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Haw River Homestead  Carey & Nathan Haw River, NC 🌻🌻 Passion for saving seeds 🌱 Growing food πŸ…πŸ†πŸŒ½ Backyard Chickens πŸ“πŸ“πŸ“πŸ“

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Almost time to try @deannacat3 salsa verde recipe! #hawriverhomestead

We were gone this weekend to the mountains, and the girls laid 3 eggs for us! I'm pretty sure the Americauna has not started laying yet, so hopefully soon we will see a pretty blue egg in there. All the chicken are doing well, and we've only had one incident when Lou got too excited and decided to join the new girls in their coop. It's been two weeks so far of sharing space but not cohabitating. Just a couple more and they can all live together. I don't think I will be able to let the new chicks free range as much, so we are going to make an extended run. The new girls "love" gardens and veggies more than Harriet and Lou do, They have eaten all the thyme, watermelon and basil that was in the herb garden by our coop! Oh well. I did plant it for the πŸ“πŸ“πŸ“πŸ“. #hawriverhomestead

Saturday helpers πŸ“πŸŒ»πŸ‘§πŸ»πŸ‘§πŸΌ #hawriverhomestead

Came home to find I lost a few sunflowers & tithonias in the storm last night. Happy bouquet! #hawriverhomestead #earthymothers

When we first started gardening in our Chicago front yard years ago, we would grow the most beautiful cucumbers with little-to-no effort. They wrapped around our chain link fence and anything that grew on the outside was free for the taking in our neighborhood. We have since struggled to grow cucumbers in NC - some years we get none, some years they all get powdery mildew. I was nervous this year would be the same after noticing most of our plants have some sort of leaf damage. But, finally we have cukes! I picked all of these tonight. Most I've picked in a long time! #gardensuccess #hawriverhomestead

Harriet laid a fairy egg! My first and only hen from our chicks laid her first egg!! I'm pretty excited over here. #hawriverhomestead #fairyegg #harrietofhawriver

It's hot, you guys. 🌞

SautΓ©ed squash, sliced tomatoes and a fried egg for dinner - all from our garden and chickens! So satisfying, too. Gardening question - My big tomatoes keep getting moldy spots on them a day or two after I pick them. How do you store your freshly picked tomatoes? I just have mine on the countertop, but maybe it's just too humid? #hawriverhomestead #raisedbedgarden #grapetomato

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We picked our potatoes a week or so ago - the leaves were pretty damaged so we aren't sure if the potatoes will have a lot of built up solanine in them. Nathan took a bite and they were pretty bitter! But they sure are pretty! #hawriverhomestead

Happy #fluffybuttfriday! Garden chores are stacking up on me - mowing, picking, canning, cleaning chicken coops. But I wouldn't have it any other way. Love this happy place. #hawriverhomestead

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