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🐣 Here are our 2 new-ish babies!  Daisy & Petunia ...or Ana & Elsa ( if you’re my daughter ). I picked them up fairly spontaneously but never hurt to ass a few more silkies! ❤️They’re over a month old and honestly look like they’ve seen a lot in their young lives...but I swear they’re being loved!
🐣 Here are our 2 new-ish babies! Daisy & Petunia ...or Ana & Elsa ( if you’re my daughter ). I picked them up fairly spontaneously but never hurt to ass a few more silkies! ❤️They’re over a month old and honestly look like they’ve seen a lot in their young lives...but I swear they’re being loved!
Dinner in the #crockpot ‘cause... carpool. 
#homemade #homegrown roasted tomatillo salsa, homemade #bonebroth, two organic chicken breasts, two organic carrots sliced, four ears organic yellow corn, a handful of homemade homegrown sweet pickled jalapeños, cotija cheese, tajin spice & butter🌽🌶🌮🥗
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#threwitinthepot smells delicious 😋 
Will pull the chicken and mix it in with the broth, then serve w organic flour tortillas & side salad of romaine w fresh made #limevinaigrette . 
#gmofree #pesticidefree #consciousconsumer #drericsgarden #drericsdinner #rbghfree #grassfed #immunesupport #antiinflammatory #MexicanFood #growyourown #suburbanfarm #busymom #healthymomhack #health #wellness #nutrition #foodheals #foodasmedicine
Dinner in the #crockpot  ‘cause... carpool. #homemade  #homegrown  roasted tomatillo salsa, homemade #bonebroth , two organic chicken breasts, two organic carrots sliced, four ears organic yellow corn, a handful of homemade homegrown sweet pickled jalapeños, cotija cheese, tajin spice & butter🌽🌶🌮🥗 . #threwitinthepot  smells delicious 😋 Will pull the chicken and mix it in with the broth, then serve w organic flour tortillas & side salad of romaine w fresh made #limevinaigrette  . #gmofree  #pesticidefree  #consciousconsumer  #drericsgarden  #drericsdinner  #rbghfree  #grassfed  #immunesupport  #antiinflammatory  #MexicanFood  #growyourown  #suburbanfarm  #busymom  #healthymomhack  #health  #wellness  #nutrition  #foodheals  #foodasmedicine 
☕️ Monday Reminder! 😊Thankfully I have good #coffee & good friends!! 🤗
☕️ Monday Reminder! 😊Thankfully I have good #coffee  & good friends!! 🤗
Yall, this handful of eggs is legitimately a visual representation of goal that has been reached!
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Back when we were looking for a house to buy I had said I wanted to live whwre I would be able to get a 'a couple' chickens. You know how that goes 😉
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Then when I started researching chickens and found the beautiful array of colors that the shells could be, I had a goal, I wanted a beautiful pallet of colors filling my egg boxes!
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The beginning of that dream was over 4 years ago! Kids, life, bills, moving, job changes, weather...all that shit happened. Even though anyone could have went out and bought a bunch of breeds that laid mixed colors and reached that goal, that wasn't in the cards for us. 
We started small, slowly built our coop and run, got a couple of hens and built up the flock from there.
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And now today, it's not just my hands that are full of beauty each day, my heart is also full! Appreciative for each of these little nuggets, and the small crop of tomatoes and herbs that I got this year. It's not the 'photo worthy bounty' you see in IG, but it's a step towards another goal that has been reached!
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Moral of this long ass story, dont give up on your dreams! It may take you 4, 7 or even 15 years to reach them. But it's worth it, all the sweat, blood and moments of questioning it all...trust me, it's worth it.
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And I know normally I'm more of the sassy smartass type, but if you've got a dream that you're working towards, I'm totally in your corner! 
So, as part of building our community, what is a dream or goal that you are working on? .
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#homesteadmisfits #homesteader #paganhomesteader #goals #eggenvy #rainboweggs #backyardchickens #chickensofinstagram #petsofinstagram #growyourown #farmlife #smallfarm #suburbanfarm #womeninag #agriculture #regenerativeagriculture #growfoodnotlawns #homestead #motivation
Yall, this handful of eggs is legitimately a visual representation of goal that has been reached! . Back when we were looking for a house to buy I had said I wanted to live whwre I would be able to get a 'a couple' chickens. You know how that goes 😉 . Then when I started researching chickens and found the beautiful array of colors that the shells could be, I had a goal, I wanted a beautiful pallet of colors filling my egg boxes! . The beginning of that dream was over 4 years ago! Kids, life, bills, moving, job changes, weather...all that shit happened. Even though anyone could have went out and bought a bunch of breeds that laid mixed colors and reached that goal, that wasn't in the cards for us. We started small, slowly built our coop and run, got a couple of hens and built up the flock from there. . And now today, it's not just my hands that are full of beauty each day, my heart is also full! Appreciative for each of these little nuggets, and the small crop of tomatoes and herbs that I got this year. It's not the 'photo worthy bounty' you see in IG, but it's a step towards another goal that has been reached! . Moral of this long ass story, dont give up on your dreams! It may take you 4, 7 or even 15 years to reach them. But it's worth it, all the sweat, blood and moments of questioning it all...trust me, it's worth it. . And I know normally I'm more of the sassy smartass type, but if you've got a dream that you're working towards, I'm totally in your corner! So, as part of building our community, what is a dream or goal that you are working on? . . . . #homesteadmisfits  #homesteader  #paganhomesteader  #goals  #eggenvy  #rainboweggs  #backyardchickens  #chickensofinstagram  #petsofinstagram  #growyourown  #farmlife  #smallfarm  #suburbanfarm  #womeninag  #agriculture  #regenerativeagriculture  #growfoodnotlawns  #homestead  #motivation 
Love at first sight? Slow introductions. 
#HappyFamily #interspecies #friends #chicken #cat #dog #beagle #moggy #suburbanfarm #fresheggs
🤗This garlics was the cutest!🤗Had to buy some this fine Fall morning! 🍁🍁Got the last of the cantaloupe for the season too!  Feeling completely re-energized for the coming week!✌️✌️❤️❤️ #farmersmarket #campbellfarmersmarket
🤗This garlics was the cutest!🤗Had to buy some this fine Fall morning! 🍁🍁Got the last of the cantaloupe for the season too! Feeling completely re-energized for the coming week!✌️✌️❤️❤️ #farmersmarket  #campbellfarmersmarket 
Gardening with kids can be fun, educational and refreshing; but did you know that it is also full of sensory benefits. Whether your child has difficulty with sensory processing or not; all children can benefit from sensory play. From birth, children learn about their world using their senses. As children grow and develop, sensory experiences help them make connections and make sense of the world around them. 
Garden activities such as seeding,weeding and harvesting can be great for kids. Having them learn patiance while watching there crops grow can be great for them as well. Get your kids out in the garden!

For more garden activities look to :https://lemonlimeadventures.com/sensory-benefits-gardening-with-kids/
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#sensoryplay #gardenkids #organickids
#sensory #sensoryactivity #backtoeden
#gardening #garden #kids #thefuture #thekidsarealright #future #kidsgram 
#kidsactivities #gardens #growfood
#growingfood #sustainableliving #sustainablefarming #farmtotable
#kiddos #daddyduty #suburbanfarm
 #organic #peppers #gardeners #realfood
#getyourkidsoutside #outdoorkids
Gardening with kids can be fun, educational and refreshing; but did you know that it is also full of sensory benefits. Whether your child has difficulty with sensory processing or not; all children can benefit from sensory play. From birth, children learn about their world using their senses. As children grow and develop, sensory experiences help them make connections and make sense of the world around them. Garden activities such as seeding,weeding and harvesting can be great for kids. Having them learn patiance while watching there crops grow can be great for them as well. Get your kids out in the garden! For more garden activities look to :https://lemonlimeadventures.com/sensory-benefits-gardening-with-kids/ . . . . #sensoryplay  #gardenkids  #organickids  #sensory  #sensoryactivity  #backtoeden  #gardening  #garden  #kids  #thefuture  #thekidsarealright  #future  #kidsgram  #kidsactivities  #gardens  #growfood  #growingfood  #sustainableliving  #sustainablefarming  #farmtotable  #kiddos  #daddyduty  #suburbanfarm  #organic  #peppers  #gardeners  #realfood  #getyourkidsoutside  #outdoorkids 
Ah the early signs of fall in Alabama, a somewhat cool morning cutting grass, turned out to be my lawn covered in a field of pine straw, my Honda lawn mower is actually an International Harvester, and my lawn has been cut into neat rows of pine straw...the closest sight this suburban boy gets to seeing a farm!
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#newdad 
#dadlife 
#dadstyle 
#responsibilities 
#cuttinggrass 
#tillingtheland 
#internationalharvester 
#hondalawnmower 
#pinestraw 
#pinestrawrows
#suburbanfarm 
#suburbanfarmlife
Ah the early signs of fall in Alabama, a somewhat cool morning cutting grass, turned out to be my lawn covered in a field of pine straw, my Honda lawn mower is actually an International Harvester, and my lawn has been cut into neat rows of pine straw...the closest sight this suburban boy gets to seeing a farm! . . . #newdad  #dadlife  #dadstyle  #responsibilities  #cuttinggrass  #tillingtheland  #internationalharvester  #hondalawnmower  #pinestraw  #pinestrawrows  #suburbanfarm  #suburbanfarmlife 
My tomato seedlings are doing well, might be time to start hardening them off. Not sure where I’m going to plant all these! #tomatoes #growfromseed #frontyardvegetables #backyardvegetables #peacefulresistance #homegrown #knowyourfood #knowwhatyoueat #growyourownfood #growyourown #realfood #seasonalfood #suburbanfarm #suburbanfarmer #localfood #spring #gardener #mypatch #grownnotbought
Aaron has really turned into quite the handsome young man. He is just starting to get his little drake curl ❤️ #ducks #backyardducks #backyardfarmer #suburbanfarm #farmlife
👉 @the_red_barn_farm invited me to play along with @camoandfeathers for #FarmHerFriday 👩‍🌾♀️ today . And since I have to go into work later ☢️☠️, I'm not doing much farming 🌾. But, I did stop at a garage sale and picked up some ornamental grass 🌿 for $1 and I'm planting them around my house 🏡....does that count?🤔🤣
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#FarmHer #FemaleFarmer #Homesteader #Homesteading #GarageSaleFinds #WomenInAG #SuburbanHomesteading #SuburbanFarm #WomenWhoFarm #HomesteadersOfAmerica #SuburbanFarming #FireWife #MomOf4 #Agriculture #ThisIsWomensWork #FarmFashionFriday #IAmAModernFarmer #OrnamentalGrass
👉 @the_red_barn_farm invited me to play along with @camoandfeathers for #FarmHerFriday  👩‍🌾♀️ today . And since I have to go into work later ☢️☠️, I'm not doing much farming 🌾. But, I did stop at a garage sale and picked up some ornamental grass 🌿 for $1 and I'm planting them around my house 🏡....does that count?🤔🤣 . . #FarmHer  #FemaleFarmer  #Homesteader  #Homesteading  #GarageSaleFinds  #WomenInAG  #SuburbanHomesteading  #SuburbanFarm  #WomenWhoFarm  #HomesteadersOfAmerica  #SuburbanFarming  #FireWife  #MomOf4  #Agriculture  #ThisIsWomensWork  #FarmFashionFriday  #IAmAModernFarmer  #OrnamentalGrass 
Happy Friday from our berry archway bed with the flowers, berries and peas all doing their thing. This week has been  our first real experience of having a wildlife friendly garden. Over the past year we have had a little magpie lark aka peewee as they are affectionately called here in Australia 😂, that has called our garden it's home base. Now this spring it has had 3 little babies and these babies have been using our garden as their training ground for flight and exploration - I bet you all know where this is leading! So, as we have a lot of tall fences due to the chicken Alcatraz structure, this has caused a somewhat difficult structure for the little babies to avoid. Twice now I have had to go out and try help a baby caught in the fence and as the parents naturally do, they have screamed their protests and swooped at me, at the chickens and the dog. Oh the sight the neighbours must be getting through our passionfruit fence that has not quite filled in yet - I can honestly say I can't wait until the yard is completely private to avoid the views of these moments. I have realised the parents only swoop me when I'm in my dressing gown, since that was what I was wearing the first morning I approached the baby to help it. So, if I do my early morning feed routine I take an umbrella (because I refuse to get changed out of my PJs for this) and that sets the chickens off, they hate the umbrella for some reason, which in turn sets the dog off at the fence dying to chase the crazy chickens and the magpies swoop everyone. It's surely a good laugh from above! Only a few more weeks until the babies leave the nest and we can have our peace back 🤣 I'm happy they find the garden safe but boy, it sure makes the daily garden trips a hard one! Enjoy your weekend folks!✌ ps. Can you spot the #doggo ?
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#wildlife #gardener #mygarden #instagarden #organic #backyard #figandpeppergarden #organicgardening #growyourownfood #growfoodnotlawns #nestingseason #magpieseason #onlyaussieswillunderstand #gardeningaustralia #spring #flowers #berryarches #fragrantgarden #myhappyplace #suburbanfarm #foodforest #farmproblems #biodiversity #sustainable #goodmorning
Happy Friday from our berry archway bed with the flowers, berries and peas all doing their thing. This week has been our first real experience of having a wildlife friendly garden. Over the past year we have had a little magpie lark aka peewee as they are affectionately called here in Australia 😂, that has called our garden it's home base. Now this spring it has had 3 little babies and these babies have been using our garden as their training ground for flight and exploration - I bet you all know where this is leading! So, as we have a lot of tall fences due to the chicken Alcatraz structure, this has caused a somewhat difficult structure for the little babies to avoid. Twice now I have had to go out and try help a baby caught in the fence and as the parents naturally do, they have screamed their protests and swooped at me, at the chickens and the dog. Oh the sight the neighbours must be getting through our passionfruit fence that has not quite filled in yet - I can honestly say I can't wait until the yard is completely private to avoid the views of these moments. I have realised the parents only swoop me when I'm in my dressing gown, since that was what I was wearing the first morning I approached the baby to help it. So, if I do my early morning feed routine I take an umbrella (because I refuse to get changed out of my PJs for this) and that sets the chickens off, they hate the umbrella for some reason, which in turn sets the dog off at the fence dying to chase the crazy chickens and the magpies swoop everyone. It's surely a good laugh from above! Only a few more weeks until the babies leave the nest and we can have our peace back 🤣 I'm happy they find the garden safe but boy, it sure makes the daily garden trips a hard one! Enjoy your weekend folks!✌ ps. Can you spot the #doggo  ? . . . #wildlife  #gardener  #mygarden  #instagarden  #organic  #backyard  #figandpeppergarden  #organicgardening  #growyourownfood  #growfoodnotlawns  #nestingseason  #magpieseason  #onlyaussieswillunderstand  #gardeningaustralia  #spring  #flowers  #berryarches  #fragrantgarden  #myhappyplace  #suburbanfarm  #foodforest  #farmproblems  #biodiversity  #sustainable  #goodmorning 
Home grown...
Home grown...
The best thing about having chickens is that when you go to take care of them, you get prizes. Plus they love to eat weeds. And yes, that's an H-D air cleaner cover serving as a chicken feeder. #chickenwhisperer #suburbanfarm #weldcounty #bikerlife #trifive
Well...I think we FINALLY figured out what we got, now that they're 3 months old! ONE DRAKE ♂️ and 5 👋 HENS ♀️! { Perfect Ratio}
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Now, to decide if we want little ducklings 🦆 or DUCK for dinner 🍽️🤔..
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#Pekins #PekinDucks #LittleFarm #SuburbanHomestead #SuburbanFarm #SuburbanDucks #WhiteDucks #Drakes #Homesteading
3 eggs today! From 4 chickens. Seriously impressed as the white egg is laid by one of my 7 year old chickens!! The 7 year olds don’t lay very often at all and from the 5yr olds  I’ve only been getting 1 or 2 eggs a week lately so this is impressive.  #backyardchickens #backyardeggs #suburbanfarm  #freerangechickens #freerangeeggs #homegrown #knowyourfood #knowwhatyoueat #growyourownfood #realfood #suburbanfarmer #chooks #chickens #seasonalfood #localfood #mypatch #australorps #salmonfaverolles #heritagebreed
3 eggs today! From 4 chickens. Seriously impressed as the white egg is laid by one of my 7 year old chickens!! The 7 year olds don’t lay very often at all and from the 5yr olds I’ve only been getting 1 or 2 eggs a week lately so this is impressive. #backyardchickens  #backyardeggs  #suburbanfarm  #freerangechickens  #freerangeeggs  #homegrown  #knowyourfood  #knowwhatyoueat  #growyourownfood  #realfood  #suburbanfarmer  #chooks  #chickens  #seasonalfood  #localfood  #mypatch  #australorps  #salmonfaverolles  #heritagebreed 
This again😁🍋🥒🍞💛
Lemon poppyseed zucchini bread w added almond meal made with whole wheat flour. 
#Dessert? or #Breakfast? . 
#homemade #homegrown #organic #backyardchicken #growyourown #suburbanfarm #health #wellness #nutrition #healthysnack #familyoffour #busymom #momhack #consciousconsumer #gmofree
On Today's episode of #tuesdayonthehomestead hosted by @whisperingmoonhomestead, we finally capture photos of the elusive purple broody easter egger 😂
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Yall, she hasn't even been laying a full month and she's broody! I'm pretty sure Im #broodycursed around here 🙈
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On the bright side, when spring gets here I'll have plenty of broody bitches to hatch me some babies 🤗🤗 .
Oh, why is she purple?
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Well, one Leg Horn needed blukote and was getting picked on for her purple head...so I made most of them have a little purple to take the attention off her. .
Hubs is positive I just wanted punk rock chickens...eh, it's not completely out of the realm of possibilities 😉🤘🤘🤘
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#homesteadmisfits #punkrockchicken #broody #alwaysbroody #chickensofig #backyardchickens #mypetchicken #farmhouse #country #vafarm #smallfarm #suburbanfarm #womeninag #agriculture #sustainableliving
On Today's episode of #tuesdayonthehomestead  hosted by @whisperingmoonhomestead, we finally capture photos of the elusive purple broody easter egger 😂 . Yall, she hasn't even been laying a full month and she's broody! I'm pretty sure Im #broodycursed  around here 🙈 . On the bright side, when spring gets here I'll have plenty of broody bitches to hatch me some babies 🤗🤗 . Oh, why is she purple? . Well, one Leg Horn needed blukote and was getting picked on for her purple head...so I made most of them have a little purple to take the attention off her. . Hubs is positive I just wanted punk rock chickens...eh, it's not completely out of the realm of possibilities 😉🤘🤘🤘 . . #homesteadmisfits  #punkrockchicken  #broody  #alwaysbroody  #chickensofig  #backyardchickens  #mypetchicken  #farmhouse  #country  #vafarm  #smallfarm  #suburbanfarm  #womeninag  #agriculture  #sustainableliving 
I wonder why they're so skittish? 🤔 They've been handled since they were babies 🦆. Everytime someone walks into their run, they run to the back corner. 🤷‍♀️
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#Pekins #PekinDucks #SuburbanHomestead #SuburbanFarm #LittleFarm #BackyardFarm #WhiteDucks #Homesteading #Homestead #BackyardDucks #SuburbanDucks
#drericsdinner: #creamoftomatosoup 🍅 . 
#organic onion sautéed in evoo with garlic, sea salt, fresh ground pepper, #backyardgarden sage, thyme, & oregano. Added #homegrown #heirloom tomatoes & #homemade #bonebroth. Plus whole organic #grassfed plain yogurt & milk, almond meal, mustard powder, white pepper, cayenne, & #backyardgarden lime juice. Blended w immersion blender. Topped w a swizzle of evoo & #freshpicked thyme. Side salad of organic romaine drizzled w balsamic glaze, & @labreabakery #gmofree #organic #wholewheat toasted w @kerrygoldusa irish butter & @tillamook extra sharp cheddar.
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Best #fall meal ever! #tomatosoupandcheesetoast . 
#consciousconsumer #seasonalfood #growyourown #suburbanfarm #veggies #lowcarbonfootprint #meatfree
#drericsdinner : #creamoftomatosoup  🍅 . #organic  onion sautéed in evoo with garlic, sea salt, fresh ground pepper, #backyardgarden  sage, thyme, & oregano. Added #homegrown  #heirloom  tomatoes & #homemade  #bonebroth . Plus whole organic #grassfed  plain yogurt & milk, almond meal, mustard powder, white pepper, cayenne, & #backyardgarden  lime juice. Blended w immersion blender. Topped w a swizzle of evoo & #freshpicked  thyme. Side salad of organic romaine drizzled w balsamic glaze, & @labreabakery #gmofree  #organic  #wholewheat  toasted w @kerrygoldusa irish butter & @tillamook extra sharp cheddar. . Best #fall  meal ever! #tomatosoupandcheesetoast  . #consciousconsumer  #seasonalfood  #growyourown  #suburbanfarm  #veggies  #lowcarbonfootprint  #meatfree 
The deluge stopped for a min, so I ran out to grab these beauties before they got knocked on the ground!
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The non stop rain can let up any time now....like ANY time 😒😑
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#gardener #homesteadmisfits #farm #smallfarm #suburbanfarm #growyourownfood #growfoodnotlawns #agriculture #womeninag #garden #tomatoes #harvest #rain #homestead #homesteader #farmhouse #diy #raisedbeds
Even though I have all the SAME kind of layers, I get many different sizes in eggs 🥚 everyday 🤔😍.
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#FreshEggs #FarmFresh #SuburbanFarm #LittleFarm #UrbanFarm #FreshEggsDaily #FreeRange #FreeRangeEggs #BrownEggs #BackyardChickens #BackyardFlock #BackyardFarm #FarmStead
Met two new neighbors. These are the first I’ve seen in the new yard! #suburbanfarm #bugsofinstagram #naturalpestcontrol #yardaliens #ilovebugs #newneighbors #marylandwildlife #gardenfairies
Happy Sunday! ☀️ Still bringing in the #tomatoes from #drericsgarden 🍅🍅🍅 . 
Oh and jalapeños🌶🌶 plus some #backyardgarden limes🍋eggplant🍆 & #backyardchicken eggs 🥚🥚 . 
#harvest #heirloom #homegrown #organic #pesticidefree #gmofree #consciousconsumer #seasonalfood #fruits #veggies #growyoueown #suburbanfarm #health #wellness #nutrition
Family in USDA zone 3 keep asking if my garden is finished. Down here in zone 5? Still drowning in tomatoes. Send help. #gardenhard #garden #suburbanfarm #farmersdaughter #attackofthekillertomatoes
Alaska green peas.

Seed purchased from @bakercreekseeds 
We don't usually think about green peas as an exotic food in terms of nutrient composition—but we should. Because of their sweet taste and starchy texture, we know that green peas must contain some sugar and starch (and they do). But they also contain a unique assortment of health-protective phytonutrients. One of these phytonutrients—a polyphenol called coumestrol--has recently come to the forefront of research with respect to stomach cancer protection. A Mexico City-based study has shown that daily consumption of green peas along with other legumes lowers risk of stomach cancer (gastric cancer), especially when daily coumestrol intake from these legumes is approximately 2 milligrams or higher. Since one cup of green peas contains at least 10 milligrams of coumestrol, it's not difficult for us to obtain this remarkable health benefit.

Further information at : http://www.whfoods.com/genpage.php?tname=foodspice&dbid=55
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#greenpea #pea #peas #peasprouts
#garden #growfood #permaculture #sweetpeas #snowpeas #greenpeas #fallcrop #growup #coldhardy #growingyourgreens #greenthumb #gardener
#farm #suburbanfarm #suburbanfarming #suburbanfarm #gardeningtips #healthandfitness #health #healthfood #healthyfood #realfood #nongmo #organic #natural
Alaska green peas. Seed purchased from @bakercreekseeds We don't usually think about green peas as an exotic food in terms of nutrient composition—but we should. Because of their sweet taste and starchy texture, we know that green peas must contain some sugar and starch (and they do). But they also contain a unique assortment of health-protective phytonutrients. One of these phytonutrients—a polyphenol called coumestrol--has recently come to the forefront of research with respect to stomach cancer protection. A Mexico City-based study has shown that daily consumption of green peas along with other legumes lowers risk of stomach cancer (gastric cancer), especially when daily coumestrol intake from these legumes is approximately 2 milligrams or higher. Since one cup of green peas contains at least 10 milligrams of coumestrol, it's not difficult for us to obtain this remarkable health benefit. Further information at : http://www.whfoods.com/genpage.php?tname=foodspice&dbid=55 . . . . #greenpea  #pea  #peas  #peasprouts  #garden  #growfood  #permaculture  #sweetpeas  #snowpeas  #greenpeas  #fallcrop  #growup  #coldhardy  #growingyourgreens  #greenthumb  #gardener  #farm  #suburbanfarm  #suburbanfarming  #suburbanfarm  #gardeningtips  #healthandfitness  #health  #healthfood  #healthyfood  #realfood  #nongmo  #organic  #natural 
Looks like someone has been running through the wet grass! #angorarabbits #angoraproblems #matsfordays #rabbitlife #rabbits #backyardfarm #suburbanfarm #angora #fluffy
A LOT of work. Super Delicious - but wow. New appreciation for the artistry of the #chilirelleno. . 🌶🍋🥑🍅🥒🥚🥗🌿
#drericsgarden Macedonian red pepper roasted peeled whole & de-seeded. Stuffed w mixture of #Cotija queso fresco, #organic black beans, shredded #homegrown zucchini, #gardenfresh oregano & sage, sea salt, white pepper, cumin, & fresh squeezed #backyardgarden lime, then  bathed in a batter of #backyardchicken egg & whole wheat #gmofree flour and twice pan fried in evoo. Topped w a #homemade sauce of homegrown roasted #heirloom tomatoes & organic onion, lime juice, cumin, just-picked oregano, sea salt, white pepper, smoked paprika, chili powder, & #Tajin spices. With whole plain organic yogurt & a decorative dash of tajin. Side of our first of the season, tiny backyard avocado guacamole & a salad of diced cabbage & cilantro dressed with homemade all homegrown, roasted tomatillo salsa (tomatillo, onion, jalapeño, garlic, lime juice, sea salt).... . 😰🤗😍 . 
#consciousconsumer #mexicanfood #socal #pesticidefree #growyourown #seedtotable #suburbanfarm #foodie #veggies #vegetarian #ovolactatian #meatfree #lowcarbonfootprint .
A LOT of work. Super Delicious - but wow. New appreciation for the artistry of the #chilirelleno . . 🌶🍋🥑🍅🥒🥚🥗🌿 #drericsgarden  Macedonian red pepper roasted peeled whole & de-seeded. Stuffed w mixture of #Cotija  queso fresco, #organic  black beans, shredded #homegrown  zucchini, #gardenfresh  oregano & sage, sea salt, white pepper, cumin, & fresh squeezed #backyardgarden  lime, then bathed in a batter of #backyardchicken  egg & whole wheat #gmofree  flour and twice pan fried in evoo. Topped w a #homemade  sauce of homegrown roasted #heirloom  tomatoes & organic onion, lime juice, cumin, just-picked oregano, sea salt, white pepper, smoked paprika, chili powder, & #Tajin  spices. With whole plain organic yogurt & a decorative dash of tajin. Side of our first of the season, tiny backyard avocado guacamole & a salad of diced cabbage & cilantro dressed with homemade all homegrown, roasted tomatillo salsa (tomatillo, onion, jalapeño, garlic, lime juice, sea salt).... . 😰🤗😍 . #consciousconsumer  #mexicanfood  #socal  #pesticidefree  #growyourown  #seedtotable  #suburbanfarm  #foodie  #veggies  #vegetarian  #ovolactatian  #meatfree  #lowcarbonfootprint  .
This may not be a garden photo or a forest adventure but it is a "real" before and after of what I have spent the past 2 nights completing. I wanted to share this for 2 reasons. First - to show how simply moving your furniture and putting some new paint on the wall can change the way a room feels dramatically. I loved our orange wall, it was the first "big change" we did to the house 4 years ago. It served it's purpose, the vibrant energy bringing a sense of life and vitality into the house even when it felt dark. We didn't have a nice backyard then and did most of our entertaining inside. Now, the wall felt as though it's energy was too loud, too bold and in your face. Our lives have shifted and we needed a sense of calm and relaxation. I am using the Scandinavian "hygge" style as my inspiration with a little of the boho that will always be me, plus the eclectic aspect of the husband thrown in for good measure! It's not quite where I want it to be yet, but almost there. The second reason I shared this was because I wanted to let those close to me know that right now, I may seem distant, cold or as though I am ignoring my "social/familial" obligations however it is only because I too am going through a similar change, I am in my cocoon right now, building and creating the new me for when I am ready. I make no apologies for needing this time or space because it is natural and how I grow, and when I'm ready, I'll be even brighter and more vibrant than before. ✌

#realtalk #thisisme #renovations #hygge #hyggeinspiration #newcoatofpaint #outwiththeold #boho #bohostyle #figandpeppergarden #decor #calm #change #innerpeace #home #farmhouse #farmhousestyle #suburbanfarm #fridaynight #inspiration #whimsical #nature #transformation #honesty #cacoon #real
This may not be a garden photo or a forest adventure but it is a "real" before and after of what I have spent the past 2 nights completing. I wanted to share this for 2 reasons. First - to show how simply moving your furniture and putting some new paint on the wall can change the way a room feels dramatically. I loved our orange wall, it was the first "big change" we did to the house 4 years ago. It served it's purpose, the vibrant energy bringing a sense of life and vitality into the house even when it felt dark. We didn't have a nice backyard then and did most of our entertaining inside. Now, the wall felt as though it's energy was too loud, too bold and in your face. Our lives have shifted and we needed a sense of calm and relaxation. I am using the Scandinavian "hygge" style as my inspiration with a little of the boho that will always be me, plus the eclectic aspect of the husband thrown in for good measure! It's not quite where I want it to be yet, but almost there. The second reason I shared this was because I wanted to let those close to me know that right now, I may seem distant, cold or as though I am ignoring my "social/familial" obligations however it is only because I too am going through a similar change, I am in my cocoon right now, building and creating the new me for when I am ready. I make no apologies for needing this time or space because it is natural and how I grow, and when I'm ready, I'll be even brighter and more vibrant than before. ✌ #realtalk  #thisisme  #renovations  #hygge  #hyggeinspiration  #newcoatofpaint  #outwiththeold  #boho  #bohostyle  #figandpeppergarden  #decor  #calm  #change  #innerpeace  #home  #farmhouse  #farmhousestyle  #suburbanfarm  #fridaynight  #inspiration  #whimsical  #nature  #transformation  #honesty  #cacoon  #real 
Just chattin’ with the goats. And a good back scratch. #SuburbanFarm #HobbyFarm #Goats
Found some cheap "tractor green" 🚜 paint 🖌️ today at Ollie's. So, that's the color the duck house gets 💚🤣 . My husband was a little upset I didn't go with the "kabota orange". 🤷‍♀️
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Next summer, I think I'm going to paint a mural on the rain barrel 🤔🖌️🎨
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#DuckHouse #DIYDuckHouse #DIYShed #Homesteading #SuburbanFarm #SuburbanHometsead #LuckyDucks #TractorGreen  #DIYDoorHandle #Upcycle #Reuse #RainBarrel #DIY #Pekins #RainCollectingSystem #GoGreen #GoingGreen
Found some cheap "tractor green" 🚜 paint 🖌️ today at Ollie's. So, that's the color the duck house gets 💚🤣 . My husband was a little upset I didn't go with the "kabota orange". 🤷‍♀️ . Next summer, I think I'm going to paint a mural on the rain barrel 🤔🖌️🎨 . . #DuckHouse  #DIYDuckHouse  #DIYShed  #Homesteading  #SuburbanFarm  #SuburbanHometsead  #LuckyDucks  #TractorGreen  #DIYDoorHandle  #Upcycle  #Reuse  #RainBarrel  #DIY  #Pekins  #RainCollectingSystem  #GoGreen  #GoingGreen 
Since @crazyyhippiemama 💕 just reminded me of 🙄 the EFFORTS I had put in to get all of my tomatoes 🌱🍅, here's a little #TBT to when I was so concerned about my plants not producing that I took my son's electric toothbrush to help them pollinate. 🐝🤣🤣
👏 IT WORKED!! 😁
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#GrowingTomatoes #SelfPollination #Pollination #Gardening #Gardener #GardenTips #Pollinating #HoopHouse #HighTunnel #TomatoLove #HandPollination #MechanicalPollination #SaveTheBees #FoodGarden #EdibleGarden #GramYourGarden #LoveGardeners #Homesteading #SuburbanGarden #SuburbanFarm #Agriculture #GreenLiving #Toothbrush #UrbanGarden #HomesteadersOfAmerica
Since @crazyyhippiemama 💕 just reminded me of 🙄 the EFFORTS I had put in to get all of my tomatoes 🌱🍅, here's a little #TBT  to when I was so concerned about my plants not producing that I took my son's electric toothbrush to help them pollinate. 🐝🤣🤣 👏 IT WORKED!! 😁 . . #GrowingTomatoes  #SelfPollination  #Pollination  #Gardening  #Gardener  #GardenTips  #Pollinating  #HoopHouse  #HighTunnel  #TomatoLove  #HandPollination  #MechanicalPollination  #SaveTheBees  #FoodGarden  #EdibleGarden  #GramYourGarden  #LoveGardeners  #Homesteading  #SuburbanGarden  #SuburbanFarm  #Agriculture  #GreenLiving  #Toothbrush  #UrbanGarden  #HomesteadersOfAmerica 
Doing our bit to reduce food waste & also keeping our hens happy! Today we took a bucket to Kindy for the kids to add their food scraps to - rather than them just going to the landfill bin. It seems ludicrous that we don’t all make more use of food scraps as animal food, worm food or compost! If you throw food in your general waste, why not get a compost bin instead? It’s so easy these days with lots of cool designs - there’s even some for people in apartments!!
Doing our bit to reduce food waste & also keeping our hens happy! Today we took a bucket to Kindy for the kids to add their food scraps to - rather than them just going to the landfill bin. It seems ludicrous that we don’t all make more use of food scraps as animal food, worm food or compost! If you throw food in your general waste, why not get a compost bin instead? It’s so easy these days with lots of cool designs - there’s even some for people in apartments!!
Threw this baby together last night at 9:30pm so we’d have breakfast ready at 5:30am. 🍋🥒🍞 school mornings are rough for my senior sonshine☀️ . 
It was late and I was tired so unfortunately didn’t wait for it to cool and it stuck in the pan, but no one minds what it looks like this early in the morning- just grateful to have something delicious to wake up to💛
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Lemon poppy seed zucchini bread with lemon glaze & added almond meal for #protein.
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#drericsgarden zucchini, #backyardchicken egg, #backyardgarden lemon juice & zest, @kingarthurflour whole wheat #gmofree flour, cane sugar, evoo, bak soda, bak powder, sea salt with subbed 1/3 flour for almond meal. . 
#homegrown #organic #pesticidefree #consciousconsumer #veggies #ovolactarian #breakfast #healthysnack #glyphosatefree #health #wellness #nutrition #growyourown #suburbanfarm #seedtotable #foodie
Threw this baby together last night at 9:30pm so we’d have breakfast ready at 5:30am. 🍋🥒🍞 school mornings are rough for my senior sonshine☀️ . It was late and I was tired so unfortunately didn’t wait for it to cool and it stuck in the pan, but no one minds what it looks like this early in the morning- just grateful to have something delicious to wake up to💛 . Lemon poppy seed zucchini bread with lemon glaze & added almond meal for #protein . . #drericsgarden  zucchini, #backyardchicken  egg, #backyardgarden  lemon juice & zest, @kingarthurflour whole wheat #gmofree  flour, cane sugar, evoo, bak soda, bak powder, sea salt with subbed 1/3 flour for almond meal. . #homegrown  #organic  #pesticidefree  #consciousconsumer  #veggies  #ovolactarian  #breakfast  #healthysnack  #glyphosatefree  #health  #wellness  #nutrition  #growyourown  #suburbanfarm  #seedtotable  #foodie 
Chicken feed. 
Recently I've transitioned from a pellet feed to feeding the chickens a whole grain mixture. There are two main reasons for me doing this. The two reasons I'm working toward though are to give my chickens a more natural,nutritionally dense feed, and try to cut cost. 
We feed the chickens about 1/10th of a pound per chicken along with there compost filled run,food scraps and free range at the end of the day. 
So this mix consists of roughly 25% whole wheat grain, 35% oats and 40% pellet feed. Im still giving them some pellet feed to get there gizzards comfortable enough to transition away from it entirely.
The reason I'm moving to whole grains is mainly because it holds nutrition much longer then ground pellet feed, and it is cheaper for me to get directly from a farmer down the road rather then buy the pre made feed mix that is ground up and formed into pellets. .
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#chickens #chickenfeed #chicken
#chickensofinstagram #poultry #backyardpoultry #poultryofinstagram 
#chickensofig #permaculture #wholegrains #wholegrains #wheat 
#oats #farmtotable #suburbanfarm #suburbanfarmer #farming #farm #farmer #sunnycreekfarm #farms #farmhouse #farmlife #eggs #suburbanchickens #nature #nongmo #backyardfarm
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Chicken feed. Recently I've transitioned from a pellet feed to feeding the chickens a whole grain mixture. There are two main reasons for me doing this. The two reasons I'm working toward though are to give my chickens a more natural,nutritionally dense feed, and try to cut cost. We feed the chickens about 1/10th of a pound per chicken along with there compost filled run,food scraps and free range at the end of the day. So this mix consists of roughly 25% whole wheat grain, 35% oats and 40% pellet feed. Im still giving them some pellet feed to get there gizzards comfortable enough to transition away from it entirely. The reason I'm moving to whole grains is mainly because it holds nutrition much longer then ground pellet feed, and it is cheaper for me to get directly from a farmer down the road rather then buy the pre made feed mix that is ground up and formed into pellets. . . . . #chickens  #chickenfeed  #chicken  #chickensofinstagram  #poultry  #backyardpoultry  #poultryofinstagram  #chickensofig  #permaculture  #wholegrains  #wholegrains  #wheat  #oats  #farmtotable  #suburbanfarm  #suburbanfarmer  #farming  #farm  #farmer  #sunnycreekfarm  #farms  #farmhouse  #farmlife  #eggs  #suburbanchickens  #nature  #nongmo  #backyardfarm  #organic 
#dinner in the #crockpot will be ready by 7pm! . 
#homegrown & frozen fresh #heirloom tomatoes, blanched & frozen chard from #drericsgarden, #freshfromthegarden Macedonian red pepper, cayenne, oregano & Thai basil (leaves & blooms), #homemade #organic #bonebroth, evoo, sea salt, fresh ground pepper, garlic, garlic salt, tomato paste, organic sweet onions, scallions, & Crimini mushrooms. . 
#ItalianFood #mediterraneandiet #seasonalfood #momhack #thriftymom #busymom #pesticidefree #gmofree #consciousconsumer #integrativemedicine #nutrition #health #wellness #growyourown #suburbanfarm #familyoffour #foodheals #foodasmedicine #veggies #herbs
#dinner  in the #crockpot  will be ready by 7pm! . #homegrown  & frozen fresh #heirloom  tomatoes, blanched & frozen chard from #drericsgarden , #freshfromthegarden  Macedonian red pepper, cayenne, oregano & Thai basil (leaves & blooms), #homemade  #organic  #bonebroth , evoo, sea salt, fresh ground pepper, garlic, garlic salt, tomato paste, organic sweet onions, scallions, & Crimini mushrooms. . #ItalianFood  #mediterraneandiet  #seasonalfood  #momhack  #thriftymom  #busymom  #pesticidefree  #gmofree  #consciousconsumer  #integrativemedicine  #nutrition  #health  #wellness  #growyourown  #suburbanfarm  #familyoffour  #foodheals  #foodasmedicine  #veggies  #herbs 
Amid a minor spider debacle/widespread panic, I snagged 3 ears of Dakota Black popcorn and was thrilled that 1 ear was relatively untouched. 🙌🏻
Fingers crossed the remaining ears in the garden have survived the  #aphidarmageddon and I’ll be able to cure a few ears this year.  Either way, in 4-6 weeks, we’ll be popping corn from the garden!!!! 🍿🌱🙋🏼‍♀️👩🏼‍🌾
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#dakotablackpopcorn #organicpopcorn #dirtyhandshappyheart #womenwhofarm #organicgardener #soilmatters #urbanfoodforest #squarefootgardening #openpollinated #thatpnwlifestyle #sustainableagriculture #heirloomseeds #companionplanting #quarteracrefarm #raisedbedgardening #zone8b #suburbanfarm #popcornfordays #aphidinvasion #botanicalinterests #curingtime #seedsaversexchange #hubbyapproved
Amid a minor spider debacle/widespread panic, I snagged 3 ears of Dakota Black popcorn and was thrilled that 1 ear was relatively untouched. 🙌🏻 Fingers crossed the remaining ears in the garden have survived the #aphidarmageddon  and I’ll be able to cure a few ears this year. Either way, in 4-6 weeks, we’ll be popping corn from the garden!!!! 🍿🌱🙋🏼‍♀️👩🏼‍🌾 . . . . . . #dakotablackpopcorn  #organicpopcorn  #dirtyhandshappyheart  #womenwhofarm  #organicgardener  #soilmatters  #urbanfoodforest  #squarefootgardening  #openpollinated  #thatpnwlifestyle  #sustainableagriculture  #heirloomseeds  #companionplanting  #quarteracrefarm  #raisedbedgardening  #zone8b  #suburbanfarm  #popcornfordays  #aphidinvasion  #botanicalinterests  #curingtime  #seedsaversexchange  #hubbyapproved 
Today’s mom lunch: #gmofree flour tortilla stove burner toasted w a soft boiled #backyardchicken egg, #homemade #homegrown purple cabbage #sauerkraut, & whole grain Dijon mustard. . 
Simple. Delicious. #healthy #guthealth #fermented #gutbrainconnection #consciousconsumer #nutrition #wellness #drericsgarden #suburbanfarm #backyardgarden #pesticidefree #gmofree #organic
This little girl is just so cute! Can you believe that she was all black when she was born? She's a magical, color changing Shetland sheep. (Or you could say she has an agouti gene, making her color fade to this beautiful brown.)
This little girl is just so cute! Can you believe that she was all black when she was born? She's a magical, color changing Shetland sheep. (Or you could say she has an agouti gene, making her color fade to this beautiful brown.)
Wanna build your own natural pool? Book and come visit “Crawchie’s Cottage” in Hervey Bay on Sunday 16 September. (Click and watch more: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kovHokHazdQ) “Crawchie’s Cottage” is a small sustainable urban farm that utilises many permaculture principles. One of the most rewarding thing is the development of modular housing to be part of supporting the ageing process in the family.
Sustainable living, nourishing each other and supporting all ages is at the core of what inspires us – Be Kind, Use Less & Have Fun!! The floor plan was designed from scratch. The design of the house used a combination of raked ceilings, efficient storage, positioning on a hill and designing the living areas around a central, internal deck to make the most of small-footprint living.

The small suburban farm includes rotational Dorpa paddocks, a quarter-acre food forest with around 50 tropical and tropical sub-species, an active chicken system in the food forest, veggie patches, ground and rainwater systems, and solar systems.

Book your tickets now by clicking: http://www.ticketebo.com.au/shd/sustainable-house-day-crawchies-cottage-tour.html, and find more at: https://sustainablehouseday.com/house-profile-view/?house_id=45857

#shd #shd2018 #sustainable #urbanfarm #permaculture #sustainableliving #useless #rakedceilings #efficientstorage #smallfootprintliving #suburbanfarm #foodforest #veggiepatches #rainwatersystems #solarsystems #sustainableHD ##herveybay
Wanna build your own natural pool? Book and come visit “Crawchie’s Cottage” in Hervey Bay on Sunday 16 September. (Click and watch more: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kovHokHazdQ) “Crawchie’s Cottage” is a small sustainable urban farm that utilises many permaculture principles. One of the most rewarding thing is the development of modular housing to be part of supporting the ageing process in the family. Sustainable living, nourishing each other and supporting all ages is at the core of what inspires us – Be Kind, Use Less & Have Fun!! The floor plan was designed from scratch. The design of the house used a combination of raked ceilings, efficient storage, positioning on a hill and designing the living areas around a central, internal deck to make the most of small-footprint living. The small suburban farm includes rotational Dorpa paddocks, a quarter-acre food forest with around 50 tropical and tropical sub-species, an active chicken system in the food forest, veggie patches, ground and rainwater systems, and solar systems. Book your tickets now by clicking: http://www.ticketebo.com.au/shd/sustainable-house-day-crawchies-cottage-tour.html, and find more at: https://sustainablehouseday.com/house-profile-view/?house_id=45857 #shd  #shd2018  #sustainable  #urbanfarm  #permaculture  #sustainableliving  #useless  #rakedceilings  #efficientstorage  #smallfootprintliving  #suburbanfarm  #foodforest  #veggiepatches  #rainwatersystems  #solarsystems  #sustainableHD  ##herveybay 
Making #homemade & entirely #homegrown roasted tomatillo #salsa🌶 . 
ALL #drericsgarden tomatillos, jalapeños, white onion, garlic & red pepper, roasted & blended with fresh squeezed #backyardgarden lime & lemon juice & a pinch of sea salt. . 
#growyourown #suburbanfarm #organic #pesticidefree #gmofree #Mexicanfood #seasonalfood #socal #consciousconsumer #integrativemedicine #foodasmedicine #foodheals
I got a BEAUTIFUL 🤣🤣 basket of eggs 🥚 this afternoon!! 🙄
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As if I didn't already give them enough goodies, she 🐔 has to go and eat the eggs !! 😡😡
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👉 SWIPE - I caught her in the act 😡
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#FarmFresh #FreshEggs #ISABrown #Hens #SuburbanHomestead #SuburbanFarm #LittleFarm #BackyardFlock #BackyardChickens #SuburbanChickens #EggEater #BadChicken
three #homemade double chocolate walnut raisin zucchini bread loaves for three amazing @smax coaches! @holly_kon_red 💙💛🖤thank you for all you do. .
(coach holly didn’t get one at the bake sale because they sold so fast! So ... here ya go!) #wholewheat #gmofree @kingarthurflour. Subbed 1/3 flour for #almondmeal for extra protein. #drericsgarden zucchini. #backyardchicken eggs. 60% #darkchocolate #fairtrade chips. Both Gmo-free walnuts & cane sugar. With golden raisins, cocoa powder, baking soda, baking powder, sea salt, #evoo, #Mexicanvanilla, & cinnamon. . . 
I don’t usually bake in aluminum -bad- but sometimes some special people deserve some special treats on the go🤷🏻‍♀️
#foodasmedicine #foodheals #healthysnack #health #wellness #nutrition #seasonalfood #suburbanfarm #onegoodturndeservesanother #thankyougifts #gosmax #smaxlifeisthebestlife
three #homemade  double chocolate walnut raisin zucchini bread loaves for three amazing @smax coaches! @holly_kon_red 💙💛🖤thank you for all you do. . (coach holly didn’t get one at the bake sale because they sold so fast! So ... here ya go!) #wholewheat  #gmofree  @kingarthurflour. Subbed 1/3 flour for #almondmeal  for extra protein. #drericsgarden  zucchini. #backyardchicken  eggs. 60% #darkchocolate  #fairtrade  chips. Both Gmo-free walnuts & cane sugar. With golden raisins, cocoa powder, baking soda, baking powder, sea salt, #evoo , #Mexicanvanilla , & cinnamon. . . I don’t usually bake in aluminum -bad- but sometimes some special people deserve some special treats on the go🤷🏻‍♀️ #foodasmedicine  #foodheals  #healthysnack  #health  #wellness  #nutrition  #seasonalfood  #suburbanfarm  #onegoodturndeservesanother  #thankyougifts  #gosmax  #smaxlifeisthebestlife 
Oooommmgggg I didn’t think I would ever find another delicious and #healthy way to use up all the #zucchini until Momma Somma gave me this #redonk lemon zucchini bread recipe!!!🍋🥒🍞❤️Thank you!!! 🙏🏼😘everyone loves this! 😋
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#homegrown #drericsgarden #consciousconsumer #growyourown #homemade #gmofree #pesticidefree #backyardchicken #seasonalfood #organic #backyardgarden #suburbanfarm #nutrition #health #wellness #wholewheat #vegetables #hiddenzucchini
Oooommmgggg I didn’t think I would ever find another delicious and #healthy  way to use up all the #zucchini  until Momma Somma gave me this #redonk  lemon zucchini bread recipe!!!🍋🥒🍞❤️Thank you!!! 🙏🏼😘everyone loves this! 😋 . #homegrown  #drericsgarden  #consciousconsumer  #growyourown  #homemade  #gmofree  #pesticidefree  #backyardchicken  #seasonalfood  #organic  #backyardgarden  #suburbanfarm  #nutrition  #health  #wellness  #wholewheat  #vegetables  #hiddenzucchini 
My girl Clara is not clucking around...if there’s food, it’s hers... . 
#backyardchicken #suburbanfarm #freerange #crazychickenlady #organic #pesticidefree #omnivore #consciousconsumer #birdlover
For the last week, I've been involved in the #localthirty challenge and I'm loving it. 
I am a lover of all food and an appreciator of ingredients from all corners of the globe. It's exciting for me to receive a bag of lily flowers from a friend whose traveled to Taiwan and I relish the deliciousness of it all. 
But, when it comes to every day food and what really nourishes me, I always come back to local food. 
Local food nourishes me in the deepest, best way possible. I am in touch and connection with my surroundings and my neighbors when I forage for local food. I would rather exchange some garden grown kale from our garden for some eggs from a neighbor. That makes my heart and my tummy happy.

Of course there are things I can't live without (first world problems), and this is my list of non-negotiables during this 30-day challenge... Coffee
Chocolate
Rice
Coconut
Banana
Avocado
Parmesan
Fleur de sel
Black beans
Edamame
Olive Oil
Lemon
Vanilla beans
Almonds
Chick peas
Sorghum flour
Tapioca flour
Rice flour

Seems like a lot but my daughter is gluten and dairy free AND I'm a HUGE baker so I needs my specialty ingredients and unfortunately, Connecticut doesn't provide them. 
I'm so lucky to have so many fresh vegetables and herbs growing on our tiny suburban "farm" and to be surrounded by so many other excellent farmers. I plan to post (as much as I have time for) recipes and resources to all the local food available to me. If you want to learn more you can visit @andreabemis the challenge creator and get started yourself...even if you replace ONE meal a day with only local ingredients.

#eatfresh #buylocal #supportyourfarmer #nofarmsnofood #suburbanfarm #growyourownfood #foodsovereignty #cleaneating #enlightenedholistic #balancehomebliss #soilwillsaveus
For the last week, I've been involved in the #localthirty  challenge and I'm loving it. I am a lover of all food and an appreciator of ingredients from all corners of the globe. It's exciting for me to receive a bag of lily flowers from a friend whose traveled to Taiwan and I relish the deliciousness of it all. But, when it comes to every day food and what really nourishes me, I always come back to local food. Local food nourishes me in the deepest, best way possible. I am in touch and connection with my surroundings and my neighbors when I forage for local food. I would rather exchange some garden grown kale from our garden for some eggs from a neighbor. That makes my heart and my tummy happy. Of course there are things I can't live without (first world problems), and this is my list of non-negotiables during this 30-day challenge... Coffee Chocolate Rice Coconut Banana Avocado Parmesan Fleur de sel Black beans Edamame Olive Oil Lemon Vanilla beans Almonds Chick peas Sorghum flour Tapioca flour Rice flour Seems like a lot but my daughter is gluten and dairy free AND I'm a HUGE baker so I needs my specialty ingredients and unfortunately, Connecticut doesn't provide them. I'm so lucky to have so many fresh vegetables and herbs growing on our tiny suburban "farm" and to be surrounded by so many other excellent farmers. I plan to post (as much as I have time for) recipes and resources to all the local food available to me. If you want to learn more you can visit @andreabemis the challenge creator and get started yourself...even if you replace ONE meal a day with only local ingredients. #eatfresh  #buylocal  #supportyourfarmer  #nofarmsnofood  #suburbanfarm  #growyourownfood  #foodsovereignty  #cleaneating  #enlightenedholistic  #balancehomebliss  #soilwillsaveus 
🥚 Silicone muffin cups are the perfect fit 1 per egg. Frozen eggs are easy to remove from the silicone and fit neatly into gallon ziplocks #homesteadhacks #eggs #foodpreservation #puttingfoodby #toomanyeggs #backyardfarm #suburbanfarm #backyardhomestead
Don’t plant the entire packet of basil. So football and basil today before it goes to seed. #suburbanfarming#suburbanfarm
Loving the RAINY 🌧️ day. They keep trying to go UNDER water and there's not enough room 😯. We really need to get a bigger pool . I feel so bad 😔. I'm gonna have look for something bigger, while my husband figures out a pond to make.
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#PekinDucks #Pekin #LittleFarm #SuburbanFarm #Homesteading #SuburbanHomestead #Ducks #WhiteDuck #Homestead #DuckPool
Extraordinarily charming single level Spanish cottage rests among an organic “suburban farm” that has been lovingly cultivated by original owners...more than two dozen fruit trees, more than a dozen planters bursting with produce, butterfly garden, herb garden and so much more. One of the most unique and magical properties that we have ever listed! Come see it person, and experience a true sustainable living oasis. Listed at $949,000-$999,000.
#pagnirealestate #carlsbadhomesforsale #organic #wildlifehabitat #suburbanfarm #lovewhereyoulive #realtor #carlsbad #spanishhome
Extraordinarily charming single level Spanish cottage rests among an organic “suburban farm” that has been lovingly cultivated by original owners...more than two dozen fruit trees, more than a dozen planters bursting with produce, butterfly garden, herb garden and so much more. One of the most unique and magical properties that we have ever listed! Come see it person, and experience a true sustainable living oasis. Listed at $949,000-$999,000. #pagnirealestate  #carlsbadhomesforsale  #organic  #wildlifehabitat  #suburbanfarm  #lovewhereyoulive  #realtor  #carlsbad  #spanishhome 
Partnership isn't the same thing as codependence. Today, I'm feeling like a rockstar for keepin' it cool in this GA heat, while the other half of Levity is way across the nation. That's the power of effective farming systems! 💪😎🤘 #farmsmallfarmsmart #familyfarm #suburbanfarm #georgiafarm #YoungAmericanFarmers #womenwhofarm #leanfarming #farmsystems #systemsgamestrong #neversinkfarmcourse
Late Summer... aka... Tomatoes-on-the-windowsill Season.  #garden #homegrownfood #suburbanfarm
Yall, I can honestly say today is the first day I've actually felt like maybe this whole sustainable living thing is possible! .
And that's just from a bowl full of herbs, a few tomatoes, some eggs and flowers! .
We are supposed to be getting rain for the next 2 days and I know my herbs probably won't survive the beat down. So now the house will smell wonderful as they dry! .
Anyone else unreasonably hard on themselves when it comes to a certain part of your life? .
🙋 that's me, with basically everything! I'm such a perfectionist that I always see how I could have been better. And gardening is a huge miss for me this year. .
But next year Im gonna KILL IT! 💪 Canning, harvesting and providing for my family, stay tuned 2019 is gonna be poppin here on the sac! 🍾🍾
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#harvest #herbs #growyourownfood #growyourown #regenerativeagriculture #agriculture #smallfarm #homestead #homesteadmisfits #garden #gardening #farmhouse #community #bigchanges #sustainable #sustainableliving #farming #suburbanfarm #growfoodnotlawns #ediblelandscaping #foodie
Yall, I can honestly say today is the first day I've actually felt like maybe this whole sustainable living thing is possible! . And that's just from a bowl full of herbs, a few tomatoes, some eggs and flowers! . We are supposed to be getting rain for the next 2 days and I know my herbs probably won't survive the beat down. So now the house will smell wonderful as they dry! . Anyone else unreasonably hard on themselves when it comes to a certain part of your life? . 🙋 that's me, with basically everything! I'm such a perfectionist that I always see how I could have been better. And gardening is a huge miss for me this year. . But next year Im gonna KILL IT! 💪 Canning, harvesting and providing for my family, stay tuned 2019 is gonna be poppin here on the sac! 🍾🍾 . . #harvest  #herbs  #growyourownfood  #growyourown  #regenerativeagriculture  #agriculture  #smallfarm  #homestead  #homesteadmisfits  #garden  #gardening  #farmhouse  #community  #bigchanges  #sustainable  #sustainableliving  #farming  #suburbanfarm  #growfoodnotlawns  #ediblelandscaping  #foodie 
Added 1 ☝️ tbsp of @herbinbackyards "Herbin' Well- Being" 🍃to the  girls 🐔 feed this morning to help BOOST their immunity. { I think they love it! 💕} And let me tell you, it SMELLS amazing 😍. I want to put it all over my food 🤔🤣!!
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#BackyardChickens #BackyardFlock #ISABrown #CrazyChickenLady #SuburbanFarm #LittleFarm #UrbanFarm #SuburbanFarming #HerbinBackyards #HealthyChickens #Hens #LuckyChickens #UrbanChickens #SuburbanChickens #SimpleLiving #CountryLiving #SustainableFarming
Added 1 ☝️ tbsp of @herbinbackyards "Herbin' Well- Being" 🍃to the girls 🐔 feed this morning to help BOOST their immunity. { I think they love it! 💕} And let me tell you, it SMELLS amazing 😍. I want to put it all over my food 🤔🤣!! . . #BackyardChickens  #BackyardFlock  #ISABrown  #CrazyChickenLady  #SuburbanFarm  #LittleFarm  #UrbanFarm  #SuburbanFarming  #HerbinBackyards  #HealthyChickens  #Hens  #LuckyChickens  #UrbanChickens  #SuburbanChickens  #SimpleLiving  #CountryLiving  #SustainableFarming 
Good Morning! 😊 I love being able to pick some tasty 😋 little snacks { #NaturesCandy ❤️ } on my way to do the morning chores. And the weather is amazing right now!! A COOL , comfortable 65°F 🌥️😍 #BringOnTheHoodies 🤗
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#GrowYourOwnFood #GrowWhatYouEat #EdibleGarden #FoodGarden #Rasberries #Garden #Gardening #GardenToTable #NewbieGardener #Gardener #SuburbanGarden #SuburbanFarm #SustainableGardening #SustainableFarming #SustainableLiving #SimpleLiving #Zone6a
Good Morning! 😊 I love being able to pick some tasty 😋 little snacks { #NaturesCandy  ❤️ } on my way to do the morning chores. And the weather is amazing right now!! A COOL , comfortable 65°F 🌥️😍 #BringOnTheHoodies  🤗 . . #GrowYourOwnFood  #GrowWhatYouEat  #EdibleGarden  #FoodGarden  #Rasberries  #Garden  #Gardening  #GardenToTable  #NewbieGardener  #Gardener  #SuburbanGarden  #SuburbanFarm  #SustainableGardening  #SustainableFarming  #SustainableLiving  #SimpleLiving  #Zone6a 
When the chickens get a chance at a dustbath #suburbanfarm #chickensofinstagram
Almost Fall but the garden is hot! First ever bean harvest. Leather britches here we come!
Almost Fall but the garden is hot! First ever bean harvest. Leather britches here we come!
Anticipation...the ladies know it’s treat time. They’re trying sprouts for the first time. Not sure if they aren’t that interested or if they wanted mealworms instead. If@they were in the garden, they’d be gone. Picky, picky!!
#pickychickens #spoiledhens #sprouts #sproutedseeds #beansprouts #healthychickentreats  #hens #hensofcarmichael #no27farm #chickensofinstagram #hensofinstagram #anticipation #healthyfood #healthfood #theywantjunkfood #spoiled #carmichael #suburbanfarm #suburbanfarming
Anticipation...the ladies know it’s treat time. They’re trying sprouts for the first time. Not sure if they aren’t that interested or if they wanted mealworms instead. If@they were in the garden, they’d be gone. Picky, picky!! #pickychickens  #spoiledhens  #sprouts  #sproutedseeds  #beansprouts  #healthychickentreats  #hens  #hensofcarmichael  #no27farm  #chickensofinstagram  #hensofinstagram  #anticipation  #healthyfood  #healthfood  #theywantjunkfood  #spoiled  #carmichael  #suburbanfarm  #suburbanfarming 
The #schoolgarden is my happy place! Love the work this sensory garden does for teachers and students alike. Also, it's #teacheraideday and the one who does this? One of the best!
The #schoolgarden  is my happy place! Love the work this sensory garden does for teachers and students alike. Also, it's #teacheraideday  and the one who does this? One of the best!
French breakfast radish.

A pre 1885 French heirloom. One with a mild but slightly spicy, but also sweet flavor. Very fast seed to harvest date, could pull these now if I wanted to but I'm going to wait another week. Excellent germination rate, just about 100% germination for me. They also make a great pickled radish and from what I hear can also be roasted for a nice treat. .
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#radish #radishs #bakercreekseeds 
#frenchbreakfastradish #germination 
#organic #garden #nodig #backtoeden
#permaculture #permaculturedesign
#radishgreens #nongmo #farmtotable #sustainableliving #suburbanfarm
#sunnycreekfarm #sustainability 
#sustainablefarming #nature #nongmo
#bakercreekheirloomseeds #heirloom 
#gardenofthegods #eden #soilislife #growingyourgreens #gardeningtips 
#buckscounty
French breakfast radish. A pre 1885 French heirloom. One with a mild but slightly spicy, but also sweet flavor. Very fast seed to harvest date, could pull these now if I wanted to but I'm going to wait another week. Excellent germination rate, just about 100% germination for me. They also make a great pickled radish and from what I hear can also be roasted for a nice treat. . . . . #radish  #radishs  #bakercreekseeds  #frenchbreakfastradish  #germination  #organic  #garden  #nodig  #backtoeden  #permaculture  #permaculturedesign  #radishgreens  #nongmo  #farmtotable  #sustainableliving  #suburbanfarm  #sunnycreekfarm  #sustainability  #sustainablefarming  #nature  #nongmo  #bakercreekheirloomseeds  #heirloom  #gardenofthegods  #eden  #soilislife  #growingyourgreens  #gardeningtips  #buckscounty