Brian & Gabi Kinney
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  • We've been wanting to try the Impossible Burger for a while now, merely out of curiosity. We finally had our chance when we visited @ukiahbrewingco for lunch recently. -
I would have to say that if we hadn't already known that it wasn't actually beef, it would have been damn near impossible to tell. I guess that's where the name comes from, lol. -
But seriously, the look, the smell, the mouthfeel - it was all spot on. And it didn't hurt that it was perfectly prepared - pink and juicy in the middle. -
It's just too bad that we are not into the monoculture of soy and corn, so this will have to be chalked up to "at least we tried it". Besides, it's hard to find a burger, impossible or not, that isn't fast food that doesn't cost less than $15 these days. FIFTEEN dollars!! For a burger!! Ugh.
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Anywho, I've successfully eliminated pork from my diet and am pretty much done with beef, but I rarely ate it anyway. I suppose if I have the rare hankering for a burger, I'll have to go the trusty ol' veggie burger route. Or live without. I've gotten pretty good at living without, ha!
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#homesteadinglife #selfreliant #eatreal #homesteader #urbanhomestead #localflavor #wildcrafted #wildcrafting #wildcraft #wildfood #wildfoodlove #eatwild #selfsufficient #selfsufficiency #rvlife #rvliving #rvlifestyle #eatwholefoods #meatlessmeals #meatlessmeal #meatfreemeals #savethecows #impossibleburger #fakemeat #eatbetter #eatconsciously #conciouseating  #striveforbetter
  • Suffering a little #cabinenvy. I just love A frame cabins, don't you? πŸ”Ίβ €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €
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They may not be the most practical design, but they sure are pretty. I wouldn't mind building one someday if I found just the right piece of land. A girl can dream, can't she? ✨ Le sigh βœ¨β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €
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#rvlifestyle #traveltrailer #travelstyle #traveltogether #travelpassion #travelingcouple #timetotravel #roadtrip #roadlife #lifeontheroad #rvlife #rvliving #fulltimerv #rvtravel #newadventure #newadventuresahead #rvcamping #journeys #trustyourjourney #journeyoflife #newjourney #newjourneytothewest #aframes #aframecabin #cabinporn #cabininthewoods #cabins #cabinstyle #aframe
  • Perk of campground work - access to a canoe and a lovely river just outside our door. It's a bit too cold for swimming and there's no fishing to be done in the summertime. But a leisurely float during downtime is all we need to clear our heads. πŸ›ΆπŸžβ €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €
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#rvlifestyle #traveltrailer #travelstyle #traveltogether #travelpassion #travelingcouple #timetotravel #roadtrip #roadlife #lifeontheroad #rvlife #rvliving #fulltimerv #rvtravel #newadventure #newadventuresahead #rvcamping #journeys #trustyourjourney #journeyoflife #newjourney #newjourneytothewest #camperlife #camperlifestyle #campertrailer #canoelife #canoes #riverfront #riverview #northerncali
  • Lots of green coming from the local farmers market. One thing about trying to eat seasonally is ending up with a whole lot of the same thing for weeks on end. So, getting creative with the ingredients available is the trick. β˜οΈβ €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €
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When I look at this, I think fermented mustard greens, chard gratin, fava bean humus and fava bean pasta. Yes, those big, green pods in the middle are fava beans grown locally. We love to try new things. πŸ₯¬πŸ₯—β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €
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And, of course, if you put things up through canning or dehydration, you can enjoy the spoils of last season if you just can't wait for your favorite veggies to come in. Like these gorgeous pickles and herbed salt from @double_d_farm. They even harvest their own sea salt! So cool! 🌊 πŸ’«β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €
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  • Sunday mood. πŸŒ«β›°πŸ˜΄ β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €
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I think we might be in the PNW. β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €
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#pacificnw #pacificnorthwestisbest #pnwhiking #pnwroamers #foggyday #foggyweather #foggymountains #mountainlover #mountainvibes #seasideliving #pacificcoasthighway #coastalliving #coastaldrive #mistymorning #mistymornings #mistymountains #mistymountain #sundaymoods #sundaymornings #goodmorningvibes #goodmorningtoyou #northerncali #rvlife #rvliving #rvlifestyle #roadlife
  • Missing my absolute favorite hard cider these days. I held on to this bottle for 6 months waiting for the right place to enjoy it and thought amongst the redwoods would be good. πŸπŸŽπŸŒ²β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €
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The Good Charmat was my darling and who knows how long before I see her again. If you're listening @goodintentcider, I wouldn't mind if a few bottles showed up on my doorstep, wink wink. And for everyone else, if you ever find yourself in the itty bitty town of Bellefonte, PA, it's mandatory that you visit this cidery. Not only the best cider around, but the most fantastic people I've ever had the pleasure of working with and getting to know. Damn, miss that place. β€οΈπŸ’™πŸ’œβ €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €
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#ciderlover #cidery #hardcider #craftcider #ciders #cidergram #realcider #applecider #ciderlovers #cidertime #ciderlife #cidertasting #artisanmade #localflavor #supportlocalproduct #supportyourfriends #supportfriends #haveadrink #fermented #fermenteddrinks #awardwinner #favoriteplaces #tastingroom #redwoodtrees #lovebft #smalltownlove
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We are Brian and Gabi Kinney. Our little family consists of the two of us and our two small dogs, Shorty and Lily. Our backgrounds are in small businesses involving photography, gardening and construction. We enjoy growing, making and preserving our own food. We’ve been DIYers for several years, at times to satisfy curiosity (can we do it?), but often out of necessity.

We love to learn new skills and we enjoy sharing that learning with others. As small business owners, we’ve encountered many people in our community who’ve poured their energy and heart into crafting, creating and perfecting their product(s), whether it be kombucha, soaps or beer. We’ve come to admire these people and seek to learn from them, to understand their process and discover what drives them. In turn, we hope to gain valuable life skills that will allow us to become self-sustaining, to depend less on the commercial world of large corporations and share what we’ve learned with you.

SUCCESS IS A JOURNEY, NOT A DESTINATION. THE DOING IS OFTEN MORE IMPORTANT THAN THE OUTCOME.
Arthur Ashe

We want to return to a time of local craftsmen providing services for members in the community, not some faceless corporation far away. We want to enable people to create for themselves and their families.Β 

Like growing your own food in an urban apartment. Baking a fresh loaf of your own sourdough for dinner. Sharing a bottle of wine with your friends that you picked, fermented and bottled. These are the small things that you can do to take you away from the consumer-driven economy, create something wonderful and share it with friends and family.

Join our Journeyman’s waltz through some of the most exciting ways craftsmen and food producers all over the world are changing their communities.

Why β€œModern Journeymen”?

When we were trying to come up with a name for this blog, we went through what felt like hundreds of ideas over the course of several weeks. We wanted something that would cover all aspects of what we plan to do; a sort of mashup of homesteading, traveling & apprenticing.

We came across the term β€œjourneyman” (thanks Mr. English) and when we learned the meaning of the term, it seemed to fit everything we hope to accomplish here.

A journeyman is a skilled worker who apprentices with other craftsmen on a day by day basis, building their trade and craft.

The term, much like the skills we want to learn and share, has fallen out of everyday use. This made it even more appealing as a title since we are attempting a kind of resurgence of forgotten knowledge.

While doing some research on journeymen, we came across the term β€œModern Journeyman”. It is used to describe life’s process of continual learning, or β€œlife-long learning”, β€œup-skilling” and β€œmodern apprenticeships”. Perfect, right?

We are the journeymen and if you follow along with us, you will be journeymen too.

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