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Tammy Meulemeester

Welcome to our Northern Ontario homestead where we are continually learning, experimenting and expanding. It isn't always easy, but it is rewarding.

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This poor little fella is huddled up against the house. The only spot in our yard not covered by a few inches of snow. #robin #flysouthlittlebird #feelingcold #poorguy #homesteading #countryliving

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Beautiful night tonight. I was greeted by this vision when I went out to do my evening chores. #snowatnight #beautiful #silentnight #homesteading #countryliving #farmlife #doingmychores #gettingchillyout #winterhasarrived

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It's a winter wonderland out there. I think this time it is here to stay. Jazz is loving it. Joe and I, not so much. #walkinginawinterwonderland #babyitscoldoutside #dashingthroughthesnow #snowyoutthere #countryliving #farmlife #homesteading #animalsarehungry #choresstillneedtobedone

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Mmmm....I just made low carb crackers and they smell and taste delicious. There are a couple things I need to tweak, but as you can see by the last photo, they went over well. My husband was snitching them before I was finished taking photos. #lowcarb #smellsogood #homemade #changingeatinghabits #countryliving #homesteading #rainydaybaking #learningnewthings

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We enjoyed a wonderful creamed kohlrabi soup, prepared by my wonderful husband. I added some hot sauce to mine and he added a sprinkle of roasted qarlic and peppers seasoning. It was amazing. #mmmmm #growingourownfood #kohlrabi #wintersoup #countryliving #homesteading #farmlife #hotsaucemakesitbetter #lovethatmyhusbandcooks

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We butchered 4 roosters the other day. Because we knew that the meat would be tough we ground it and made it into sausages. It was the first time making chicken sausages. They were better than I thought they'd be. #chicken #roosters #sausage #growingourownfood #homesteading #homegrown #countryliving #farmlife

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Snowy day today. The ducks and the dog are enjoying it, but the chickens not so much. Maybe they knew the roosters were headed for freezer camp. #snowyday #winterwonderland #babyitscoldoutside #duckslovethesnow #byebyeroosters #freezercamp

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These 2 are buddies. I find them snuggled together fairly often. Jazz (the dog), loves babies of all sorts. She loves to check them out, but she does it way too fast that it usually frightens the babies. Derinda's kitten (not shown) smacked Jazz in the nose, claws out. It didn't slow Jazzy up one little bit. She kept going back to check on the baby kitty (even though we had to dab the blood off of her nose). #unusualfriends #lovesbabies #buddies #calicocat #farmdog #cuddletime #homesteading

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Well she found the chicks that survived the incubator dump. We started out with 25 eggs, 22 had developed enough before lock down. Kitty heard the first chick when it hatched and dumped the incubator over. Scrambled, cracked eggs 😥. We were able to help save a total of 8. Kitty (Tess) is being watched like a hawk now and is put into my daughter's room at night. #naughtykitty #badolputtytat #calicocat #keepingusonourtoes #homesteading #countryliving #bufforpington #chickens #hopingforsomehens #rescuedchicks

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My daughter's house cat got out again. She's hanging around the logs because the chipmunks tend to play around there. #naughtykitty #housecatgotout #thegreathunter #badolputtytat #countryliving #calicocat #homesteading

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Mini Death Star. Pew, pew.... Having fun with one of our boiled quail eggs. Time to eat now 😁. #quaileggs #havingfun #playingwithmyfood #deathstar #growingourownfood #howweentertainourselves

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October Scavenger Hunt 25) Keeps you dry For the past 2 days, and well into the night, Joe's been working on our roof. At least another days work left to do up there. Thankfully the rain has held off. #gettoknowahomesteader #workinglonghours #shingling #ontheroofatnight #longhours #hardworkingman #countryliving #itsgottabedone #stayingdry

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October Scavenger Hunt 4) The reason you homestead Serving homegrown food at family gatherings is the main reason we homestead. Our Thanksgiving dinner was great. A local turkey, garden squash, beets and potatoes, homemade sour dough stuffing and even the wine was homemade. I made a pumpkin cheesecake, but it we didn't get the chance to eat it. Less than an hour after this photo was taken my Mom had some kind of attack and was rushed to the hospital. We are very thankful we still have her with us❤ #gettoknowahomesteader #thanksgiving #growingourownfood #familygathering #homesteading #countryliving #farmlife #lovemyfamily #weareverythankful

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October Scavenger Hunt 16) A procrastinated farm chore Fall clean up is always a slow chore to happen. The snow will be here very soon and there are still so many clean up (and put away) jobs to be done. It's the same thing every year. I think to my husband and I it means winter is coming and neither of us likes the winter. #gettoknowahomesteader #farmlife #fallcleanup #winterscoming #somuchtodo #countryliving #homesteading

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October Scavenger Hunt 8) a four legged animal I had a few different animals I could have chosen from, but my daughter's kitten is so adorable (and so full of energy and mischief). Because she doesn't sit still very long, it's difficult to get a good photo of her. I took this a few days ago, but I just love the photo of her in the box of squash. #gettoknowahomesteader #kitten #troublemaker #kittyinabox #cutie #homesteading #livingthedream #calicocat #countryliving #farmlife

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