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countrybonnetsoaps

Activated charcoal facial bars with cute yellow roses! Pertect for pulling dirt out of your pores and leaving you with a better complexion! #facialbars #unscented #gental #artisansoap #activatedcharcoal

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charissefp

Our sweet old girl Koda (10.5 yrs) has been feeling off today and I’m just praying it’s nothing serious. We can’t loose another dog this summer...our little animal loving hearts couldn’t take it! #willowglenhomestead #dogsofinstagram #familydog #dogs #urbanhomestead #urbanhomesteading #urbanhomesteader

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jaimie.franchi

Busy little guy.

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s.a.n.d._city_ranch

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s.a.n.d._city_ranch

Some of our fruits of labor. Yellow squash, zucchini squash, korean melon, cucumber, tomatoes, cherry tomatoes, hatch long green chili, chili, poblano. #sqaush #zucchini #koreanmelon #cucumber #tomatoes #cherrytomatoes #chili #poblano #garden #farmfresh #urbanhomestead #homestead #backyard #ranch #farm #elpasotexas #texas

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thefrontierfinn

Fun fact: chickens like to air out their pits when it’s hot

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provincejournal

Our little Buff Orpington hen died in her sleep a couple days ago. Two years ago she was the runt of the brood and I could never get her to put on enough weight. She was also the sweetest girl who loved to be held 😢💔. Today I stopped by the humane society which has received quite a few chickens recently. One particular cage had three “chickens” that didn’t quite look right to me. I told the adoption counselor, “I think they’re Texas A&M quail.” She agreed they didn’t quite look like chickens but she was perplexed and skeptical because they’d received vet exams. Surely the vet would know the difference, right? I told her I’d adopt them regardless of what they are but showed her photos of Texas quail on my phone. The whole time all the staff kept calling them chickens and their adoption papers list them as chickens. To me they don’t look or sound like chickens but I’m willing to admit I’m wrong. What do you think they are? (The poor things are filthy and missing feathers. They’ve had a rough start but I’m already ♥️♥️♥️)

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spikedsoiltony

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jaimie.franchi

This baby tree and this baby boy were both born last summer. Both are now nearly unrecognizable from how they began. Don't blink.

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kevin_parrott

Green beans, black beans, poblanos, jalapeños, and tomatoes! Picking daily from the garden! #peppers #beans #tomato #parrottfarms

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vegetableacademy

Trellising some crops creates opportunities for others, both in the gaps and along the edges.  Here on the left, we have basil tucked in alongside the indeterminate tomatoes, and in the centre between the trellised beds we have some mid summer lettuce.  The lettuce appreciates the part shade from the taller crops beside and these trellised crops gain more Sun exposure than they would if they were all planted next to each other.  An added perk of this crop diversity is that it’s all just easier on the eyes.  Given the choice, I’d much rather work in a place that’s beautiful. . Join our growing community by following @vegetableacademy.

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melaniebolson

Ficus carica 'Chicago Hardy' is putting on fruit in it's first year.

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katie.hanus

Phase 2 of our new garden being installed by @lettucenetworks. Fresh mulch, manure and organic soil. 🤗Next up, irrigation! 💦 #itsagarden #notagraveyard #yardsteading #yardening #urbanhomestead #urbanhomesteading #austin #foodsecurity #organicgardening

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cmoorecreations

Kaitlyn and I tried Marigold for the first time tonight and it was surprisingly good! I recommend it and it’s good for you too. But don’t eat the greens, just the petals. #shewentfirst #mybravedaughter #growyourownfood #urbangardening #urbanhomestead

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rusticmix

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bronxfarmgirl

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homesteadrebels

Our table always has fresh noms from the garden. These tiny watermelons are amaaaazing. Fresh tomatoes and herbs. Plus our rude fricken cat doing what she wants... . . . . . . . #tomatoes #watermelon #catsarerude #farmher #urbanfarmher #urbanpermaculture #growyourfood #homesteading #gardening #urbanhomestead #seedlings #containergarden #backyardfarm #growyourfood #urbanfarm #playindirt #permaculture #gardenlife #kidswhogarden #foodnotlawns

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elizabeths_humble_house

Good evening form the ole urban homestead. I hope your day went better than planned. Mine did - finally! # This first pic is taken from the bedroom going out to the hallway. This wall turned out so perfect! We will be hanging a huge (old) barn door on sliders here. # The sales rep from the plaster company showed up and looked over the issue and I believe we got it resolved. But the rep stayed more than hour wanting to know and see our home. It’s nice to see the house through someone’s eyes for the first time. He said he couldn’t believe the quality of work and craftsmanship/detail. That really made my heart light up! 🌟☺️💕 # It rained off and on all day but got into the gardens and cleared out the mildew and dying plants, harvested some, and hauled and stacked firewood. # I am very happy I made supper first thing this morning as I had a feeling I would be too pooped to cook, and yet starving for supper. # I think the plastering should be done by this weekend...?🙏🏻 Then I can finally clean up and get to the details of making then upstairs a home! I think we are rounding second base and heading to third....home plate is finally in sight. # I’m starving, filthy, and tired. Need to shower and eat...but wanted you to know how much I enjoyed reading your messages regarding our little ground hog day yesterday! 😊🐾 # God bless # #elizabethmaxson #godisgood #urbanhomestead #thankful #grateful #blessed #homeprojects #homerenovation #plasterwork #construction #creativechaos #chores #firewood #creating #cottagerenovation #houseproject #oldhouselove #getterdone #cornerofmyhome #rusticstyle #colbaltblue #garage #barndoor #reclaimedmaterials #outbuilding

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homesteadrebels

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cropswapapp

If you want to compost AT HOME, the FIRST thing you need to start doin is SAVING your veggie scraps and coffee grounds and all that jazz (for a rough reference, scroll to the next photo for things you can and cannot compost). If you #compost your scraps, you turn them into usable DELICIOUS FUEL for your garden (good compost is the base of any great garden). If you DON’T save your scraps, they turn into methane in a landfill. Screw that noise. Make compost. ✊. (Thanks to @wideopeneats for the compost list)

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letseat01

Our front yard Garden was off to a slow start but now it has just exploded 💣 💥🌞💦🌱🌱🌻🌽🍅🎃

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magichousefarms

don’t ya ever say i don’t love these crazy little broads . Thanks for helping us yesterday @_ht__________ @studio__kin . . . . . . #womenwhofarm #magichouse #magicmaker #urbanhomestead #citychickens #chickenlady #asseenincolumbus #asseeninfranklinton

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homesteadrebels

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celeste.azure

Three years ago I started gardening in our backyard. I studied everything I could find about #ediblelandscaping because I wanted a place where my daughter could enjoy sweet, organic treats fresh off the vine. Each year I added a bit more. It's so beautiful now and I love that I don't have to worry about what ends up on her plate. Every plant, fruit, and flower is edible. ❤ . . #FarmMom#urbanfarm 🐣 #farmlife 🌾 #farmliving 🌱 #backyardfarm 🐷 #urbanhomestead 🌻 #eatwhatyougrow 🌽 #urbanfarming 🐔 #organicgardening 🍋 #growyourownfood 🍒 #microfarm 🥕 #HallHobbyFarm 😋

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piedmontpicnic

Dem beans, dem beans, dem dry beans 🎶 Lots of dried up yellow pods hanging on vines and bushes out in the yarden! Love shelling these and seeing the jars on the pantry shelf. This year, we’re growing #colossuscowpeas, #kebarikabeans, #turkeycraw beans, and #tigerseyebeans. 💚

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wolves_and_ravens

I may have planted my crops too close this year.... my zucchini is growing into my squash, my squash is growing into my tomatoes, the pumpkin is growing through my tomatoes and the tomatoes are growing through everything ! #pumpkin #squash #tomatoes #cherrytomatoes #growyourownfood #growyourown #knowwhereyourfoodcomesfrom #urbanhomesteading #urbanhomestead #homesteading #homesteadingmama #homestead #growingveggies #growingvegetables

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jillianflesh

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wolves_and_ravens

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costanzokimberly

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richcreekfarmhouse

I give my quail snacks but they really just pick out the seeds. They’re favorite snacks are bell pepper seeds! . . #hometotable #quail #backyardbirds #backyardpoultry #poultry #fowl #iamamodernfarmer #homestead #countrygirlinthecity #homesteadlife #urbanfarmhouse #urbanhomestead

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squuuiiiid

. . .there was one planto unfamiliar to me in me medicine herb garden.. with such an incredible fragrant aroma i could not place... . .lemony minty piney oregano marijuana?? what is this magical plant that i must have seeded??? .. later realizing it was likely wild bergamot !! . .to the internet... aha! correct i am!! also known as bee balm. and what a blessing to learn it can aid in upper respiratory issues, which i struggle with in conjunction to my PTSD/complex health issues. a chronic cough happens for me from the stress/triggers, and slight asthma . .especially helpful with the incredible smoke right now.. angry earth mama says take better care of her.. :s ♡ . .which also includes taking care of ourselves.. so here we go, dehydrating the bee balm to try in a tea :) . .if i find it helps and anyone is really struggling with the smoke, I'm happy to share if you can pick-up. please let me know :) . .🌱💚🙏🏿 .

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thecitystead

Starting to get our first ever cucamelons! After the kids had their first one I was lucky to snap a picture before any that looked ready were gone. #citystead #homestead #garden #gardening #urbanhomestead #homesteadlife #urbanfarm #cucamelon #growyourownfood #growyourown #growfoodnotlawns #homegrown #backyardgarden #kitchengarden #ediblegarden #abundance #harvest #raisedbeds #mexicansourgherkin

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organicallygrowing

I love the IG garden community, everyone is so supportive and I’ve learned so much! There is one big problem though, the problem with social media in general— everything looks so damn perfect all the time. It can give the impression that gardening is easy, like all you have to do is plant a seed, wait a week, and then harvest baskets full of perfect heirloom tomatoes, squash, etc. The worst for me is the feeling that if I was as knowledgeable as other growers, I wouldn’t have issues with pests and disease. I get this feeling even though I KNOW that isn’t true. Weather and pests and disease are out of our hands. Sure, we can be smart and try to prevent problems, but at a certain point we just have to surrender to the fact that we are working with Nature and we can’t control her. . So here is one of the non-perfect things happening in my garden. My tomatoes got early blight and it is terrible. It has my stomach in knots to be honest. I’m not sure if we’ll get enough tomatoes to preserve into the sauce and sun-dried tomatoes we usually make (which are our holiday gifts for our family and friends too 😩). This is brutal. We usually get some early blight but never this bad. . As with any mishap in the garden, this has been a learning opportunity. The first piece of learning is the realization that in my climate, with its intensely dewy mornings and high winds, I can’t do the intercropping that I want to as a permaculturalist. This has taken awhile for me to realize because I didn’t want it to be true. Ugh. Next year it’s just going to be the tomatoes in the bed so there’s max air flow between the plants. . 2nd learning piece: there’s a preventative spray that can help! See the recipe from the good folks over at @migardener in the 2nd pic. Apparently a spray of baking soda water can change the ph on the leaves so that the blight can’t take hold. It might not stop it completely but can slow it down. . Other things re: blight— water the soil not leaves (we do this already via drip), and keep plants pruned up (we already do this too). When trimming diseased plants always disinfect your pruners between cuts! . Here’s to the imperfect learning opportunities! 🍻🤦‍♀️

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mrs_kenneth

Hens Day Wednesday with BigBird. This is one smart chicken. 🐓 #hensdaywednesday #chickenmom #backyardchickens #urbanhomestead

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bec_growinghome

Who is looking forward to tomato season? How many varieties do you grow? What is your favourite? #tomato #tomatoseason #throwbackthursday

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lostandfarmed

Just one more critter to keep away from my plants! 😂.. today she managed to get to the ripe strawberries before i could

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adsmagazine

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adsmagazine

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natureselementslandscapes

Scarlet Lily Beetle Death Spray!!! Are your lilies being decimated by SLBs? If so, use my friend Brandie's SLB Death Spray she concocted!!! It works! ~ Steep 3 Iris Leaves (finely chopped) in 2 cups boiling water. Cool. Mix in ~2tsp dish soap (biodegradable preferred). Put in spray bottle and spray those SOBs! #naturalgardening #scarletlilybeetle ~ #doraberry 👩‍🌾🧝‍♀️🧚‍♀️ #landscapedesign #gardendesign #habitatdesign #habitatgarden #ediblelandscape #nativegardens #naturescape #ecoscape #biologist #parks #sustainability #environmentaldesign #sustainablelandscapedesigner  #urbanhomestead #urbanag #yeggarden #yeglandscapedesign #yeglandscaping #bringingnatureback #natureselementsdesigns #yeg #shpk #strathco

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heyjilliankirby

New post up on the blog today, all about our experience with our tiny flock of #backyardchickens I can tell just from looking at these eggs who laid what - our Polish, Mallory, laid the white ones, our Austalorp, Lucille, laid the big pinkish brown ones, and our Speckled Sussex, Maeby, laid the smaller brown ones on the end. There’s so much about chicken owning you really only figure out once you have them, but I tried to cover what we’ve learned about keeping our feathered friends happy and healthy. Link in profile! . . . . . #urbanhomesteading #urbanhomestead #backyardpoultry #fresheggs #eatlocal #knowyourfarmer #layinghens #growyourownfood #growyourfood #freerangeeggs #freerangechickens #chickensofinstagram

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sunnydayshomestead

These cuties are getting so big!! #babychicks

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denverhomestead

This is my little Samurai. She's my first Barred Rock! She has the sweetest, calmest demeanor of any of my chicks or hens.... sometimes I wonder if she's actually a chicken.🐤 Nothing seems to phase her. I usually call her Sam Sam. So far she loves "roosting"on the sticks I put in her brooder, sitting calmly on my hand, and she always seems to be "supervising" my other 2 chicks.😂 they are the trouble makers. #denverhomestead #urbanhomestead #denver #backyardchickens #barredrock #farminthecity #babychicks #backyardflock #troublemaker #supervisor #samurai #samsam #futurelapchicken #loveofmylife

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bewellnownutrition

When your chickens decide your compost bin is their new egg laying destination 🤦🏼‍♀️ 🥚 and this isn’t the only nest we found....we are up at least 3 dozen eggs but really?

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tobiasalanwhitaker

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natureselementslandscapes

Greenhouse Update! Our greenhouse is intended for side season growing, so it is oriented East-West (long wall facing south) and built with thermal massing. My husband did a bang up job on finishing the foundation! 😍 Using upcycled cinderblocks and onsite repurposed crush, the foundation will also provide thermal mass to help keep the greenhouse warm in the variable Spring & Fall temperatures. Next steps: building the soil and laying the central path with recycled-concrete. Then to install the glass (to be replaced with Lexan when budget allows). #greenhouse #eatyouryard #upcycling #lowimpact #herewegrow 🌱🌱🌱 #doraberry 👩‍🌾🧝‍♀️🧚‍♀️ #landscapedesign #gardendesign #habitatdesign #habitatgarden #ediblelandscape #nativegardens #naturescape #ecoscape #biologist #parks #sustainability #environmentaldesign #sustainablelandscapedesigner  #urbanhomestead #urbanag #yeggarden #yeglandscapedesign #yeglandscaping #bringingnatureback #natureselementsdesigns #yeg #shpk #strathco

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ladyjoab

I swear, I have never gotten this attached to a cat this quickly. I grew up on a mini farm. Cats had the life span of goldfish, either due to coyotes, traffic, or just vanishing completely. I learned not to get too attached. Even my other two cats I'm not real attached to, though, they are rather distant anyway. But Fitz... Fitz is loaded with personality, and is all about chilling with you and 'helping' you with whatever you're working on. He trots around the garden when I water it, and chases the water stream from my can. He chases the weeds I toss aside. He sits on the windowsill in my kitchen, watching me cook. I love this little bugger quite a lot. Even if he gets into more trouble then a toddler. 🤣

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tobiasalanwhitaker

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lomitafarm

Cheesy Hatch green chile cornbread- recipe via blog on site and FB @lomitafarm. Eeeee, it's really good, wey! #hatchchile #greenchile #cornbread #homemade #homebaked #newmexico #homegrown #chiles #urbangarden #urbanfarm #urbanhomestead #organic #socalgardening

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blackpeoplegrow

Falling in love with fruits 🍓🍉🍒🍇🍎 is Falling in love with a more long and healthy vibrant life ✨ full of beautiful hair, perfect skin and less sick days 😷🚫 @yesbabyilikeitraw

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thateverydaykira

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smallscalelife

Basil and peppers are coming right along in the mid-August gutter garden. The basil in Bed 2 got Downey Mildew due to the humid micro-climate in “the jungle,” but these basil plants are doing well. Peppers are coming, and I am quite pleased! Let’s see what happens next!

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makingitupasigrow

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saramaesconfetti

You guys. Who am I? I am so freaking excited about this delivery!! *happy dance* #itsbeenonmywishlistfor2years #foodpreservation #urbanhomestead

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insteading

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fauxsteading

“Extremely” late season haul. At this point, I will take what I can get.

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whimsyandwhile

I’ve only been posting about my babies lately but since I’ve been home, I’ve had the chance to enjoy making some of the things I love. This is lavender chamomile bath tea for a friend (recipe and others over at @underatinroof ) and it is delightful! 🛀🏽 Do you guys want to see more posts about some of my herbal interests and other food interests? #slowhandmadehome

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patientfarmer

All it takes is 2 lemons! Lemonade and lemon cupcakes with chocolate buttercream frosting! . . . . . . #urbanhomestead #homestead #lifeincbus #liveauthentic #homemadeisbetter #homebaking #lifeofadventure #lemon #lemonade #lemoncupcakes #zest #bakingfromscratch #recipetesting

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groundedurbanfarm

This is my #backyardchickens #highprotein #breakfast every day. 🐓 Its #homegrown #mealworms from my mealworm farm. They give me the creepy crawlies, but I'll have only the best for my girls. 🐛 They are what they eat, and when they start #layingeggs in a month, I want that awesome #nutrition passed down to my family! 🥚🥚🥚 Instead of feeding my chickens just grains like most #farmers, I feed the same #organicgrain to the mealworms. The worms convert this grain into something that's both healthier for the chickens, and more enjoyable for them to eat. #cluckyeah

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urbanhomesteadllc

The revival begins! This client piece is undergoing an overhaul 💜 #urbanhomestead #oldbecomesnew #vintage #punchedtin

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lavenderhouseandco

Our first blueberry harvest is just a handful but they were delicious #homestead

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the_combstead

T-minus 7 days until freezer camp. Turkey says, "wait... whaaaaa?"

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cleancutting

• Looks like someone else is a fan of my garden, found this cucumber already snacked on! 🥒 ⤞ Finally starting to get beefsteak tomatoes on the vine and my okra and beans are coming up as well!! . . . . #urbangardening #raisedbed #growyourgrub #growyourownfood #vegan #veganketo #vegandiet #urbanhomestead #simpleliving #lategarden #eatyourgreens #veggielife #veggies #eatyourveggies #plantbased #lotsofzoodles #thisiswhereigetmyprotein

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fivegoddessfarm

Arugula is popping up and my kale is getting bigger!!! 😁 #urbanhomestead #growyourownfood #fivegoddessfarm

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jenn_grows_things

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crosstitching

I put the chickies to work this morning. I scooped out a couple scoops from the compost and had the chickies find their worm and BSF larva breakfast while spreading the compost in my gardens. Then Tiny wanted to see what we were up to inside. And in spite of having a nice dish of water across the yard, Cream wanted to drink from a puddle. Oh chickies, you make the backyard interesting. #whatgrannydid #backyardchickens #floridagardener #fluffybutt #urbanhomestead #urbanchickens

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woolgirlclevelnd

Homemade pesto with homegrown basil and garlic. Headed to the freezer. . . . . . #urbanhomestead #lakeerieliving #gardenersofinstagram #slowfood #organicgardening #basil #pesto #growyourownfood

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cytel

One of my quail has a nest! This is not to common with domestic quail, maybe it is because most people raise them on wire. My quail have the most natural home I can provide, with plants, dirt and bugs. #quail #urbanhomestead #urbanfarm

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deannacat3

🦋 How can you tell the difference between a male and female monarch butterfly, you ask? Well, shown here is a male on top, and a petite little lady on my hand. 🧡 . The males have two distinct black dots on their lower set of wings (easiest to see from the top when they're open, or seen as slight black dimples/wide spots from the underside), thinner black veins in the wings, and less white spots than females. Males and females can vary in size - and no, males aren't always larger! . You can also sex them in chrysalis by tiny markings on the top, but it takes a good angle and great set of eyes or a magnifying glass! I usually don't bother... but I have been able to sex them accurately once the chrysalis turns transparent and you can see their wing pattern, especially if you can compare male and females side by side in the same stage at the same time - you can see the females distinct thicker black veins in there 😊 #deannasbutterflies

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learningandyearning

I love having this arbor in our garden for plants that climb. This year we're growing beans, cucumbers, and sweet potatoes on it.

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criaturadamoda

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youpaynow

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countrybonnetsoaps

Sugar Scrubs! Use lavender for those perfectly smooth silky summer legs or lemon to get onion or garlic smell off your hands! #sugarscrub #scrub #exfoliate

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thehobbyhomestead

I inherited this french bean slicer from my Dutch Oma. Using it to slice up snijbonen (string beans) brings back some seriously visceral memories of harvesting from my Oma's garden and watching her cook dinner. . . . #heritage #dutch #dutchculture #omas #memories #oldways #snijbonen #stringbeans #gardenharvest #farmtofork #urbanhomestead #garden #cooking

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theelliotthouse

We have a chicken that’s feeling under the weather this morning. I found our sweet girl Buffy still sitting on her roost an hour after the rest of the flock had left the coop. I picked her up and she feels a bit thin and seems lethargic. She has been laying regularly, just seems a bit tired so I’m giving her some of my chicken pick-me-up formula this morning and hoping it helps. It’s really just a spoonful of Greek yogurt mixed with our honey. I add in extra probiotics by breaking a capsule of acidophilus and stirring in as well. Raw honey is a powerful (and natural!) antibiotic. Research on broiler chickens shows it to be effective at helping them gain weight as babies. We used our honey to successfully treat a nasty case of bumble foot. Any other tips out there that could help Buffy? . . . #elliotthousehens #sickchicken #backyardchickens #petchickens #urbanchickens #urbanhomestead #girlsongrass #friendnotfood #mypetchicken #chickenpets #homesteading #urbanfarming #farmanimals #chickenfixerupper #chickenmedicine

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thateverydaykira

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tobiasalanwhitaker

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crosstitching

The crop garden is just taking off. I couldn’t be happier. I have noticed that the plants near the fence aren’t getting as much sunlight as those near the grass. It seems to be stunting their growth. I’m not concerned about this as they are here mainly as a cover crop, but it is info that will be useful for future plantings. I want to train some of the Pumpkins on a net trellis that I’m hoping to set up this week. #100daysofgrowingfood #backyardchickens #zone9garden #urbanhomestead #floridagarden #floridachickens #100daysofgrowingfood #backyardveggies #cropgarden #covercrops #seminolepumpkin #zippercreampeas #hardeepeas

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crosstitching

Wyatt helped me pot up all of the baby tomato plants last night. I can’t keep them inside anymore for two reasons: one, they have outgrown their grow light. Two, that organic all natural fertilizer stinks to high heaven, and I don’t want it in my garage. But, the plants love it, and I can’t wait to see how fast they grow now. #tomatoesofinstagram #100daysofgrowingfood #backyardchickens #zone9garden #urbanhomestead #floridagarden #floridachickens #100daysofgrowingfood #backyardveggies

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