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Sunrise, Sunset

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I’m certain you made the sunset for us the night you left. It was a view that you’ve undoubtedly taken in a thousand times before from your chair on the front porch. But, somehow, it was more beautiful than any of us had previously noticed. The rich rusty reds faded into coppery oranges before dissolving entirely into a pale gray-blue. …

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Robert W. Abel, Sr.

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It’s been extremely hard to find the words to describe our heartbreak. My Grandpa Bob passed away this week, leaving an incredible hole in our lives. After sharing a lifetime, thousands of miles road-tripped, stories, adventures and more together – I had the absolute honor of writing his obituary. He was undoubtedly an influence in our move to the countryside and one …

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The Last of the Brand Spanking New Goat Babies

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What a wild start to the year this has been. As if having over a dozen new goats join the herd in January and February wasn’t enough – our very last mama joined the ranks today. In true Crossley Farms fashion, it was chaos. This story really starts yesterday. We made the impromptu decision to load the kids up after the …

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Stained Glass Moves to the Wood Shop

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I’m nearly certain that the Farmer is ecstatic that my new hobby has expanded into the woodshop. Over the weekend, I moved my projects to the table in the entry area of the shop. As if the cut glass and tiny shards themselves weren’t dangerous enough, I figured adding the glass grinder to our kitchen was just a genuinely bad …

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Bouncing Back to Spring

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About as quickly as the snow fell, it’s melting back toward the Spring weather we expect for this time of year. The tulips on my desk are blooming – hinting at what’s to come in the front yard in a few weeks. Despite being completely white yesterday, hints of the soil are peeking through this evening. The lawn, roads and trees …

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The Winter That Never Ends

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It’s another gorgeous snowfall on the farm. But, really? Really?! These days are bittersweet. On one hand, it’s seriously beautiful around here when giant flakes are falling from the sky and the backyard looks like something out of a Hallmark Christmas movie. On the other hand, though – these days where the temps drop after the tease of 60-degree weather in …

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The Farm’s Newest Flock

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Aaron has been counting down the days until Feldman’s next delivery of chicks. The local farm store sells some of the most diverse chicken breeds in the area and only gets deliveries once or twice a week. Typically, the babies disappear about as fast as they arrive. When our first stop a week or so ago yielded zero new chicks, …

Rain, Sleet, Snow and Sunshine

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You guys – I cannot with this weather. Thank goodness, I have this new TikTok to distract me because I am so over winter at this point. @crossleyfarms We've had ALL of the weather in the last 24 hours. Waking up to a cold and snowy sunrise. ?️❄️? #crossleyfarms #farmlife #snow ♬ The Good Part – AJR Today, cool temps moved …

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A New Hobby with a Goal

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As if we don’t have nearly enough happening on the farm at any given moment, I’ve adopted a new hobby: creating stained glass art. Like most of my projects, this one has a very specific goal. When we designed our master bathroom, we placed two very large windows in the shower. They overlook the pastures, are private and allow an …

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Spring is On the Way

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Despite having very chilly temps in the forecast, we’re seeing the signs of Spring on the farm! Aaron has been doing some clean-up on the brush next to the barn. Over the past two years – we’ve enjoyed some pretty bushes that come back green and full each year. They have, though, gotten pretty overgrown and a bit overwhelming for …