selfsufficiency Photos & Videos

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We were walking out by the milkweed because of all the butterflies we've been seeing. We found several bees stuck and dead 😔 One was still alive and we set it free. I knew it was sticky but was surprised at how it can could trap a bee! . . . . . . . #milkweed #pollinators #bees #butterflies #trapped #ohno #goodandbad #harshreality #homesteadersunite #homestead #farmstead #selfsufficiency #homesteading #homesteader #farmher #farmer #countrylife #farmcountry #farmanimals #livestock

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41 minutes ago

Meet Andrew Part 2: Andrew's piece of advice to is a quote from Winston Churchill on the importance of optimism: "A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty." Tell me about a moment you experienced a great deal of gratitude towards someone. "I’m grateful for key people who changed the trajectory of my life. One, in particular, is Monte Brough, who sponsored me as a young man when I came to the US to further my education. The opportunity to study in the US and receive both undergraduate and graduate degrees changed the course of my life. The opportunities and the experiences I’ve enjoyed because of my education would not have been possible given my circumstance had I stayed in England. Monte Brough saw my potential, and through his generosity and mentoring changed the direction of my life – for that, I will be forever grateful." What brings you great joy? "Being with my family and watching their successes." . . . . . . . . . #meaning #contribution #college #power #peace #life #business #innerdemons #independence #selfsufficiency #schoolforgoodliving #goodliving #realizeyourpotential #potential #bethebestversionofyou #motivation #inspirational #success #successismyduty #contribute #whoweare #identity #beliefs #commitments #family #success #familysuccess #england #winstonchurchill #opportunities

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4 hours ago

Make your own products (or support us who make them). Homemade products are cost efficient + safer for you as you know exactly what’s being put into it. This mornings #DIY is a simple whipped shaving cream/soap. Using unscented #castile , @3cayg ’s #cupuacu Butter, #baobab oil, coconut oil + some essential oils you can make an easy creamy, chemical-free shaving cream. This project was not completely #zerowaste as the soap + butter came in plastic containers, but it was fun to make and smells very good (almost like cake). Are you interested in seeing more #DIYprojects ? Comment what you would like to see homemade. What items would you like to see in the shop?

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4 hours ago

Løghøst - her gule zittauer. De blev sat som stikløg, og er nu klar til høst. Havens andre løg blev forspiret fra frø i starten af februar, og er endnu ikke færdige med at vokse. Vi sår glad og gerne hovedparten af vores løg selv, da udbyttet (mængden af løg) fra en frøpose er vanvittig stort, og så er der flere forskellige sorter at få👏🏼🔆 #giftfrihave #bæredygtighed #selvforsyning #økologi #frajordtilbord #byhave #hjemmedyrket #nyttehave #frahavetilmave #økologisk #organic #selfsufficiency #urbanfarming #selfsufficient #vegetablegarden #køkkenhave #dagenshøst #løg #onions

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4 hours ago

So excited for our first corn harvest!

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6 hours ago

berry happy 🌿 ••• a first glimpse of autumn on my walk this morning... Not that I’m wishing away the summer so it could make way for my FAVOURITE season or anything 🤷🏼‍♀️🍃🍂🍁 Ooooh I can’t wait to harvest baskets full of these and dive right into a delicious vegan apple and blackberry crumble 😋 ••• #blackberries #hedgerow #hedgerowharvest #foraging #foragingforfood #autumniscoming #selfsufficient #selfsufficiency #homesteading #homestead #homesteadliving #growfood #growwhatyoueat #lesswaste #zerowaste #zerowastefood #zerowasteliving #selfsustaining #growingfood #urbanhomesteading #vegetablegardening #backyardfarming #countrysideandfarmlife

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7 hours ago

🔨 Putting some finishing touches on the #freepallet sawhorses. Putting a shelf underneath each one. These saved us at least $30-$70 and will useful while building the next project-–our bookshelf. Building is a somewhat newer development skill-wise but very needed as we build our homestead. 🔨It just takes getting out there and doing it! Then it gets addictive and one project leads to the next & eventually we will have built ourselves a house. 🔨 ----------------------- "You will never know how much you can accomplish until you try. Never stop trying. Your miracle will come in undefined moments." – Lailah GiftyAkita --------------------- #woodworking #buildingthings #palletwoodfurnature #diybookshelves #diysawhorses #learningnewthings #homestead #homesteadprojects #homesteadbloggers #palletfurniture #farmstead #farming #gardening #veganfarm #veganhomesteaders #veganfarming #veganicfarming #farmingnorthcarolina #humanefarming #craft #selfsufficiency #beginningfarmers #frugalliving #simpleliving #kindness #bekind #plantbaseddiet #oldtimeskills #alwayslearning

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7 hours ago

Got pecked by the two-headed momster this morning and it was totally worth it. 🐣 I've been pretty nervous about these Maran ladies being first time broodies, sitting on 20 eggs together. For a month they would not leave the nesting box so I gave in and settled them in their own coop with my top choice of egg colors. At least a dozen chirping fluff balls this morning and more eggs hatching. 💕 This NEVER. Gets. Old. Evvveerrrr. . . . #mytwomoms #chicksman #broodyhen #mamahen #babychicks #farmbabies #natureraised #homesteading #selfsufficiency #raiseyourown #backyardchickens #farmher #chickensofinstagram #nature #dirtykneesfarm

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7 hours ago

A big huge thank you to everyone who came along to our Winterfest Trade Meet on Saturday! Thanks so much @The Secret Garden and Nursery Richmond for hosting us! We hope the One Mile Cafe enjoys all our lovely items we left for them. A special thanks goes out to @themulberrytwo , @basketrynsw and @simplebotanicals for running your free live demonstrations on the day. It was so fabulous to see you all in action demonstrating your amazing skills! Also thanks goes to @boomerangbagshawkesbury for offering your fabulous reusable bags on the day. We had a fabulous turn out with lots of new people trading and a great array of trade items on offer. We gave away loads of free seedlings, helping a few people get their own veggie patch started, hopefully we will see them at a future trade meet one day, trading their surplus veggies for something else they need 😃 Encouraging people to take control of their own food security, one seedling at a time 🌱 We also had lots of excited kiddies having a great time at our Kids Free Seed Planting Activity. It was such a pleasure to watch and encourage kids to start their own food growing adventure. Learning that fresh food doesn’t just come from a supermarket, it can start as a tiny seed in your own veggie patch. We truly hope everyone who came along had as much fun as we did! Can’t wait to see you all at our August trade meet! #foodsecurity #Selfsufficiency #sustainableliving #foodisfree #permaculture #cashlessmarket #bartereconomy #eatlocal #organicfood #growyourownfood #homesteading #organicgardening @permacultureaustralia @costasworld @permaculture.n.beaches @permacultureaustraliaofficial @milkwood_permaculture @limestone_permaculture @hawkesburyindependent @humanswhogrowfood @hawkesburygazette @mosshouseau

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7 hours ago

Det finns finare färg på sås. Men så här ser sås gjord på egenodlade ekologiska grönsaker ut! Helt utan konstiga tillsatser. Den enda ingrediens som inte kommer från gården är saltet. I övrigt innehåller såsen squash, ugnsbakade tomater, vitlök, gul lök, oregano, äpple, äppelcidervinäger och gulbeta. 18 stora burkar att ställa ner i matkällaren och njuta av i vinter. 🇬🇧 Vegetable sauce made from homegrown organic veggies harvested this morning; zucchini, yellow beetroot, garlic, onions, apples, tomatoes and oregano.

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8 hours ago

What's that?! It's #green , spiky! Hanging around. Do you know what it is? Yes, you can eat it. Have 'u ever eaten it? Yes! A cucumber! At the moment my menu includes cucumber, zucchini, salad, turnip cabbage and cucumber, zucchini, cucumber, cucumber and yes: #cucumber. #cucumissativus #Kürbisgewächs #Gurke #grün #Garten #Selbstversorgung #Lebensmittel #urbangardening #gartatuatguat #gogreen #selfsufficiency #plantbased | #Makrofotografie #Naturfotografie #macrophotography #naturephotography | #gsiblogger #igersvorarlberg #austrianblogger #igersaustria | #Schreiberei ( #Text , #krautgeschichte , #writing ) und Fotografie von #Kraut + #Fotografie - #natürlich Jetzt und Hier aus #Dornbirn Vorarlberg.

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13 hours ago

This darn thistle is about all I have growing right now. Without going into details, about 2 weeks ago my garden was completely destroyed overnight. I literally cried for two days straight. So much work, time, and money spent, and it was all for nothing. All the plans for our self-sufficiency starting this year went down the drain. I'm thinking about planting a fall garden, but we'll see. I'm having trouble finding the motivation, honestly. So please, keep sharing your garden and harvest pictures! You all are amazing and inspiring! I'm living vicariously through all of you!! 💞🍅🌶🍏🍆🍉

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13 hours ago

My wonderful weekend harvest and today I can start harvesting again...😍 I'm so grateful for these abundance of fresh and homegrown organic vegetables. If you eat so many vegetables as we do, and I can tell you we're eating really a lot, it makes a big difference for your body and of course for your economy when you grow them by yourself. Eat Plantpower!💚 #garden #garten #raw #organicfood #organicgardening #urbangardening #urbanorganicgardener #epicgardening #vegan #plantbased #thehappygardeninglife #happygardening #selfsufficiency #homegrown #homesteadlife #backyardgardening #biodynamic #bethechange #growyourown #growyourownfood #growsomethinggreen #liveslowly #livewithnature #liveyourdream #KassiOlino

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13 hours ago

I drove for miles I sailed the road I moved against time In a space Unwritten Chasing a dream Unfufilled Of land uncharted Famished for freedom We devoured the pavement Till it ended In a crystal cool floor We shattered her And sailed through Crushed green velvet hills Full of the secrets of ancient enchanted wishing trees Run run run They chanted But I felt no rush For I was not In search of not gold today Or precious stones But of gifts More sacred Priceless Dear sisters Quiet and Clarity tears fell Watching lightening line the sky I felt small As Thunder A ferocious beast roared all around Screams of fire Split the ground I stood Climbing the scorched hills Until the hills swallowed me whole Sand Castles in The Sky B.P #travel #mountains #fair #rural #farming #selfsufficiency   #minimalism #outdoors #outdoorculture #wildlife #photography #poetssofinstagram #wonderlust #parenting101 #minimalism #writersofinstagram   #writer #america #parenting #family #love #unschool #petstagram #poetry

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14 hours ago

Look at what we have here hiding under the leaves! We planted several Bush bean seeds but only 4 plants grew & only 2 have gotten bushy. 1 was loaded with beans. Sure hope the pole beans produce more. . . . . . . . . . #greenbeans #bushbeans #burpee #garden #gardening #growsomething #cleaneating #organicfood #harvest #farm #farmlife #countryliving #farmher #farmer #countrylife #farmcountry #farmanimals #livestock #fun #homestead #farmstead #selfsufficiency #homesteading #homesteader #farmher #farmer #countrylife #farmcountry #farmanimals #livestock

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14 hours ago

This is a “must watch” on Netflix. Dr Ingrid Visser studies and swims with killer whales in New Zealand. The pods aren’t growing - and she suspects bioaccumulationbof PCBs, Flame Retadrants and DDT. The whales feed mostly on Rays who feed on Scallops which are filter feeders in NZ Harbors. The bioaccumulation is very high in them. But not as high as the levels in North American whale pods. . . Is human behavior killing whales? And what can we do about it? . . Personally, my home has solar panels, backup energy from wind. We have one electric car. We grow 1/20th of our own organic food, we compost, we collect water run off, we buy used furniture & clothes about half of the time. . . We also use Norwex dishwasher soap, essential oils and Arbonne products for our bodies. . . The widespread use of chemicals is insane and we rarely consider how things bioaccumulate- but it really affects our bodies and the bodies of wildlife around our shared planet. . . Organic foods simply mean that certain chemical haven’t been used ON the soil in at least 3 years - that’s in the US- what I love about Arbonne is that they don’t (always) focus on if there’s an Organic designation in what they are using- they actually go down to the soil and test it for environmental toxins. And have an ingredients policy that’s eliminated over 2000 pollutants and toxins. (Everything in the EU Cosmetic Directove plus about 700 more including gluten- only a toxin to some of us!) . . They test the fruit and stems and leaves they use too- making sure that the plant is as plant-pure as possible. One example is brown rice- known to accumulate arsenic from the soil. Arbonne’s brown rice formulations only use brown rice with 1/3 the level of arsenic the FDA limits. That’s 1/3 less arsenic going into and on your body than any other products with brown rice in them- from our protein powder to Pure Vibrance Conditioner. . More in comments.... . #motherearth #savethewhales #killerwhales #orca #newzealand #netflix #documentaries #mustwatchmovie #mustwatchdocumentary #cleanliving #greenliving #pollution #solarpanels #selfsufficiency #saveouroceans #oceansafe #pcb #ddt #flameretardant #bioaccumulation

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14 hours ago

Over 25 years ago one of my #eldersandteachers suggested to me that I knew so much about #localplants that I should not even have cause to go into the #forests and expose myself to #dangeroussnakes. He tried his best to encourage and persuade me to focus upon #makingmedicines and #makingmoney. As important as they have been, they have often distracted me from one of the things I like best, #writing. As I go through my notes about the #ancestors of 3 of my 4 grandparents as well as other elders of the #community there are a number of recurrent perspectives. Some of my ancestors may have experienced #enslavement but they all had the #warriorspirit. They grew or loved their #creolerice #hillrice #Morugahillrice. They valued #theland #agriculture and #selfsufficiency and their #africanroots. They fought in various ways for their #freedom. That right there explains so much of my #personality and my decision to organize the #hillricesymposium in 2016 and again in 2018 in spite of great odds and much negativity. It also probably helps to explain why I do not #suckup. Looking back at their #oralnarratives lately I am really gratified that I had the opportunity to spend many hours with them taking notes. I still wish in some ways these #griots could have still been around so that I can question them further now that I am in a position to assess and review my notes some more. #africanrice #africandiaspora. #africa #africanfoods #africanancestry. But nevertheless, I am energized in remarkable ways just by going through these notes. #Africalivesinme.

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17 hours ago

A few mornings of heavy frosts have even taken down some of my Siberian tomato babies I had INSIDE the greenhouse! Have brought the remainder of the seedlings inside until this cold snap is over ❄️🍅. On the plus side my mesclun mix is coming up already (swipe to see). 😁🌱

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19 hours ago

Caught my first fish on the fly rod today!! Little cutbow. Didn’t keep him but it was a cool experience nonetheless! 💙🎣🐟

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19 hours ago

We thought we had volunteer watermelon plants. We were happy about that. We decided to accept that they growing spikes and were more bushy than viney and continued to consistently water them anyway. When they got five billion blossoms that never turned into fruit, we asked a neighbor what he thought they were. He was certain that it was buffalo thistle and that they are really, really not desirable. I’m sure he was amused that we had been watering them and taking such tender care of them. We’ve accepted our watermelonless fate. #lessonlearned #summeronthehomestead #buffalothistle #noxiousweeds #notwatermelon #gardening #gardenlife #gardenmistakes #selfsufficiency #learnasyougo

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21 hours ago

När den lilla lilla månskensbonden såg till sin lilla lilla fjäderflock, så fick de allihop plats på lilla lilla pinnen som var överst i lilla lilla hönshuset på lilla lilla gården. Och då har man gått nattrundan med pannlampan igen. Lite höst-feeling över det hela! 😅🍂🍁❄️. . . . . #hensofinstagram #visomharhöns #farmlife #livetpålandet #selfsufficiency #countrylife #chicken #summerchicken #summertime #svensksommar #homestead #självförsörjning #gårdsliv #torpliv #livetpålandet #lifeinthecountry #pannlampsbonde

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21 hours ago

My little sweetheart bell peppers are coming in beautifully 💚💛🧡❤️ I will definitely want to grow more of these next year. 🌱

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21 hours ago

Äntligen fanns det tillräckligt mycket jordgubbar för att göra #jordgubbssirap 🍓🍓🍓 Så underbart gott! Precis som jag trodde att det skulle bli. Nu är det bara fråga om var jag plantera 150 plantor till...😆 Finally got enough ripe strawberries to make a small batch of strawberry syrup 🍓🍓🍓 It's so unbelievably good! Now I just need to find a spot to add another 150 strawberry plants...😆 #försvinnandegott #glassistoralass #jordgubbar #kokaegensirap #konservering #odlaegenmat #odlainorr #mat #självhushållning #trädgård #strawberrysyrup #preservingfood #canning #eatwhatyougrow #fromscratch #growyourownfood #food #urbanhomesteading #modernhomesteading #selfsufficiency

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21 hours ago

The rhubarb plants were packed in three years ago on horseback along with baby apple trees, horse radish, and berry bushes. We had dug the corms from our previous garden on the road system, and planted them at the homestead in our first perennial bed. Three years we have let them grow in size, and this year is the first we are harvesting the tart stalks from the plants. Rhubarb to preserve for winter eats, and some for a tart. Patience pays off. #rhubarb #puttingdownroots #homestead #preserving #homesteading #selfsufficientliving #selfsufficiency #akhomestead #alaskalife #alaskagrown #tartandsweet #patience #roots #planningahead #horsecarriedproduce #mountainlife

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21 hours ago

Had to go for a walk seeing as the rain kept us in today! Well that and the world cup ⚽. Blackberries are coming on nicely everywhere, I checked the front of our garden and it's gonna be a bumper crop. 😋 #fields #ourcountrygarden

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Beautiful sockeye salmon filets and belly meat! So yummy! So blessed! Freezer full of sockeye for the winter I’m a happy momma! Now we just need to get a moose in September and we will be set for the year! 🙌🏼❤️ . . . . #salmonrich #alaska #alaskalife #alaskalivin #selfsufficiency #selfsufficientlifestyle #happygirl #homesteading #salmon #sockeyesalmon #sockeyefilets #blessed #blessedlife #greatful #myhubbyisthebest #readyforwinter #greatfulheart #thankyou #fishingalaska #winterready #fullfreezer

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