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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. …

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Morning Chores

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The morning chores are getting busier and busier. Thankfully, Aaron has been keeping up with the bulk of them while I bake this new baby. Slightly warmer temps have brought us a little more of a chance to snap photos and see the first signs of Spring creeping into the farm. One of our goat mommas – very originally named “Mama …

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Getting Started on Tree Trimming

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Now that the frigid cold has subsided and the mucky wet yard has solidified a bit – we’re getting a jump on some of our Springtime chores. The first in the very long list is trimming trees and cleaning up fallen limbs. The ice, snow and wind of the past few weeks brought down quite a few of the older dead …

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So Much Muck

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We’ve barely crept back into the 30s but – compared to the cold of last week – it feels like Spring is already on its way. We bundled up the dude for a much-needed wander around the farm. He was going a bit stir-crazy not seeing his animals because of the chill. So, as soon as it felt mildly warm enough, we …

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It’s Really Freaking Cold

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For nearly 2 weeks we’ve been enduring the most insane frigid weather I’ve ever seen. Growing up in rural Kansas, I’ve seen plenty of winter storms, massive snow drifts and icy roads. But none of that has come along with what we’ve experienced lately. Nope. In the past few days, we’ve seen the most devastating cold temperatures that I could …

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Single-Digit Days

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Since last week, we’ve been feeling the wrath of the now single-digit temperatures on the farm. Winter is finally staking its claim to the weather. It certainly feels like our 60-degree January afternoons are gone for good. With such frigid temperatures comes a whole host of farm issues that are, honestly, miserable to figure out. No amount of preparation can …

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Excellent Eggers

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We’re still collecting tons of eggs. I honestly couldn’t tell you what I thought would happen. But as the garden has faded away through the Fall and Winter, I guess I expected the eggs would be a seasonal thing too. Like, maybe chickens just don’t lay in the winter? Ridiculous, I know. Well, at least now I know. In reality, …

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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 …