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It's been a very weird morning on the farm and it all has to do with our sweet baby boy. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
When we first got Thatcher, he came with a kink in his tail. He was a stray, so there was no knowing how it happened, but I thought it was cute and gave him character. Well, this morning....his tail fell off 😱 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
He seemed perfectly normal. Nothing out of the ordinary. After about an hour of laying on my lap while I fiddled with my phone, I sat up, and laying next to my leg was this bundle of fur. I thought it was maybe a scab that came off, bringing the fur with it, but then I felt the bone inside! It broke of right below the kink and I panicked! I woke Jerry up and we wrangled him to get a look. No blood, he's not licking it, tails moving fine, and he'll let us touch it.... hesitantly. There's a little bit of exposed bone but it looks clean. Keeping a very close eye on him, but he's officially our little bobcat now 🐈
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Another haul! Rareseeds squash, 4 different varieties of cucumber, Fortex beans and Oregon sugarpod ll snow peas. Damn, there are inly two of us! I have 30+ cucumbers coming out the wazoo. It's been a good harvest season. I love how fresh dinners have been. #gardening #planting #seedlings #garden #gardens #gardentotable #foodies #grilling #broccoliraab #cabbage #farmgirl #vegetables #chickens #pennsylvania #radishes #farmher #woods #nature #morebeer #freshfood #homemade #homesteadinglife #homesteading #homestead #perfect

Baby Leif and I have been painting the trim around the bay window and caulking + sanding base boards today. Hopefully this weekend we will finish painting those and start on the ceiling and walls too. Can anyone guess what color??? Yep, white!
Hard to believe we have been in this house for almost a year and our interior paint jobs aren't even done yet! I blame it on my three little helpers 😆. But each day it gets a little closer. What are you all up to today?

A year and a half ago, I took a leap of faith on Young Living Essential Oils in hopes of changing our lifestyle and incorporating healthier, more natural products into our home. My first goal was to help our first sweet boy, Brexton, sleep through the night. With the combination of a roller ball and diffuser, I BELIEVE the oils worked. My next hope was to build our immune systems so we didn’t catch all the illness that goes around, especially with me as a teacher. I BELIEVE the oils worked. Fast forward to now, our second sweet boy, Decker, is here and he is an incredible baby who is calm and sleeps though the night. I BELIEVE the oils work. I now use Young Living’s products all over our home. I still have some things to replace, but BELIEVE I am making the best decision for our family with safe, natural products. I BELIEVE in the power of oils and BELIEVE in the lifestyle it has provided for us. 🙌🏻

Early morning weeding today.
I started weeding the carrot row. It’s the hardest row to weed because you’re trying to to pull the carrots out. When the carrots are overshadowed by weeds it’s super overwhelming. I wasn’t being careful enough.
So I switched - I weeded the bean row which required not much thought but a lot of muscle. And I made it to the end. Then I was calmer so I could do one section of carrots.

This is a good lesson for business too - start with a task you can accomplish and then use your accomplished feeling to flow into a section of one you feel is overwhelming and impossible.

That’s how shit gets done over here.

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Well we didn’t really want an #andalucian #chicken but I’ve kinda grown to like her. Meet #ruby. As with all our chickens, she is named after an #SPN character. She’s very #pretty. I tried to capture her multiple colors but didn’t succeed. It’s that kind of black that shimmers. #homesteading #homesteadinglife #raisingchickens #13hens #goteggs

Pistachio, courgette and lemon cake. Recipe from the BBC Good food website. Yum 😋

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Nearly 11lbs of blueberries picked this morning. What do I do with all of these berries? Some are eaten fresh, but most will be frozen for future smoothies, muffins, pancakes, pies and sauces. This time of year I stock up on fresh, local vegetables and berries to freeze or can so we have local foods to eat year round. We are very fortunate to live in an area called the Cannon Valley that has many farmers sustainably raising a variety of foods. These berries were picked at @little_hill_berry_farm in Northfield, one of the few organic berry farms in Minnesota. They will only be open for blueberry picking another week so if you’re interested, check out their website for info.
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Here’s a picture from our garden. This is Penny Rile.
Penny Rile is a cowpea. It can be used as a snap bean, though that is uncommon. It takes a lot more work to get a mess with this, than with regular snap beans. Regular snap beans are a different species entirely.

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The #rootcellar build is back on track. Today's video goes over a few accomplishments I was able to get done... #offgridlife #homesteadinglife #diyhomesteadprojects #logcabinlife #storingfood #growityourself

Yay!!!! First set of eggs!!! We got our first egg the other day and this morning I found these all together in the same spot in the barn!! 🙌🏼😂🙌🏼😋AND they are super dark orange! Woo hoo!! #homesteading #homesteadinglife #chickenmama #farming #tennnesseefarm

Day 20 Abundance ~ What do we have in abundance? Well other than kids, goats, chickens, weeds, don't forget beets and of course thinking 💭
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We have an absurdly abundant amount of roosters🐓
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Its like #ifyoubuildittheywillcome 🤷🏼‍♀️
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🤔 We got Old McDonald, Arlo, Clyde, superman, Larry Legesus, Fat'O, Chewbacca and don't forget The Donald .
(that doesn't even include the half a dozen that went to the auction)
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🙋🏼‍♀️ Who is with me roosters are like #farmcats you get way more than you bargained for?
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Love playing along in the #summeronthehomestead #photochallenge with @essence_homestead
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