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First Snow of the Season

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We’re still a couple of months from the official start of Winter, but that didn’t stop the first snow from falling yesterday. While we were busy chasing Archie through fields and pastures – the entire area was getting a beautiful dusting of the fluffy white stuff. Our farm is genuinely beautiful in all seasons, but there’s something magical about the way …

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Chasing Archie Home

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Our house was up and kicking well before sunrise in hopes of getting Archie back into the corral today. Isai went to his Grannie’s house early so that we could get going on the ultimate chase. My dad was up and at it with Aaron – scheming on just how we were going to pull this off. The two of …

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Pumpkin Carving with Cousins

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You may or may not recall that a significant motivator for buying the farm a year ago was the aspiration to own a pumpkin patch. This year was supposed to be our pumpkin patch trial run. I selected about 5 different varieties of pumpkins and gave them a huge area in the Southern-most part of the South garden. We had …

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Archie is Facebook Famous

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Today, Aaron and my dad got up and running early. About the time we finished breakfast, they took off to grab a trailer. They moved Archie from the corral in the pasture to his actual home in the Goat Trails. Then, they picked up and new bottle calf and brought him to the pole barn. Before noon, we were on …

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Cutting Up Trees at the Lake

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With all that my dad does to help us on the farm – it’s truly a great thing when we’re able to give some help in return. On Saturday, he hosted a “Tree Cutting Party” which consisted of chopping down a couple of trees from the backyard of the lake house and then eating burgers and brats from the grill. Honestly, …

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We Have Two New Chucks

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Cooler breezes seem to move in everyday. The temps have been absolutely perfect for outdoor chores, fire pits and, apparently, Fall calving. Much in the way we acquired the first 3 Chucks, we have two new ones. They’ve randomly appeared as momma’s in the fields pass or abandon their newborns. This pair happened to be pretty sick for a few …

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A Little Moment

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This little moment captures so much of why we wanted to be on the farm. I secretly snapped it a few nights ago while Isai played on the floor. Honestly, I keep going back to it to oogle over just how big he’s gotten and how things have changed in the past year of our lives. With Fall weather creeping …

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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, …