strawbalegarden Photos & Videos

4 days ago

We cut up one of our giant Golias heirloom pumpkins for a delicious squashy mac and cheese dish this weekend. Serious YUM. It made me fall in love with this heirloom squash even more. I was already in love with Golias because they are ridiculously easy to grow and the reddish orange color is gorgeous. Now I know they also taste great, are easy to cut even after fully curing(!), and the seed cavity cleans out relatively easily. The fleshy walls are fairly thin, but the pumpkins grow so big (even without a ton of water!) that it gave us plenty of meat to work with. It would also make a great carving pumpkin for many of those reasons! Bonus: we roasted some seeds and they had a thinner hull than most big pumpkins, so instead of it feeling like we were chewing on flavored tree bark, they were actually tasty! Definitely growing these again! . . Seeds from @bakercreekseeds. Big, beautiful cutting board—the first that I’ve owned that doesn’t slip and slide all over when cutting into massive squash— by @small_axe_woodshop. . . . . . . #pumpkin #wintersquash #heirloom #bakerscreekseeds #strawbalegarden #pumpkinvarieties #urbanhomestead #permaculturedesign #thehappygardeninglife #epicgardening #whatsfordinner #beyondorganic #mygardentoday #foodnotlawns #growyourownfood #instagarden #farmstead #californiagarden #cagrown #foodnotlawns #growyourownmedicine #knowwhereyourfoodcomesfrom #sustainablesprout #organicveggiegarden #organicgardening #homegrownveggies #plantlady #homesteading #organicallygrowing

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5 days ago

So from what I’ve read if your Sour Dough Starter doubles within 6-8 hours you got a healthy live starter that’s ready to go! Mine doubled in 3 hours! I’m so excited that I’m actually nervous! #kingarthurflour

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5 days ago

Maple reminds me of a Unicorn when he’s not strutting his stuff 🦄😂

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6 days ago

.................. Ṗöẗäẗöệṩ ......... Not all potatoes are created equal but all potatoes are equally worthy, don’t you think? I know we all strive for bigger and “better” potatoes each year but I absolutely love my basket of small potatoes! I usually cook them whole or cut them in half! Perfect for soups, stews and last nights “Perfect Pot Roast.”

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1 week ago

My girls may be on “Winter Break” but I am over the top thankful for what they give....even if it is just 5 eggs🍂🥚

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1 week ago

*No Citronella is not toxic to Chickens .....apparently it’s irresistible! The whole bottom of my bush has been devoured!

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1 week ago

I love this crock my Sour Dough starter came with. Once the starter is ripe I’ll transfer it into the crock and store it in the fridge. How cute is that!? @kingarthurflour

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1 week ago

After an evening scrounging cardboard and pallets from an industrial unit I spent this morning knocking up this magnificent beastie! I had thought of putting straw bales along the edge to define my plot and to have a go at straw bale planting, but bales at £9 a go at our local city farm was a bonkers proposition so I've ended up considering a couple of 'hot beds'🔥🛌instead. Apparently the allotment receives a lorry load of muck and shavings/straw from local stables every now and then and I needed to be ready for the arrival of the next load. I'll have to read up on hot beds 🔥🛌 as well to make sure I'm not ending up with just a smelly compost heap! 😷 #allotmentlove #allotmentlife #allotmenteer #strawbalegarden #raisedbeds #hotbeds #newallotment

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1 week ago

Me food! Cat food! Dog food! Nose to tail! Respect! Tenderstretch method Vs Achilles hang method for dry aging???? Pretty interesting debate, I like the reasoning behind the tenderstretch method. Swipe!

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1 week ago

.............. * sᴘᴇᴄɪᴀʟ ᴅᴇʟɪᴠᴇʀʏ * A surprise package came in the mail today...(don’t you just love when that happens!) A Sour Dough Starter from @kingarthurflour How ᴀᴡᴇsᴏᴍᴇ is this! And don’t worry.....I will share the whole process with you by making a YouTube video! Stay Tune!

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1 week ago

Is it me or does my Cochin look like she has a little “Barr” in her? @fromflufftofeathers

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1 week ago

Nobody said Homesteading was easy or wasn’t full of disappointments. But it will however teach you patience. My winter garden has been decimated by my Chickens 😭 Annnnd this is why I’m so glad we don’t free range any more! Everything was doing so good!! And they were my beautiful @parkseedco ! Waaaaaa! I’m NOT giving up! I will baby them back! I’ll sing to them everyday if I have too! #homesteadproblems #chickensareboogers

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1 week ago

➰➰➰➰Yes, we see you 🅣🅐🅝🅢🅨 lol..

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1 week ago

Red cabbage. Our vegetables are beautiful. Enjoy your food! 🥦 Photography by Manja @plantgoed

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1 week ago

Red cabbage. Our vegetables are beautiful. Enjoy your food! 🥦 Photography by Manja @plantgoed

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1 week ago

Red cabbage. Our vegetables are beautiful. Enjoy your food! 🥦 Photography by Manja @plantgoed

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1 week ago

Red cabbage. Our vegetables are beautiful. Enjoy your food! 🥦 Photography by Manja @plantgoed

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1 week ago

Well how did that get there???

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2 weeks ago

..........🍂Good Morning! ..... It’s a ᑕᕼIᒪᒪY 37 degrees here this morning! My sweet man built me a lovelytoastyfire before he left. Love when my man acts like a caveman lol (me man, you woman, I build you 🔥 Fire)

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2 weeks ago

I hear it's Halloween. Quick easy healthy Halloween dinner! The kids will like that they are eating pumpkin...maybe? Hopefully? Saute on fairly high so the pumpkin doesn't get mushy, they cook faster than other squash. Would be good with the garlic bechamel sauce!!

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2 weeks ago

.....................hᎪᏉᎬ sᏢᎾᎾᏦ-ᏆᎪᏟuᏞᎪᏒ fuᏁ!.........👻👻👻👻👻👻👻👻👻👻👻👻👻👻

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2 weeks ago

Our little angel “Whimpy” the sweetest most photogenic of the bunch 🍂

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2 weeks ago

Straw bale progress ... planted out some tomatoes (mystery heirloom variety mix from diggers club we’ve grown from seed, they are different varieties), sweet capsicum, zucchini trombonico and transplanted a couple of cucumber plants 🌱 things are a little slow in the first stage of the straw bales... but it’s still very cold at night here, so hopefully they all take off soon 🤞🏼 #heirloomvegetables #strawbalegarden #growfoodnotlawn #milkbottlecloches

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2 weeks ago

He’s gonna be so mad...but look at that hair! Is that not the best hair you’ve ever seen on a man!? We literally have people stopping us everywhere we go and both woman AND men want to touch it!!! I’m dead serious! It’s like I’m married to a movie star😂 #ilovemyhusband #silkiechicken #wigsforkids

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2 weeks ago

............ ➿ℍ𝕖𝕣𝕚𝕥𝕒𝕘𝕖 ℂ𝕣𝕠𝕤𝕤 𝕋𝕦𝕣𝕜𝕖𝕪 ➰ Who could resist that face on our Heritage Cross 🦃

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2 weeks ago

.......... 【Beer Chili】 It’s that time of the year when we bask in comforts foods and Beer Chili is on the top of that list! Do you think our pot is full enough!?

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2 weeks ago

.............. Got Sand? Thinking about using sand in your run? It’s amazing and so beneficial! It’s a great insulator, drains quick, retains less bacteria, looks nice and doubles as a dust bath! What’s not to like? Nothing really, unless you purchase the wrong sand. When we first opened our coop up for business we bought a sand that contained to much dirt in it. It became muddy and compacted! It was a mess, especially if you have feather footed chickens! So we did a complete overhaul yesterday and replaced the Turkey and Chicken runs with some shiny new sand in preparation for winter. Hoping the new sand out performs the old 🤞🤞🤞

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2 weeks ago

Banana walnut muffins, chicken bone broth, chicken soup, and over 1000 jars of preserves so far this year, with just a couple hundred left to make before the holidays (presents for family and friends). Among the preserves are all sorts of jams, pickled vegetables, applesauce, spiced pears, albacore tuna (with various flavors, salsa, marinades, tomato sauce, barbecue sauce, herbal tonics, and elderberry cough syrup. I just have a couple special holiday jams and my cranberry jelly to make, and I’m done for the year. It’s the most I’ve ever canned before, but it is immensely satisfying to not have to go to the store, and have it all in my own pantry. ❤️ I couldn’t have done it all with out my partner in crime @coastie_keister #preserves #canning #pantry #marthastewartstrong #accomplishment #pnw #fall # #preparedness #readyforthezombieapocalypse #canningallthethings #strawbalegarden

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3 weeks ago

This is powerful! This is something I think a lot of people don't fully understand and struggle with (empaths) and something that others take advantage of (energy vampires). You have to love yourself before you can completely love someone else. You have to take care of yourself so that you can take care of others. If you are drained and sick and broken you are no help to those around you, those that you love. The mother lion eats before her cub...so that she can be strong and healthy to provide for and protect her cub. Applied in the real world this is not selfish it's self love, self respect, standing up for yourself, learning to say no, when others are trying to take take take. Try not to worry about what others think, the person you said no to today because you were too tired and have no energy or didn't have enough money at the time didn't see you wake up early to help your neighbor move, they didn't see you put an hour aside unplanned to talk to a friend or child who is struggling in their personal life, they didn't see you buy a winter jacket for your less fortunate neighbor or know that you just lent $100 to a coworker so they could get there car fixed. Fill your cup first! Be kind. To yourself...and others. Balance!

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3 weeks ago

🥕It seems this Carrot was very good at hiding lol.

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3 weeks ago

The Indefinite Pause of an Era. This week I am cleaning up my two organic straw bale sites. In 2012 I began selling organic straw bales here in Helena. I’d learned that straw bales are a wonderful mulch, garden supplement, mushroom host, and animal home insulation. However, conventional strawbales come with the danger of persistent herbicides like aminopyralid, clopyralid, picloram, or aminocyclipyrachlor. Persistent herbicide will kill your veggie garden for 10 years or more. I needed organic, but they were impossible to find here in Helena. So, I got creative and hired a semi to bring a load down each year. I would take what I needed and sell the rest. I loved using and selling these bales in my community. I met lots of people and learned a lot of gardening techniques! My most recent organic bales were this heritage purple barley straw you see here. I hope to sell again in the near future, but for now, I am letting go of this aspect of my Wild Willow Wellness enterprise while I figure out how to source smaller bales. #strawbale #strawbalegarden #permaculture #regenerativeagriculture #herbicide #herbicidefree #helenamontana #helenamt #mthelena #farmher #regenerativeenterprise #montana #wildwillowwellness

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3 weeks ago

The Indefinite Pause of an Era. This week I am cleaning up my two organic straw bale sites. In 2012 I began selling organic straw bales here in Helena. I’d learned that straw bales are a wonderful mulch, garden supplement, mushroom host, and animal home insulation. However, conventional strawbales come with the danger of persistent herbicides like aminopyralid, clopyralid, picloram, or aminocyclipyrachlor. Persistent herbicide will kill your veggie garden for 10 years or more. I needed organic, but they were impossible to find here in Helena. So, I got creative and hired a semi to bring a load down each year. I would take what I needed and sell the rest. I loved using and selling these bales in my community. I met lots of people and learned a lot of gardening techniques! My most recent organic bales were this heritage purple barley straw you see here. I hope to sell again in the near future, but for now, I am letting go of this aspect of my Wild Willow Wellness enterprise while I figure out how to source smaller bales. #strawbale #strawbalegarden #permaculture #regenerativeagriculture #herbicide #herbicidefree #helenamontana #helenamt #mthelena #farmher #regenerativeenterprise #montana

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3 weeks ago

It’s a beautiful mystery? Can you identify this?

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3 weeks ago

Bread Update Part 4 - Bread is Complete! #firsttimemakingbread Big thank you to @beccabeachofficial ! It was her YouTube video that got me through the process when my bread machine went up in smoke lol!

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3 weeks ago

Bread Update Part 3 - Second rise complete. Time to pop it into the oven.

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3 weeks ago

Bread Update Part 2 - First Rise

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