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Celebrating Veterans Day Weekend with Our Veteran Friends

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The whole family is excited to be celebrating Veterans Day weekend on the road and out of the house. Typically, I wouldn’t include our non-farm stories on the blog – but Farmer Crossley’s past experience in the military is a pretty significant underpinning of our lives. Plus, our Veteran friends in Oklahoma have an outdoor wonderland of their own that was …

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Hometown Halloween

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This year, we decided to keep our Halloween plans super simple. Last year, we took a 5-hour drive around the region to visit every single grandparent in our costumes. It was incredible to get to see them all and trick-or-treat the way I remember doing as a kid – but my grandparents used to live about 10 minutes away from …

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Trunk-or-Treat Bonfire Fundraiser at the Lake

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We have not-so-subtly forced our way into the Lake Dabinawa community down the road from the farm. The private lake is a 10-minute side-by-side ride from our house and, in addition to just being a fun place to be, Grandpa and Mamah live right on the water. We’ve done plenty of swimming and boating there. I trained for my triathlon …

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Finding a Fire Truck

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Our sweet boy is officially obsessed with fire trucks. I honestly couldn’t quite tell you where it came from, but suddenly our guy is saying “fire truck” constantly followed by “wee ooo wee ooo.” It’s amazing. When the weekend hit, I knew exactly what we needed to do. If there is one thing you’re guaranteed by living near a small …

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Pumpkin Picking at Cider Hill

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Needless to say, our pumpkin patch dreams on Crossley Farms didn’t quite pan out this year. We do have a handful of vines growing with a few good pumpkins popping up as we speak. But, we got them in around the start of August and they’re definitely not ready for carving. So, instead of pursuing our own patch for this …

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CommunityLinc Rent Party 2021

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Each year, Aaron and I look forward to attending the CommunityLinc Rent Party. It was difficult to see this amazing event postponed in 2020 – so we were extremely excited to be invited back this year as guests of AdPredictive and our company’s owners. Rent Party raises funds to support CommunityLinc. The organization is a fixture in Kansas City – assisting homeless …

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The Leavenworth County 4H Fair

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Ever since we moved, Aaron and I have talked about getting the kids involved in 4H someday. This year, we finally made it to the Leavenworth County 4H Fair at the fairgrounds in Tonganoxie, Kansas, and it was a blast to see in action. We coordinated the day with when my brother, his family, my mom, my dad and our …

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Spreading Cheer Through the Holidays

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The past year has been a rough one for many. Even when wrestling our own chaos and overcoming our own struggles – we always know that we’re beyond fortunate to be surrounded by family, friends, our animals and this beautiful place we call “home.” While we aim to give back to the community year-round, the holidays always come with a surge …

Harvesters Community Food Network

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Between the animals and the tot, Aaron and I have found ourselves in a pretty smooth morning routine. Isai wakes us up to watch the sunrise out of our bedroom window. After a diaper change and some chatter, we make coffee, turn on Fox4 local morning news and laugh at the dogs sprinting across the pasture to wake up the …