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Another radish recipe for all that #GROWHarvest our experimenters are reaping the benefits of! This one seems like a collaboration between Janna, a grower and blogger, and Ionut, one of our #GROWersofInstagram - an experimenter you’ve surely seen reposted on our feed. Enjoy! http://bit.ly/GROWradishrecipe Image © Janna
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Ducked into town to give the girls to Grandma for the day and printed off some new ukulele lyrics 😊 Dashed home so tim and I could make the most of a bonus day of work but then we were all a quandary because we wanted to have a special dinner (without anyone cooking 😆) but didn’t want to drive back into town for a curry out. We were saved by our neighbour Rowan who bought us “off grid Uber” - two plates of the meal he made his family, a kahawai fish fought by our friend Ben. We ate it so gratefully and talked about life and stress and how the only important thing is love. Yknow? I’m off to my Moon Circle tonight and thinking about this Kabir poem: THE moon shines in my body, but my blind eyes cannot see it: The moon is within me, and so is the sun. The unstruck drum of Eternity is sounded within me; but my deaf ears cannot hear it. I’m turning everything off for the weekend so I can feel the moon in my body a bit more. If you need me call Tim. Or our neighbours, or Ben. 😆
Day 7 // Thrifty #summeronthehomestead I decided this year I wanted a no expense garden. So I didn’t amend the raised beds with anything I didn’t have. I didn’t buy seed. And I didn’t buy fertilizer. Or really anything. I had seeds I saved from previous crops and a little leftover azomite, etc. Alas, the chickens kept eating my corn and seedlings as fast as I could plant them. So I did end up with one expense. I bought chicken wire and we used pvc to make these handy dandy raised bed fence panels. I’m still feeling pretty thrifty though. Because not only will they last forever, but I can use them for so many things. Like a chicken/rabbit/goat/duck tractor to move around my yard or garden if I want them to eat in a certain area. Or a play yard for a baby. 🤔
Added a little eastern taste in the last staging project. Hopefully it can stand out from the market. #homesteading #torontostaging #torontorealtor #torontorealestate
Casual pickle making on a Thursday night🤷🏻‍♂️ - - - - - #future #picklericks #fermentation #dills #homesteading
👩‍🌾 There’s something about seed harvesting that feels so primal and grounding. It’s experiencing the full cycle of your that life form. It’s magical 🧙‍♀️ A few of us #crazyplantpeople are getting seeds together for a swap. @glitter.in.the.garden @annicat22 and others. Some of which will be featured by @whiskycreekranch on Friday for #farmflowerfriday . Here are some of the seeds I’ve been collecting. Pictures by me •1st Purple basil which is a sweet basil known for its dark purple leaves • 2nd And 3rd are Sunset Giant marigolds. Their blooms get up to 5 inches across and up to 4 feet tall. Marigolds are good at keeping away pests. •4th Black Cherry tomatoes have a very dark color and have a very rich flavor •5th Silver Lace Dusty Miller which just brings such a soft delicate silver touch and produce an almost cacti type yellow blooms •6th Pink Tickseed flower 🌸 gets up to 2ft tall with dainty daisy like petals Please leave a comment or message me if you are interested in participating in our seed swap!!!! #seeds #homesteading #basil #flowers #oldschool #seedswap #followforfollowback #earthchild #gardening #gardengoals #growing #plantlife #crazyplantlady #plantsofinstagram #plantsmakepeoplehappy #plants #plantcollector #plantphotography #plantbased #plantparenthood #hippielife #urbangardening #collection #saving #magicalmoments #primal #makingconnections #marigolds #
I would like to introduce you to Lucy. She is a gold laced wyandotte that we drove all the way to Armstrong BC to acquire. We purchased about 1/2 our flick out there and can't wait for them to start laying! #sustainholisticacres #sustainholisticwellness #chickenladylife #chickensofinstagram #goldlacedwyandotte #homesteading #farmfresheggs #farmtotable
#Repost @artisanmtusa with @get_repost ・・・ Blue Zinnia" / Original Acrylic Painting 8" x 8" Original Acrylic Canvas. The canvas is 2" thick, and the sides have metal ribets. It is ready to hang and no frame is needed. It has been sealed to protect and enhance the color. This is a one of a kind piece, no prints will be made. #coopercity #fortlauderdale #makehomeyours #decorate #decordailydose   #handmade #art   #homesteading #handmadeisbest #handcrafted #artsandcrafts   #homemade #paint #flowers #woodwork #homegoods #artisanmtstyle #modernpaint #uniquepieces #artisanmt #decor #accent
I gave a lot of my self to the garden, and now the garden is returning the favor. With baby onions from a seed exchange and a mix of herbs from basil to lemon thyme on Farmers market olive bread and some farm made chèvre. #GardenFresh #Organic #GardenToTable #LightFarming #BabyOnions #Food #HealthyOrganic #OffGrid #OffGridLife #MountainLife #Mountain #Homesteading #Bounty #HerbPower
This is so perfect and fitting... ““For you were called to be free, brothers; only don’t use this freedom as an opportunity for the flesh, but serve one another through love.” ‭‭Galatians‬ ‭5:13‬ ‭HCSB‬‬ http://bible.com/72/gal.5.13.hcsb #trayerwilderness #embraceoffgrid #positivelyencouraging #offgridliving #homesteading #simpleliving #traditionalliving #primitiveliving #traditionalskills #offgrid #fromscratch #preparedness #selfsufficient #selfreliant #selfreliance #bushcraft #survivalskills #handmade #simplepleasure #findingjoy #livingwithintention #betrue2self #betrue2jesus #christian #christianity #sharingthelove #loveoneanother #trust #godbless
Blue Zinnia" / Original Acrylic Painting 8" x 8" Original Acrylic Canvas. The canvas is 2" thick, and the sides have metal ribets. It is ready to hang and no frame is needed. It has been sealed to protect and enhance the color. This is a one of a kind piece, no prints will be made. #coopercity #fortlauderdale #makehomeyours #decorate #decordailydose   #handmade #art   #homesteading #handmadeisbest #handcrafted #artsandcrafts   #homemade #paint #flowers #woodwork #homegoods #artisanmtstyle #modernpaint #uniquepieces #artisanmt #decor #accent
Raspberry jam is nice and tart. I can see this on scones, a Danish layer cake or a Linzer tort. So much tastier when you grow your own! 🥧 #raspberries #jam #jelly #preserves #raspberryjam #foodpreservation #canning #growyourownfood #growfoodnotlawns #ediblelandscaping #homesteading #preservingtheharvest #urbangardening #urbanfarmer
Well into our 5th year of #buildingourownhome we haven't had the luxury of hot water. Until now! Hubby hooked up the water heater directly to the #solar array, even though we don't have our batteries yet. This is the kids' first bath in our #handmadehome . #rainwater #offgrid #offgridkids #earthbagbuildoklahoma #sustainableliving #homesteading #lovinglife
Hey guys!! We will begin officially taking orders for our t-shirts tomorrow, but before we do, I wanted to share with y'all how our little logo came about. I based it off one of our earlier hens, Willow! She was such a beauty and I'm proud to have her as our mascot! Thank you guys for the continuous support! The Homestead has blessed us so much in this sense. And the coolest thing is, our community is steadily growing. ❤ #WaitingForBabyWestbrook #WestbrookHomestead #chickensofinstagram #homesteading #tshirtfundra
I got one really weird egg (left) and one of my usual eggs (right) today. I’m not sure what’s going on with that one on the left but it’s wild looking. And also has chicken shit. Because apparently everything is better with chicken shit 🤷🏼‍♀️
Pumpkin soup weather - giant dollop of sour cream and a sprinkle of nutmeg. Pumpkins are such good value to grow - if you have the space.....
First watermelon I’ve ever grown myself 😍!! . Fun fact.. Did you know in Japan they grow square watermelons. They put it in square cases as they grow on the vine to mold the shape into cubes. It’s a way to save space in their fridge and stop from rolling 🙌🏼💡!! #FactOfTheDay #interesting #NoJoke #LookItUp
When you ask your husband to stop in to buy a few tomatoes for dinner and he comes home with 10kgs 😂 $8 for the lot at the ever awesome @charliesfruitmarket So I am now making up a minced tomato/vegetable mix to use in place of canned tomatoes which we use a lot in meals. Only this way its cheaper, tastier and zero waste (no packaging and also using up scrappy vegetables) - and bonus - homestead skills for when we have our own over production of tomatoes 😉. . 🍅 🍅 🍅 🍅 🍅 🍅 🍅 🍅 🍅 . . . . . #debtfreecommunity #debtfreecommunityaustralia #debtfreejourney #wearedebtfree #healthyfood #tomatoes #mealbaseingredients #madefromscratch #homesteading #urbanhomesteading #zerowaste #homemadetastesbest #lifeskills #cooking #bulkbuys #bulkbuyssavemoney
Success!! I had to touch up a few spots but it cleaned up easy. All I have left to do is trim it to size. #journeytolyfe42 #homestead #homesteading #wood #woodworking #woodwork #carving #oak #stain
This is our ever changing roadside farm stand sign. 🍎🍐🍊🍋🍓Each panel, made from fence board scraps, is removable and can be turned around when we are out of a particular item. The panels are mounted using hooks and small eye bolts to an old wooden ladder that was on its last leg. 🍒🍑🍅🍆🥒🥕🥑🌶🥔 I love this DIY design because it's not only super cute and practical but all the elements were recycled ❤️♻️🤗 #louloubeefarmstand #roadsidefarmstand #homegrown #homegrownproduce #locallygrown #organicallygrown #recycledmaterials #salvagedmaterials #homesteading #homesteadmama #diyfarmstand #producesigns
Baby birds waiting for their mama to return with food! This adorable little wren built her nest in our grooming tote in the barn. It's so much fun to watch as the eggs hatched and see them grow. #girlnboots #babybirds #nestinbarn #farmlife #homestead #homesteading #nature #wildlife
Bath time for the kiddos, after a long day with the grandparents at a water park, consisted of a few drops of lavender oil 💦 and a few sprigs of dried lavender.. and I literally could not stop smelling their sweet little heads, even long after they fell asleep 😴 what is your favorite use for lavender (the oil or the herb), looking for new ideas!!! Soap maybe? . . Oh and the dried lavender from my herb garden smells EXACTLY like #youngliving lavender #essentialoil - - that’s how I know it’s the #realdeal ;) . . #lavender #lavenderhair #lavenderoil #lavenderessentialoil #younglivingessentialoils #yleo #toxinfreeliving #essentialoils #homesteading #farmher #organicgardening #herbgarden
Here goes nothing! First attempt at pickles. Two will be fermented and the other just straight in the fridge. Thank you @flickerfarm for your recipe. #homemadepickles #rookiegardener #homesteading #homestead #justplant #growyourownfood #cukesfordays
We hung strands of Costco party lights for the general overhead lighting in the shop, figuring we’ll supplement with task lighting as needed. #partyintheworkshop #buildthequompound
So we’ve had a little bit of excitement today 🐮 We don’t own a livestock trailer, by the way. . . . . . #homesteaderlife #homesteadersofinstagram #homestead #homesteading #rural #rurallife #ruralliving #countrylife #countryliving #cattle #jerseycalf #babycalf
Numbers 31:24 "And you shall wash your clothes on the seventh day and be clean, and afterward you may enter the camp."
A trip to the chicken palace to give the girls a delicious treat of mealworms. #roosterattack #chickens #chickenrun #selfreliance #homestead #homesteading #guineakeets #guineas #turkens
The day after you realize you waited a little too long for a haircut. 😬💇‍♀️ Also is it #fluffybuttfriday yet? #chickens #homesteading #chickensofig #farm #splashsilkie #backyardpoultrymag
Our crop of brown paper lunch bags is coming along nicely.
Ran into a couple of the indigenous on Malibar Island. Huge Malibar Spinach and a fun day!! #blessedbeyondmeasure
These Dinner plate hibiscus are larger than, well, our dinner plates! This bush has so many, & they’re dropping like flies. I’m thinking I might dry some & use in food or DIY facial masks. Has anyone ever done either? Looking for tips. . . . . . . . . . #growyoyrownfood #hibiscus #flowers #gardening #diy #foodie #hibiscusdessert #hibiscusfacial #homesteading #edibleflowers #kitchengarden #howdoesyourgardengrow #foodblog #imsomartha #betterhomesandgardens #southernliving #dishingupthedirt #imamodernfarmer
Nothing like it!💜💜 Hens moved to their new to them coop on the other side of the property, still training! And Faverolle chicks placed in the nesting box instead of the on the ground of the tractor, also still training. And everyone has fresh water for in the morning!💪🏽🙃☀️🔥
Day dream • everything I create, every action I take is guided. I ask for support in all things. First and foremost support from within, from life. One of the guidances I’ve felt a lot since moving from NYC to the mountains of NC is to follow my “craft” instincts. If I had it my way I’d hand make everything in my house or buy every item I haven’t learned how to make from someone who I’ve watched hand make it in their studio or space. That is literally my dream and I do believe I will be living that life sooner rather than later. Not because of the stuff so much but because I am fed so deeply by the intention behind things. Like every time I use an object I feel it’s origin, it’s history, the way I received it, what it means to me, what it offers me. It may sound crazy but it’s all alive to me. It’s all information that I’m interacting with and being fed by. Not totally sure what my point is other than to share that part of me because somehow I trust and know that those passions are totally connected to what I am here to share + help guide others in. They’re a part of intuitive living, to listening to the wisdom in everything. Slowing down to work with your hands, to understand what it takes to make the objects we use in our every day life connects us more deeply to the rhythms of nature and the rhythms within us. And that connection is what feeds us. So to feel it tangibly influencing every moment feels so powerful. In summary: this is just a post to share that my current daydream is that I buy 10 acres of land build an indoor/outdoor studio where I can become a master at dyeing fabrics with nature’s dye, collaborate with clothing designers, make macramè, dye that too, buy all the wool socks, dye those too. Dye every article of clothing that we own, buy all the linen and dye it too. And then learn how to make all our dinnerware on a potters wheel and then make dances in my naturally dyed clothing, film them and share them with you, invite musicians to come create music and dancers to come create dance, grow the most beautiful garden filled with wildflowers, veges, and of course a garden to grow and harvest all my plant dye materials. ✔️✔️✔️✔️✔️✔️✔️✔️✌
When the hubby gets a late night craving for bread, we all win! He whipped these up and now we’re eating them for breakfast, lunch and dinner. I don’t know if there’s much else in the world that’s as good as fresh baked good right out of the oven.
I decided to try to clone 2 of my tomato plants. I figured it’s too late in the season to start seeds so this method will get me another 2 plants that will hopefully produce through the fall. I snipped off a sucker and placed it in water. I can already see roots forming and it’s only been about 5 days. Has anyone else tried this to get more plants?
My kids are snacking on apples they picked off a tree in our yard. They may have fought like wild animals over identical plates of food 10 minutes later but at this moment every decision we made with moving, every struggle and question seemed worth it! My kids eating food we grew in our little homestead is 100% a dream come true! #homesteading #gardeningwithkids #growyourfood #momlife #appletree
Cat misconduct? -or- Feline kale farmer? . My amazing daughter @chloe.mcmackin video-captured our beloved, if not mischievous, Mr. Tupantz at it again. Every year he flocks to kale as if it his personal catnip... at least he is a healthy stoner 😁. . . . . . . . . #kale #raisedbed #gardening #gardener #organicgardening #organicgardener #growyourownfood #healthylifestyle #healthy #cat #homestead #homesteading #inthegarden
We had a sick chicken yesterday. I was too busy process it and hopped it would make it another day. It did not. Today we have a dead chicken. We knew when we where given the hens they did not have much time left. So documents our first not unexpected nor sad chicken fatality. #homestead #homesteadlife #homesteading #urbanfarm #urbanhomestead #chickens #deadchicken #lifegoeson
Our 2nd year with full on gardening has been a success so far! Our garlic, potatoes, Spanish and yellow onions seem to be in their final stages. Our peppers and tomatoes have seemed to develop a little bit of blossom end rot BUT we are being proactive in fixing that! Cucumbers, beans and peas are doing great and producing lots of produce! Looking forward to start pickling and making salsa and many more things! . . . #countrylife #garden #fruitsandveggies #homesteading #selfsufficient
Thursday & baby goat cuddles. Yesterday we ended up going to the lake to cool off and I did not end up making salsa with all my garden goodies. Tonight the salsa making party is on! 🐐🍅 Yesterday, we got our first trash can delivered. The county finally recognized our address & we have trash service! All the little things of our construction site becoming a home is all slowly coming together! I just so excited about our weekly trash service now !
Let there be light! Fun little #shed #project . Interior light and outlets + external outlet. Next we’re adding a timer switch to an external entry light along with #landscape lighting. 🏠 Long Island Homeowner Services 516-366-4660 🏠 · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · #longisland #longislandrealestate #realestate #longislandhomeimprovement #longislandhomeinspector #homedesign #longislandhomes #longislandhomesforsale #homerenovation #suffolkcounty #hamptons #homeimprovement #longislandhomestead #longislandhomeinspection #longislandhomedesign #longislandinteriordesign #homesteading #nassaucounty #homemade #interior #nassaucounty #shed #lirealestate
All these tiny grapes! Can't wait.
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