selfsufficiency Photos & Videos

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I went for spruce tips and returned with elderflowers. So typical of me...I just let my feet take me wherever they like. This time 14 km uphill, some mountains, meadows and a vast forest. Lots of mud after the big rains but hardly any people. Perfect for collecting plant medicine. So much need of solitude... . . . #plantmedicine #plantspiritmedicine #earthmedicine #apothecary #foraging #foragingforfood #wildfood #wildfoodlove #herbs #herbalism #herbalife #plantbased #forest #dailywalk #mindbodysoul #mindbodyspirit #pachamama #elderflower #naturopathy #naturesgift #selfsufficiency #wildwoman #naturalremedy #fridayvibes #stressrelief #naturephotography #flowers #ilovemycampers

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50 minutes ago

When seasons collide 🍅🥦🥬 By sowing my first round of winter veg before the end of summer I'm able to get a couple rounds in before the end of the season. Have a great weekend folks and happy digging! 😊✌💚🌱 . . #tomatoes #brassicas #chinedecabbage #broccoli #veggiegarden #veggiepatch #gardening #gardeningtip #tips #sarahsgardeningtips #teachtheworldtogrowfood #plantstagram #plants #plantbaseddiet #backyardgarden #selfsufficiency #sustainability #gramyourgarden #digyourfood

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Barefoot and covered in mud 💚💚💚 Little Fauna bought a plant the other day so has been busy deciding where to put it. We've also planted the blackcurrant bush that we bought from @doddingtonhall the other day and put a couple of courgette plants in which we've grown from seed. The broccoli plants are growing gradually so we've re potted them and hoping them they will be ready to go in the ground soon. I'm hoping this glorious weather will last (although our water butt is empty, so some at night would be fine!) Who has plans to get out in nature over the bank holiday weekend?!

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58 minutes ago

The countdown is on to our six hens’ arrival in June! We’ve been retrofitting a portion of our woodstore using up-cycled fire doors given to us by our neighbours for the floor and one wall, other bits of wood that came with the house, and today we built the egg-laying box with a hinged top! The remaining steps include building the perch (using a countertop remnant we found on Facebook marketplace and wild cherry tree branches we saved) and a door, which we’ll make out of an interior door that our neighbours gave us. #grateful #zerowaste #morayspeyside #selfsufficiency #farmfresheggs #thegoodlife #freerangehens

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1 hour ago

Los castaños comienzan a regalarnos su sombra... Justo cuando el sol comienza a ser muy intenso para nuestro suelo poco profundo. Gracias naturaleza!! 😘😘 . . Chestnut trees are beginning to give us its shadow... Just when the sun begins to beat down for our shallow soil. Thank you, nature! 😘😘 . . . . #laecohuertadeltito #huerto #ecologico #agroecologia #permacultura #lavidaenelcampo #autosuficiencia #sostenible #ecosistemahuerto #agricultura #biodiversidad #arbol #castaño #sombra #verano #organic #garden #agroecology #permaculture #countrylife #selfsufficiency #sustainable #gardenecosysstem #chestnut #tree #shadow #summer #ecofashion #ecofriendly

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1 hour ago

We are two weeks until Hatch Day for these #beauties !! . . I am still fairly new to the incubation process and I am praying for these to have a successful hatch. These are the Lavender Amerucana #eggs I won from @threelittleblackbirds for her Mother's Day giveaway and this was such a blessing! . . My first batch of eggs, I did not have a good hatch rate. Only 14 of 36 hatched out and I followed what seems to be the "general rules" of #incubation. Of course, I had to check to see where I went wrong and only 3 of those eggs hadn't developed at all and the rest were fully developed chicks! I started looking into why and found it possible that when I increased the humidity at the end, it may have actually drowned them. 😔 So I had 8 eggs I put in for my second attempt and did a "dry" run. Humidity was where it needed to be, but then I did not increase it at the end. 4 hatched and 4 ended up not being fertilized. Although my husband begs to differ, I thought that was a much better hatch rate given all the eggs that should have hatched did indeed. . . . So I'm reaching out to all of you more experienced egg hatchers, what methods, tips, or tricks do you find most success with?

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2 hours ago

Quand je n’ai plus de gâterie au four, elle va avoir les fruit et les légumes de notre frigo ou du jardin (en été). 🐇 #Bunny Entre les chiennes et la lapine, il ne me resterais pas grand chose pour mon compost.🌱 Je pense beaucoup à avoir des poules. 🐓 #Chicken #Home #SelfSufficiency #FarmHouse #Patrimonial

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2 hours ago

Free firewood! 🔥 . Local friends (Nevada City CA) now is the time to get your firewood for next winter. . You can have as much oak or cedar firewood as you want! . I’ve been felling trees for land management so half the works already done. . Bring your saw, truck and buck and load! . You can have some home made kombucha too. . Bonus points if you want to talk Permaculture or ecology while you’re here :) . #homestead #permaculture #sierranevada #nevadacity #ecology #sustainableliving #homesteading #selfsufficiency

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2 hours ago

Our hardy kiwi vines are flowering and appear to be setting fruit!! The vines are prolific - we have them covering our 4’ tall rainwater cistern, and it’s practically invisible, covered with vines and tendrils, and now flowers. I think growing our own fruit is one of the most exciting things about having a farm - it just seems so exotic and difficult, for some reason, compared to growing veggies. It certainly has a longer wait time! #growyourownfruit #hardykiwi #offgridliving #homesteadinglife #homesteadingskills #backyardorchard #selfsufficiency #wegrowourfood #tennesseefarm #tennesseefood #solacefarmhomestead

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Harvesting a salad stash today with Rids! 🥬 - I’ve got a really strange pregnancy thing going on at the minute (honestly it’s weird lol) where I want to eat the smell of the polytunnel 😂😂🙈. And by that, I mean that lovely, earthy smell haha. - Mart thinks it’s hilarious! - Anyway, my point here is, I’ve found that I can satiate it with earthy veggies, so face diving into freshly cut salad leaves and getting Mart to bring home bag of carrots every day, seems to be doing the trick... - Honestly, it’s the healthiest pregnancy craving (the earthy veggies, not the weird earthy wet dirt smell thing lol) I’ve had in 5 pregnancies, so I’m not complaining, but it is making me laugh... - Mart is just eternally grateful that this craving can be collected from the garden or close shops, and costs very little! 😂 With all the other kids I craved Diet Coke, but ONLY from the tap at McDonald’s, bahaha! - Pregnancy is weird guys! 😂 - Anyway, Ridley’s gorgeous, kids veg trug is from the wonderful @loldeantimber . She tends to prefer filling it with toys, but she allowed me to borrow it for the salad harvesting 😂. These trugs have so many uses around here! —— #countrylife #selfsufficiency #journeytoselfsufficiency #journeytozerowaste #farmlife #selfsufficient #homegrown #growyourown #growyourownfood #smallholder #smallholden #womenwhogrowfood #womenwhogarden #allotment #allotmenting #vegetablegarden #knowyourfoodsource #weirdpregnancythings #pregnancy #thirdtrimester #pica #earth #nature #loldeantimber

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2 hours ago

😭💔 rip to my sweet boy! Found him in the garden this morning! Something got into the coop and took him out! I’m still a little suspicious 😒 I’m not sure how something got into the coop! The only way in was a little crack! Maybe a cat?! Maybe I’ll have to stop feeding them! I honestly don’t think it’s my new friend, she loves the chickens! I’ve been noticing a new black and white one! I’ll have to keep my eye on that one! It’s already so quite! I miss him! #backyardchickens #urbanchickens #petchickens #petchicken #chickensofinstagram #fresheggs #fresheggsdaily #organic #environment #environmentallyfriendly #carbonfootprint #backyardhomestead #urbanhomestead #urbangarden #urbanfarming #backyardfarmer #backyardfarming #sustainability #sustainable #sustainableliving #selfsufficiency #selfsufficient #TilleysBackYardFarm #mylittlefarm #goodforthesoul #makesmyhearthappy #fluffybutt #Australorp

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4 hours ago

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4 hours ago

The onions are going crazy despite being planted late and I'm in love with this one's little onion skin hat. . How many pounds of onions do you think you get out of 2 lbs of onion sets? Google tells me I should end up with 200 ft of plants, or 400 onions. That's a bit! We planted half yellow, half red, all heirloom. Actually I have to finish planting them today. I'm behind on beds because we'll run out of our yummy organic compost as of today. Unfavorite thing ever. . . . #onions #heirloomonions #soupgarden #growyourownfood #smallfarm #organicfarm #homestead #farmstead #growyourown #growwhatyoueat #eatwhatyougrow #foodnotlawns #sustainability #selfsufficiency

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5 hours ago

Our garden is blooming!! 😍😍😍🥗🥬🌽🌶🥔🍓🍉

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5 hours ago

Good morning Instagram- Sorry for being MIA but the weather has been actual garbage for the last 2 weeks- I haven't had a chance to put in flowers or vegetables. Or put up a clothesline. Not to jinx it, but it is SUPPOSED to be sunny this weekend- we will see. 🙃 Meanwhile, enjoy this photo of a calf my hubby and I pulled a few months ago- mama had a prolapsed uterus and while the vet was fixin her up (she was under sedation) I dried off her calf. Cutie Patuty. 🐂 ------ #cow #calf #vet #homestead #homesteading #animals #babycow #redangus #cute #bovine #livestock #selfsufficiency #selfsufficient

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5 hours ago

A lover's smile, a newborn babe, baby animals in the spring, new sprouts popping up from the ground. These are the most beautiful sights the earthly experience has to share. Here is a little acorn squash baby who just popped his little head up today. It just makes my heart melt. I added some sparkles and stars to convey the magic of the moment. #Christianity #gardening #SouthernGal #HomeschoolMom #TradLife #TruthandBeauty #Traditionalist #TashaTudorInspired #GodKingCountry #Nationalism #Garden #restoration #maga #art #photography #ReclaimNormal #sprouts #weaponizednormalcy #hushedhome #wifewithapurpose #tradwife #aylastewart #homesteading #selfsufficiency #folk #TheNestBuilders

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5 hours ago

Oh hi Lear, goat of eyebrow magnificence

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6 hours ago

‘‘Tis the season for Kale Chips 💚🍃

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6 hours ago

It’s been about a year since this picture. It’s been about a year since I’ve been at a healthy weight and frame. I was pondering this the other day... why is that? • We wear our emotions on the outside many times. Sometimes it’s subtle, sometimes not so much. Some people overeat, some people undereat. Some let their skin go, some begin drinking/using drugs. Whatever the PAIN POINT is in your life, it will manifest itself in a plethora of physical ways. • Everyone’s process for healing and recovery is different, the timeline is different. We are unique creatures. I know the more I focus on what I love to do and taking care of myself, I’ll not only get back to my old self... I’ll be better. When was the last time you saw a picture of yourself and just thought “wow, I looked killer...Eyes clear and bright...Skin glowing”? • For those that have silently suffered or struggled with a pain point that is resolving slowly... keep going. Do the little things. Be extra kind to yourself. Hold that image of health and happiness that you see yourself achieving in your mind. You’ll get there. ❤️ #darkhairdontcare

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6 hours ago

A big thank you to all who helped me figure out how to use my radishes. I decided to sauté some with other garden veggies last night and it was delicious! I still have no kitchen for another few weeks so propane stove cooking it is where it’s at😄 Garlic scapes, asparagus, radishes, and a few snap peas are all thrown in here!

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A little update on Everest, she is still pregnant. Yesterday she wouldn’t eat and during the night she made herself a little nest with the bedding. This morning she ate a couple treats but buried her food and she seems a bit antsy. She likes me to sit beside her so she can hide her face in my chest. I will try to put little updates throughout the day in my stories.❤️ 🐶 #greatpyrenees #pregnantdog #whelping #greatpyreneespuppy #greatpyreneesfamily #greatpyreneeslovers #greatpyreneesrules #greatpyreneesofintagram #gentlegiant #dogs #lgd #puppies #guarddog #guarddogs #dogadoption #homestead #homesteader #homesteading #backyardhomestead #modernhomesteading #homeschool #unschool #pnw #farm #farmlife #country #selfsufficiency #handsonlearning

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6 hours ago

Strawberry season is upon us! Look at those beauties ❤️ I was hoping they’d be a little bigger but with that flavor I don’t even care. I’m still in that awkward early stage of the beans where there’s not enough at one time to make a meal out of so I’m collecting them in a baggie in the fridge. . . . #growyourownfood #vegetablegarden #homestead #homesteading #homesteadinglife #homesteaders #garden #gardening #gardenblogger #gardentour #growyourownveg #growfood #gramyourgarden #gardenersofinstagram #selfsufficient #selfsufficiency #gyof #zone7gardening #zone7b #growfruit #strawberryseason

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7 hours ago

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7 hours ago

OK folks, first I want to say thank you thank you thank you for all of the birthday wishes yesterday!! I really appreciate it!! It really made my day!! Now I want to tell you about this film that's coming out! The film is called #TheBiggestLittleFarm ( @thebiggestlittlefarm ) . It's a story about how @apricotlanefarms came to be. The folks in the film were actually from right around where I grew up in OC MD! Anyways they've created an incredible 200+ acre permaculture farm down in California! Paul and I got access to watch it a few weeks ago and we both really loved it!! Now the film is being shown this week across the country in certain theaters. If it takes off and dies well it will be shown in many more throughout the country the following week! So if you check the link in my bio you can find out on their website exactly where they will be showing it. I really hope you get to check it out because it's truly an inspiring work of art!!! . . . PC: @thebiggestlittlefarm #thebiggestlittlefarm #growingbacktoeden #backtoeden #gardening #backtoedengarden #homestead #homesteader #sustainability #sustainable #selfsufficiency #permaculture #groworganic #organic #eatrealfood #gyo #organicgardening

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8 hours ago

We're gearing up for the somewhat warmer weather coming this holiday weekend by working until 9pm each night to get more (way too big) transplants into the ground. We're playing Russian roulette a bit with the weather, but if we put off planting any longer all our melons and squash will get rootbound. On tonight's agenda: planting the hardiest tomatoes and peppers. #hobbyfarm #hobbyfarming #growyourfood #growingfood #vegetablegarden #vegetablegardening #springplanting #springgarden #sustainablefood #homestead #homesteadlife #homesteading #selfsufficiency #selfsufficient #gardenplans #gardening

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10 hours ago

Salmon Faverolles 🐣 - Oh my goodness! These guys come out looking like your most stereotypical, cute, yellow chicks! Gorgeous little ones. Although out of this mixed hatch we’ve done, these faverolles are the feistiest chicks! I love that each breed is so different. This is why it’s so easy to become a crazy chicken lady, I swear! 😂🙈 —— #salmonfaverolles #salmonfaverolleschicks #chicks #chickenkeeping #crazychickenlady #hatch #hatching #journeytoselfsufficiency #selfsufficiency #selfsufficient #countrylife #journeytozerowaste #homestead #homesteading #smallholder #smallholding #farmlife

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10 hours ago

Dark Brahma Chicks 🐣 🖤 - If you’ve ever hatched Brahmas, you’ll know they’re SO much bigger than most other chicks. Their bodies are so large that they take a bit longer to find their feet after hatching. They’re the sweetest poofs of fluff, so friendly, so loving and when they lay down they splodge out like a pancake! 😂😍 - I’ve had an obsession with Brahmas for years, but my previous hatch traumatised me slightly as it was a bad hatch. I’m so excited to see these babies grow. 🖤 - Any Brahma fans?! —— #brahma #darkbrahma #chicks #darkbrahmachicks #chickens #chickenkeeping #hatching #newlife #babies #homestead #homesteading #smallholder #smallholding #farmlife #countrylife #countryside #journeytoselfsufficiency #journeytozerowaste #selfsufficiency #selfsufficient

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10 hours ago

After purchasing the land, my first big decision was to choose how to get onto it. Access is a big issue when you want to invite like-minded souls to come join you! Because I spend time each year in the desert in a converted van, I have a lot of ties with the nomadic community, and that means needing level parking spaces for their rigs when they visit :) I chose to clear the five acre meadow in the lower area, which had historically (75 years ago) been a hay field, first. There was an old driveway there, and it seemed the logical place to start. After consultation with all the local folks, and a week of clearing the entrance of trees and bushes by hand to make sure there was no old farm equipment or metal in the way, I hired a fellow with a “bush hog” to mow the three acres. It felt a lot like sculpting. #homesteaders #homesteading #organicfarming #offgrid #offgridliving #nature #mothernature #permaculture #livinglightly #minimalism #farming #capebreton #capebretonisland #localfood #selfsufficiency #spiritualliving #inspirational #livinggently #naturephotography #novascotia #wholefood #livingofftheland #foundatthefarm

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11 hours ago

Urtete - næste skridt! Te-urter skal tørres hurtigt og effektivt, så de får så god kvalitet som muligt. Det er lykkedes rigtig godt i tørremaskinen - bladene er nemlig stadig fint grønne (swipe), knastørre og de dufter simpelthen himmelsk ! 🙏💚 ••• Når urterne skal gemmes, plejer jeg at klippe dem i småstykker (jeg klipper nede i glasset - det er nemt). Så fylder de ikke nær så meget og er lettere at blande med hinanden. På billedet kan I se, hvor lidt et fyldt glas ender med at fylde 😅 ••• Jeg bruger rengjorte marmeladeglas til urterne, og opbevarer dem mørkt. #healingherbs

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11 hours ago

This months blog, super knowledgeable Irish herbalist Vivienne Campbell @theherbalhub expounds the virtues of Sticky Weed/Cleavers/Goose Grass...Copy and paste the link www.foragelondon.co.uk/sticky-weed-the-plant-with-many-names-by-medicinal-herbalist-vivienne-campbell

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12 hours ago

Our Forest Garden is bloomin’ gorgeous right now!

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1 day ago

Time to press some flowers.

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5 months ago

I know finances are a huge hesitation or prohibition for many people when they consider building or buying a Tiny House. Would you like to know what the top 3 Biggest Financial Mistakes we made while DIY building our Tiny House on Wheels? I’ll let you in on a secret – DIY building saved us a TON of money and we ended up building our whole home for under $40K including appliances and some luxury finishes, BUT we did definitely make some mistakes that cost us money in our build budget. Number One – This is the single biggest mistake that we made. Are you ready for this? We didn’t get multiple quotes on the trailer. Yep, as simple as that. The second mistake that we made was building the frame before finding the windows. The third mistake we made that cost us money was not planning far enough in advance to always allow time to find the most cost effective materials/method/service or source and prepare second hand materials. See the full blog over on the Facebook page ;)

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