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Chick Days 2021

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We’re at it, again! With all of the local farm stores touting their annual Chick Days – we’re collecting a whole new flock for Crossley Farms. Our original flock from last Spring is down to one stunning Rhode Island Red hen. The others (plus some of the newer birds) have been terrorized by a fox for weeks now. With our eggers …

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Our “New” Cattle Wagon

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Jumping headfirst into farm ownership can cost and arm and a leg – especially if you choose to outfit your whole operation with brand new equipment. We’ve been all about frugal farming since we started this whole experiment over a year ago. We use an 80s-era tractor that came free with the property. We use all of its near-ancient implements to …

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Surprising Sprouts and Beautiful Blooms

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The time of year is here once again! Lois’s stunning Irises are taking over the landscaping around the backyard and we couldn’t be happier to welcome them. The thick greenery in the flower beds more than reminds me that I should have divided these babies last Summer. But that’s not going to keep me from enjoying the abundance of blooms …

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More New Goat Babes

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Despite begging Farmer Crossley to “for the love, stop buying goats” – we have some new goats. It’s completely ridiculous that these things keep showing up. It’s even more ridiculous that they’re always cute enough to keep. Aaron ensures me that we “reserved these months ago.” So, technically, they’re grandfathered in to the “stop buying goats” agreement. I don’t know if …

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Itty Bitty Kitty Committee

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You guys. We have kittens. WE HAVE KITTENS! Around December, I was pinging all of the Facebook groups looking for nearby kittens that could be great barn cats. When we lost Bragg to a fight with another animal – I couldn’t bear Benning being out in the barn alone through the chilly weather. Our animal sitter, Reagan, felt the same. …

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Spring is Springing

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The sky is blue. The yard is ultra green. And all of the Springtime colors are joining in the landscape. It’s seriously one of the most beautiful times of the year. Photos simply don’t do justice to the amazing Redbuds that pepper the wooded areas all around us. The mix of rich greens and vibrant pinks and purples is gorgeous. …