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My Grandmother tried to grow Concord grapes but they never really took. When we bought her house we let some areas that she always mowed go wild & look what came back! Natural arbors provided by the saplings, with the only downside being they're 11 feet above my head! The grapes are amazing though, letting these crisp nights sweeten them up & hoping to harvest this weekend. 🌿 #concordgrapes #growyourownfood #homesteading #mainefarms #harvest #letitgowild
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Lunch went broody on us so we let her keep a dozen eggs to hatch. When we candles the eggs today it looks like all of them are fertilized and some are very close to hatching. Really hoping to have cute baby chicks soon 😍 #homesteading #homesteadlife #chickens #chickensofig #chickensofinstagram #broody #broodychicken #jerserygiant #hatchingeggs #thetiscreek
Just when I though the broccoli were coming to an end, a little purple head appears. #homesteading #homegrown #purplebroccoli #pippambula #pipmag #pipmagazine
When you’re excited for Fall but the Texas temps are still in the 90’s... you make Fall inspired ice cream sandwiches 🍁 Apple Spice Caramel and Pumpkin Snickerdoodle! We’ll let these freeze up, individually wrap them, and store them in a freezer bag for special snacks for the kiddos. . . . #kidsinthekitchen #homemaker #craftingwithkids #homemaking #boymom #snacktime #childhoodunplugged #motherhoodunplugged #letthembelittle #icecreamsandwich #fallsnacks #fallflavors #momswithcameras #homesteading #freezercooking #diy #craftsforkids #boylife #makeityourself #crafttime #boyslife #inthekitchen #dessert #homemade #itsthelittlethings #candidchildhood #homeschool #simplelife #livesimply #simplelifestyle
Best part of my day? . Spraying my kids with a hose. 💦Hands down.
Meet my new friend, Soldacki tomato 🍅 from Poland 🇵🇱- this 1-2+ pound beauty is low acid, meaty, sweet and a gorgeous shade of pink. Expect to limited quantities of seed seed in the 2019 Siskiyou Seed catalogue. Part of my own journey to re-discover some of the varieties that my ancestors may have grown and share them. ✌️ #seeds #growsiskiyou #garden #homesteading #siskiyouseeds #sevenseedsfarm #organic #biodynamic #homegrown #healthyliving #naturalfarming #ossi #fitness #flowergrower #organicgardening #beauty #gratitude #permaculture #health #vitality #organicseeds #plantbreeding
Tiny house living is all fun and games until someone drops a DEUCE! Just.Came.IN! When you are living in a super small space you have to be very careful with humidity. YES! We will have a dehumidifier.... but even better is that now we will have a high quality and efficient vents for each of our bathrooms. Got these from @gbt_hvac !!!! This home for the homestead is being built y’all!! . . . . #homesteads #homesteadlife #homesteader #buildingahomestead #futurehomesteader #rawland #thankyoudoterra #bugoutlocation #timefreedom #timefreedommoneyfreedom #shedhouse #shedliving #tinyhouse #tinyhome #livinginashed #movingtothecountry #countrylife #countryliving #homestead #homesteading #prepper #prepping #homesteaddesign #bettertogether #rawland #homesteadlife #ineedagoat #timefreedom #nomoremondays #shedtohouse #smallhouse #thankyoudoterra #countryfamily
Have Started brewing the Kumbucha! 💖 ✔3L of water ✔1 cup of sugar ✔10 tea bags Boil in a pot, let cool then pop the SCOBY Mother in. Wait for a couple weeks 😎 What kind of flavours would work best? I'm going to try mixed berry and an orange one 🍇🍊 . . . . #homestead #homesteading #countrylife #smallholding #plotlife #countrylife #australianhobbyfarm #hobbyfarm #selfsustainable #offgrid #gardening #mygarden #growyourown #gyo #makeyourown #homegrown #kombuchabrewing #diy #kombucha
Its stew making season! Harvesting plump veggies, fruits, and planting cover crops for winter. Feeling a new leaf of life turning. Shedding old habits and hobbies while choosing which ones to carry forward and try a new. Loving the return of Autumn. What are yall doing for this Fall Equinox? #homesteading #veggies # carrots #potatoes #onions #growingvegetables #growingfood #homesteadinglife #vegetablegarden #vegetablecolors #greenthingz #autumn #fall #fallequinox #equinox #harvest #harvesting #covercrop #covercrops #winteriscoming #stewseason #stew #soup
Sometimes I wonder how I manage to do all that I do, especially lately!! 😂 It’s absolutely incredible the difference from a few years ago to now!! I have so much more energy, I can handle so much more on my plate and I can get thru it all with a lot less stress and anxiety then I used to!! Every minute I spend working out and every time I chose to eat healthy is worth it bc of how great I feel bc of those choices!!!
The chicks got a new kitchen! 🤣 They were starting to squabble so it was time to make room. AND now that they are starting to flap we kept finding chicks INSIDE the food feeder! Hopefully this will also help to keep the bedding out of the water as well. It was getting dirty SO quick. I'd clean it in the morning and it would be gross again by afternoon. #chickenproblems #babychicks #homesteading #downtownfarm #urbanfarming
The greenhouse is coming along! Thanks in large part to our badass Help Exchange helper, Palynn @wingednwandering. So far we’ve used all reclaimed materials (minus screws) so that’s feeling pretty good. Should hopefully be wrapping up this build this weekend. We’ve been working quickly this month to get all these outdoor projects finished before the rain. #diygreenhouse #reclaimedmaterials #tinyhouseportland #homesteading
Meet Rizzo - our bantam frizzle Cochin. A bantam is a miniature chicken. He is about 1/4-1/3 size of a normal rooster and doesn't even weigh a pound but thinks he's top roo of the farm. Nothing cuter than a teeney rooster trying to tell you who's boss, with all his feet stomping and cackling. Get in my arms, baby rooster 😍 #cedarhavenfarmstn #bantamchicken #bantamcochin #frizzle #frizzlechicken #rooster #roostersofinstagram #tennessee #tennesseefarm #homestead #farmlife #homesteading #homesteadlife
An evening in Blowing Rock with my girls. Stopped by @thespeckledtrout for an appetizer before heading to @bistroroca for dinner. The “Devilish Eggs” with smoked trout and the Plum Sour Ale did not disappoint! #opossumhollowfarm #elizabethton #tennessee #homemade #madewithlove #farmtotable #smallbatch #farmlife #theholler #homesteading #countryliving #hollerlife #madeintheshade #mybackyard #myhappyplace #lovinglife #lifeisgood #blowingrock #northcarolina #appetizer #sourale #trout
Some more multi family we supplied the windows for in Park City Utah!
3 easy recycling ideas in one photo. ♻ Plastic containers make great little hothouses for winter seed sowing. ( #minihothouses ) ♻ Styrofoam boxes can easily be turned into wicking boxes. (#diywickingboxes ) ♻ Upcycle your old fish tanks to keep delicate plants safe from winter frosts. Why not join my #GardenRecyclingChallenge this weekend and recycle/reuse/upcycle/repurpose items you'd normally throw away, into creative garden ideas instead. Post your ideas with the hashtag #gardenrecyclingchallenge and tag 3 friends to take the challenge next. If you need some inspiration, follow #gardenrecyclingchallenge to see what others have managed to reuse in their gardens! Happy recycled digging! 😊✌💚🌱♻ . . . . #recycle #reuse #repurpose #upcycle #wickingbeds #diywickingbed #minihothouse #diyhothouse #oldhippiesdontdietheydiy #responsibleliving #smallestfootprintpossible #anticonsumerism #savetheplanet #nomoreplastic #selfsufficiency #backtobasics #digyourfood #homesteading #urbanfarming
Oh mint .. you are amazing and kind of a jerk. You are busting out of your contained area and we are about to fight. Stay in your corner and wait until you are made into tea or added to my whiskey and ginger drinks. What do you all use mint for? . . . . . #farmher #urbanfarmher #urbanpermaculture #growyourfood #homesteading #gardening #urbanhomestead #seedlings #containergarden #backyardfarm #growyourfood #urbanfarm #playindirt #permaculture #gardenlife #foodnotlawns #gardentotable #growyourgroceries #ediblegarden #urbangarden #beyondorganic
Before I had chickens I didn't realize these cute lil butt nuggets didn't have to be refrigerated when they're fresh from the coop!! Obviously I'm still in love with the cute decor they provide til they hit the pan! _________________________ Speaking of farmhouse decor, I just picked up a huge score of salvaged cedar (not pictured btw) to make egg holders. I'm sure I can't be the only backyard farmer that appreciates the beauty of her farm fresh bounty 😍 So recycled, wall-mounted & countertop egg holders are in the works peeps 🐣 #backyardfarming #upcycled #recycled #salvagedwood #farmfresh #ilovemychickens #gettincrafty #homesteading
Bedtime reading tonight. We've had a pretty successful year, a few casualties but better than last year. So what were your successes, any recommendations for next year?? #countrylife #countryliving #smallholding #homesteading #homestead #smallholdinglife #homesteadinglife #growyourown #selfsufficient #selfsufficiency #homegrown #kitchengarden #growingveggies #growyourownfood #GYO #tryingtobeselfsufficient #organic #organicveggies #kingsseeds
Happy Thursday! Today's ducklings are Blue Swedish! I like to say these are the 'ducks in tux' since they feather out black with a white bill. Do you have a duck with unusual or odd patterning? ~~~ Don't forget to like us on: Instagram: instagram.com/metzerfarms/ Youtube: youtube.com/c/metzerfarms Blogger: metzerfarms.blogspot.com Pinterest: pinterest.com/metzerfarms18/ Facebook: facebook.com/MetzerFarms/ ~~~ #metzerfarms #ducksaspets #petducks #ducks #igducklings #ducklingsofig #ducklingsofinstagram #waterfowl #ducklinglife #farm #farmlife #farmliving #homestead #homesteading #happyhomesteading #poultryofinstagram #poultrypose #backyard #backyardpoultry #backyardducks #backyardflock #babyducks #mypetduck #quack #blueswedish #blueducklings #swedishducklings
A break mid-day for this easy and hearty soup; pastured Amish ham, homegrown peppers+pumpkin, wild leek greens, organic kale from @greenwagonfarm , all in a base of duck bone broth from our home-raised ducks, some leftover tomato soup, and raw Amish cream. It was a mash up of a bunch of things we had in the fridge + was kind of a risky combo of possibly not being that great, but it came out rich, salty, filling, and absolutely delicious. . . . . #bonebroth #homegrown #gardening #preservation #homesteading #highmowingseeds #homestead #organic #pastureraised #farm #supportyourlocalorganicfarmer #nourishingfood #nourishingtraditions #postpartum #healthyfats #amish #longpiepumpkin #kingofthenorthpeppers #livingofftheland #local #terroir
My handsome man is loving our John Deere ... he’s clearing some of our land and cutting pine trees preparing to build our new BARN at Mailman Farms! #homesteading #mainefarms #barn #womenwhofarm #godisgood #thankful #johndeere #johndeerepower #farm #farmer #grateful #gratitude #gratefulheart
Wet walk with the pupsters yesterday before storm Ali hit. Thankfully not much damage, 3 panes of glass out of the large greenhouse #countrylife #countryliving #smallholding #homesteading #homestead #dogs #dogsofinstagram #workingcockerspanielsofinstagram #borderterriersofinstagram #lovemydogs
When I arrived to my studio this morning the young @yardfoodtess rooster was giving his crow a heartfelt try, sending the hens into a frenzy, feathers flying everywhere. . Hand fabricated feather, in process slowly as my students find their groove. . . . . . . . #nicoleringgold #handfabricatedjewelry
My garden says, “I’m not quit done yet.” ❤️
I was photo bombed by our barn cat,”Micki” who was looking for attention as I tried to shoot this picture instead of petting him. . I bottled up the Goldenrod I harvest earlier this week. One is soaking in olive oil so I can make a soothing muscle salve. While the other is soaking in Tito’s 80 proof vodka to make a tincture to help with allergies and rhinitis. This is my first attempt at Goldenrod wildcrafting so I am excited to see the results. . Be warned, if you are harvesting Goldenrod the yellow crab spider dwells there and despite a good shake and a spray with water I still ended up with a few of these crawling on my counters. . Have you made any Goldenrod products? I would love to hear about it.
Heading out to the #bee #hives with the family for an inspection. #flowhive #honey #bees #homestead #homesteading #familylife
Peanuts ✔️ Thai peppers ✔️ Tabasco peppers ✔️ bee food ✔️ just another morning on the farm.
Morning forage today...I think these are white plums if there is such a thing? They have green flesh and are super sweet! - k, now what to do with these...since there’s a whole tree full! . .. ... #plums #foraging #homesteading #countrylife #harvesttime #thesimplethings
We prefer to use natural and organic methods of farming at our farm. Did you know that chickens are a fantastic way to control worms in goats? They love to pick apart the goat pellets and destroy everything inside! Do you use chickens for various types of bug control? What's your favorite way they help out? . . #farmchickens #workinglivestock #bugcontrol #offgridchickens #animalsthatwork #wormcontrol #goatcare #smallfarm #homesteading #mountainridgefarm
This week we are giving away a copy of John Moody's "The Frugal Homesteader: Living the Good Life on Less". Joel Salatin says" If you follow the advice in "The Frugal Homesteader", you will have a much greater chance of success." Post your homesteading question for John Moody in the comments below for a chance to win a free copy of "The Frugal Homesteader". If your question is included in our author interview next week, you will win a copy of his book! *Must be following us to win (winners outside North America will win an ebook) *Simultaneous giveaway on our Facebook page#homesteading #frugal #offgrid #naturalliving #sustainableliving #alternativeenergy
We are going to try out the cider press with our Concord grapes in the morning. We will use some of the juice for jelly some for mixing with seltzer. We worked on harvesting a while this afternoon and spontaneously began chanting our current poem for recitation: Tyger tyger burning bright...needless to say it was a much better homeschool day today. #grapes #concordgrapes #growfoodnotlawns #eatyouryard #homeschool #homeeducation #amblesideonline #williamblake #poetryeveryday #charlottemason #charlottemasoneducation #homesteadinglife #homesteading #04646 #islesford
Sweet Calliope, she came with the farm when we took over. We think she's too old to breed, but we would've loved cute little pygmy kids! 💜🐐💜 • #HoniedFeatherHomestead #pygmygoat #doe #goatsofinstagram #goats #goat #animals #farm #love #oreo #goatsmilk #goatscheese #milksoap #homestead #homesteading #farmlife @honiedfeatherhomestead
we had to buy eggs twice this summer because we lost all but 3 hens in the spring and our spring chicks were growing up still so we've only had 1-3 eggs daily. today wyatt found this teeny pullet egg in the box finally!! (my hands are kinda small so it looks bigger than it is) the rest should hopefully start soon, too. it's a shame it's just before winter and diminished light hours so they will all but stop until spring. happy to get them for now though! ... . . . #chickens #chickensofinstagram #backyardchickens #homestead #homesteading #countrylife #rusticliving #lifeoutside #outdoorlife #maine #newengland #maineliving #littlefarm #farmlife #fresheggs #knowyourfood #homegrown #eatlocal #freerange
My New Shades from the Local Fair!! Boo yah!! Cool is Cool, doesn’t matter the Brand as long as they Work!!! #shades #workhardplayhard #countrygirl #blogger #homesteader #beauty #glam #fit #healthy #musiclover #countrymusiclover #homesteading #nerd
It's my pleasure to introduce you to OLIVER! Not sure if he's a boy or girl but the grandkids picked the name 🤔😳😂 #bunnies #homesteading #farmlife #countrylife #farmgirl #countrygirl #farmhouse #hardhatandlipstick #hh_homestead #doublehhomestead
Cookbook and chicken adventures! #eggs #delicous #homesteading #heathyeats
Getting ready for winter is hard work. Our main source of heat will be wood. For the next week there will be lots of log splitting and stacking. #homestead #homesteading #homesteadlife #countryliving #gettingreadyforwinter #lovecountrylife #photography
create memories and your life will expand💓 We went apple 🍎picking today!! It just reminded me that in those moments where I’m feeling lost, like the wheel is just spinning or I’m too busy, that life is about being passionate about who you want to be. Make more of those moments and give your heart to what you desire, and you will already live that life😍 I am who I am because I made the choice to change my situation, and mindset about things. It’s possible to do anything!
This is the burn pile I was actively throwing debris on. And her comes this hen, with zero cares, hops right into the fire pit... . . . . . #chicken #backyard #backyardchickens #chickens #freerange #firepit #pnw #pacificnorthwest #homestead #homesteading
Another beautiful day with the crew! 👨🏻‍🌾🐷 #farmlife #homesteading #livingthedream #happyishealthy
Growing the model from the plan. Planning our home desiga great way to connect with our visions, and understandings. When utilizing geometry, we find their are natural rhythms to our spaces.
In today's world I find it troublesome that most people (I was one of them 15 years ago) have to be "desensitized" to knowing first hand where their meat comes from. For most people meat comes from a store... in a little styrafoam package, wrapped in plastic. And the thought of actually taking the life of an animal is just gross to them, yet they happily eat that chicken or that burger not knowing how the animal was raised or processed. I want my kids to grow up really knowing where their food comes from because it is better. It's better than ignorance and less than nutritious food. It's better for the animal too. To live a good life and be appreciated for what it gives. I am thankful and blessed... and this is some of the best duck you'll ever eat! . . #homesteading #growyourown #realfood #homegrown #organic #duckmeat #meatducks #farmlife
Roses are still blooming! #roses #fallflowers #simpleliving
So . . . I may have grown too many tomatoes. I still have 12 more plants to clean off. I have more tomato sauce, salsa, salsa verde, diced tomatoes and pressure canned chili planned so hopefully that will take care of all these tomatoes . . . eventually. #urbanhomestead #urbanhomesteader #urbanhomesteading #homestead #homesteader #homesteading #tomato #toomanytomatoes #moretomato #stocktharder #canning #canningseason #canallthethings #harvest2018
Our stunning street, about 7 km long, lined with stewed pear trees, many different varieties and on both sides. #geldingwood #homesteading #foraging #naturelover #dailygreenspiration #foodie #naturedesign #countrylife #countryliving #eatlocal #sustainablefood #sustainableliving
Fern enjoys running into the brush on her way from the barn to the pasture —making me climb through and chase her around while she stops to munch on leaves 🐐🍂🍃
Our piggies will be leaving in a little less than a month and I still have lard in the freezer from last year. So I am rendering lard for soap today to make room in the freezer for this years lard. #pasturedpork #pasturedlard #artisansoap #goatmilksoap #renderinglard #artisanalsoap #localingredients #connertymeadowsfarm #farmlife #farmher #homesteading
3 pm tea time with Ms Darcy. Like the Brits, this Hungarian was raised on the hot stuff. Don’t care if it’s in the high 80’s and humid, it’s officially Fall in two days.🍂🍁
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