veganicfarming Photos & Videos

1 day ago

This morning's harvest! Come by to our farm stand at Downsview Park (70 Canuck Ave) from 11-3 today, or let us know what you'd like and pick it up from us tomorrow in the Canary District (near the Distillery District). Pricing per bunch: Indigo rose tomatoes $5/lb Kale $3 Swiss chard $3 Lettuce $3 Green onions $2 Zucchini $2 each Flowers with vase $8 . . . #urbanagriculture #urbanag #urbanfarm #urbanfarming #localfood #toronto #farming #eatlocal #knowyourfarmer #farmersfeedcities #gardening #veganic #veganicfarming #vegan #veganfarmer #vegantoronto #torontovegans #plantbased #veggies #vegetables

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2 days ago

We've shifted the farm stand hours to 11am-3pm starting tomorrow! We'll have some new stuff this week, including these beautiful red onions and Indigo rose tomatoes (swipe to see them). The farm stand is a collaboration of @freshcityfarms member farmers (such as us) and is located in Downsview Park at 70 Canuck Ave. See you tomorrow! . . . #urbanagriculture #urbanag #urbanfarm #urbanfarming #localfood #toronto #farming #eatlocal #knowyourfarmer #farmersfeedcities #gardening #veganic #veganicfarming #vegan #veganfarmer #vegantoronto #torontovegans #plantbased #veggies #vegetables #downsview #downsviewpark

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2 days ago

Mmmmmmm! Morning harvest= zucchini, tomatoes, jalapeรฑos, 1 kung pao pepper, shishito peppers, and a long lemon ๐Ÿค˜๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฝโค๏ธ๐Ÿ˜ my heart is full. And this will be my lunch ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฝ #harvest #summer #veganicfarming . . . . . . . . #urbangarden #growyourown #growyourownfood #veggies #vegan #plantbased #nutrition #healthyeating #healthyliving #nature #earth #sustainable #garden #gardener #organic #nongmo #allnautral #instagardeners #thehappygardeninglife #ediblegarden #instagarden #food #whatveganseat #healthyfood #magical

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4 days ago

๐Ÿฅ’๐Ÿ…Our garden harvest today was a sweet one. Adaline helped mommy tend the Westwood CoHousing Children's Garden that our family manages, prepping it for the fall garden plants (which we will start sowing tomorrow). We harvested tiny little squash blossoms that had fallen to the ground, mini cukes, dill seed for Kyle's pickles, a ton of All-Seadon lettuce ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿป, tomatoes, true "baby" carrots (a small variety) and then some super abundant blueberries and pears that grow prolifically on the Westwood Campus @westwoodcohoavl ๐Ÿฅ•๐Ÿ โ€ข โœจ โœจ I (Athena) love when our daughter is actively engaged in the garden with me. I never force her and always try to keep it fun if I can. Today she was such a joy to be with in this special place. I hope, as she grows, it will feel the same way to her โœจ โœจ โ€ข โ€ข โ€ข โ€ข #gardeningwithkids #gardeningwithtoddlers #homesteadharvest #cohousing #childrensgarden #mommydaughtertime #timeinthegarden #beautifulfood #freshfood #homegrown #permaculture #polyculture #growingyourownfood #homegarden #growwhatyoulove #familygoals #homesteading #northcarolina #onestepatatime #slowprocess #slowandsteady #vegangardening #veganicfarming #gardening #farmersmarket #localfood #vegancooking #foodphotography #veganfood #veganhomesteading

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5 days ago

Dis how vegans hunt. No pain, no fear, no suffering, just pure plants. (And if anyone is wondering why the cauliflower looks weird as, it's because of the heat and the sun) ๐ŸŒฟ๐Ÿ’š #vegan #veganicfarming

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6 days ago

๐Ÿ”จ 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-โ€“our bookshelf. Building is a somewhat newer development skill-wise but very needed as we build our homestead. ๐Ÿ”จIt 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. ๐Ÿ”จ ----------------------- "You will never know how much you can accomplish until you try. Never stop trying. Your miracle will come in undefined moments." โ€“ 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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1 week ago

Nice big batch of microgreens germinating for our local Phoenix restaurant chefs!

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1 week ago

This morning's harvest! Come by to our farm stand at Downsview Park until 2pm (70 Canuck Ave) or let us know what you'd like and pick it up from us later today or tomorrow in the Canary District (near the Distillery District). Pricing per bunch: Beets $3 Kale $3 Swiss chard $3 Lettuce $2 Green onions $2 Snap peas $2.50 Zucchini $2 each Flowers with vase $8 . . . #urbanagriculture #urbanag #urbanfarm #urbanfarming #localfood #toronto #farming #eatlocal #knowyourfarmer #farmersfeedcities #gardening #veganic #veganicfarming #vegan #veganfarmer #vegantoronto #torontovegans #plantbased #veggies #vegetables #downsviewpark

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1 week ago

๐Ÿค›๐Ÿปโœ…๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿผ It was a busy week/day. ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿผโœ…๐Ÿค›๐Ÿป . โ€ข I (Athena) sprouted mung beans for the first time (don't laugh...baby steps!!) โ€ข Made date-sweetened vanilla almond milk with leftovers of each, FROZE them & at my GENIUS husband's suggestion, used them for some creamy aeropress brewed ice coffee ๐Ÿคค๐Ÿคค๐Ÿคค โ€ข Strung some Farmer's Market greasy beans โ€ข Saved my own Aquafaba from home cooked chickpeas for future vegan donut & homemade vegan mayo recipes โ€ข Picked and am drying dill and Tulsi (holy basil) from our herb garden โ€ข And made a TON of hummus...also retired an old food processor as it started smoking after a few seconds of use.....yikes ๐Ÿ˜ฌ๐Ÿ˜ณ๐Ÿ˜ค. . And other fun things...like making necklaces with my daughter and reading stories, giving kisses to her and all the puppies (6 at current count, 5 of our own + 1 summer guest), researching straw-bale gardening (not sure how I feel about it yet...will probably do my own version with 1/2 bales and more compost --we have hard, compacted red clay....any suggestions???), refined the plan for the fall garden taking into account less sun in our new yard than we'd hoped ๐Ÿ˜, & made dinner out of 6 different left-over meals (!!!!!!!) WHEW!!!! And it's only 5:30pm! #familymovienight #stillfeellikeihaveSOmuchtodo -------------------------------------------------- โ™ป๏ธReduce, reuse, THEN recycleโ™ป๏ธ -------------------------------------------------- #homesteadskills #sprouting #homemade #homesteading #veganhomesteadibg #homesteaders #veganblog #homesteadblog #farmersmarket #veganicfarming #veganfood #veganicgardeners #veganfarmers #permaculture #veganpermaculture #onestepatatime #gardening #vegangardening #appalachia #asheville #veganasheville #canning #preserving #zerowaste #nowaste #reuse #zerowasteliving #homesteadingskills

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1 week ago

๐Ÿ™Œ๐ŸปBENEFITS of milking the Family Oat-Milk "Cow" ๐Ÿฎ include:๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿป . โ€ข No danger of getting kicked (except maybe by your toddler) โ€ข The Oats don't eat much โ€ข No need to wake up before the "but"-crack of dawn to do the milking โ€ข A quart of organic milk costs us about $0.30(!)๐Ÿ˜ณ โ€ข The pulp makes delicious breakfast cookies โ€ข . ๐Ÿ˜ชDownsides include: . โ€ข You don't get to give a cow kisses every day โ€ข You don't get to receive cow kisses every day โ€ข #oatmilk #creamy #organic #plantbasedmilk #homemade #milkingtheoats #frugal #homesteading -------------------------------------------------- RECIPE: 1 cup rolled oats 4 cups water (less for a bit creamier milk) 1 pinch salt (Optional) 1 pitted date and/or 1/2 tsp vanilla extract and/or 2Tbs cacao powder for chocolate milk. 1/4 cup berries for berry milk...the options are endless!! DIRECTIONS: Blend until smooth and creamy. Place cheese-cloth or similar cloth or but milk bag into a quart size jar or other container with an air-tight lid. Pour in the blended milk. Gently "milk" the bag/cloth until all the milk has been filtered through and you are just getting the "cream" out of the bag. Seal and date the jar and refrigerate. โ€ข The milk is good for a week depending on the temperature of your fridge. โ€ข Try it in roasted dandelion tea for a great creamy detox treat! โ€ข Freeze the pulp to make baked treats later. Recipes are easy to find. Or just mash with bananas and cinnamon and bake, top with avocado blended with cocoa for a chocolate mousse dessert with nosugar, vegan, paleo and all things good! โ€ข #frugalliving -------------------------------------------------- #homesteadblog #farmsteadblog #farmsteading #veganicfarming #veganfarm #vegangardener #vegangarden #simpleliving #costsavings #qualityfood #buyinbulk #canning #preservingfood #veganhomesteading #theveganhomesteaders #birdnbeastsfarmstead #nutmilks #oatmilk #cashewmilk #almondmilk #hempmilk #flaxmilk

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1 week ago

Mmmmmm harvested this bad boy today๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿฝ lunch AND dinner! Yesss! โค๏ธ๐Ÿค˜๐Ÿฝ heโ€™s also the first one to grow on my arches! โค๏ธโค๏ธ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฝ๐ŸŽ‰ #squash #summer . #veganicfarming . . #urbangarden #growyourown #growyourownfood #veggies #vegan #plantbased #nutrition #healthyeating #healthyliving #nature #earth #sustainable #garden #gardener #organic #nongmo #allnautral #instagardeners #thehappygardeninglife #ediblegarden #instagarden #food #whatveganseat #healthyfood #magical

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1 week ago

Coming soon! The early season crops have been coming along for a few weeks, but the much more spectacular mid season crops look to be a mere two weeks away: indigo rose tomatoes, cabbage, purple carrots, red onions, green peppers, celery, jalapenos, and zucchini. . . . #urbanagriculture #urbanag #urbanfarm #urbanfarming #localfood #toronto #farming #eatlocal #knowyourfarmer #farmersfeedcities #gardening #veganic #veganicfarming #vegan #veganfarmer #vegantoronto #torontovegans #plantbased #veggies #vegetables

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1 week ago

๐Ÿ”จKyle is getting our free pallets deconstructed to start building our bookshelf...& other projects ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿป๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿผโค๏ธ -------------------------------------- These nails are serious. They are twisted and quite a pain to pull out. He had to saw a few stubborn boards clean off instead of deconstructing them by removing the nails. ๐Ÿคทโ€โ™‚๏ธ -------------------------------------- #homestead #homesteadprojects #homesteadbloggers #palletfurniture #farmstead #appalachia #farming #gardening #veganfarm #veganhomesteaders #veganfarming #veganicfarming #farmingnorthcarolina #humanefarming #growingfood #selfsufficiency #womenwhofarm #beginningfarmers #frugalliving #simpleliving #kindness #bekind #plantbaseddiet #plantbasedfarming #plantbasedrecipes #veganrecipes #noodlemaking #breadmaking #oldtimeskills #alwayslearning

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1 week ago

๐ŸŽจI (Athena) think I'll try and paint this...once I find my paints ๐ŸŽจ๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿคท๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿปโ€๐ŸŽจ #movingproblems #stillunpacking #notinkansasanymore #kansastonorthcarolina -------------------------------------------------- "God has cared for these trees, saved them from drought, disease, avalanches, and a thousand tempests and floods. But he cannot save them from fools." "Everybody needs beauty as well as bread, places to play in and pray in, where nature may heal and give strength to body and soul." โ€“Both quotes by John Muir -------------------------------------------------- #hiking #camping #appalachia #appalachiantrail #mountains #smokeymountains #westernnorthcarolina #johnmuir #homestead #nature #wilderness #familyforestsfarming #foodforests #homesteadbloggers #veganhomesteaders #veganhomestead #plantbased #plantpoweredhomestead #veganfamilies #upperfallsnc #graveyardfieldsfalls #blueskies #photography #smallfarmers #localfarmers #veganicfarming

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1 week ago

Todayโ€™s harvest: a basket full of squash! Some zucchini and one odessa ๐Ÿ’š Weโ€™re getting to the point that the squash vines are kind of overpowering the garden bed and weโ€™ve got A LOT of zucchini on hand, more than we can manage really so itโ€™s time to start making some bread ๐Ÿž Iโ€™m also planning on calling the local food pantry to see if we can donate some because everyone should have access to fresh produce ๐ŸŒฝ๐Ÿ…๐Ÿฅ• โ€ข โ€ข โ€ข โ€ข โ€ข #growyourownfood #harvest #tinyfarm #veganhomesteading #veganicgardening #veganicfarming #jewishvegan #veganlife #vegansofig #farmlife #heirloomseeds #bakercreekheirloomseeds #liveauthentic #livefolk #slowliving #seekthesimplicity #sgiew #sgiew_flourish #calmmoment #savoringtheseason

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2 weeks ago

๐Ÿฅ„Made our first official jars of jam. Foraged wild blackberries and organic blueberries. No pectin and low sugar. ๐Ÿฅ„ -------------------------------------------------- INGREDIENTS: 1 unpeeled Apple, processed in a food processor until chopped well (or you can shred with a cheese grater) 2 cups foraged blackberries, mashed 2 cups blueberries, mashed 1 cup raw sugar 2 teaspoons citrus juice (I used lime) DIRECTIONS: Heat all ingredients in a small pot until just bubbling. You can mash the berries at this point. (OR--I prefer to mash before heating but it's up to you). Continue to cook until soft. Mash more as needed. When finished, transfer while hot into sterilized mason jars (+ lids)- (water bath canned) or allow to cool in the pot and put in clean glass containers in the fridge. Will last about 2-weeks in the fridge not canned and sealed. -------------------------------------------------- #canning #preserving #jammaking #preserves #foragedberries #foraging #foraging #homestead #homesteadblogs #homesteading #homesteadingblog #permaculture #veganpermaculture #veganicfarming #veganicgardening #veganhomesteading #veganhomesteaders #permaculture #veganfarmers #vegangardeners #northcarolina #appalachia #foodforests #earthstewardship #earthcare #peoplecare #fairshare #veganasheville #vegankids #veganfamilies

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2 weeks ago

This morning's @homesteadto harvest! Come by to the farm market at Downsview Park (70 Canuck Ave) or let us know what you'd like and pick it up from us tomorrow near the Distillery District. Pricing per bunch: Beets $3 Kale $3 Swiss chard $3 Red speckled lettuce $2 Dill $1 Garlic scapes $1 Snap peas $4 for a pint Flowers with vase $8 . . . #urbanagriculture #urbanag #urbanfarm #urbanfarming #localfood #toronto #farming #eatlocal #knowyourfarmer #farmersfeedcities #gardening #plantbased #veganic #veganicfarming #vegantoronto #vegansoftoronto #torontovegan #veganfarm #veggies #vegetables #downsviewpark #downsviewpark

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2 weeks ago

One of my most favorite parts of being in the garden is getting to witness all of these littles doing their thing... theyโ€™re so cute! And so busy!!! Swipe to see all the lil shadies๐Ÿ ๐Ÿž๐ŸŒ๐Ÿ›๐Ÿœ๐Ÿฆ—๐Ÿ•ทโค๏ธ #bugs #insect #summer #veganicfarming #eatyourgarden . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #urbangarden #growyourown #growyourownfood #veggies #vegan #plantbased #nutrition #healthyeating #healthyliving #nature #earth #sustainable #garden #gardener #organic #nongmo #allnautral #instagardeners #thehappygardeninglife #ediblegarden #instagarden #food #whatveganseat #healthyfood #magical

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3 weeks ago

๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐ŸŒพ Sweet crunchy white cucumbers ๐Ÿฅ’ , crazy colored mushrooms ๐Ÿ„, beautiful heirloom tomatoes ๐Ÿ…, fairy tale eggplant ๐Ÿ† and other wonderful finds at our local farmers market! ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿปโ€๐ŸŒพ -------------------------------------- #farmersmarket #smallfarmers #futurefarmers #gardening #homesteading #plantpoweredhomestead #plantbased #veganicgardening #veganicfarming #veganhomesteading #thebirdnbeastsfarmstead #veganfamilies #growingourownfood #eatlocal #growwhatyoulove #digdeeper #alwayslearning #veganfood #plantbaseddiet #homesteadbloger #homesteadingblog #veganblogger #permaculture #veganpermaculture #homegarden #veganfarmer #vegangardener #simpleliving #foodforests #growingourownfood

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3 weeks ago

One of the many blessing of having a farm is the amazing people you meet! This is Dillion from Oklahoma and he worked with us this week harvesting garlic, weeding parsnips, making bread with homemade yeast, making vegan pie and having deep Bible studies... we miss him already! We had an amazing market today @rainbowblossomky and are so thankful for the help and for our loyal customers! #eastwardgardens #cng #cngfarming #certifiednaturallygrown #whywegrow #veganic #veganicfarming #supportlocal #marketgarden #marketgardening #best16yearoldever #ilovefarming #hardworkbestwork

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3 weeks ago

I canโ€™t believe we grew these from tiny seeds into edible pleasures ๐ŸŒฑโœจHaShem has provided me with a lovely, tiny harvest that fills my heart and nourishes my body and soul. My body is a garden, not a graveyard and that is the best feeling in the world ๐Ÿ’š โ€ข โ€ข โ€ข โ€ข โ€ข โ€ข โ€ข #growyourownfood #harvest #tinyfarm #veganhomesteading #veganicgardening #veganicfarming #jewishvegan #veganlife #vegansofig #farmlife #heirloomseeds #bakercreekheirloomseeds #liveauthentic #livefolk #slowliving #seekthesimplicity #sgiew #sgiew_flourish #calmmoment #savoringtheseason

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3 weeks ago

๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿปโ€๐ŸŒพI (Athena) nearly always bring my gloves to garden...and totally forget to use them until I'm painfully washing impacted dirt out from under my fingernails...๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿปโ€๐ŸŒพ๐Ÿคฆ๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿคท๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ #ineedtoworkonthis -------------------------------------- #getyourhandsdirty #gardening #homesteading #plantpoweredhomestead #plantbased #veganicgardening #veganicfarming #veganhomesteading #thebirdnbeastsfarmstead #veganfamilies #growingourownfood #eatlocal #growwhatyoulove #digdeeper #alwayslearning #veganfood #plantbaseddiet #homesteadbloger #homesteadingblog #veganblogger #wnc #permaculture #veganpermaculture #homegarden #kitchengarden #biodynamics #northcarolina #veganfarmer #vegangardener

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3 weeks ago

โ€ข "Still round the corner there may wait, a new road or a secret gate" โ€“J.R.R. Tolkien โ€ข -------------------------------------------------- ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿปโ€๐ŸŒพ| NEW POST | #5 | To Loose the Arrow of Destination | ๐Ÿ‘จ๐Ÿปโ€๐ŸŒพ -------------------------------------------------- "Don't wait for extraordinary opportunities. Seize common occasions and make them great." โ€“ Orison Swett Marden -------------------------------------------------- Link to blog website in profile. -------------------------------------------------- #slowandsteady #patience #hope #faith #alwayslearning #movingforward #veganicfarming #veganicgardening #veganhomesteading #veganhomesteaders #permaculture #veganpermaculture #veganfarmers #vegangardeners #northcarolina #appalachia #foodforests #earthstewardship #earthcare #peoplecare #fairshare #veganfamilies #simpleliving #kitchengarden #perrenials #annuals #herbgardens #flowergardens #foodgardens #appalachia

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3 weeks ago

๐Ÿ•ฏ Writing letters Anna Misty Mountain morning to my (Athena's) best friends back in KC. ๐Ÿ•ฏMissing them and dreaming of future visits, late night talks & wilderness adventures ๐Ÿš— ๐ŸŒฒ. -------------------------------------------------- One of our challenges as two introverts who always want more family time is not getting too isolated. This is especially true as learning homesteaders. We are already in a semi-rural area it's easy to just stay home and avoid going places and making new friends. This is our current family challenge in this new home and state. -------------------------------------------------- #oldfashioned #letterwriting #nostalgia #bestfriends #introverts #veganicfarming #veganicgardening #veganhomesteading #veganhomesteaders #permaculture #veganpermaculture #veganfarmers #vegangardeners #northcarolina #appalachia #foodforests #earthstewardship #earthcare #peoplecare #fairshare #veganfamilies #simpleliving #kitchengarden #perrenials #annuals #herbgardens #flowergardens #foodgardens #biodynamics #smokeymountaingardeners

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3 weeks ago

Well it looks like my arches are working! See the little squash hanging down from the top?? Eeeeee canโ€™t wait till itโ€™s full of magical life! โค๏ธ๐ŸŒผโญ๏ธโค๏ธ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿค˜๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿค˜๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿค˜๐Ÿฝ #squash #squashblossom #veganicfarming #eatyourgarden . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #urbangarden #growyourown #growyourownfood #veggies #vegan #plantbased #nutrition #healthyeating #healthyliving #nature #earth #sustainable #garden #gardener #organic #nongmo #allnautral #instagardeners #thehappygardeninglife #ediblegarden #instagarden #food #whatveganseat #healthyfood #magical

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3 weeks ago

โ˜€๏ธ ๐ŸŒฑ We are very thankful for such abundance that we get to partake of ๐ŸŒฑ โ˜€๏ธ Dinner tonight was mostly farmers market, all either very local or regional, intentionally chosen "ugly" items (bruised, the last on the table, smaller than normal, etc), & a little bit from our own spring garden. The goal is eventually to be growing all this ourselves or trading for what we cannot grow or make ourselves. What food growing goals do you have for yourself or your families? -------------------------------------------------- #growingyourownfood #homegarden #growwhatyoulove #familygoals #homesteading #northcarolina #onestepatatime #slowprocess #slowandsteady #vegangardening #veganicfarming #gardening #farmersmarket #localfood #northcarolina #appalachia #vegancooking #foodphotography #veganfood #veganhomesteading

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3 weeks ago

Greenย is the prime color of the world, and that from which its loveliness arises.ย ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿธ โ—‡โ—‡โ—‡โ—‡โ—‡โ—‡โ—‡โ—‡โ—‡โ—‡โ—‡โ—‡โ—‡โ—‡ #molly #mollycherries #mollygroundcherry #cherry #cherrypie #frog #cute #pectin #fruit #froggie #polish #heirloom #cherries #rareseeds #farming #garden #gardening #organic #organicgardening #veganlifestyle #veganicfarming #veganic #SonomaCounty #nature #healdsburg #santarosa #california #norcal #napavalley #frogsofinstagram

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3 weeks ago

Sometimes we can feel small and our goals and dreams can feel quiet big. In the day-to-day of living it can be hard to keep our eye on a "target" while also being who we want to be. In that very moment. Present And, alive. Plus, ya know, remembering to get your drivers license updated, registering your car in a new state, showering ....and all that adulting and other stuff required to be a responsible hooman. ๐Ÿ™Š ...but, dreams DO come to fruition. They nearly always take longer than we like and look different in person than they do in the imagination. They usually require of us our deepest honesty about our strengths and weaknesses. But they also give back strength we didn't realize we had. They are real and alive and it takes just one step, one action, one lifestyle changing motivation at a time. It takes being a little brave. And maybe a little loco too ๐Ÿ˜œ. It takes a lot of finding what intrinsically motivates your whole soul. But--if you do find what moves you at your deepest core and dive deep inside that place there in the purest crystalline river of your Spirit... It will find a way to be a part of your life if you just welcome it to move you. With love and life, #encouragement #fromourhomesteadtoyours -------------------------------------------------- #bigdreams #slowandsteady #spirituality #dedication #hardwork #sacrifice #familyfirst #hope #faith #love #kindness #unconditionalkindness #sincerity #genuineliving #alwayslearning #diggingdeeper #movingforward #inspiration #thelonghaul #spiritledliving #veganicfarming #veganicgardening #vegangardening #homesteading #homestead #veganhomesteaders #veganhomesteading #permaculture

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3 weeks ago

๐ŸŒฑ Things are growing! ๐ŸŒฑ -------------------------------------------------- Because of our move from Kansas City this year our "spring garden" took the form of starting a Children's Garden at the cohousing community we landed in. Every time I visit our little garden here I am stunned and amazed at the beauty and life and health present in this little space. We harvested some of the greens for our Hispanic themed potluck and movie night with the kids last night (we watched Coco โค๏ธ). -------------------------------------------------- #veganicfarming #veganicgardening #veganhomesteading #veganhomesteaders #permaculture #veganpermaculture #veganfarmers #vegangardeners #northcarolina #appalachia #foodforests #earthstewardship #earthcare #peoplecare #fairshare #veganfamilies #simpleliving #kitchengarden #perrenials #annuals #herbgardens #flowergardens #foodgardens #biodynamics #smokeymountaingardeners #vegetablegarden #cohousing #childrensgarden #harvest

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4 weeks ago

โœจWe found our paraffin oil lamps โœจ #unpacking #settlingin #KCtoTheSmokies -------------------------------------------------- After reading Simplicity Parenting by Kim John Payne a year and a half ago we changed a lot in our daily lives. One of those adjustments was to allow back into our lives the natural rhythms of the sun and the seasons. When it gets dark at night we try our best to limit the artificial delaying of the darkness. We try and practice living closer to the natural rhythms of nature, the sun, and the seasons and it has been such a wonderful change. We sleep better, we rest more. Sometimes it's hard in a world geared to be fluorescent 24/7---But our bodies, minds, souls and hearts all function better this way. In the move from KC we had to keep these as other personal items in storage for 6 months while we shared a small house in a cohousing community, and now that we are unpacking all our boxes we are very thankful to be able to re-fresh our pursuit of more simplistic and natural rhythm living. -------------------------------------------------- #veganicfarming #veganicgardening #veganhomesteading #veganhomesteaders #permaculture #veganpermaculture #veganfarmers #vegangardeners #northcarolina #appalachia #foodforests #earthstewardship #earthcare #peoplecare #fairshare #veganfamilies #simpleliving #kitchengarden #perrenials #annuals #herbgardens #flowergardens #foodgardens #biodynamics #smokeymountaingardeners #simplicityparenting

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| Blog #4 | The Hunter's Vegan Daughter | ---------------------------------------------- Blog website in profile. ---------------------------------------------- โœจBoth sweet and bitter memories make us who we are. They move us and build our internal structure. They are beautiful and they are shadow. We are made of things only the eyesight of stars can fully understand. โœจ ---------------------------------------------- #veganicfarming #veganicgardening #veganhomesteading #veganhomesteaders #permaculture #veganpermaculture #veganfarmers #vegangardeners #northcarolina #appalachia #foodforests #earthstewardship #earthcare #peoplecare #fairshare #veganfamilies #simpleliving #kitchengarden #perrenials #annuals #herbgardens #flowergardens #foodgardens #biodynamics #smokeymountaingardeners #ethicalhunting #ethicalhunter #memories

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4 weeks ago

My first little squash of the season growing on the arches I made last week...awww โค๏ธ๐Ÿค—โค๏ธ Thereโ€™s lots more coming! Now to control them bc these are the rebels of the garden๐Ÿคฆ๐Ÿฝโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿค˜๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ˜ฌyou can see in the second pic on the left theyโ€™re already grabbing on tight to the arch...lil shadies. ๐Ÿ˜Ž #squash #veganicfarming #eatyourgarden . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #urbangarden #growyourown #growyourownfood #veggies #vegan #plantbased #nutrition #healthyeating #healthyliving #nature #earth #sustainable #garden #gardener #organic #nongmo #allnautral #instagardeners #thehappygardeninglife #ediblegarden #instagarden #food #whatveganseat #healthyfood #magical

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1 month ago

Zero waste. That's the ideal. The journey is much longer & tougher at times than most people like (including ourselves). But one of the ways our family tries to make a zero-waste lifestyle a reality is by re-using our spaghetti, peach, pickle & other glass jars. We even re-use the mason jars we purchased for our wedding decor! We use these jars to store leftover chili or soup in the fridge, to keep our sourdough starter in, and to buy and store bulk food items. We aren't so great at always remember to take them along to the store so this is our honest confession that, well, we are still "on our way". You can check out our Farmstead Journal under the "Learning" section to see my (Athena's) post on other ways our family is striving for a more zero-waste ๐Ÿ‘ฃ footprint. -------------------------------------- | Learning Post #1 | zero-waste ideals (a process, not an overnight destination) | -------------------------------------- #realpeople #reallife #veganlifestyle #veganicfarming #veganicgardening #veganhomesteading #veganhomesteaders #permaculture #veganpermaculture #veganfarmers #vegangardeners #northcarolina #appalachia #foodforests #earthstewardship #earthcare #peoplecare #fairshare #veganfamilies #simpleliving #kitchengarden #perrenials #annuals #herbgardens #flowergardens #foodgardens #biodynamics #smokeymountaingardeners #zerowaste

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1 month ago

One of our favorite things to practice as learning & growing homesteaders is making fresh homemade bread! This loaf is being prepared with a sourdough starter we received as a gift from a friend. It will need to sit for at least 24 hours before we bake it (pictures to come of the final loaf!!!) โ€ข Did you know? Sourdough starter can be used in all sorts of different recipes from muffins to pancakes and waffles to crackers and pizza crust! We will post this recipe + some other resources for those interested in learning more ways to use (or even start your own) sourdough starter on our Farmstead Journal this week!! . . . . . . #sourdoughstarter #freshbread #homemadebread #sourdough #veganbread #veganrecipes #homesteadlearning #homesteadskills #veganicfarming #veganicgardening #veganhomesteading #veganhomesteaders #permaculture #veganpermaculture #veganfarmers #vegangardeners #northcarolina #appalachia #foodforests #earthstewatdship #earthcare #peoplecare #fairshare #veganfamilies #simpleliving #kitchengarden #flowergardens #foodgardens #biodynamics #smokeymountaingardeners

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Trying this out this season- I put a water bottle next to every plant to see how it works instead of regular watering and they all love it! Theyโ€™re shooting up! โค๏ธ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿค˜๐Ÿฝthe H20 is getting deep down in there .of course this means I have to water them one by one, but thatโ€™s ok bc I like checking in on each one daily. Featured here are my jalapeรฑos and Serranos- this summer is gonna be HOT! ๐Ÿ”ฅ #jalapeรฑo #serrano #watering #veganicfarming #eatyourgarden . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #urbangarden #growyourown #growyourownfood #veggies #vegan #plantbased #nutrition #healthyeating #healthyliving #nature #earth #sustainable #garden #gardener #organic #nongmo #allnautral #instagardeners #thehappygardeninglife #ediblegarden #instagarden #food #whatveganseat #healthyfood #magical

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1 month ago

Lucy ain't gonna give up the fight that easily - Sun is out & bath time. #littleonesmicrosanctuary Update: The bird house is looking amazing. We are a private microsanctuary who are grateful for any donations and all the rest we fund ourselves. It usually means not having those slice of cakes, holidays and all the rest but what we get in return, are beautiful beings who can be free ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿพ Photos soon ๐Ÿค— If you ever know someone who can donate please let them know about our page on Instagram and Facebook including our Go Fund Me page that can be found on both pages. This Sunday we will be at a vegan market to tell all about The Microsanctuary Movement and what we can all do to help those in need. #animallovers #lovemyhens #govegan #fortheanimals #forourhealth #fortheenvironment #plantbased #animalrights #animalsanctuaries #irishweather #instagram #facebook #compassion #veganlifestyle #veganmarkets #home #veganicfarming #veganfood #ireland #peace #respect #hensofig #birdsofig #vetbills #vetcare

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Let's make this world a more compassionate place to be in and work towards ending the harm we do to ourselves and others. We have abused the words compassion, love, respect and kindness to allow our want to take, harm and kill. We have used welfare to excuse the unnecessary taking and killing of those who are some of the most gentlest on this planet. We pride money over the lives of others when there are humans who would use money to care and help those who need it to live their lives in peace. Let's be the majority โค๐Ÿพ #littleonesmicrosanctuary #share #vegan #veganicfarming #veganhomesteading #homesteading #farming #friendsnotfood #allinnocentlivesmatter #ireland #animalwelfare #animalrights #govegan #vegansanctuary #animalsanctuary #animallovers #themicrosanctuarymovement #veganlife

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