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Fresh Snow for the New Year

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Happy New Year, all! We are so stinking excited to be moving beyond 2020 and jumping headfirst into all that 2021 is sure to bring. Starting with chores and sledding. The farm is loaded with fresh snow after last night’s freezing rain that transitioned to huge, powdery flakes early this morning. Aaron is so stinking thrilled that I can’t actually …

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Bring on the Cold

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We’ve been dealing with chilly weather for quite a while now, but this New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day are calling for a serious cold snap. With sleet, ice and lots of snow on the way – we’ve been busily working to make sure all of the animals are in the best conditions possible. Earlier in the week, we split …

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The Frozen Countryside

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I really do love watching the way the wide open spaces out here change from season to season. As Fall came to a close, the fields were emptied of their crops and left with dry, brown roughage in most places. The relatively dry Winter hasn’t done much to hide the dry remains until yesterday. A quick blast of freezing rain …

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Mommy-Isai Chore Day

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As the temps get colder, it becomes harder and harder to make sure all of the animals have access to water every day. Typically, Aaron takes over the chore of breaking ice and distributing fresh water to everyone. But – since I have a short break for the holiday, Isai is home and Aaron needed to show homes – Isai and I …

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Christmas Traditions on the Farm

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The holiday season typically comes with a barrage of overly sentimental traditions. This totally happens on the farm, too. While Aaron and I are relatively minimalist in most ways, these traditions are where we, too, cave to some abundance and enjoy creating special memories together. A Real Christmas Tree During our very first holiday together, I created a Christmas tree …

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A Year for the Books

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December is a bit of a landmark for us. As we creep in on the arrival of 2021, we also celebrate our official 1-year anniversary of living on the farm. Holy cow, guys. We freaking made it. This year – 2020 – we could very well say we’ve been in survival mode. We’ve: Chased a now 1-year-old pretty much everywhere Moved our …

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Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas

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With our basement fireplace update complete, it’s looking much more like the holidays around here. We finally decorated our Fulk Farms tree last weekend. All the good vintage ornaments came out of storage for the occasion. I’ve got to admit – it’s felt great seeing a little piece of “us” in this house. We’ve left plenty of marks, but this …

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Fort Night with the Cousins

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Let’s be real – there is nothing better than having an entire main room of your house dedicated to fort-building. Aaron’s latest “toy” purchase continues to be a hit. This time, Rhett, Tanner and Mason came over to play the action got really real. We’re talking birthday party-level destruction. It was epic. While Taylor and I worked on some dinner and …

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A Dreary Day of Sun

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A day of sunshine in December would typically be a day worth celebrating. We would ditch the heavy coats and do anything and everything to absorb those amazing rays before they dip back behind the clouds for the season. Today, though, it’s hard to be excited by the weather. Last week, we found Bragg with a gnarly bite and puncture …

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The Ornament Tradition – 2020 Edition

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With our tree chopped, I’ve been more than thrilled to continue our annual tradition of adding a handful of over-the-top blown glass ornaments to our collection. Each year, we find a few new baubles that tell the story of big things that happened. Sometimes, we buy them mid-year. Sometimes, I place a bajillion Amazon orders and we collect boxes for …