May 19, 2022

Learning the homestead life in a digital world.

One of the downsides of owning land in this dry climate. We seem to be growing a lot of this weird grass/weed this year 🤷🏻‍♀️. Sometimes I think It would be so nice to live somewhere where it RAINS and grass grows on it’s own 🙂 but we are so thankful to have this little square of dirt to call ours. It will take a lot of time and work, but we will make it beautiful! 

#farmlifebestlife #homesteading

One of the downsides of owning land in this dry climate. We seem to be growing a lot of this weird grass/weed this year 🤷🏻‍♀️. Sometimes I think It would be so nice to live somewhere where it RAINS and grass grows on it’s own 🙂 but we are so thankful to have this little square of dirt to call ours. It will take a lot of time and work, but we will make it beautiful!

#farmlifebestlife #homesteading
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So much for planting out the rest of garden. Looks like it will have to wait another week. Have you planted anything out yet? I only have the cold hardy stuff out so far 

#gardening #homesteading

So much for planting out the rest of garden. Looks like it will have to wait another week. Have you planted anything out yet? I only have the cold hardy stuff out so far

#gardening #homesteading
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My husband is very suspicious of this method of #preserving #eggs - what do you think? Have you done this?

#preservingfood #homesteadlife #homesteading

My husband is very suspicious of this method of #preserving #eggs - what do you think? Have you done this?

#preservingfood #homesteadlife #homesteading
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A Baby yoda swimming suit, Mickey Mouse bathrobe and farm boots are perfectly acceptable clothes for going out in public, right?

A Baby yoda swimming suit, Mickey Mouse bathrobe and farm boots are perfectly acceptable clothes for going out in public, right? ...

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Well three weeks ago, I put 16 eggs in our incubator. And as of today, we have 11 baby chicks peeping around. The last one took a loooong time to come out and is also taking a long time to recover, so I’m not sure if she/he will make it. To be honest, I only expected to get 3-4 chicks so this is crazy! Our rooster is an Americana and many of our hens are Easter eggers, so about half the chicks look like Americanas. So cute with their little eye-liners. The kids decided it makes them look Egyptian and have been giving them Egyptian names 🙂 

#springchicks #babychicks #chickensofinstagram

Well three weeks ago, I put 16 eggs in our incubator. And as of today, we have 11 baby chicks peeping around. The last one took a loooong time to come out and is also taking a long time to recover, so I’m not sure if she/he will make it. To be honest, I only expected to get 3-4 chicks so this is crazy! Our rooster is an Americana and many of our hens are Easter eggers, so about half the chicks look like Americanas. So cute with their little eye-liners. The kids decided it makes them look Egyptian and have been giving them Egyptian names 🙂

#springchicks #babychicks #chickensofinstagram
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Here are my seedlings spending some time in the sunshine after being fertilized. They are so small and so far behind but they are finally starting to show good growth after I realized the seed starting mix I started them in only had enough nutrients for two weeks of growth. 😬

I’ve gone back and forth this year on whether or not it’s worth it to start then indoors. I absolutely save a ton of money by not having to buy mature starts at the nursery, but it’s SO MUCH WORK! And it takes up so much space in my already too small house. 

There are several things i have started that you wouldn’t be able to find at a nursery so they are absolutely worth the time and effort, but what about the regular stuff? I think next year I will be very selective in what I start indoors vs. what I can just buy already started at the nursery. 

Somebody tell wayne I need a greenhouse so I can just do it all out there 🤣

#homesteading #homestead #homesteadlife #gardening #gardenzone5 #seedlings

Here are my seedlings spending some time in the sunshine after being fertilized. They are so small and so far behind but they are finally starting to show good growth after I realized the seed starting mix I started them in only had enough nutrients for two weeks of growth. 😬

I’ve gone back and forth this year on whether or not it’s worth it to start then indoors. I absolutely save a ton of money by not having to buy mature starts at the nursery, but it’s SO MUCH WORK! And it takes up so much space in my already too small house.

There are several things i have started that you wouldn’t be able to find at a nursery so they are absolutely worth the time and effort, but what about the regular stuff? I think next year I will be very selective in what I start indoors vs. what I can just buy already started at the nursery.

Somebody tell wayne I need a greenhouse so I can just do it all out there 🤣

#homesteading #homestead #homesteadlife #gardening #gardenzone5 #seedlings
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Owning animals is a huge responsibility and not one we take lightly. This poor girl hurt her foot/leg. We have no idea what happened or even what’s wrong. She just won’t use it. We have her in the garage in this kennel to try and keep her still so the leg has a chance to heal. She’s eating and drinking and laying just like normal. Just limping on her foot. We treated it for infection, just in case and are giving her extra supplements. So sad.  If you have any other advice, we’d love to hear it 

#ducksofinstagram #backyardducks #homesteading #homestead #homesteadlife

Owning animals is a huge responsibility and not one we take lightly. This poor girl hurt her foot/leg. We have no idea what happened or even what’s wrong. She just won’t use it. We have her in the garage in this kennel to try and keep her still so the leg has a chance to heal. She’s eating and drinking and laying just like normal. Just limping on her foot. We treated it for infection, just in case and are giving her extra supplements. So sad. If you have any other advice, we’d love to hear it

#ducksofinstagram #backyardducks #homesteading #homestead #homesteadlife
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After a week of crazy wind, it's time to right the new #duck shed, assemble more garden beds and plan the #irrigation for the season.

#sunrise #sunrisephotography #colorado  #homestead #farm

After a week of crazy wind, it's time to right the new #duck shed, assemble more garden beds and plan the #irrigation for the season.

#sunrise #sunrisephotography #colorado #homestead #farm
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