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Penny 2cents – Our First Fainting Goat

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In a stroke of complete Santa-style genius, Aaron brought our very first fainting goat to the farm for Christmas. Penny 2cents is our second Penny (the first passed a few months ago shortly after we got her from an auction). The second is a stunning little lady that – when too scared – falls over. It’s quite possibly the meanest and most …

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Spreading Cheer Through the Holidays

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The past year has been a rough one for many. Even when wrestling our own chaos and overcoming our own struggles – we always know that we’re beyond fortunate to be surrounded by family, friends, our animals and this beautiful place we call “home.” While we aim to give back to the community year-round, the holidays always come with a surge …

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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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The Cows are Free to Roam – Kind of

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This week, Aaron has been working his butt off to get the cows out of the corral and onto the pasture. While we’ve planned a more permanent fence for the front pasture in the near future, he is making the most of his time with a temporary electric fence to give the cows some freedom now. With the new temporary …

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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 Plan for Change

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As of November, we officially completed our plans for the renovation. To say that took a whole lot longer than anticipated would be an understatement. We really thought we would have had this show on the road a year ago. Now, we’re in the phase of finding our contractors. Luckily, Aaron has a bajillion connections from his work in real …

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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 …