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Guys- I am squash illiterate! While we were at the pumpkin patch yesterday, I decided to be adventurous and grab a big #butternutsquash and a couple of #acornsquash
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What do I do with them? Hit me up with your favorite squash #recipe, please! Bonus points if they include lots of garlic, because garlic is absolutely my favorite ingredient 😁
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Day 22 of #gettoknowahomesteader with @atablefullinthewoods @growingjubilance @moderndaysoldways @lostandfarmed and @mitzacreekfarm
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#homestead #homesteader #homesteading #urbanhomestead #urbanhomesteader #urbanhomesteading #backyardfarm #recipes #cooksomething #trysomethingnew
HELP! . Guys- I am squash illiterate! While we were at the pumpkin patch yesterday, I decided to be adventurous and grab a big #butternutsquash  and a couple of #acornsquash  . What do I do with them? Hit me up with your favorite squash #recipe , please! Bonus points if they include lots of garlic, because garlic is absolutely my favorite ingredient 😁 . Day 22 of #gettoknowahomesteader  with @atablefullinthewoods @growingjubilance @moderndaysoldways @lostandfarmed and @mitzacreekfarm . . . #homestead  #homesteader  #homesteading  #urbanhomestead  #urbanhomesteader  #urbanhomesteading  #backyardfarm  #recipes  #cooksomething  #trysomethingnew 
Today we welcomed three new #nuggets to our #coop. #Merry had been so lonely lately that we thought it was time she got a few new #sisters. Names are yet to be determined. #meyerhatchery #chickens #urbanhomestead #BarredPlymouthRocks #BuffChantecler #EasterEggers
Experimenting with some artisan bread recipes.  Loved how the setting sun came through into the kitchen! ------------------- #artisanbread #realbread #slowfood #simplelife #simpleliving #simplethings #homemade #homemadebread #sunset #settingsun 
#urbanhomestead #suburbanhomestead
Urban homesteading at it’s finest. Guess it’s time to clip the girl’s wings again when I start getting texts from the neighbors. 😂 #urbanhomestead #homesteading
Urban homesteading at it’s finest. Guess it’s time to clip the girl’s wings again when I start getting texts from the neighbors. 😂 #urbanhomestead  #homesteading 
My flowers are on their way out. 🌸 What should I plant next?!? 🌱
My flowers are on their way out. 🌸 What should I plant next?!? 🌱
Today I finally got to stand in a real life cotton field for the first time. 🙌🏼😍 #girlswithplants #homestead #urbanhomestead #happy #bucketlist #beautiful #southcarolina #cotton #thanksgod #nature #perfect #happyhippie #travel #southern #mysouthernliving #homesteader
It appears that we lost Camille some time last night. When I let them out earlier, I didn’t see her...but sometimes they’re laying, so I wasn’t worried. But when she didn’t come to the door when I stepped out this afternoon, I went looking for her. She’s in the nest with her feet stretched straight out. I couldn’t see her head, but I think it was tucked under her weirdly. I didn’t see anything gross, but I was carrying the baby and so I didn’t look long. There are a few moments in life where I wish I could hide behind gender roles and call a husband to deal with it...but I’m the high heels and the power tools in my family, the mascara and the rubber gloves. In a moment of weakness, I texted my neighbor-husband @koppyski (🙈@berlymarie), and he offered to help tomorrow...but really, this is my job...but Viv’s working late and I can’t leave the baby unattended while I deal with it...and wearing the baby while handling dead poultry seems like the wrong call....but also I’m worried the others will start eating her. Doesn’t this make you all want chickens? So I’m going to have to deal with it by headlamp later...wish me luck. .
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#ladybirdsofatl #urbanegger #backyardchickens #mypetchicken #backyardpoultrymag #urbanhomestead #bungalowhomestead #urbanhomesteadatl #iamamodernfarmer #aglanta
#camillethechicken #campinechicken #goldencampine #queerswhofarm #queerfarmers
It appears that we lost Camille some time last night. When I let them out earlier, I didn’t see her...but sometimes they’re laying, so I wasn’t worried. But when she didn’t come to the door when I stepped out this afternoon, I went looking for her. She’s in the nest with her feet stretched straight out. I couldn’t see her head, but I think it was tucked under her weirdly. I didn’t see anything gross, but I was carrying the baby and so I didn’t look long. There are a few moments in life where I wish I could hide behind gender roles and call a husband to deal with it...but I’m the high heels and the power tools in my family, the mascara and the rubber gloves. In a moment of weakness, I texted my neighbor-husband @koppyski (🙈@berlymarie), and he offered to help tomorrow...but really, this is my job...but Viv’s working late and I can’t leave the baby unattended while I deal with it...and wearing the baby while handling dead poultry seems like the wrong call....but also I’m worried the others will start eating her. Doesn’t this make you all want chickens? So I’m going to have to deal with it by headlamp later...wish me luck. . . . #ladybirdsofatl  #urbanegger  #backyardchickens  #mypetchicken  #backyardpoultrymag  #urbanhomestead  #bungalowhomestead  #urbanhomesteadatl  #iamamodernfarmer  #aglanta  #camillethechicken  #campinechicken  #goldencampine  #queerswhofarm  #queerfarmers 
Courtesy of @joshshouse10 , I have a new word to describe my garden; fecund! My garden is beyond fertile at the moment - the most perfect growing weather imaginable.  I am enjoying it while I can as a hot summer is predicted this year. #gardentoplate #paddocktoplate #hobbyfarm #homesteading #familyfood #ediblegarden #growyourown #countrylife #gardeninglife #organicgardening #thesimplelife #gardeningaustralia #perthgardens #ethicalfood #permaculture #harvesttime #mygarden2018 #growfood #veggiepatch #gardenersofinstagram #urbanhomestead #inmygarden #growfood #healthyfood #sustainableliving #seasonaleating #eatwhatyougrow
Courtesy of @joshshouse10 , I have a new word to describe my garden; fecund! My garden is beyond fertile at the moment - the most perfect growing weather imaginable. I am enjoying it while I can as a hot summer is predicted this year. #gardentoplate  #paddocktoplate  #hobbyfarm  #homesteading  #familyfood  #ediblegarden  #growyourown  #countrylife  #gardeninglife  #organicgardening  #thesimplelife  #gardeningaustralia  #perthgardens  #ethicalfood  #permaculture  #harvesttime  #mygarden2018  #growfood  #veggiepatch  #gardenersofinstagram  #urbanhomestead  #inmygarden  #growfood  #healthyfood  #sustainableliving  #seasonaleating  #eatwhatyougrow 
Got a lot of cheap cucumbers at the markets and turned them into quick and easy pickled cucumbers. Great for "ploughmans" type picnic lunches with home made bread, cheeses, other pickled veges and maybe a bit of ham! .
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#growyourownfood #permaculture #mygarden #backyardgarden #urbanfarm #homestead #homesteading #practicalfrog #ruralliving #selfsufficiency #eatlocal #food storage #homesteader #homesteadlife #homegrown #urbanhomestead @practicalfrog #frugalliving #frugallife #simpleliving
Got a lot of cheap cucumbers at the markets and turned them into quick and easy pickled cucumbers. Great for "ploughmans" type picnic lunches with home made bread, cheeses, other pickled veges and maybe a bit of ham! . . #growyourownfood  #permaculture  #mygarden  #backyardgarden  #urbanfarm  #homestead  #homesteading  #practicalfrog  #ruralliving  #selfsufficiency  #eatlocal  #food  storage #homesteader  #homesteadlife  #homegrown  #urbanhomestead  @practicalfrog #frugalliving  #frugallife  #simpleliving 
The leaven was bubbling over this morning because I believed someone who told me that I would be more successful if I used 100% freshly milled rye for my starter. Who knows if they were right but it has been working so far. This recipe is taken from Book no 3 on ancient grains by Chad Robertson. He mentions that Kamut is naturally sweet and gives the loaf a golden color and since I can get  it organically at @simplybulkmarket I had to try it. I’ll be gently folding this afternoon and will keep with my tradition (all two times) and will put it in the fridge overnight for the final rise. #newbiebaker
The leaven was bubbling over this morning because I believed someone who told me that I would be more successful if I used 100% freshly milled rye for my starter. Who knows if they were right but it has been working so far. This recipe is taken from Book no 3 on ancient grains by Chad Robertson. He mentions that Kamut is naturally sweet and gives the loaf a golden color and since I can get it organically at @simplybulkmarket I had to try it. I’ll be gently folding this afternoon and will keep with my tradition (all two times) and will put it in the fridge overnight for the final rise. #newbiebaker 
To cornichon or not? That is the question!
To cornichon or not? That is the question!
Albert is real good at finding the light 
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I’m spending this week and next shutting down the garden. That means lots more time inside during these short and gloomy days. Which means lots of snuggling with this most delicate flower. 
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Ps : I’ve decided Albert is a chi-tzu bc he has a (slightly less scruffy) twin out there called @jamielovesapples who looks and snores just like him. Carry on. 
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#seasonalflowers #seattlewedding #seattleflorist #weddingflowers #flowers #flowerfarmer #farmerflorist #slowflowers #igrewthis #urbanfarmer #urbanfarming #urbanhomestead #urbanflowerfarmer #growyourown #girlswhogarden #ladygardener #garden #gardenlife #blooms #floristsofinstagram #dsfloral #seasonalfloweralliance #destinationwedding #bosslady #weddingideas #blooms #adoptdontshop #rescuedogsofinstagram #rescueismyfavoritebreed #chitzu
Albert is real good at finding the light _ I’m spending this week and next shutting down the garden. That means lots more time inside during these short and gloomy days. Which means lots of snuggling with this most delicate flower. _ Ps : I’ve decided Albert is a chi-tzu bc he has a (slightly less scruffy) twin out there called @jamielovesapples who looks and snores just like him. Carry on. _ #seasonalflowers  #seattlewedding  #seattleflorist  #weddingflowers  #flowers  #flowerfarmer  #farmerflorist  #slowflowers  #igrewthis  #urbanfarmer  #urbanfarming  #urbanhomestead  #urbanflowerfarmer  #growyourown  #girlswhogarden  #ladygardener  #garden  #gardenlife  #blooms  #floristsofinstagram  #dsfloral  #seasonalfloweralliance  #destinationwedding  #bosslady  #weddingideas  #blooms  #adoptdontshop  #rescuedogsofinstagram  #rescueismyfavoritebreed  #chitzu 
I wish I was a little bit taller. 🏀
I wish I was a little bit taller. 🏀
My favorite ingredient is garlic!!! I add it to nearly everything, basically if you're a vampire don't come over for dinner. 😬😀😅 .
Starting week 4 of #gettoknowahomesteader brought to you by @atablefullinthewoods @lostandfarmed @moderndaysoldways @mitzacreekfarm @growingjubilance ,
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#garlic #homesteadkitchen #fermentedfoods #fermentation #hotsauce #October #octoberphotochallenge #photoscavengerhunt #urbanhomestead #backyardhomestead #homemade #vampiresbeware #homesteadlife
My favorite ingredient is garlic!!! I add it to nearly everything, basically if you're a vampire don't come over for dinner. 😬😀😅 . Starting week 4 of #gettoknowahomesteader  brought to you by @atablefullinthewoods @lostandfarmed @moderndaysoldways @mitzacreekfarm @growingjubilance , . . #garlic  #homesteadkitchen  #fermentedfoods  #fermentation  #hotsauce  #October  #octoberphotochallenge  #photoscavengerhunt  #urbanhomestead  #backyardhomestead  #homemade  #vampiresbeware  #homesteadlife 
Enjoying these biscotti from @ironshotcafe paired with their Irish breakfast tea! Perfect pairing!

If you order any custom knit from me I'll throw in a gift from Iron Shot Cafe! Baked good or sample packet of tea or coffee blends! 😘
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#urbanhomestead #homestead #lifeincbus #liveauthentic #lifeofadventure #lifewithoutlimits #livingwithnature #madefromscratch #bakery #ironshotcafe #biscotti #tea #shopsmall #supportlocal #shoponline
It is no secret that I adore vintage items and chickens. One girlfriend combined both of those into my birthday present. She found this sweet, vintage egg crate on one of those '100 mile' yard sales. This little beauty can hold 6 dozen eggs. What do you think?
It is no secret that I adore vintage items and chickens. One girlfriend combined both of those into my birthday present. She found this sweet, vintage egg crate on one of those '100 mile' yard sales. This little beauty can hold 6 dozen eggs. What do you think?
So I think this is Manitoba maple (or box elder). Apparently it sucks for wood burning BUT makes for great wood chips! 
Sooooooooo, anyone with a wood chipper want to help me out? I can pay you in baking, sewing or smiles. 
#urbanhomestead #urbanhomesteading #urbanhomesteader #homestead #homesteading #homesteader #treedown #manitobamaple #help #ineedwoodchips
A little bit care for your plants and they will give you so much more in return. I've been growing a lot of the fruits and veggies that I eat. Its reduced my grocery bill, I know I'm eating pesticide free produce and it's right outside my door. You feel good growing your own food. Try it, start small. If your area doesn't get too much sun, lettuce does well in the shade. Move it around to get a little sun. Just start small.
A little bit care for your plants and they will give you so much more in return. I've been growing a lot of the fruits and veggies that I eat. Its reduced my grocery bill, I know I'm eating pesticide free produce and it's right outside my door. You feel good growing your own food. Try it, start small. If your area doesn't get too much sun, lettuce does well in the shade. Move it around to get a little sun. Just start small.
Happy Monday!  Loving what @bikini_mafia_wb Planted on Sunday 😍😍. Can’t wait to see those babies grow up nice and proud 😊. I love seed starting. I actually have some more to start myself. Can we just make Sunday seed starting day. #seedstartingsunday for the win lol. 🌱
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#seedstarting #containergarden #seedmail #greens #gardener #growfoodnotlawns #backyardgarden #kale  #urbangarden #garden #gardening #thehappygardeninglife #greenthumb #subscriptionbox #monthlysubscription #growfoodnotlawns #seeds #urbangarden  #homestead #beans  #blackgirlswithgardens #urbanhomestead #zone10 #plantbabies #mint2grow
Happy Monday! Loving what @bikini_mafia_wb Planted on Sunday 😍😍. Can’t wait to see those babies grow up nice and proud 😊. I love seed starting. I actually have some more to start myself. Can we just make Sunday seed starting day. #seedstartingsunday  for the win lol. 🌱 🌱 🌱 🌱 #seedstarting  #containergarden  #seedmail  #greens  #gardener  #growfoodnotlawns  #backyardgarden  #kale  #urbangarden  #garden  #gardening  #thehappygardeninglife  #greenthumb  #subscriptionbox  #monthlysubscription  #growfoodnotlawns  #seeds  #urbangarden  #homestead  #beans  #blackgirlswithgardens  #urbanhomestead  #zone10  #plantbabies  #mint2grow 
This is how far our figs got this year! You can't really tell but they're only 1/2 inch big so definitely not to eating size yet. 😆We didn't expect to get any the first year of planting though so this was a fun surprise. Next year though, its on! 👊#gettinfiggywithit
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#figs #fig #fruit #fruittree #fruitfarm 
#gardening #growyourown #myplants #liveofftheland #urbanfarming #urbanhomestead #backyardgarden #urbangardenersrepublic #urbangardening #growfoodnotlawns #kitchengarden #growsomethinggreen #epicgardening #horticulture #growfood #organicgarden #veggiepatch #urbanorganicgardener #gardensofinstagram #gardeningtips #girlswhogrow #urbanfarm #veggiegarden #instagardenlovers
This is how far our figs got this year! You can't really tell but they're only 1/2 inch big so definitely not to eating size yet. 😆We didn't expect to get any the first year of planting though so this was a fun surprise. Next year though, its on! 👊#gettinfiggywithit  . . . . . . #figs  #fig  #fruit  #fruittree  #fruitfarm  #gardening  #growyourown  #myplants  #liveofftheland  #urbanfarming  #urbanhomestead  #backyardgarden  #urbangardenersrepublic  #urbangardening  #growfoodnotlawns  #kitchengarden  #growsomethinggreen  #epicgardening  #horticulture  #growfood  #organicgarden  #veggiepatch  #urbanorganicgardener  #gardensofinstagram  #gardeningtips  #girlswhogrow  #urbanfarm  #veggiegarden  #instagardenlovers 
This is my small but mighty Bay Tree. In my opinion, fresh herbs are usually better than dried and this one is no exception. The only problem is that I’m tempted to use it faster than it can grow. It’s looking a little thin at the moment. 🌱My favorite go to recipe is to take a beef roast out of the freezer at night , put it into the crockpot and pour a whole bottle of red wine over it. I then crush a couple of fresh Bay leaves into the wine along with garlic and sliced onion and put it on low all night. When you wake up to the smell of beef in wine you always find the will to live again. Once I have coffee, I decide what other veg and herbs I’ll add a couple hours before serving and bacon is usually top of the list.
This is my small but mighty Bay Tree. In my opinion, fresh herbs are usually better than dried and this one is no exception. The only problem is that I’m tempted to use it faster than it can grow. It’s looking a little thin at the moment. 🌱My favorite go to recipe is to take a beef roast out of the freezer at night , put it into the crockpot and pour a whole bottle of red wine over it. I then crush a couple of fresh Bay leaves into the wine along with garlic and sliced onion and put it on low all night. When you wake up to the smell of beef in wine you always find the will to live again. Once I have coffee, I decide what other veg and herbs I’ll add a couple hours before serving and bacon is usually top of the list.
Scroll! I planted four or so surviving strawberry plants in this area at the beginning of the year to help with the runoff from the alley. This is the result. They’re not the best strawberries, but they are hearty. I’m curious to see if they all survive the winter, including these rock climbers! #chicago #chicagogarden #chicagofarmer #chicagogrown #urbanorganicgardener #organic #organicgardening #chicagogardener #strawberry #femalegardener #urbangardening #urbanhomestead #strawberries #sustainableliving #diy #urbanforaging #chicagostyle #growyourown #veganfood #urbanhomestead #vegetablegarden #plantsomethinggreen #containergardening #raisedbedgarden #citygarden #cityfarm #winteriscoming #gardening #raisedbeds #gardenersofinstagram #perennialgarden
Scroll! I planted four or so surviving strawberry plants in this area at the beginning of the year to help with the runoff from the alley. This is the result. They’re not the best strawberries, but they are hearty. I’m curious to see if they all survive the winter, including these rock climbers! #chicago  #chicagogarden  #chicagofarmer  #chicagogrown  #urbanorganicgardener  #organic  #organicgardening  #chicagogardener  #strawberry  #femalegardener  #urbangardening  #urbanhomestead  #strawberries  #sustainableliving  #diy  #urbanforaging  #chicagostyle  #growyourown  #veganfood  #urbanhomestead  #vegetablegarden  #plantsomethinggreen  #containergardening  #raisedbedgarden  #citygarden  #cityfarm  #winteriscoming  #gardening  #raisedbeds  #gardenersofinstagram  #perennialgarden 
OMG I loved this weekend so hard. This is a pic of me absolutely BLISSED OUT after bringing home over 100 new plants. So many new plant babies!!! Edibles and flowering ornamentals for the birds and pollinators. Yay!!!
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My local nursery has a great fall sale that I plan my year around. I spent a little over $200 for all these  plants. I buy small plants, they’re cheap, transplant better, and quickly catch up in size. It’s important to realize that some of these are going to die too, so no point in buying bigger, more expensive ones. I used to beat myself up about plant deaths and feel like if I was a ‘good gardener’ everything would flourish, but that’s just not true. I’m very careful about buying the right plant for the right place (the most important and hardest thing to do when plant shopping!) but some of them still aren’t going to be able to hang with our clay soil, or they may get shaded out, or they may be too slow to compete with the weeds, or maybe they’ll get taken out by pests before I have a chance to notice...🤷‍♀️ It happens! This is just part of the process. I’ve gotten a lot better at predicting which plants will do well, but there will still be a few deaths. Next year I’ll be back at the sale and will fill any empty spaces with the plants that thrived.
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Some of the plants I am most excited about: a new citrus to add to our collection, Vaniglia Sanguigno, a vanilla blood orange (which my son helped plant in second pic 💕). Three more blueberries, so we now have 7 on our little urban homestead. Some clematis vines that can handle some shade and will hopefully give us and our neighbors some privacy. A Vitex tree, which is not only beautiful but also super drought tolerant and has lots of medicinal qualities. And a large shrub called Family Jewels which has big hairy seed balls that look exactly like their name implies 😳😂
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I’ll be busy planting this week! This would take me a day to plant and mulch if it weren’t for having to put everything in gopher baskets. With the baskets (plus being a SAHM without much child free time) it will take me the whole week. Damn gophers. But even they can’t ruin my mood. New plant babies!!! Yay yay yay!!!
OMG I loved this weekend so hard. This is a pic of me absolutely BLISSED OUT after bringing home over 100 new plants. So many new plant babies!!! Edibles and flowering ornamentals for the birds and pollinators. Yay!!! . My local nursery has a great fall sale that I plan my year around. I spent a little over $200 for all these plants. I buy small plants, they’re cheap, transplant better, and quickly catch up in size. It’s important to realize that some of these are going to die too, so no point in buying bigger, more expensive ones. I used to beat myself up about plant deaths and feel like if I was a ‘good gardener’ everything would flourish, but that’s just not true. I’m very careful about buying the right plant for the right place (the most important and hardest thing to do when plant shopping!) but some of them still aren’t going to be able to hang with our clay soil, or they may get shaded out, or they may be too slow to compete with the weeds, or maybe they’ll get taken out by pests before I have a chance to notice...🤷‍♀️ It happens! This is just part of the process. I’ve gotten a lot better at predicting which plants will do well, but there will still be a few deaths. Next year I’ll be back at the sale and will fill any empty spaces with the plants that thrived. . Some of the plants I am most excited about: a new citrus to add to our collection, Vaniglia Sanguigno, a vanilla blood orange (which my son helped plant in second pic 💕). Three more blueberries, so we now have 7 on our little urban homestead. Some clematis vines that can handle some shade and will hopefully give us and our neighbors some privacy. A Vitex tree, which is not only beautiful but also super drought tolerant and has lots of medicinal qualities. And a large shrub called Family Jewels which has big hairy seed balls that look exactly like their name implies 😳😂 . I’ll be busy planting this week! This would take me a day to plant and mulch if it weren’t for having to put everything in gopher baskets. With the baskets (plus being a SAHM without much child free time) it will take me the whole week. Damn gophers. But even they can’t ruin my mood. New plant babies!!! Yay yay yay!!!
This blend is life. 
2 drops Frank. 
4 drops Valor. 
4 drops Stress Away. 
#allthelove #emotionalbalance
Collecting and drying the basil flowers, crushing the flowers and separating the chaff from the seed, and harvesting basil seeds for the #seedmailseedswap hosted by @mint2grow 
#lemonbasilseeds #farmerlyd #homesteading #urbanhomestead #urbanfarming #757farmstead #organiconly #heirloom #nopesticidesever #nongmo #savethebees #beekind #beeorganic #beesmart #beesmartgarden
Fall Harvest
Fall Harvest
🍁🎃🍁Such a great haul today!🍁🎃🍁 There are two mature Eastern Black Walnut (Juglans nigra) trees on our property, and this is definitely an ON year#harvest..this is HALF of the first harvest from one tree..🍁 🎃🍁
🍁🎃🍁Such a great haul today!🍁🎃🍁 There are two mature Eastern Black Walnut (Juglans nigra) trees on our property, and this is definitely an ON year#harvest ..this is HALF of the first harvest from one tree..🍁 🎃🍁
Well- we talked about Colorado... now Canada! The whole country went fully legal for Cannibus last week and here’s the cover headline of their financial news!!!!
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#bocaraton
#happiness
#gardening
#malinois
#realtor
#urbanhomestead
#realestate
#investing
#soflo
#cannibus
#mmj
#empathy
#selfawareness
#realestateinvesting
#kindness
#leadingwithlove
#family
#marijuana
#thematrix
#zeropointenergy
I spent much of the weekend reading through all of your scholarship applications and they made me laugh and cry and reflect on the things for which I am so very grateful - one of them being that you have trusted me enough to share your stories with me. Thank you. 💜 
It has been so difficult narrowing down our selections, but I think we are almost there. We received applications from people in 30 different countries, ages 19 to 75+ and in every life stage. If you applied for a scholarship, watch for an email from me on Thursday to let you know the outcome. 
#passionflower #passiflora #floranella #aromaculture #pollinatorgarden #pollinators #organicgarden #growyourown #growyourownmedicine #herbgarden #passifloraincarnata #herbalism #herbalist #herbalaromatherapy #herbalaromatherapist #herbalmedicine #herbalremedies #urbanhomestead #homesteading
I spent much of the weekend reading through all of your scholarship applications and they made me laugh and cry and reflect on the things for which I am so very grateful - one of them being that you have trusted me enough to share your stories with me. Thank you. 💜 It has been so difficult narrowing down our selections, but I think we are almost there. We received applications from people in 30 different countries, ages 19 to 75+ and in every life stage. If you applied for a scholarship, watch for an email from me on Thursday to let you know the outcome. #passionflower  #passiflora  #floranella  #aromaculture  #pollinatorgarden  #pollinators  #organicgarden  #growyourown  #growyourownmedicine  #herbgarden  #passifloraincarnata  #herbalism  #herbalist  #herbalaromatherapy  #herbalaromatherapist  #herbalmedicine  #herbalremedies  #urbanhomestead  #homesteading 
Well. This is our last egg of the year. The girls haven’t laid anything in a week so I’m thinking they are done. I do not supplement lighting as it’s not natural and it’s good to give them a break. Not to mention Rosie really needs to work on growing feathers, as she has been very slowly molting and I’m not making her a sweater. 
#urbanhomestead #urbanhomesteader #urbanhomesteading #homestead #homesteader #homesteading #hens #lastegg #thelastegg #winteriscoming
🌱 If you had to choose just ONE cool weather crop to grow (what a terrible thought, I know! 😱 Thank god we don't actually have to choose!), what would it be and why? Please share! 🌿
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For us, I've said it before and I will say again... Joi Choi bok choy, hands down! Why? It's prolific; you can expect cut-and-come-again harvests for dayyyysss (okay, months and months) from a single plant before it bolts. We grow at least 12-18 plants every winter! It's super hearty; of all the leafy greens and cabbages, Joi Choi sure can contribute to a filling meal, with their juicy, thick, crunchy but tender stalks as one of the larger, more open-headed varieties of bok choy. It's crazy low-maintenance; of all our plants and veggies, the powdery mildew, aphids, cabbage moths and caterpillars hardly touch this stuff, and is also quite tolerant to both heat and cold. It's versatile; with a fairly mild flavor (say, compared to mustard greens) and varying texture between the leaf and stalk, we use it in everything from nightly dinner sautees with other veggies, in green smoothies, in soups, salads, quiches, and most certainly in kraut ferments! It's appearance; it is beautiful and compact and manageable. I love nothing more than the scene of a bed neatly packed to the brim with heads of maturing Joi Choi. Okay I am done obsessing now. Don't let your head get too big with all this praise Miss Joi.... or, go ahead and let it! 🤣🤓
🌱 If you had to choose just ONE cool weather crop to grow (what a terrible thought, I know! 😱 Thank god we don't actually have to choose!), what would it be and why? Please share! 🌿 . For us, I've said it before and I will say again... Joi Choi bok choy, hands down! Why? It's prolific; you can expect cut-and-come-again harvests for dayyyysss (okay, months and months) from a single plant before it bolts. We grow at least 12-18 plants every winter! It's super hearty; of all the leafy greens and cabbages, Joi Choi sure can contribute to a filling meal, with their juicy, thick, crunchy but tender stalks as one of the larger, more open-headed varieties of bok choy. It's crazy low-maintenance; of all our plants and veggies, the powdery mildew, aphids, cabbage moths and caterpillars hardly touch this stuff, and is also quite tolerant to both heat and cold. It's versatile; with a fairly mild flavor (say, compared to mustard greens) and varying texture between the leaf and stalk, we use it in everything from nightly dinner sautees with other veggies, in green smoothies, in soups, salads, quiches, and most certainly in kraut ferments! It's appearance; it is beautiful and compact and manageable. I love nothing more than the scene of a bed neatly packed to the brim with heads of maturing Joi Choi. Okay I am done obsessing now. Don't let your head get too big with all this praise Miss Joi.... or, go ahead and let it! 🤣🤓
Making #escabeche from this years harvest! So excited for #tacotuesday at the #lostcreekmicrofarm #homestead 🙏🏻👩‍🌾👨‍🌾💪 #iamamodernfarmer
Ontem finalizamos nosso telhado verde. Deu bastante trabalho, mas o resultado final ficou lindo. Obrigada @mi_gehlen e @carrisantiago pela força.

#meraki #sustentavel #sustentabilidade #sustainability #sustainable #arquiteturasustentavel #bioconstrução #telhadoverde #ubatuba #homesteading #homestead #urbanhomesteading #urbanhomestead
The last of the rainbow swiss chard went to the chickens this morning. They were very appreciative! #garden #urbangarden #swisschard #backyardchickens #urbanhomestead #minifarm #sharethewealth
What does building community look like? See ⬆️
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Our West Bonner, Idaho Chapter helped clean up the West Bonner Food Bank garden! Thank you so much, ladies!
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📸: @northwoodshomestead
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#LHGofWestBonnerID #Idaho #FoodBank #ShareKnowedge #BuildCommunity #GrowFriendships #WomenInAg #Homestead #Sustainable #LadiesHomesteadGathering #UrbanHomestead
Excited about getting this book! Got it signed by the author, Penny Ausley. Even got to meet Sugar the Rabbit who appears in the book. 😀😍⠀
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#homesteadlife #urbanhomestead #homesteadanywhere #homesteaderme #homesteading #livedifferently #reclaiminglife #eatrealfood #backtothegarden
It’s garlic planting time in our region.  This is the first opportunity to influence the quality of next year’s crop by controlling one of the major factors affecting head size.  These cloves have been broken apart in preparation for planting but we aren’t just going to plant all of them, because studies have shown that larger cloves produce larger heads the following year.  Since big cloves and small cloves taste just the same, we eat the smallest ones and plant the biggest ones.  If you’re curious, the average clove size of this Russian Purple seed was about 11 grams.  Apply this tip to your garlic planting along with proper spacing and irrigation and you will enjoy harvesting large robust garlic plants year after year.
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Join our growing community by following @vegetableacademy.
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It’s garlic planting time in our region.  This is the first opportunity to influence the quality of next year’s crop by controlling one of the major factors affecting head size.  These cloves have been broken apart in preparation for planting but we aren’t just going to plant all of them, because studies have shown that larger cloves produce larger heads the following year. Since big cloves and small cloves taste just the same, we eat the smallest ones and plant the biggest ones.  If you’re curious, the average clove size of this Russian Purple seed was about 11 grams.  Apply this tip to your garlic planting along with proper spacing and irrigation and you will enjoy harvesting large robust garlic plants year after year. . Join our growing community by following @vegetableacademy. . .
Loving this new bag I found @riverandpeak in Front Royal Va. Check out part of my #walking lifestyle on Today’s YouTube Video. #urbanhomestead
Loving this new bag I found @riverandpeak in Front Royal Va. Check out part of my #walking  lifestyle on Today’s YouTube Video. #urbanhomestead 
Ecco la pianta che da origine al vischio! Guardate quanto ne ha intorno a se!
Come potete notare la pianta ormai è invecchiata troppo ed è malandata e a formato il parassita, cioè il cosi detto vischio!
Con questa foto, che spero porti buone nuove, vi auguro buona giornata!😍
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Ecco la pianta che da origine al vischio! Guardate quanto ne ha intorno a se! Come potete notare la pianta ormai è invecchiata troppo ed è malandata e a formato il parassita, cioè il cosi detto vischio! Con questa foto, che spero porti buone nuove, vi auguro buona giornata!😍 🌳🌳🌳🌳🌳🌳🌳🌳🌳🌳🌳
Buon giorno a tutti voi oggi vi faccio partecipe di una delle piante più preziose per me! Questa l'ha piantata il mio bis nonno tantissimi anni fa. Sapete perché è prezioso per me? Se notate dal tronco per metà sembra che c'è un volto e io con la mia fantasia voglio pensare che lì c'è l'anima dei miei antenati. Ecco come si fa a dare un volto ad una pianta!
Ciao nonno questo messaggio è per te!😍🙏
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Buon giorno a tutti voi oggi vi faccio partecipe di una delle piante più preziose per me! Questa l'ha piantata il mio bis nonno tantissimi anni fa. Sapete perché è prezioso per me? Se notate dal tronco per metà sembra che c'è un volto e io con la mia fantasia voglio pensare che lì c'è l'anima dei miei antenati. Ecco come si fa a dare un volto ad una pianta! Ciao nonno questo messaggio è per te!😍🙏 👴👵👴👵👴👵👴👵👴👵👴
Feeling pretty fancy right now 😍😋🙂 Have a bunch of kale going to seed so trying to use up as much as I can before it goes bitter. Cavalo nero, apple, chorizo and chicken salad with lemony mustard sour cream dressing and honey candied walnuts. Plus coriander, nasturtium and viola flowers because I watch too much food channel 😝🤗
Feeling pretty fancy right now 😍😋🙂 Have a bunch of kale going to seed so trying to use up as much as I can before it goes bitter. Cavalo nero, apple, chorizo and chicken salad with lemony mustard sour cream dressing and honey candied walnuts. Plus coriander, nasturtium and viola flowers because I watch too much food channel 😝🤗
The promise of summer around the corner ☀️
I can't wait to be sick of zucchini! 👍😀
The promise of summer around the corner ☀️ I can't wait to be sick of zucchini! 👍😀
Can never have to many plants. What are some of your favorite indoor plants?
Can never have to many plants. What are some of your favorite indoor plants?
Sunbathing oils in our new backyard. 🌞 I can’t believe what a difference it makes in overall happiness to have a yard!!! I truly feel so lucky to get to live in this space. Excited by all the potential and scheming up some plans for an herb and veggie garden. I will share our progress along the way 🌱#urbanhomestead #urbanapothecary
Sunbathing oils in our new backyard. 🌞 I can’t believe what a difference it makes in overall happiness to have a yard!!! I truly feel so lucky to get to live in this space. Excited by all the potential and scheming up some plans for an herb and veggie garden. I will share our progress along the way 🌱#urbanhomestead  #urbanapothecary 
Lavender blooming in October!

Lavender is one of my favorite flowers.  They are so pretty and smell so lovely.  And they're a pollinator!

I dry mine and use them in spa products. 
We will be re-launching the blog in a few weeks.  In the meantime, check the website for craft instructions on how to make Lavender Bath Bombs.  URL in comments.

#fromcoffeetocabernet #lavender #pollinators #urbangardening #urbanhomestead #flowers #flowergarden #craft #bathbomb #blog
This man is by far my "tool I can't live without." He helps me cut, dig, lift, catch, roof, build, and buy anything I need. As well as support my sometimes crazy, hairbrained, and exuberant ideas and dreams. I couldn't do this without him!
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#gettoknowahomesteader end of week 3
Hosted by @atablefullinthewoods @moderndaysoldways @mitzacreekfarm @growingjubilance @lostandfarmed
This man is by far my "tool I can't live without." He helps me cut, dig, lift, catch, roof, build, and buy anything I need. As well as support my sometimes crazy, hairbrained, and exuberant ideas and dreams. I couldn't do this without him! . . #gettoknowahomesteader  end of week 3 Hosted by @atablefullinthewoods @moderndaysoldways @mitzacreekfarm @growingjubilance @lostandfarmed
Inoculating scribbly gum logs with shiitake mushroom spores today with one of our little helpers ❤️ We traded some planks of our old hardwood fence we pulled down for some shiitake mushroom inoculated dowels and some eggs for freshly cut Scribbly gum logs. We have a while to wait before we see our first harvest but the process is started at least 😃 #mushroomgrowing #shitakemushroom #urbanhomestead #bartereconomy #sustainableliving #sustainability #selfsufficient #selfsufficiency #selfsufficientliving #homesteading #eatlocal #eatclean #foodismedicine  #growfood #foodisfree #growyourownfood #growfoodnotlawns  #cashlesseconomy #comminitygarden #permaculture #organicgardening #homemade #bushcraft #preserving #bottling #homecanning #jammaking @mosshouseau @milkwood_permaculture @permaculture.australia @humanswhogrowfood
Inoculating scribbly gum logs with shiitake mushroom spores today with one of our little helpers ❤️ We traded some planks of our old hardwood fence we pulled down for some shiitake mushroom inoculated dowels and some eggs for freshly cut Scribbly gum logs. We have a while to wait before we see our first harvest but the process is started at least 😃 #mushroomgrowing  #shitakemushroom  #urbanhomestead  #bartereconomy  #sustainableliving  #sustainability  #selfsufficient  #selfsufficiency  #selfsufficientliving  #homesteading  #eatlocal  #eatclean  #foodismedicine  #growfood  #foodisfree  #growyourownfood  #growfoodnotlawns  #cashlesseconomy  #comminitygarden  #permaculture  #organicgardening  #homemade  #bushcraft  #preserving  #bottling  #homecanning  #jammaking  @mosshouseau @milkwood_permaculture @permaculture.australia @humanswhogrowfood
There are only pumpkins in this picture. 💙 🎃
There are only pumpkins in this picture. 💙 🎃
The last of the home grown orange bell peppers. Definitely growing these again next year. Thick walled and sweet! They take forever to grow and get established. I seriously should start some seeds inside NOW. #freshfromthegarden
The last of the home grown orange bell peppers. Definitely growing these again next year. Thick walled and sweet! They take forever to grow and get established. I seriously should start some seeds inside NOW. #freshfromthegarden 
I was asked once are quails clean birds...answer NO, this is reason why dust baths. #quailofinstagram #quailsofinstagram #quail #quails #dustbaths #urbanquail #urbanquails #urbanhomestead #backyardhomestead #backyardquails #birds #birdsofinstagram
It’s Mr. steal yo girl.
It’s Mr. steal yo girl.
Looky looky what we just added to the garden...!!! Next up: bee-keeping classes. 😍🐝🐝🐝✨ #minihomesteadhaven #beekeeping #bees #urbanhomestead #homesteading #homestead #urbanhomesteading #beehive #beekeepers #pollonator
Trying to step up to the next level and preserve some of our #homesteading #harvest  today I #canned some #okra and #peppers.  I am looking for a good pepper spray recipe. If you have one, pleas DM it to me.  #jzarfamilygarden #backyardgardens #wegrowourownfood #homegrownveggies
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Happy Sunday Everyone! (My beautiful dinner plate dahlias) .
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#urbanhomestead #inspiremyinstagram #cabinlife #glitterguide #dahlias #naturalbeauty #growingflowers #gardening #yeg #alberta #yegphotography #pretty
I don’t really have a tool that I feel like I can’t live without. I actually tend to do things the hard way and forget that I even have tools to make my life easier 🤪 HOWEVER- we have been doing A LOT of building this year, and this second hand drill right here has been wonderful! I am definitely grateful to have it! Today we put it to use putting together the first of our two garden beds that we are making out of pallets! 😁 Day 21 of #gettoknowahomesteader with @atablefullinthewoods @growingjubilance @moderndaysoldways @lostandfarmed and @mitzacreekfarm
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#homestead #homesteader #homesteading #urbanhomestead #urbanhomesteader #urbanhomesteading #rookiegardener #palletproject #powertools #buildsomething
I don’t really have a tool that I feel like I can’t live without. I actually tend to do things the hard way and forget that I even have tools to make my life easier 🤪 HOWEVER- we have been doing A LOT of building this year, and this second hand drill right here has been wonderful! I am definitely grateful to have it! Today we put it to use putting together the first of our two garden beds that we are making out of pallets! 😁 Day 21 of #gettoknowahomesteader  with @atablefullinthewoods @growingjubilance @moderndaysoldways @lostandfarmed and @mitzacreekfarm . . . #homestead  #homesteader  #homesteading  #urbanhomestead  #urbanhomesteader  #urbanhomesteading  #rookiegardener  #palletproject  #powertools  #buildsomething 
I love the smell of rose🌹 we are making a bunch of bathbombs for our upcoming show next weekend in Beatty, Nevada! #rose #rosebathbombs🌹🛀
I love the smell of rose🌹 we are making a bunch of bathbombs for our upcoming show next weekend in Beatty, Nevada! #rose  #rosebathbombs 🌹🛀