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Welcome to Rooted Revival! (Previously Project Zenstead)

We’re Kaylee & Lindy – two girls on a mission to grow food, live simply and cultivate happiness! After creating our thriving 1-acre homestead in Idaho, we packed up and moved to our new homestead in the beautiful Pacific Northwest. Now we are dedicated to starting a homegrown food revival!

If you are ready to grow your own garden and homestead, we are here to help! Let’s get started! 

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🍁 Giveaway Alert! 🍁 
Pop on over to the @plantedplaces page and join the Fall Giveaway! You’ll get a free “Grow 6 in 30 Days” kit - like mine pictured here! It includes 6 seedlings, pots, soil and everything you need to grow with me and @plantedplaces this fall! We are celebrating the season with a chance to reset and refocus on healthy living habits and growing nutrient dense foods! 🪴🎃🪴 
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🍁 Giveaway Alert! 🍁
Pop on over to the @plantedplaces page and join the Fall Giveaway! You’ll get a free “Grow 6 in 30 Days” kit – like mine pictured here! It includes 6 seedlings, pots, soil and everything you need to grow with me and @plantedplaces this fall! We are celebrating the season with a chance to reset and refocus on healthy living habits and growing nutrient dense foods! 🪴🎃🪴
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#rootedrevivalhomestead #rootedrevival #plantedplaces #growyourownfood #growingveggiesinpots #growfoodathome #growfood #containergardening #pottedgarden #fallgarden #fallgardening #groworganic #garden #gardensofinstagram #gardenersofinstagram #gardenersofig #homesteadersofinstagram #homesteadliving

2 days ago
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1/9
🍁Happy Mabon (well almost!)
🍂Mabon (the fall equinox) is technically tomorrow but I can already feel the shift. I try to savor and celebrate this season (#linkinbio for more ideas on how to do that) 
🍁 I’ve been slowly finishing up garden and outdoor projects. I’ve been cleaning and decluttering the house. I’ve been cooking more. And I’ve been trying to move slower and more intentionally. 
🍂 I’m also recreating my “schedule” (more like a rhythm) for my daily routines to fit the new season. Mondays are for projects & catch-up work, Tuesdays are for writing, Wednesdays & Thursdays are for client projects and Fridays are a flex day. 
🍁 Do you find your rhythms, schedules and habits changing with the seasons? What changes are you making for autumn?
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#rootedrevivalhomestead #rootedrevival #autumn #fall #fallgarden #fallgardening #mabon #fallequinox #slowliving #slowlife #homestead #homesteading #homesteadinglife #permaculturegarden #permaculturelife #intentionalliving #selfsufficientliving #pnwgardening #pnwgarden #gardenharvest #growfoodnotlawns #growfood #notillgardening

🍁Happy Mabon (well almost!)
🍂Mabon (the fall equinox) is technically tomorrow but I can already feel the shift. I try to savor and celebrate this season (#linkinbio for more ideas on how to do that)
🍁 I’ve been slowly finishing up garden and outdoor projects. I’ve been cleaning and decluttering the house. I’ve been cooking more. And I’ve been trying to move slower and more intentionally.
🍂 I’m also recreating my “schedule” (more like a rhythm) for my daily routines to fit the new season. Mondays are for projects & catch-up work, Tuesdays are for writing, Wednesdays & Thursdays are for client projects and Fridays are a flex day.
🍁 Do you find your rhythms, schedules and habits changing with the seasons? What changes are you making for autumn?
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#rootedrevivalhomestead #rootedrevival #autumn #fall #fallgarden #fallgardening #mabon #fallequinox #slowliving #slowlife #homestead #homesteading #homesteadinglife #permaculturegarden #permaculturelife #intentionalliving #selfsufficientliving #pnwgardening #pnwgarden #gardenharvest #growfoodnotlawns #growfood #notillgardening

3 days ago
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2/9
✨ Collaboration ✨ Our year’s supply of corn (processed by freezing, drying and canning) wasn’t grown by us. A fellow farmer and friend grew it and we traded him for our homegrown garlic. You know why? Because I👏🏼 can’t 👏🏼 do it all! 
✨ I see so many people getting into this lifestyle because they want to recluse themselves from others and prove that they can “make it on their own”. But agrarian societies were built on collaborative efforts - people working together as communities for the greater good of everyone. When we look for these opportunities to collaborate, we all learn, grow and prosper from the experience. 
✨ You can’t do it all. And neither can I. And even if I could, why would I want to shoulder the stress of doing it all alone? That’s too big of weight to bear. But when we look for opportunities (no matter how big or small) to help, to connect and to benefit our communities rather than just ourselves, we all win. 
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#rootedrevivalhomestead #homestead #homesteading #homesteadlife #homesteadersofinstagram #garden #gardening #gardenersofinstagram #growfood #growyourownfood #permaculture #permaculturelife #permacultureliving #selfsufficient #selfsufficientliving #homegrown #homegrownveggies

✨ Collaboration ✨ Our year’s supply of corn (processed by freezing, drying and canning) wasn’t grown by us. A fellow farmer and friend grew it and we traded him for our homegrown garlic. You know why? Because I👏🏼 can’t 👏🏼 do it all!
✨ I see so many people getting into this lifestyle because they want to recluse themselves from others and prove that they can “make it on their own”. But agrarian societies were built on collaborative efforts – people working together as communities for the greater good of everyone. When we look for these opportunities to collaborate, we all learn, grow and prosper from the experience.
✨ You can’t do it all. And neither can I. And even if I could, why would I want to shoulder the stress of doing it all alone? That’s too big of weight to bear. But when we look for opportunities (no matter how big or small) to help, to connect and to benefit our communities rather than just ourselves, we all win.
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#rootedrevivalhomestead #homestead #homesteading #homesteadlife #homesteadersofinstagram #garden #gardening #gardenersofinstagram #growfood #growyourownfood #permaculture #permaculturelife #permacultureliving #selfsufficient #selfsufficientliving #homegrown #homegrownveggies

6 days ago
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3/9
Nothing signals the arrival of fall like a flannel shirt filled with red potatoes! 🍂 
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#rootedrevivalhomestead #rootedrevival #homestead #homesteading #homesteadinglife #homesteadersofinstagram #garden #gardening #gardeninspiration #growfood #growfoodnotlawns #growyourownfood #homegrown #gardenersofinstagram #gardenersofig #organicgardening #permaculturegarden #permaculture #harvest #gardenharvest #fallharvest

Nothing signals the arrival of fall like a flannel shirt filled with red potatoes! 🍂
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#rootedrevivalhomestead #rootedrevival #homestead #homesteading #homesteadinglife #homesteadersofinstagram #garden #gardening #gardeninspiration #growfood #growfoodnotlawns #growyourownfood #homegrown #gardenersofinstagram #gardenersofig #organicgardening #permaculturegarden #permaculture #harvest #gardenharvest #fallharvest

2 weeks ago
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4/9
Ahh… that new boot feeling! 
🥾 Big huge “thank you” to @hisea.outdoors for sending me some brand new boots! And we all get to celebrate with a discount on these cute sturdy boots! 🎉
🥾 I wear work boots every single day and they get a ton of abuse! My last pair had definitely seen better (and more waterproof) days! What I love about these new @hisea.outdoors boots is that they are neoprene - so they won’t crack like my last plastic-coated boots! Let’s face it, quality waterproof boots are a necessity on our homestead in rainy Washington! These are a great weight to keep my feet warm in the cooler damp weather but I’m shocked by how breathable they are! And comfy but super lightweight. 
🥾 Lindy tried them on and said it was like walking on a cloud so we will be getting her a pair soon! Honestly, they are much much higher quality than I expected.
🥾 They also have a lifetime warranty which covers any defects or issues with the boots 
🥾 @hisea.outdoors was nice enough to let me share a 30% discount on these boots (the Women’s mid-calf insulated rain/work boots). So if your boots have also seen better days, go click the link in my bio and get yo’self some new boots for winter! Yippee!! *skipping away in my new boots*
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#rootedrevivalhomestead #boots #bootseason #dirtybootsandmessyhair #workboots #rainboots #barnlife #gardenlife #homestead #homesteading #homesteadinglife #homesteadlife #gardenersofinstagram #homesteadersofinstagram #countrylife #countryliving #farmher #farmboots #farmlife #lifeonthefarm

Ahh… that new boot feeling!
🥾 Big huge “thank you” to @hisea.outdoors for sending me some brand new boots! And we all get to celebrate with a discount on these cute sturdy boots! 🎉
🥾 I wear work boots every single day and they get a ton of abuse! My last pair had definitely seen better (and more waterproof) days! What I love about these new @hisea.outdoors boots is that they are neoprene – so they won’t crack like my last plastic-coated boots! Let’s face it, quality waterproof boots are a necessity on our homestead in rainy Washington! These are a great weight to keep my feet warm in the cooler damp weather but I’m shocked by how breathable they are! And comfy but super lightweight.
🥾 Lindy tried them on and said it was like walking on a cloud so we will be getting her a pair soon! Honestly, they are much much higher quality than I expected.
🥾 They also have a lifetime warranty which covers any defects or issues with the boots
🥾 @hisea.outdoors was nice enough to let me share a 30% discount on these boots (the Women’s mid-calf insulated rain/work boots). So if your boots have also seen better days, go click the link in my bio and get yo’self some new boots for winter! Yippee!! *skipping away in my new boots*
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#rootedrevivalhomestead #boots #bootseason #dirtybootsandmessyhair #workboots #rainboots #barnlife #gardenlife #homestead #homesteading #homesteadinglife #homesteadlife #gardenersofinstagram #homesteadersofinstagram #countrylife #countryliving #farmher #farmboots #farmlife #lifeonthefarm

2 weeks ago
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5/9
✨ Compost ✨ 
Compost is really the heart of our homestead. ♥️ It turns our waste products into an all-in-one highly efficient ground cover, mulch and fertilizer. But composting wasn’t always this easy for me. I spent lots of years barely caring about our compost pile. But now, this pile is another part of the homestead that gets nurtured on a daily basis - just as important as our plants and animals. And it returns the favor ten fold and is vital to the continued development of our food forest planting spaces.
♥️ If you are struggling with composting, I have a super comprehensive guide on the blog for you! Check the  #linkinbio for it. I’m also sharing a look at our compost system in my Stories today (I’ll save it as a highlight too). Got questions? Let me know!
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#rootedrevivalhomestead #rootedrevival #homestead #homesteading #homesteadinglife #homesteadersofinstagram #homesteader #garden #gardening #gardenersofig #gardenersofinstagram #growfood #growyourownfood #organicgardening #soilhealth #soilhealthmatters #compost #compostbin #composting #permaculture #permaculturegarden #permaculturefarm #selfsufficiency #selfsufficientliving #foodforest #regenerativegardening

✨ Compost ✨
Compost is really the heart of our homestead. ♥️ It turns our waste products into an all-in-one highly efficient ground cover, mulch and fertilizer. But composting wasn’t always this easy for me. I spent lots of years barely caring about our compost pile. But now, this pile is another part of the homestead that gets nurtured on a daily basis – just as important as our plants and animals. And it returns the favor ten fold and is vital to the continued development of our food forest planting spaces.
♥️ If you are struggling with composting, I have a super comprehensive guide on the blog for you! Check the #linkinbio for it. I’m also sharing a look at our compost system in my Stories today (I’ll save it as a highlight too). Got questions? Let me know!
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#rootedrevivalhomestead #rootedrevival #homestead #homesteading #homesteadinglife #homesteadersofinstagram #homesteader #garden #gardening #gardenersofig #gardenersofinstagram #growfood #growyourownfood #organicgardening #soilhealth #soilhealthmatters #compost #compostbin #composting #permaculture #permaculturegarden #permaculturefarm #selfsufficiency #selfsufficientliving #foodforest #regenerativegardening

1 month ago
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6/9
✨Dry all the things!✨
Dehydrating is one of my favorite ways to preserve the harvest in a shelf-stable manner. It’s so easy and is perfect for all those little bits that you can’t eat fast enough but don’t want to waste! 
👉🏽The easiest way to dry extra produce is with a dehydrator, but you can oven dry them on low. 
👉🏽To get the best flavor and color retention, wash, chop and blanch your veggies for 3-5 minutes in boiling water with a bit of lemon juice. Then, dunk or rinse them in cold water. Strain and lay them on your drying trays in a single layer.
👉🏽Drying times vary based on how thick your veggies are and the type of veggies, but most will take 6-12 hours. 
👉🏽Once dry, store your veggies in an airtight container and keep in a dark place. Then pop them into soups, stews, casseroles and slow cooker recipes all winter long! 😋 
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#rootedrevivalhomestead #rootedrevival #homestead #homesteading #homesteadinglife #homesteadersofinstagram #garden #gardening #gardenersofig #gardenersofinstagram #gardenharvest #harvest #foodprepping #foodpreservation #growyourownfood #growfood #growfoodnotlawns #selfsufficient #selfsufficientliving #dehydratedfood

✨Dry all the things!✨
Dehydrating is one of my favorite ways to preserve the harvest in a shelf-stable manner. It’s so easy and is perfect for all those little bits that you can’t eat fast enough but don’t want to waste!
👉🏽The easiest way to dry extra produce is with a dehydrator, but you can oven dry them on low.
👉🏽To get the best flavor and color retention, wash, chop and blanch your veggies for 3-5 minutes in boiling water with a bit of lemon juice. Then, dunk or rinse them in cold water. Strain and lay them on your drying trays in a single layer.
👉🏽Drying times vary based on how thick your veggies are and the type of veggies, but most will take 6-12 hours.
👉🏽Once dry, store your veggies in an airtight container and keep in a dark place. Then pop them into soups, stews, casseroles and slow cooker recipes all winter long! 😋
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#rootedrevivalhomestead #rootedrevival #homestead #homesteading #homesteadinglife #homesteadersofinstagram #garden #gardening #gardenersofig #gardenersofinstagram #gardenharvest #harvest #foodprepping #foodpreservation #growyourownfood #growfood #growfoodnotlawns #selfsufficient #selfsufficientliving #dehydratedfood

1 month ago
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7/9
Every one of my harvest is the culmination of many years’ worth of striving, learning and working. Every time I harvest, I breathe a thankful prayer that I started when I did! It’s still surreal when I think back over the years to realize that I’ve finally found myself here - in the place that I dreamed about for so long. Growing your own food WILL absolutely transform your whole life. Don’t wait - start making it happen now! And, if you need support, I’m here for you with blog posts, free resources, garden designs and one-on-one coaching. Let’s make it happen! ✌🏽♥️🌱
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#rootedrevivalhomestead #rootedrevival #growfood #growyourownfood #growfoodnotlawns #selfsufficientliving #sustainableliving #gardening #growagarden #homestead #homesteading #homesteadinglife #gardenlife #gardenharvest #organicgardening #permaculture #permaculturegarden #gardencoach #gardendesign #raisedbedgardening #vegetablegarden #pnwgarden

Every one of my harvest is the culmination of many years’ worth of striving, learning and working. Every time I harvest, I breathe a thankful prayer that I started when I did! It’s still surreal when I think back over the years to realize that I’ve finally found myself here – in the place that I dreamed about for so long. Growing your own food WILL absolutely transform your whole life. Don’t wait – start making it happen now! And, if you need support, I’m here for you with blog posts, free resources, garden designs and one-on-one coaching. Let’s make it happen! ✌🏽♥️🌱
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#rootedrevivalhomestead #rootedrevival #growfood #growyourownfood #growfoodnotlawns #selfsufficientliving #sustainableliving #gardening #growagarden #homestead #homesteading #homesteadinglife #gardenlife #gardenharvest #organicgardening #permaculture #permaculturegarden #gardencoach #gardendesign #raisedbedgardening #vegetablegarden #pnwgarden

1 month ago
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8/9
And the new baby goat’s name is….
🥁 Drum roll please… Simone! 🎉
We had so many amazing names contributed to honor amazing bad ass women thanks to all of you! We will never run out of names for future baby doelings! It was soooo hard to pick so we deferred to our neighbor 😂 Since this baby was born during the Olympics, Simone seemed very fitting - named after the amazing, talented #goat (greatest of all times) Simone Biles!
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#rootedrevivalhomestead #rootedrevival #homestead #homesteading #homesteadinglife #homesteadersofinstagram #farmlife #gaotsofinstagram #goats #goats🐐 #goatstagram #goatlove #smallfarm #backyardfarm #lamanchagoat #milkgoats #dairygoats #permaculturefarm #permaculturehomestead

And the new baby goat’s name is….
🥁 Drum roll please… Simone! 🎉
We had so many amazing names contributed to honor amazing bad ass women thanks to all of you! We will never run out of names for future baby doelings! It was soooo hard to pick so we deferred to our neighbor 😂 Since this baby was born during the Olympics, Simone seemed very fitting – named after the amazing, talented #goat (greatest of all times) Simone Biles!
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#rootedrevivalhomestead #rootedrevival #homestead #homesteading #homesteadinglife #homesteadersofinstagram #farmlife #gaotsofinstagram #goats #goats🐐 #goatstagram #goatlove #smallfarm #backyardfarm #lamanchagoat #milkgoats #dairygoats #permaculturefarm #permaculturehomestead

1 month ago
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9/9