smallfarm Photos & Videos

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Finally, it’s Walnut season !! Folks have been asking at the #kelownafarmersmarket “how long, O Bruce, shall we wait ? How long will you deny us our daily walnut ? Our nut-need rises before you and do you not see ? How shall we live ?” Ok everybody, in two weeks the first run will be ready. Settle down! #walnuts #smallfarm

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24 minutes ago

Well. I still have an entire bed of tomatoes to cut down and yesterday was a difficult day. I'm getting frustrated with myself for trying to save every green tomato. It's an inexplicable thing, the sadness I feel at tossing any of these tiny unripe fruits. Like seriously! I keep telling myself, You've already seen thousands of beautiful tomatoes this year..why hold onto these?? And yet again I find myself carefully picking each one as I mutter to myself..what if my family were starving? What if I can give pickled green tomatoes as gifts? What if they ripen and I have more to bring to the Saturday morning food pantry. What if? What if? I feel a great shame at times for the waste of our culture. For the hungry people with no access to food, for our landfills overflowing, for our throw away mentality. So I will pick every last one that isn't worm eaten. And I will eat green tomatoes in whatever form I can and I will spend the energy to ripen the ones that will.. and just like always, every other scrap that's not edible will go back to the soil. And my stubborn heart will hold onto the hope that these careful and conscious steps are the kind of small revolutionary acts that can change the world. #itmatters #nowaste #bethechange #whatif

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35 minutes ago

Big thanks to Aaron for the week of hard work. We got a lot done and even had time for Suzy and I to go on a much needed date @yoshitomo_san. Enjoy the rest of your journey west and don't forget to call us in November on your way back. Thanks again Aaron.

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39 minutes ago

Heartbroken today. A weasel got into our coop on the farm yesterday & killed 8 of my beautiful hens. 8 of 22 gone. Just like that. . The tears still come if I think about it too much. Think about how scared they all must have been during the ordeal. . I love my chickens. Never thought I would become a #crazychickenlady but I did. And I know they are livestock, not pets. Farm animals. Food. . But they are also my friends. . And I hate that I couldn’t keep them safe. Or comfort the remaining hens because I was in the city. . So what do you do with eight dead chickens? You bury them on a quiet spot on the farm & remember your responsibility to keeping the rest safe. . Then you cuddle your favourite hen & let her snuggle in close like tomorrow might not come. . . . . . . #chickenlady #raisingchickens #farmanimals #farmlife #realfarmlife #cuddlingchickens #chickencuddles #farmmama #ethicalfarming #farmwife #womenwhofarm #deathonthefarm #lifewithchickens #chickenlife #smallfarm #countrylife #hardlessons #chickenpredator #chickendeath #happinesschicks

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42 minutes ago

Just BEET It!

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42 minutes ago

Today is #mohawkmonday with the @rustymoosefarm and I was invited to play by @faithandfeathersfarm ! 🐓 This is our Blue Cochin Roo who has NO Name! He has 2 girlfriends yet still enjoys chasing the woman! He is often finding himself in trouble with our head Roo “Red!” I think all this rowdy behavior is due to feelings of not having an identity! Help me out! What are some name ideas???

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56 minutes ago

Onions sure take a long time to grow and cure, but they are so worth it when you can enjoy from storage for months. We put them in everything we eat! Are you an onion fan?

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1 hour ago

Coffee is a necessity today and what better way to reward ourselves then a stop at Tim Hortons! ☕🍩 Today was the start of our next series of catching weeks. Up at 2am to catch, load and deliver! We caught 320 chickens this morning weighing in at whopping 3,400lbs 😊 No gym required for this farmer today 💪 but an afternoon nap 💤 and some stretching may be required 🙃 #canadianfarmer #timhortons #proudfarmer #pastureraised #freerange #premiumchicken

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1 hour ago

INDECISION | Of all the skills I've honed since becoming a farmer, the ability to make tough decisions, often under immense pressure and with huge consequences, has been one of the most important. And the most challenging. *ahem* challenging ... terrifying, keep-you-up-at-night, gut-wrenching more like it. . I'm at a crossroads with two big aspects of our farm this year and I don't know what to do. Can't, don't want, to decide. . We don't talk about this that much in business or farming or the life of the work-at-home mum. So much of running a business or a farm is the worrying you do in the shower, or while tossing and turning in bed. . It makes me envy my animals for whom instinct and the daily necessities of life are all-consuming. There is no room for existential crises when you are simply focused on daily survival. . Then again, maybe the sheep do contemplate the state of the universe and weigh the risks and benefits of trying that new clover while chewing their cud in the shade. . Or maybe they simply relish the return of cooler weather, are grateful for full bellies and know a simple life is always simplest. . . . . . . . #homestead #beekeeping #modernfarmer #thisiswomenswork #womenwhofarm #slowskills #simplelife #backtotheland #smallfarm #mixedfarming #wahm #ladyboss #girlboss #farmgirlproblems

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1 hour ago

Autumn is in the air! 🍂🍁 Cooler temps call for warm comfort food. In this Lamb Shoulder Traditional Scottish Hotch Potch Stew from Chef @alanbergo , 100 percent grass fed lamb meat cooks for at least three hours until it is falling-apart tender. This recipe is highly adaptable, so feel free to substitute in-season vegetables and goat shoulder for a slightly different flavor. Recipe at the link in our bio.⠀ ⠀ #recipe #stew #lambmeat #goatmeat #grassfed #grassfedmeat #hotchpotchstew #scottishstew #slowcooker #slowcooking #fallmeals #easydinners #smallfarm

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1 hour ago

🍠🍠🍠🍠 Sweet potatoes! Not too shabby for my first time! The biggest one was the size of my foot (I have ready big feet too 😝) All sorts of signs that fall is here. Today I dug up my sweet potatoes to the sounds of geese heading south. That and I have been wearing shoes out to the garden 70 % of the last two weeks 😂. This will be my last week of shares for the season. 😭😭😭 I can't tell if it flew by or if it drug on. Its a bittersweet ending to the year and I am looking forward to the winter reprieve. This was a tougher year for me but I got through it and boy did I learn a lot! I hope all of my members enjoyed their weekly box of veggies. I surely enjoyed every conversation and smiling face. Give me a month and I will be missing the garden already. 😍 #csa #smallfarm #sweetpotaotes #michiganfarms #michigan #farmshares #veggies #alpena #Ossineke #rogerscity #Lachine #fallishere

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1 hour ago

Hi, Instagrammers around the world! I’m Jeff reporting from @indiancreekfarmithaca for this week’s takeover. Here at “The Creek,” just 3 minutes from downtown Ithaca, you can pick your own apples, peaches, pears, plums, apricots, veggies, pumpkins, flowers, donuts, and jugs of cider! Autumn weekends on the farm are livelier than a two tailed puppy — crowd control in the orchards is like putting socks on a rooster. Please come join the fun. * * * We are open every day to everybody. * * * It makes us feel happy to share the farm with people of all stripes. We have the best, most easygoing customers — our Beloved Farmketeers and Loyal Creekniks. * * * This week I will show you some farmy things and outdoor places in the bountiful, beautiful Finger Lakes foodshed of farms, cideries, wineries, and open spaces. * * * When I’m not at the farm, I have the privilege of helping small, dynamic, local organizations to develop their strategies and tell their stories. In my consulting practice I’ve worked with… * * * @fingerlakeslandtrust , a fantastic nonprofit that has saved over 21,000 acres of our most treasured gorges, forests, wetlands, and lakeshores; @gofingerlakes , a project to promote conservation through low impact outdoor recreation; @gimmecoffee , our hometown world-class neighborhood coffee to go; @evescidery , the nationally renowned artisan cider makers who are credited with inspiring and teaching so many others in the cider boom; @kiteandstringcider and @flciderhouse , the cidery and tasting room just 20 minutes north of Ithaca; and @edibleflx , which celebrates our people and culinary products. * * * I speak with pride about these local ventures to my out-of-town clients who similarly work in conservation, farm & food policy, and hunger relief. * * * Thank you for tuning in this week, and hope to see you at The ‘Creek. * * * #ithacaispeople #visitithaca #ithacaisarts #iloveny #nylovesfall @iloveny #ithaca #cornell #trumansburg #smallfarm #localfood #eatlocal #drinklocal #tompkins #cayuga #fingerlakes @finger_lakes #flx #cny #upstateny #iloveny #apples #ithacalove #ithacanewyork * * * Thanks to @topher.ray for staging this first photo.

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1 hour ago

How adorable is this packaging?! 🌺🌸💮 Small batch, made to order, made with love 💕 Best seller! These essential oil baby blend trio are for teething, tummy issues and soothing babies 3+ months👣 @sweetgrassessentials helping and changing the lives one person at a time. Link to shop in bio 👆

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2 hours ago

It's #meetmychickenmonday and I can finally participate!! 😍😍 Here are solo pics of our girls. So excited to have these cuties and I foresee so much fun! JuaHENita, Chickaletta, SharHEN, HENifer and Henrietta. Silly names, I know, but it's sort of our thing to name things mostly using what they are in the name. At some point we'll run out if names like this, but for the meantime it's fun! • • • • • • #cluckmondays @theporterfarm @callfamilyfarms @lazy_b_acres #theyarejustwee #chickens #chickensofinstagram #crazychickenlady #raisingchickens #backyardchickens #igchickens #chickenlady #ilovechickens #chicke love #chickenlife #chickensofig #hensofig #homesteadlife #homesteading #homesteadHER #womenwhohomestead #farmlife #smallfarm #hobbyfarm

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2 hours ago

Less than one week until the big move! I cannot wait to show y’all around the new place 😍 . . It was built in 1960, and it has wood paneling everywhere. It’s outdated, but I’m determined to make it cozy. We’re going for a rustic farmhouse vibe. 😍 . . Y’all pray for us 😩 We have no friends or family out here so we’re packing and moving during naps and early in the morning 😂 it’s not the first time we’ve moved completely alone, but it gets harder as Marshall gets older 😬 . . . . . . . #homestead #homesteadlife #homesteadkids #homesteader #smallfarm #cowsofinstagram #cow #hobbyfarm #farmlife #mooreanimalsplease #toocute #thatsdarling #homesteadblog #momblogger #momlife #moving #newhome #farmhouse #rusticfarmhouse

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3 hours ago

Good Morning, and Happy Monday 🍂☕️ . . If you don’t know me here is a little info! 👩🏼‍🌾 . . I grew up on a farm outside Isleton, CA. I now live a little upriver on the outskirts of Walnut Grove. I’m a 5th generation farmer, but I planted a first generation vineyard. . . I planted 50 acres of Sauv Blanc 2 days after my wedding this past April. The 50 acres is around my parent’s house directly on the Sacramento River. I absolutely love it here and I’m so happy we’ve planted out roots here.

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3 hours ago

We 💚 these tomatillos from Sunflower Savannah Country Fresh Vegetables at the Tower Grove Farmers Market in St. Louis. Tomatillos are said to have originated in Mexico 🇲🇽 and are a member of the tomato family 🍅. Although they look like green tomatoes, they are from a different plant and have a thin husk that grows around them that will be removed before eating. They have a somewhat tart flavor and are a main ingredient in one of our favorites: salsa verde! 💃 Check back tomorrow for a post on one of our favorite salsa craft makers! #tomatillo #salsa #DLSH

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3 hours ago

When your herb dryer set up fails you at the end of harvest season, you go old school...! 🌕🌾🛠

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3 hours ago

Wishing everyone a spicy Monday! The health benefits of peppers include improving cognitive function, contribute to red blood cell formation, reduce blood pressure & prevent cardiovascular disease, they act as natural pain reliever, clear nasal congestion, soothe intestinal diseases & disorders, boost immunity & maintain healthy eyes. Other benefits includes preventing cancer, preventing stomach ulcers, promoting weight loss & improving longevity. Wow! That's the kind of Monday, i'm looking forward to! ❤ . ❗ . ❗ . ❗ . #peppersgood #healthtipoftheday #nutritionalbenefitsofpeppers #supportsmallfarms #smallfarm #organicfarming #sustainablefarming #weightlosstip #weightlosshelp

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3 hours ago

These guys are busily working the fall flowers, building up their stores. Summer colors for a little longer yet...

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3 hours ago

They’re super adorable, I know, but bottle calves need boundaries so they don’t become dangerous on a small homestead. Case in point, Number 219. He’s big, fuzzy, adorable, and way too pushy for my liking. I’m 100% guilty of giving him the first bottle calf of the year treatment, -aka- too many loves and not enough discipline and it means the kiddos don’t get to spend much time in the pasture these days while he’s here. True story, I was walking up through the pasture to look for one of the little heifer calves who was bedded down in the tall grass after bringing her home when he (very easily 300 lbs at that time) barreled towards me kicking up his heels all kinds of happy and excited. Just imagine it in slow motion... this fearless, hefty calf bucking his way RIGHT. AT. YOU. All fun and games, but I’m not a cow and he didn’t stop and I ended up in the tall, wet grass with the heifer calf that morning. 😑 It’s a lot harder to correct something close to 4 times my own weight right now. Learn from my sore feet and bottom, folks. Temporary or not, keep the respect between the bottle babies and you! 🐮❤️ • • #iamcountryside #womenwhofarm #bottlecalf #bottlecalves #cowsofinstagram #baldysteer #angushereford #beef #steer #littlefarm #farm #farmlife #homesteader #homestead #homesteading #lifeouthere #countryside #ruralamerica #rural #countrylife #iamamodernfarmer #smallfarm

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4 hours ago

🍂🍁🍁Happy Fall Monday🍁

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4 hours ago

Witajcie dziewczyny z #wyzwaniekfs1 🙂 Zapraszam do naszego wiejskiego życia! Wiejskiego, ale fotografowanego okiem dziewczyny, która 40 lat mieszkała w mieście. Jest o tym, co nas nieustannie zachwyca, a co przyprawia o ból głowy. Jak pięknie rosną kwiaty i warzywa i jak ostatnio choruje nasz pies. Czym karmimy naszych przyjaciół i dlaczego od dzisiaj nie tykam cukru... Czasem jest sielsko-anielsko, a czasem burzowo, jak na tym zdjęciu. W sobotę w klapkach ścinałam do wazonu ostatnie cynie, a dzisiaj w zimowej kurtce ratuję rododendrony wyrwane przez szalejącą wichurę. Ale się nie poddaję, cały czas uczę się #slowlife zgodnego z naturą i suma summarum już chyba nie zamieniłabym tego życia na miejskie. No właśnie, chyba 😉 #haciendagricola #countrystyle #countrysideliving #countrylife #countryliving #wieś #życienawsi #mylife #mylive #kobiecafotoszkoła #slowlife #farm #zwierzęta #animals #zycienawsi #farmlife , #farmanimals #farmliving #farmlifebestlife #slowfood #wyzwaniekfs #countrysidelife #smallfarm #lifeonthefarm #wiejskieklimaty

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4 hours ago

#bellyrubs and piggle kisses after a long and tiring week. Yes, these animals are for meat, but we choose to treat them with dignity and respect as we do every creature. Yes, it will be extremely emotional and upsetting when their day has come for all parties involved. No, we do not regret what we do because we are giving these animals the best life we can while they are with us and they provide our customers with high quality food. They are happy and healthy and enjoying life. We are happy and enjoying our time together and make the most out of every day we spend with them. They are raised with love and affection while they are fulfilling a greater purpose. #respecttheanimals #animalwelfare #respectyourfood #laboroflove #honestfood #meetyourmeat #woodlotpork #forestfedpork #pork #pig #Smallfarm #wallingford #wallingfordct #ctfarms #ctgrown #ct

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4 hours ago

Apple butter! We have 3 apple trees that produced a TON of fruit this year. Not sprayed with any fungicides, insecticides, pesticides, herbicides, or anything else you would have to wear a suit and mask to apply. I’ll put some at the roadside stand now, and for any of our egg customers: let us know if you’d like a jar of peach, raspberry, or apple with your egg orders! #flxfood #applebutter #nosprayapples #foodinjars #cannedgoodness #fall #autumn #fallflavors #flxfarms #smallfarm

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4 hours ago

It’s the start of a new week, so I figured it was time for something new to be planted in our brassica rows. I ripped out all of our broccoli over the weekend (still working on the cabbage—tough little guys!) as it wen to seed much too early in this summer heat. One big mistake I made this season was planting brassicas for a summer harvest where we live. It just gets too hot and was overwhelming for the plants. Everything comes with a learning curve though—I’m glad I made that mistake so I can be better next time! Hopefully the next veggies in that bed will flourish! 🤗

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5 hours ago

Yall, this handful of eggs is legitimately a visual representation of goal that has been reached! . Back when we were looking for a house to buy I had said I wanted to live whwre I would be able to get a 'a couple' chickens. You know how that goes 😉 . Then when I started researching chickens and found the beautiful array of colors that the shells could be, I had a goal, I wanted a beautiful pallet of colors filling my egg boxes! . The beginning of that dream was over 4 years ago! Kids, life, bills, moving, job changes, weather...all that shit happened. Even though anyone could have went out and bought a bunch of breeds that laid mixed colors and reached that goal, that wasn't in the cards for us. We started small, slowly built our coop and run, got a couple of hens and built up the flock from there. . And now today, it's not just my hands that are full of beauty each day, my heart is also full! Appreciative for each of these little nuggets, and the small crop of tomatoes and herbs that I got this year. It's not the 'photo worthy bounty' you see in IG, but it's a step towards another goal that has been reached! . Moral of this long ass story, dont give up on your dreams! It may take you 4, 7 or even 15 years to reach them. But it's worth it, all the sweat, blood and moments of questioning it all...trust me, it's worth it. . And I know normally I'm more of the sassy smartass type, but if you've got a dream that you're working towards, I'm totally in your corner! So, as part of building our community, what is a dream or goal that you are working on? . . . . #homesteadmisfits #homesteader #paganhomesteader #goals #eggenvy #rainboweggs #backyardchickens #chickensofinstagram #petsofinstagram #growyourown #farmlife #smallfarm #suburbanfarm #womeninag #agriculture #regenerativeagriculture #growfoodnotlawns #homestead #motivation

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5 hours ago

Sweet smells of lanolin and the morning dew to begin this new week. Also, marveling at how fast our girls' fleeces have grown already since shearing in the spring!

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