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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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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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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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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 …

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Crossley Family Photos

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Hi. I’m Laura and I have an addiction to family photos. It drives Aaron almost completely crazy – but after spending a couple of years snapping photos for happy families all over Kansas City, I am a firm believer in having moments captured. Sure – I usually follow through in the form of snapping photos all over the farm and documenting the …

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Big News from the Sunflower Fields

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On the way into Kansas City earlier this week, we made a quick stop by the Grinter Farms sunflower fields. Grinter Farms is about 15 minutes from our own farm and, each year, they plant a crop of thousands of sunflowers. It’s gorgeous to see in person and is truly an incredible kick-off to Fall in the Heartland. Aaron and …

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Early Morning Fog

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After dusting off my Canon in the last couple of weeks, I thought it would be fun to wake up in the wee hours of the morning to snap a few sunrise shots of the sunflowers at Grinter Farms nearby. Boy, was I wrong. Our little dude is on week #2 of a double ear infection. What was a hellacious …

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Water for the Calves

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Aaron has a general mantra for pretty much anything that challenges either fo us: “We will always find a way.” As annoying as it can be to hear it sometimes – he’s generally pretty right. When the cows moved out to the pasture, getting water to them became a pretty big challenge. The longterm goal is to build them a …