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New Kids in the Barn

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We’ve officially welcomed three new kids to Crossley Farms! Mama Goat has spent several weeks in the pole barn while we eagerly awaited their arrival. Aaron was constantly checking in with our goat farming friends to keep tabs on what stage of the process she might be in. Naturally, every time we thought “it’s time!” – it wasn’t. Randomly, this morning, …

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The Renovation Continues

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The renovation of the master, nursery and hall bathroom continues – slowly but surely. This week, we’re seeing the rough in plumbing come together. Honestly, it’s kind of awesome. We can now see clearly where the shower fixtures will go in the master bathroom. We’re also seeing the sink plumbing coming into play for both bathrooms. Generally, things keep looking more …

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Morning Chores

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The morning chores are getting busier and busier. Thankfully, Aaron has been keeping up with the bulk of them while I bake this new baby. Slightly warmer temps have brought us a little more of a chance to snap photos and see the first signs of Spring creeping into the farm. One of our goat mommas – very originally named “Mama …

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Getting Started on Tree Trimming

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Now that the frigid cold has subsided and the mucky wet yard has solidified a bit – we’re getting a jump on some of our Springtime chores. The first in the very long list is trimming trees and cleaning up fallen limbs. The ice, snow and wind of the past few weeks brought down quite a few of the older dead …

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More New Chicks

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Spring is on the way. Naturally, with it, comes Chick Days at all the local farm stores. We are horrible at resisting the call of the cuteness – so, of course, our latest couple of trips into the farm supply required the purchase of a whole new flock. Once again, these sweet little floofs are taking over our garage with loud …

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So Much Muck

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We’ve barely crept back into the 30s but – compared to the cold of last week – it feels like Spring is already on its way. We bundled up the dude for a much-needed wander around the farm. He was going a bit stir-crazy not seeing his animals because of the chill. So, as soon as it felt mildly warm enough, we …

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It’s Really Freaking Cold

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For nearly 2 weeks we’ve been enduring the most insane frigid weather I’ve ever seen. Growing up in rural Kansas, I’ve seen plenty of winter storms, massive snow drifts and icy roads. But none of that has come along with what we’ve experienced lately. Nope. In the past few days, we’ve seen the most devastating cold temperatures that I could …

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We Have New Walls

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The new walls are finally going into our bedroom and bathroom renovation! The north end of our house has taken on a whole new look and I honestly couldn’t be happier with where it’s going. We knew when we moved in that this part of the house would eventually see some big shifts. The existing master bedroom didn’t have a …

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Single-Digit Days

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Since last week, we’ve been feeling the wrath of the now single-digit temperatures on the farm. Winter is finally staking its claim to the weather. It certainly feels like our 60-degree January afternoons are gone for good. With such frigid temperatures comes a whole host of farm issues that are, honestly, miserable to figure out. No amount of preparation can …

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Carpet for the Bedrooms

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Did I mention that we’re putting down carpet? Re-carpeting the floors has very much been out of the picture since Day 1. With three huge dogs and a toddler, we’ve quickly made a total mess of the original carpets in the house. We fully intended to replace them with hardwoods as part of the remodel. However, since we’re doing the …