19 days ago

A new garden bed (3'x16') is being set up. The two layers of cardboard should start killing the crabgrass in time for spring planting.๐ŸŒฑ๐ŸŒฑ๐ŸŒฑ Once we've have a few days of rain I'll remove the bricks and top the cardboard with leaves, straw and compost and put a temporary fence up to keep out the curious chickens. ๐Ÿ”๐Ÿ”๐Ÿ”๐Ÿ” 43 days until #Spring. ๐ŸŒท๐ŸŒž . . . . . . #growfoodnotlawns #thinkspring #garden #gardening #backyardfarming #backyardgardening #homesteading #farm #urbanchickens #chickens #iamcountryside #urbanorganicgardener #motherearthnews #pnw #washington #westernwashington #litenhagefarm

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23 days ago

Our laying hens went crazy over leftover homemade bread pudding. ๐Ÿ”๐Ÿ”๐Ÿ” Longer vid on youtube (link in bio). ๐Ÿ‘ˆ . We are learning to homestead and be more self-sufficient while living in town. . . . . . @bigfoothuntinghomesteader #chickens #backyardchickens #chickensofinstagram #urbanchickens #backyardfarming #backyardgardening #homesteading #farm #farmette #sustainable #leftovers #nowaste #breadpudding #backyardpoultrymag #backyardchickenproject #iamcountryside #pnw #washington #westernwashington #litenhagefarm

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3 months ago

Rain or not, the garden strip needed cleaned up. The girls helped by looking for snacks brought up by pulling up roots. ๐Ÿ›๐Ÿœ๐Ÿ” The compost pile continues to expand with all the debris but has been breaking down faster with all the rain. Next summer I'm going to keep the top covered with a tarp to keep moisture in it so it won't dry out in the summer heat. Looking forward to growing food in the same spot next year. ๐Ÿ˜€ . . . . . . #growfoodnotlawns #garden #backyardfarming #backyardgardening #homesteading #farm #urbanchickens #chickens #iamcountryside #urbanorganicgardener #motherearthnews #pnw #washington #westernwashington #litenhagefarm

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3 months ago

Guess who tagged along in the plants transferred to the greenhouse last week and is now in Miss Buffy's belly today? ๐Ÿ” Cabbage worms almost destroyed my kale plants this fall. This is hopefully the last I will see of these pests until next year. If you can get past the eww factor of picking them off by hand they make yummy protein treats for chickens. ๐Ÿ˜ . . . . . . #chickens #backyardchickens #gardenpests #gardenproblems #backyardfarming #backyardgardening #homesteading #farm #sustainable #pnw #washington #westernwashington #litenhagefarm

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3 months ago

Our dinner tonight. All sourced from a ten mile radius. Rainbow trout Chris caught earlier today, acorn squash we grew, carrots from our next door neighbor's garden and chanterelle mushrooms our friend foraged. . . . . . . #growfoodnotlawns #slowfood #foraging #healthyfood #food #instafood #fishing #backyardfarming #backyardgardening #homesteading #farm #farmette #sustainable #iamcountryside #motherearthnews #pnw #washington #westernwashington #litenhagefarm #adventure #outside #nature

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4 months ago

I'm so excited to get the greenhouse frame set up! It's actually a carport kit that we're going to cover with plastic to make it into a greenhouse. Take that winter. โ„๐ŸŒฑ๐ŸŒฑ๐ŸŒฑ We're still trying to decide what plastic to use. What has worked for you or what would you steer us away from? . . . . . . #gardening #backyardgarden #backyardgardening #questions #urbanorganicgardener #iamcountryside #backyardfarming #homesteading #farm #sustainable #fall #winter #greenhouse #diy #growfoodnotlawns #organic #motherearthnews #pnw #washington #westernwashington #litenhagefarm

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