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Dehydrating basil leaves to them grind into basil powder! Goes great added to meatballs, pizza sauce, Tuscan seasoning... a little taste of Summer through the colder months! #basil #dehydrator #preservetheharvest #autumngarden
These girls were busy today in Hawick, MN. I don’t blame them: warm 60 degree temps, lots of sun and little wind made for a gorgeous day. These hives were waiting in the parking lot of building that posted for sale. There were three clusters of hives in the lot, all on pallets like this. The bees were active in all of them. I didn’t want to get them too excited l, so I took my pictures and left. Any thoughts @moj666wyo ? Probably a commercial operation ready to take them somewhere....?
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I don’t think you’re ready for this belly. (Also, did anyone else sob uncontrollably at the announcement of royal baby Cambridge or was it just my pregnancy hormones?)
I’m so grateful for such a fun ward to get together with! We all had so much fun prepping the ward garden tonight. The kids ran and chased and played in dirt to their hearts content. Now they’re all washed up clad in t-shirts and ready for bed. Even on our hardest days we’re so blessed. • • About this time in my pregnancy with Ona I got so scared. How could I love another human so much? How awful am I for making him share his life? But this time it’s just pure excitement for another baby to love and another sister for them to love. I can’t wait to see them all together!
Visit the link in our bio to get FREE sample seeds pack and other premium garden seeds and items now! It’s tomato planting time, and I’m so excited! 🍅 #tomatoes #gardening #garden #inmygarden #urbanhomestead #kitchengarden #vegetablegarden #organicgardening #growyourownfood #thehappygardeninglife #gardenchat
I got this old wooden trunk for free from a neighbor and planted cucumbers (seen sprouting in the back) and beets up front. Hoping to train the cucumbers up the old pallet to make the most of our small space #urbanhomestead #cucumber #seedlings #backyardgarden #food #beets #urbanfoodpatio
Everly traded in one of her movie passes tonight so it’s dinner and the swan princess on the couch! Serving up some chorizo and shrimp over cheddar polenta and the bonus was I discovered one last bag of green beans from last summers garden in the deep freeze! Yum! #willowglenhomestead #dinner #tarafirmafarms #eatrealfood #eatlocal #homecooked #madefromscratch #urbanhomestead #frommykitchen
Who is you? #barnbuddies
Pulling up the tomato plants, harvesting basil to dry, throw a few cool season seeds in... what are you doing in your edible garden today? #ediblegarden #gardentherapy #autumngarden
...Cuz it’s Monday and one of my (amazing) patients came in to the office today and said “it’s Monstera Monday!” 🤣💚😍 So here’s a #monsteramonday selfie 😆💚🌱 I love that this new leaf is bigger than my face 😍 How was your Monday? . . 📸: @thehappiestgardener
With the warm weather the celery is starting to bolt. I decided to dehydrate the leaves and use them to make a batch of celery salt. The leftovers are in a jar to use in soups. I try not to waste anything I grow. #celery #excalibur #dehydrator #dehydrated #freefood #growyourownfood #growfood #organicgardening #organicfood #organic #farmtotable #eathealthy #mybackyard #backyardgarden #mygarden #urbanfarm #urbanhomestead #greenthumb #permaculture #foodforest #instafood #eathealthy #sandiego #socal #zone9b #blossomvalleylife #ilovemygarden
Sunset with a maple syrup filter 😉. I just finished canning our 4th batch of maple syrup and it is our lightest and clearest batch yet! • • • #backyardsugaring #backyardmaplesyrup #maplesugaring #maplesyrup #lakesuperiorsunset #myvictoryharvest #growyourownfood #makeyourownfood #urbanhomestead #canning
Two little berries Adam and I got to enjoy the other day. Who knew that homegrown strawberries were that deeply red all the way through? And jucier than you can imagine, in thay tiny berry! 🤤 . I had a lil’ berry ripening on the vine that I was planning on picking tomorrow and I think a slug got to it. 😪 My first pest problem. Any organic suggestions for #slugs & #strawberries that’ve worked for you? . #growwhatyoueat #growsomethinggreen #organicgardening #organicfarming #organicpestcontrol #strawberry #organicstrawberries #urbanfarming #urbanhomestead
🌈 . . . . Photo by Shannon Whittington on Unsplash - https://unsplash.com/photos/LH6SyUH7m6c
And just like that, we’ve quadrupled the size of our garden! The chicken coop is almost done too! So thankful for some nice weather to get down in the dirt...and for an amazing father-in-law and his super handy skills at literally everything. #urbanfarm #urbanhomestead #backtobasics #theartofslowliving #documentyourdays #growyourown #homesteadgardens #gardening #urbangardening #intentionalliving #slowliving #simplicity
Ahhhhh spring! Our yard is exploding with gorgeous flowers 😍 thank you #motherearth . #yayforearth #backyardview
Getting home from work to find this waiting for me, yay! Looking in the pantry with @lilyd737 for dinner ideas and checking my local butcher shops to compare prices. What are some ways you save money? #diningonadime #gettingoutofdebt #urbanhomestead
Spring harvests coming in... Spinach galore and strawberries just getting started! Spinach from the winter low tunnels is starting to bolt so it’s time to cut, blanch, and freeze - so many good uses for frozen spinach throughout the year.
That golden western light is working some magic! The first shoots I’ve seen so far confirm that the motherwort survived a particularly epic winter. I’m a little over-excited at this because survival was in doubt. It’s just about time to have a proper tidy of the beds but not *just* yet. Soon though. Soon. • • • #promiseofspring #medicinalplants #gardenersofig #perrenials #zone3gardening #urbanhomestead #moreyarnsoon #multipassionate #gardenlove
Taking the chance that #spring is here to stay. #cherokeepurpletomato #ohiogarden #urbanhomestead
While the rest of the US is worried about an E. coli outbreak, we’ll be over here in our garden eating amazing lettuce we grew over the winter! The scariest thing we have to contend with is the odd slug or snail, oh well, organic is worth it! #gardeners #growyourfood #growagarden #ediblegarden #feedingthefamily #cultivate #cultivatewhatmatters #fuzzyboots #fuzzybootsandsunnies #lettuce #fresh #freshproduce #littlechefs #littlegardeners #urbanhomestead #urbangarden #urbangardening #concretejungle #spring #winterveggies #wintergarden #sunny #sunshine #sunshineday #workinginthegarden #optoutside #slug #feedmeamore #makethefoodyouwishtoseeintheworld #setagoodexample
Their crowns are coming in - meet Cluck Norris! 👑 #chickensofinstagram #polish #backyardchickens #whitesilkies #urbanhomestead #cleaneating
Guess who got showered with poopy water with a flappy hen who thought I needed a bath too? 😐💩 . We came home from vacation and noticed Colonel Rock had a poopy bottom. I was only able to get around to giving her a bath today. Little did know she wanted me to shower too. She got tired of me cleaning the poop off her feathers and got really flappy, resulting in multiple sprays of poopy water all over me, my clothes and my glasses. Fun times. 😝 Who wants to give me a hug? 🤣 GH refused the honor. . #poopshower #funtimes #ilovemychickens #chickenbath #bestpetsever #happyflock #crazychickenlady #chickens #crazychickenlady #backyardchickens #freerangechickens #freerange #pastureraised #fresheggs #farmfresheggs #chickensofinstagram #urbanfarm #backyardfarm #thedodo #backyardfarm #sustainable #urbanfarming #sustainableliving #homestead #urbanhomestead #backyardpoultrymag #realhensofoc
I'd have to say that one of the main highlights of the weekend was getting these little beauties to eat out of our hands 😍 It was a magical coincidence that we had brought sunflower seeds with us and they loved 'em! Woke in the morning to find them at the front door, looking for more! HA! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ This was my first time being this close to a chicken without a fence between us. It made me realize just much personality they have! I also came to the realization that chickens really aren't that much harder to raise than a cat or dog. Don't know why I built it up to be such a big thing. Now I can't wait for our own!!! . . . . . #chicken #chickens #chickensofinstagram #cluck #cluckcluck #poultry #hens #farm #farming #urbanfarming #urbanfarmer #urbanfarm #farmlife #country #countrylife #homesteading #homestead #urbanhomestead #pnw #pnwonderland #happy #barn #simplelife #lonelypinesfarm
All the succulents on the top died so it seemed like a good spot to set some squash that needed a sunnier spot. Gardening feels like Tetris some days. . . . . #farmher #urbanfarmher #urbanpermaculture #growyourfood #homesteading #gardening #urbanhomestead #seedlings #containergarden #backyardfarm #growyourfood #urbanfarm #playindirt #permaculture #gardenlife #kidswhogarden #foodnotlawns
Finally pulled all of my radishes and turnips!! This is literally my first year in like 6 years of gardening to have an success with root veggies. I planted these guys sorta of late and decided to pull them to put corn in but I will definitely be growing them again come fall!! The majority of these greens went to the ladies for dinner and the rest are going to be for dinner tonight! What is your favorite way to eat turnips?
All of the new raised beds are framed and they are FABULOUS!!! Oh my gosh, I love them so much! We are filling them part way with organic material from the yard (leaves, sticks, logs) and then we will top with high quality soil. Then the hubby is going to add some fancy pants edging, because he’s awesome like that, and then it’s time to plant. I’m so excited! #backyardgarden #backyardfarmer #urbanhomestead #organicgardening #raisedgardenbeds #raisedbeds #growyourownfood #diy
For a special afternoon snack I had Everly help me make some whole wheat honey scones and we topped them with edible flowers from the garden! Fit for a fairy princess! #willowglenhomestead #bakingday #waldorfhome #waldorfhomeschool #rhythms #weeklyrhythm #freshbaked #bakedfromscratch #homesteadkitchen #homemade #urbanhomestead #eatrealfood
Pawpaw trees arrived today! Felt appropriate to plant these suckers barefoot. #hillbillybanana #pawpaw #urbanhomestead I'll have tatsy fruit in... well, a couple years.
When you live in town you don’t have a ton of space. So this year I’m utilizing as much of the chicken run as I can. Planted grape vines along the north edge last week and today we added some planters with strawberries! #urbanfarming #urbanhomestead #backyardchickens #backyardgarden #organicgardening #smallspacegardening #containergardening #growyourownfood
. . .WELL, thx fur da dry cozy lovely fire times, winter shelter shed!!! but it finally time to tuck ye away fur warmer daaayze, wooohooooo!!! . .full dismantling imminent 😬 . .😃 WOOP SPRIIINNNG 😭💚 .
9 days ago I planted some pieces of tomatoes from one i was cutting up for dinner to see if I could get them to grow. I just buried them in a little dirt and just missed them when I did the rest of my seeds. 2 days ago the first one sprouted. Swipe to see what it looks like today. I was so exited to see these growing and to have tomato plants without having to buy the plants or seeds. #containergardening #tomatoes #seeds #growyourownfood #growingfromscraps #vegetablegarden #vegetables #veggiegarden #sustainable #sustainability #sustainableliving #lowimpactmovement #thehappiestplanet #eatlocal #urbangarden #urbanhomestead #suburbanhomestead
Making Monday - lavender abundance going into oil & salt infusions for salves, balms, cooking, bath...what else do you like to make with your own picked & dried lavender? Thinking of also refreshing a few of our sachets and making more for gifts. #homemadelife #sustainableliving #slowliving #radicalhomemaking #zerowasteliving #plantsaremagic #fromscratch #urbanhomestead #knowwhereyourfoodcomesfrom #makeyourownmedicine #makermonday
Another batch of bread crumbs headed to the pantry. Homemade bread just keeps giving and giving! 🍞💕
This hummingbird flew into our glass door! A little stunned but managed to fly to the nearby dwarf lemon tree to rest and recover. Poor little guy, but thankfully he’s ok!
Been working on tidying up the yards. This picture sucks though because right as I went to take the picture, the bin holding all the yard raking fell over. #urbanhomestead #urbanhomesteading #yardcleanup #sprincleaning #permaculture #blankslate #runningboy
Happy chickens! First time outside. #chicks #chickensofinstagram #urbanhomestead #backyardchickens
These herbs floating in a bowl reminded me alittle of a screensaver! 💚
They run away from me but will go straight to forest hahaha can see why chickens are not in the wild. #chicks #chicken #backyardchickens #chickensofinstagram #urbanhomestead #australianshepherd #acd #growingshit
this planter box made entirely of pallets and scrap wood is up on the blog! lostandfarmed.com (link in bio👩🏼‍🌾👨🏼‍🌾🌱)
Josh and I live in an 800 square foot house on a 2500 square foot property. It also a detached garage, roughly 10x18. I’ve made a few half assed attempt at growing vegetables, but we just don’t have the space or the sun. This year, things change. ⬆️ ⬆️ ⬆️ #rooftopgarden #shangrila #vegetablegarden #smallgarden #urbanhomestead #everythingchanges #hedgewitch #kitchenwitch #gardeningisritual
Oxalis in the morning light 💜 My husband took some from his mother’s garden 20 years ago and they are still thriving!
Repotted some 🍅 🌱. Now I’m gonna sit down and read outside while Thandie enjoys rocking in her swing 💛🌱🐛💚. Please stay Lady Spring
Smells like perfume!
BR wears many hats. She’s not just the Flock Queen, she’s also an arbitrator and garden forehen. Today, she’s wearing the hat of Union Rep. And this loud-mouthed Union Rep sure has a thing or two to say about the dismal amount of treats they’ve been getting lately. Negotiations are underway to see if a meeting of the minds can occur. However, I feel that what the crew is asking for is exorbitant and unreasonable. There’s no way we’ll be able to supply them with 1 lb each of worms, grubs and seed mix, plus 5 lbs of greens, on a daily basis! They sure don’t produce enough eggs to sell or trade to support that request! . . #BarredRockObama #ilovemychickens #spoiled #spoiledchickens #bestpetsever #happyflock #crazychickenlady #chickens #crazychickenlady #backyardchickens #freerangechickens #freerange #pastureraised #fresheggs #farmfresheggs #chickensofinstagram #urbanfarm #backyardfarm #thedodo #backyardfarm #sustainable #urbanfarming #sustainableliving #homestead #urbanhomestead #backyardpoultrymag #realhensofoc
Hi Lil chicken! Now how can we get a couple for our yard 🤔👩🏾‍🌾 #urbanhomestead @gardenhoodatl ♥️
First duck egg haul of the season! These things are massive! I actually prefer them to chicken eggs now; more flavorful and larger. #duckeggs #springtime #urbanhomestead #duckeggsftw
I had a friend contact me today and tell me about her half-dead peppers she received in the mail. It reminded me of this day two years ago when I ordered offline and had some plants shipped to my door. I will say I ordered from a few places and these were the only ones concerning. Left is when the tomatoes arrived and right is 5 days later. I took this picture then to show the resiliency of plants. With a little love, shade and a good watering your stressed plants can make a comeback too. Stay positive and know that our seedlings are a lot stronger than we know and you aren’t alone! I’ve made plenty mistakes gardening but I’ve never given up! Either will your plants 😃 #lessonoftheday
The new girls. We are adding a few new laying hens to the Homestead this spring. They are a little shy. #kimsurbanhomestead #costanzokimberly #happygirl #backyardchickens #urbanhomestead #myersvillefarmersmarket #eggs #chickens #homegrown #local #selfsufficient #chicks
Don’t be deceived by this beautiful jar of kombucha with all that nice thick SCOBY. 😒After brewing for a few years, I’ve got my first moldy brew. Swipe to see the mold on top of this jar. No bueno. Luckily, my second jar is healthy without mold (3rd pic). I do have a backup SCOBY hotel, and the second jar has got lots of healthy SCOBY, so I can restart the infected jar easily enough. Lesson here is that failure is part of life. I feel like sometimes we see all these nice photos and stories people share on IG, but there are also lots of failures before and in between the successes. And also, it’s important to monitor and exercise caution with your kombucha, no matter how experienced you think you are, because you are propagating and growing live bacteria and cultures, afterall. . Anyways, I will be tossing the infected batch into my compost. I won’t even give the chickens the SCOBY (they do eat it) because of the mold. The 2-gallon jar and my stainless steel spigot will be getting a thorough wash and rinse in hot water and swished in vinegar. The fabric top will be washed and soaked in vinegar for a while too. . #fermentedfoods #fermented #kombucha #booch #kombuchabrewing #fermentedtea #healthy #scoby #growyourown #homemade #homemadeisbest #organic #tea #diy #homebrew #eatclean #probiotics #guthealth #naturalfoods #realhensofoccooking #realhensofoc #homestead #urbanhomestead #sustainableliving #RealHensofOCkombucha #realhensofoc
4" Potted Plant Sale on Saturday, May 5th, 9-11 A.M.! Opportunity to buy rare heirloom veggie plants grown organically (by us!) from seed: tomatoes, squashes, corn, herbs, root veggies, and chiles. Come check out what's growing at Lomita Farm! Message me for address details or contact me via our website. #vegetablegarden #gardening #planting #springplanting #urbangarden #socalgardening #lomita #southbay #urbanfarm #urbanhomestead #farmtotable #growyourown #groworganic #growsomethinggreen
Big, beautiful and locally sourced bouquets are here from @blackbarnflowers ✨💐
🏕🛶BE PREPARED🛶🏕 Genuine Plumb National Boy Scout hatchet: hand-shaped hickory handle with walnut wedge for @loesshillstactical
#FRUGALLIVING465 #Day37 🌺 #packedlunches save a ton of money when out for a #daytrip 🍏 yesterday we went to visit #castlepoint and I have to say it was well worth the 2.5 hour trip from #Wainuiomata 🥪 I made up a whole loaf of bread into sandwiches, packed in some 🍎 apples and 🍌 bananas, 4 packets of potato chips and two bottles of Soda. This cost approx $15. If we had purchased food and drinks for the day while out and about it would have cost anywhere up to $50 - now that we have done one trip I am looking for more day trips to do that are close by 😊 ... #deniseh #ecodesigner #recycled #recreate #upcycled #zerowaste #madefromscratch #designer #upcycling #urbanhomestead #wainuiomata #newzealand #selfsufficient #homesteading #urbanhomesteadnz #handmade #homesteading #wellington #organicvegetables #frugalliving #pantryplanning #livingonabudget #minimalistlifestyle #backyardhens #vegetablegarden www.ecoboutiquenz.com
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