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Sunset in the Back Pasture

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Did I mention that we’re taking a lot of side-by-side rides to calm down the toddler lately? He loves it. LOVES it. He is constantly sneaking through open doors to sprint to the lawn mower or side-by-side so he can climb into the driver’s seat. Little guy is obsessed. Our ride tonight included a quick cruise through the North pasture …

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Big Buck on the Trail Cam

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Farmer Crossley keeps a handful of trail cameras running all across our property. Often, we’ll catch deer, foxes, coyotes, turkeys, geese and other critters making their way through our yard and pastures. It’s fun to see them in action when you spot them in the moment – but it’s equally as fun to see the photos and videos the camera is …

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The Pasture Pond is Complete

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After a bit of finishing around the edges and a couple of good rains – we can officially check the new pond of our to-do lists. The result is pretty gorgeous. Knowing what this woodline looked like before the pond and seeing how it’s been transformed is so impressive. Aaron and my dad put in a lot of work on making …

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Hay Bales in the Morning Sun

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Hay week has come to a close with our pastures being fully baled. The sun rose this morning over a field of haybales in our front yard and the view was a genuine stunner. The amount of work and care that goes into this process each year is amazing. It brings with it an energy that is contagious through the …

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Haying Week Has Arrived

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Hay harvest week is here! After all the work that went into weeding and fertilizing our pastures this Spring, we’re all excited to see how much hay we will be able to harvest this year. With a year of experience under his belt, Farmer Crossley jumped into the fields today to get through the first steps. Aaron, my dad Dave …

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Fertilizing the Pastures

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This year, we’re adding a new step to the process of harvesting hay from our pastures: weeding and fertilizing! In our first year, we were really just getting our bearings for what all happens on the farm from day to day and month to month. In the interest of time and capacity, we skipped this vital step in the process …

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Fencing for the Goat Grove

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Oh, I’m sorry, did we not have enough projects going on? You know, between new baby, new animals, multiple businesses and the whole general farm – we needed at least one more thing. Enter: the fence. Aaron has been planning a new fence for the Goat Grove for quite awhile now. The electric fence that is there was always intended to …