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The First Freeze

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The first freeze hit in a snap this morning. Our usual morning routines were, for the first time this season, done while bundled in boots and coats. Even Isai returned to the house with a pink nose and chilly fingers – still angry he had to wear a coat, but clearly beginning to understand why. Frost covered the garden. Clouds of …

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A Tough Lesson About Barber Pole Worms

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Today, we’re saying goodbye to Penny. Yesterday, she was lingering behind the the herd. Being quite a bit smaller – it was typical to see her as the last one running up to our calls. However, what Aaron was seeing was different. She was lethargic. At the very least, she was still eating and drinking – so I picked up …

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Fall on the Farm

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Last weekend, we spent a beautiful 4 days in Eureka Springs, Arkansas. Hiking. Eating. Wandering. The leaves, trees, lake, town – everything was simply stunning. Of course, coming home to the farm, we were equally as amazed by what we saw. The trees had started to turn just before we left town. Despite some super windy days while we were gone, …

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A New Deer Stand

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Aaron and I keep a folder of photos from the farm. Every once in a while, he works on a new project that I’m not involved in. It’s always kind of cool to see what he comes up with. Way back around mid-September, he and his buddy Chris set up a brand new deer stand in our back pasture. Chris …

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Playing in the Dirt

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I love this moment. A few weeks ago, my sister-in-law Taylor was clearing out our nephew’s toy room for a garage sale. Before the toys hit the curb, I sorted through for a few tractors and trucks that the boys could play with at our house. We’re still in the baby gear stage, so I knew they’d be excited to …

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Moving the Corral

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With Archie in the corral, we noticed some quick changes in the calves. Everyone had runny noses and seemed to be breathing pretty hard when we checked them. Archie – it turns out – is quite the wrangler. Taking note, we set out to move the corral to fresh grass, get the cows a bit more shade to beat a streak of …

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Exploring with the Cats (Kind of)

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Benning and Bragg have been busy exploring more and more of the farm. This pair was so reserved when we first got them – we weren’t sure quite how things were going to go. Especially after Mac disappeared, we worried they wouldn’t quite find their way. However, after months of barely leaving the barns – they are full-fledged explorers. We’ve recently had …

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Foggy Fall Mornings

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After an insanely warm week, the brisk Fall air is finally moving back through. In the middle of our typical morning routines, Aaron caught these beauties of the front pasture. We’re so insanely lucky to see sunrises and stunning views like this on a whim.

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Goats in the Goat House

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The goats are officially enjoying their home, the Goat House. After the chaos of introducing the goats and Archie to their new area among the Goat Trails, we ended up tucking them away into the pole barn for a couple of days while the fences were repaired. Now – though – they’re back. And they love it. The whole herd followed us …

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Cows in the Orchard

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This is a story about why you don’t ever complain about the current amount of adventure in your life. (*Cough, cough, Aaron Crossley, cough*) On Sunday. While doing seemingly nothing at all, we acquired an ass. Not just any ass. Archibald Crossley I. We introduced Archie to his new buddies – the goats we own (I’m still entertained this is …