?

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TOMORROW CANNOT GET HERE QUICK ENOUGH! 🎄 You have seen the promts and the prizes, now are you ready for the rules on how to play to win? . RULES: 1. Visit all of the hosts and sponsors’ pages and leave them some love.  If you feel inspired, follow them! They are #onestofollow . 2. For the next 15 days (Dec 1-15), post an image or video to coordinate with each daily prompt. . 3.  Use the hashtag #FARMSTEADERSHOLIDAY . 4. Tag the host in the PIC/VIDEO and your COMMENTS so we don't miss any posts  @atablefullinthewoods , @moderndaysoldways @the_red_barn_farm , @camoandfeathers , and @the_teenage_homesteader. . 5. Winners must be 18 years old and have valid Canadian or US address. . 6.  Don't forget to tag your friends below so they can join the fun! I am inviting (ADD 5 PEOPLE TO PLAY ALONG) 🎄 Ok Y'all, we are so excited for this. We are totally looking forward to seeing your holiday spirit on farms and homesteads this season. . SEE YOU TOMORROW MORNING as we kick off this holiday challenge! ❤️ Terry, Val, Brittany, Savannah, and Dennita😘 . . P.S. this challenge and giveaways are in no way sponsored by Instagram. Just 5 gals wanting to share the love❤ . . . . . . #homesteadersofinstagram #homesteadersofamerica #homesteadinglifebestlife #modernhomesteader #farmlifebestlife #hobbyfarm #womenfarmers #iamcountryside #homesteadlife #lovemyhomestead #iamamodernhomesteader #womenwhohomestead #homesteadphotos #homesteaders #buildingahomestead #farmher #womenwhohomestead #womeninag #growfoodnotlawns #farmtotable #knowyourfoodknowyourfarmer #growingraisingmaking

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It's book giveaway time🎉 and this week Kirsten Lie-Nielsen, the author of "So You Want to Be a Modern Homesteader? All the Dirt on Living the Good Life" will be available here to chat and answer your questions. To enter follow us on Instagram (if you don't already) and post a question for the author in the comments below. If your question is included in our author interview posted on our blog, you win! (Overseas winners will receive an ebook) #hostilevalleyliving #farmher #womenwhofarm #homestead #modernhomesteader #countryliving #modernhomesteading #thegoodlife #bookgram #bookgiveaway #NewSocietyPublishers Simultaneous contest on Facebook.

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The Dewlap Toulouse is another favorite breed of goose. Incredibly striking birds, Dewlap Toulouse geese are a heavier weight version of production Toulouse, with a hanging flap of skin under their beak (the dewlap) and giant folds of fatty lobes. Slow movers, they prefer sticking close to their food source. Big boned, with lose feathers that make them look heavier than they already are, these geese allowed to free range and eat as they wish will reach over 25lbs at maturity. As geese go they are friendly, curious, and make excellent geese for the small farm or a homestead with young children. #hostilevalleyliving #hostilevalleygeese #getgeese #keepgeese #geeseofinstagram #backyardpoultry #homestead #farmlife #mainefarm #homesteading #modernhomesteader

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