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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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Trimming Up the Ditches

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This evening, we worked on one of those very random “life on a farm” tasks that absolutely no one would even consider how, when, if, why or where this actually happens: trimming the ditches. While our farm is certainly rural – we only live about a 1/4 mile off of the closest blacktop road. While the county is typically responsible for …

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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. …

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Making the Most of Our Sledding Hill

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Owning the world’s greatest sledding hill comes with a lot of responsibility. For example, every time it snows, we are required to use it. We made good on our sledding promises with the kids this weekend. With the 6″+ snowfall on Thursday, we’ve been watching the sea of white in the front yard and planning our attack. The temps rose …

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The Bathroom Tile is Officially Complete

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Our bathrooms have tile! Like, on the floors and walls. It’s incredible. For the past two weeks, a crew from Renovation MD has been installing the tile in both our master and hall bathrooms. We went through many rounds of explaining our vision and getting bids from contractors. This team really stood out – both understanding what we wanted to …

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6″ Snow Dump Across the Metro

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Last night and through the day today, 6-8″ dropped on the Kansas City metro area – including our farm about 10 minutes North of Lawrence. Naturally, this was one of the very few days in which my day job all but required me to be in downtown KC. When we moved to the farm, our 10-minute commute to the office turned …

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Our First Warm Weather Farm Hike

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As a baby, we used to carry Isai around the farm in our Osprey hiking pack. For the most part, it was the only way we could get anything done around here. However, it had the added benefit of making him super comfortable with the pack. When we started taking him hiking later in the summer, he was excited for …

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Toddler Chores

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With random days of warmer weather, Isai is giving us a glimpse of our summer. Naturally, it’s going to involve a lot of time outside. Our little dude is really finding his place in the world. He has all your typical 2-year-old quirks – but balances them with these insane moments of “whoa – he’s really doing that!” For example, chores. With …

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The Bathroom Tile is Coming Together

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We’re halfway through the second week of tile work and – hot damn – things are really coming together. Day-after-day, we’ve been thrilled with the work this team is doing. The quality is phenomenal and attention to detail is seriously incredible. We still have a little way to go to finish things up this week – but both rooms officially have floor …