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Shaye Elliott  Farmer | Gardener | Photographer | Writer | Whole Food Homecook | Mama to 4 | Big Time Dreamer | PNW Native | Our books are available on Amazon 🐓

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Cecelia would like everyone to know she is doing very well, 10 days post calving now, and is giving us a gallon and a half of milk at our once a day milking. Pepper is still with her 24/7 and is growing like a weed. I'm sure we'll need to separate them at night soon, but for now, it suits us all just fine. .
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Hug your babies today, my friends. Hug them ever so tight. We were reminded, once again, of the thin veil that separates us from this life and the next. A moment. A breathe. The teeniest of circumstances. I am hitting my knees in prayer, yet again, giving thanks for a merciful God who continues to drown me in his goodness. Cheers to a happy Saturday with four, beautiful, messy, loud little ones in tow. Thank you, Jesus. And Amen.

A huge Friday night supper planned for new friends. Yes, we have friends - at least until they visit our house and see the true madness. Regardless, I think it's time for champagne. .
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Good morning new followers! Welcome to our farm. I'm Shaye. Here on our PNW farm, we have a family milk cow, katahdin sheep, old spot pigs, a barnyard full of mismatched chickens, geese, ducks, and turkeys, three hives of Italian bees, a Great Pyrenees guard dog, and four little children. We love to eat - all day, every day. Also, I'm starting to get wisdom wrinkles. It's awesome. We're glad you're here!

Our farm would in no way be ours without dōTERRA oils. Both financially and emotionally, dōTERRA has supported our health and our dreams, making this possible. But it's not just us. Over a dozen of my top leaders have quit their jobs... retired their husbands... bought their first farms... and supported their families health by helping others experience the benefits of these oils. I fell in love with them when I was battling post-baby emotional issues. They kept me from going down a medical path I was extremely uncomfortable with and gave me another option. After that, I wouldn't shut up about them. Why would I? Why wouldn't I want others to have a better option as well? All that to say, I have two spots on my team for those of you who may be interested in doing the same. These spots are in established building positions and are both in need of someone who is ready to LIGHT IT UP, baby. Not for the faint of heart, but certainly meant for those with a big one. PM me for more information.

Farm life is equally impossible and glorious. Sometimes, it feels like it's hanging on by a thread. We're always one broken fence or retained placenta away from complete failure. One hail storm can wipe out our greens. One rogue coyote can take our spring lambs. It's always a bit on the edge because inevitably, it will all happen. It takes a particular type of person to say 'Hey world. I see your ways... you dirty old thang... and I accept the challenge.' Thanking the good Lord for a healthy calf and cow five days post-calving today - and remembering my long gone sweet Sal who's milk raised my babies. .
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Cooking seventy five meals for a hundred children a day is so much more enjoyable with friends like this in the kitchen - @cat_in_france and @lacanche_us. If I could give any advice to those of you struggling with making meals for your family, it's this: find something to make it special. Maybe it's a new cheese. Maybe it's a perfectly ripe pear. Maybe it's an inspiring recipe. Maybe it's a vintage copper pan to cook it all in. Regardless, find a reason to celebrate. It'll help keep your head above water. Trust me... I know...
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As Georgia reminds us on this scratch of paper found under her bed, Jesus the Lord is King! Happy Lord'a Day, my friends. May your Sunday be filled with worship and renewal. And Amen.

31 feels good. Chocolate crepes, cheese soufflés, roasted and herbed potatoes, and mimosas to start the day - courtesy of a very early rising @stuartfelliott. I'm embracing this beautiful year with open arms and refuse to age like an American. I won't fight it. Rather, I'll welcome my wrinkles, stories, post-baby body, and acquired wisdom with grace and so much thankfulness. Each day is such a gift, isn't it? Happy Saturday my friends.

Twilight hour here on the farm. It goes slowly down on a new life brought to the farm and the anticipation and routine of milking that will hopefully resume. Many of y'all were with me when we lost our Sally and it's been a long 21 months without her. Cecelia's new heifer calf, Pepper, brings new hope to the farm. And butter. These days are as good as it gets. Very thankful for this day. .
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My littles got to witness the birth of baby Pepper today. You know my favorite lesson that farm life teaches them? It teaches them that life isn't about them. It isn't about your comfort or even your desires. We are a part of a much greater story. A much bigger purpose. And they get to witness pieces of that. Farm life is the greatest teacher.

WOW!!!! That was so incredibly fast - especially for a heifer. In the matter of 90 minutes, I was able to watch Cece go from eating to calving her first. She did amazing! I've watched animals give birth plenty of times and it's always a complete joy to witness. We've been blessed with a young heifer calf (95% sure since we're checking from afar at the moment) that we've lovingly named 'Pepper'. Happy Birthday, Pepper! Welcome to The Elliott Homestead. We're so, so, so glad you're here and healthy!
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