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For my 2,000th Instagram post, I wanted to share the story about how Dragos @raleighiron and I got started homesteading. And, well, it all started with guineas!
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In the summer of 2014, Dragos and I got married and purchased our first home - a little brown house on 2.5 acres in the woods. We had expected to find a small house on an acre in an established neighborhood where we could grow a small garden and live a quiet life, so this was more than we could have ever wanted.
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We discovered we had a tick problem, so we decided to remedy that by ordering 15 baby guineas (guinea keets), semi-domesticated birds known for their love of eating ticks and other pests.
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When our first batch of guineas ran away, we were devastated. We had just began connecting with some of you here on Instagram, and we were starting to be inspired to do something more with our land. Someone suggested that we get chickens to raise with our guineas to encourage them to stick around, so we got some laying hens in anticipation of our second set of guineas. Well, when we picked up our chickens from a local breeder, we met and fell in love with Percy (then named Tom) & Edna - the first turkeys we ever met.
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After that, it was a bird-acquiring free-for-all. We added chickens, chickens, & more chickens. Guineas, turkeys, and peafowl, too. We started a small container garden on our back porch. And we shared all of this on our Instagram accounts.
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We loved sharing with and learning from many folks on Instagram, and that is where we were first introduced to the idea of "homesteading." So, after a little more research, we took the plunge. We decided we would try to grow and raise as much as our food as possible. It seemed like such a rewarding life.
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So, in the summer of 2015, we got our first pigs... and named them Bacon and PorkChop. We also raised and processed 25 meat chickens. We planned out a big garden area, and built it over the winter. With absolutely zero experience, but after doing lots of research, we processed our first hog. Together. Just the two of us.
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Fried #stew cooked with locust #beans , #guineafowl , #stockfish , #cowskin #crayfish , #onions .
This goes best with #whiterice or boiled #yam 😍😘😍 πŸ“·πŸ“·: @sippinlipscocktails

Got new @lornajaneactive tights. Now I match my babies πŸ”πŸ’• #guineafowl #guineahen #gymtights #lornajane

Just let the girls out. The guinea fowl are now settled in as part of the flock - they are a bit noisy but no neighbour complaints yet. #chooks #backyardchickens #hens #guineafowl

Roasted Peppered Guineafowl (Awo)#princessb #guineafowl #foodporn #yummy #spicy

Thank flock it's Friday!
Better yet, its the long weekend! πŸ’ƒπŸŽ‰πŸ•ΊπŸ» The big boss has given me the weekend off, so the pack and I are really going to fly above and beyond! Might head in to the local watering hole, rustle some feathers, and see what turkeys are down for some sheep thrills! Just have to move this mob to some greener pastures first πŸ’ͺ🏼 Hope ewe lot have a safe and happy one!
Gdog out ✌🏻 #riverina #aussieag #farmlife #guineafowl @thankafarmerforyournextmeal @twdoa @workdogsoz @getfarming

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I was so worried they were going to be cold for their first night in their bigger enclosure (in the playhouse out back)...but I'm guessing they are good to go and that they all agree on the same perfect temperature. Notice little Lucky naked neck (near the duckling & water) with her little neck stretched toward the warmth. Both our little naked necks tend to bask their nakedness under the heat lamp.
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#chickens #chicks #chickensofig #Firstnightout #countryliving #hobbyfarm #farmlife #farmkids #turkey #turken #guineafowl #banty #barnyardmix #ducklings #duckduckgoose #pocket_farms #poultry #farmmom

Looks like it's not only runners I have to marshal this morning. πŸ˜‚
#guineafowl #sportsmanswarehouse15km #runbirdiezrun

'Pocket' my Guinea fowl. #guineafowl #speckled #bird

Just let the girls out. The guinea fowl are now settled in as part of the flock - they are a bit noisy but no neighbour complaints yet. #chooks #backyardchickens #hens #guineafowl

When I feed them, they come running...

they run to me because I am their overlord

Anyone lost this little fella in Hartley Wintney?
#hartleywintney #hampshire #Hook #lost #hart #guineafowl #bird

Gorgeous Guinea Tea-Towel! (And fabulous brand new Aga!) thanks Mandy again! X #loveyourkitchen #countrydesign #guineafowl #countrylife #teatowel #rangecooker #aga #shinyaga www.christielloyd.co.uk

Beautiful Violet Guineafowl on a very very shiny Aga! Thanks Mandy for the pic. X #loveyourkitchen #countrydesign #guineafowl #countrylife #teatowel #rangecooker #aga #shinyaga #countryliving #stylishcountryliving #luxuryhomeware www.christielloyd.co.uk

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