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A Big Week for Little Chicks

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We might be going a little stir crazy. Last weekend, while gathering supplies from the farm store, Aaron picked up some chickens. We’d already been eyeing them for a couple of weeks, but apparently the single week we’ve spent in quarantine was enough to finalize the decision. So far, the flock is awesome: Bantams (2)According to the display tag in …

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Meet Chuck – Our First Moomaker

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In the midst of Coronavirus quarantine, we’ve earned our “real farm” status. Yesterday, Chuck arrived. We’ve been steering clear of most human life lately. It’s really not hard to do on this beautiful acreage that is creeping its way into Spring. We’ve started quite the collection of baby chicks. Most days, the pond is loaded with geese. Flowers are sprouting …

Late Winter Garden Prep in Progress

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February came and went in a flash. With a barrage of Winter weather sprinkled with random Spring-like days – we’ve been busy hurrying up then waiting on just about every farm project imaginable. The compost pile is a work in progress. While the previous owners left us with decomposing garden goodies at the end of the Fall, we’ve had a bit …

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New Year, New House

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We promised ourselves that we would be moved and sleeping at the farm by the New Year. In fact, we psychotically planned the shuffle for the days between Christmas and New Year’s Day. Well, here we are. We borrowed my dad and Gena’s trailer and towed it with their truck. Aaron’s dad Steve and my brother Chris met up at …

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We’re Moving In

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Aaron and I agreed that we would move out of our Central Hyde Park house at the heart of Kansas City and into the farmhouse during that weird time between Christmas and New Year’s Day. But, leave it to the Realtor to want to leave half of all of our things in the house we’re moving out of “for staging.” …

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The Allis Chalmers is Running

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Ask most men about their best-ever day and they’re likely to give you a sweet response about the days they were married or when their children were born. Not my husband. Apparently, in the chaos of our last year, I completely failed to learn that Aaron’s truest dream has been to live on a farm. So, you’d think buying our …

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The Very Beginning

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Aaron and I have been discussing the eventual purchase of a farm for more than a year. Living at the heart of urban Kansas City, Missouri, I haven’t been 100% convinced a rural farm is where we’re meant to be. However – I do know that we’d like to escape the city. I had assumed that we would strike a balance …