Smokey Hills Homestead Photos & Videos on Instagram

@smokey_hills_homestead  Homesteader🌱 Chickens, ducks, quail and rabbits🐓🦆🐦🐇 Ontario, Canada 🇨🇦 DIY🛠 Using talents God gave me💕 Wife of @smokey_hills_homesteadfoodie

18 days ago

It's a snowy morning here. Finally a bit milder. Jazz is having fun in the snow and the ducks are enjoying being out for a change as well. I can't get over how deep the snow is back there. The one pic shows a pile that looks a bit like a human figure. That pile always startles me in the evening when I head out there to do chores. #smokey_hills_homestead #snowyday #winterwonderland #milderday #funinthesnow #homesteading #farmlife #farmher #farmdog #duckslovethesnow #ducks #ancona #bufforpington #meatrabbit

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22 days ago

Jazz loves the raccoon toy she got for Christmas. Joe wants me to encourage her to use it for practice lol. We caught 17 raccoons last year at our hen house after a major chicken massacre. A neighbour down the road caught another 20. They were really bad last year. We actually got Jazz for her doggie smell. We hope the smell of a big dog will keep some of the predators away. #farmlife #homesteading #countryliving #raccoon #farmdog #dogtoy #lovemydog #smokey_hills_homestead #chickenprotector

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28 days ago

It looks like a beautiful day out, but sometimes looks are deceiving. It's extremely cold out there today. I whipped through my chores as quickly as I could. By the time I was finished I was dropping stuff because I couldn't even feel my fingers. I feel sorry for Joe since he has to butcher a drake out there today (he was attacking all the other ducks, blood everywhere). #socold #frozen #lookscanbedeceiving #canadianwinter #countryliving #homesteading #smokey_hills_homestead #canadianhomesteading #butcherday #lifeonthehomestead #frozenfingers

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1 month ago

A quick, light lunch. I really am getting the hang of this. It used to be I couldn't eat anything without my bread 😭, but now I am getting more creative with my lunches. The deviled eggs were easy to whip up from the hard boiled duck eggs we had in the fridge. I also added half a small avocado to the yolk mixture for added good fats. #lunch #gettingmorecreative #keto #survivingwithoutbread #healthychoices #eatinghealthier #smokey_hills_homestead #turningintoafoodie #duckeggs #deviledeggs

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1 month ago

We only had one tiny bobwhite chick hatch from our quail hatch. It was almost a week after the other quails hatched. We tried to separate it from the others because it was so tiny, but it was so determined to get over to the others that it wouldn't eat, drink or sleep. We removed the barrier and it has been happy living with the "big kids" ever since. #quail #bobwhitequail #coturnixquail #sotiny #thinkshesbiggerthanhereallyis #muchhappier #smokey_hills_homestead #homesteading #farmlife #countryliving #somethingneweveryday

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1 month ago

I picked up some books and magazines the other day for some winter time reading and dreaming. Of course there are magazines on homesteading. The fermented foods book I got for Joe, since he's into trying new things in the kitchen (@smokey_hills_homesteadfoodie). I got the creativity book for myself, to try and help me get back to the roots of who I am. This year I am hoping to explore my creative side. For those of you following me, I may need encouragement throughout the year to keep going. I'd appreciate it. #winterreading #smokey_hills_homestead #homesteading #stretchingmyself #bookworm #lovebooks #mycreativeself #needencouragement #countryliving #farmlife #ourfarmhousetribe

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1 month ago

This little fella needed some help. As you can see in the pictures it's legs were splayed apart and he couldn't get up or walk. The other chicks were tromping all over him and could easy crush him to death. We had to band his legs closer together so he could get around and have a better chance at survival. We have had to do this with a chicken chick before, but quail chicks are so tiny that this was a very difficult procedure. It was hard to do this without hurting or squishing him. #smokey_hills_homestead #homesteading #farmlife #countryliving #quail #coturnixquail #helpingthelittleguy #chanceatsurvival #sotiny #learningaswego @canadianhomesteaderscollective

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