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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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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 …

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 …

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The Goats Get a TikTok

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It’s official. My phone has far, far, far too many goat videos on it. In an effort to get back into my social media groove (that, honestly, went completely MIA after two babies and a pandemic) – the goats got a TikTok. Well, I mean, the entire farm has a TikTok really. But, the goats are really the stars of the …

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Are You Kidding Me With These Sunsets?

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I’m the first to tell you that we have some seriously spectacular views on the farm. It’s the singular thing that convinced me agreeing to buy the place wasn’t entirely insane. Of course, just when you think the summertime sunsets are completely unbeatable, winter goes all out and throws up some stunning watercolors that will be extremely hard to beat. …

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Views from the Farm

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It’s not uncommon for us to end up with a whole bunch of farm photos that don’t really have a story behind them. We snap them when the sunset looks nice. Or, while we’re out playing with animals and doing chores. We have a family folder full of them. Sometimes they’re from Aaron’s point of view. Other times, they’re mine. …