Nature

May on the Farm

As May rolled around, we were quickly approaching the due date for baby #5.  Every time I went to my Midwife appointments in those last few weeks of my pregnancy, my Midwife would ask me if I was ready for this baby to come (expecting me to say yes like most women do at this...
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April on the Farm

Here are a bunch of photos and a video from April.  We are always amazed that everyday we see something new that fills us with wonder and excitement.  We’re so grateful to get to experience so much nature everyday.  April was filled with working on our food forest / garden… the fencing, the seedlings, and...
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March on the Farm

A bunch of photos from March, plus a video.  March was filled with prepping for our garden (starting the fencing project, starting seedlings, and planting a few things). We also enjoyed watching our property wake up and starting to see green on our land for the first time (since we moved in right before winter).  ...
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February on the Farm

The past few months have been jam packed.  Because I was putting a lot of my free time into preparing for the birth of our baby, I got behind with documenting life on the farm.  So I’m going to do a few posts to catch up.  Each post will have some photos of things that...
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Farm Animals: Bees

My parents have a few beehives on their land so a few months ago when my parents were visiting, my dad brought up a couple of swarm traps so we could try catching a local swarm of bees to start our own hive. At the beginning of April, we decided to put the swarm traps...
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Farm Animals: Chicks

At the beginning of May (a week before my due date) we got some chicks!  A couple months before that, we had picked out a few breeds that we wanted and ordered them from a hatchery.  We had to wait until they would all be available to hatch and then send to us so we...
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Faith: The Death of January to the Life of June

I’ve been taught my whole life that faith is the first principle of the gospel.  It sounds simple, right?  It’s the most basic building block so it’s easily understood by nearly everyone, right?  Maybe for some people.  Not for me though.  I’ve often struggled to grasp what faith actually is or how to use it in practical...
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A Funeral for LaRhea the Chicken

We experienced our first animal death on our farm last Sunday. One of our chickens, LaRhea, died sometime in the night. Jershon found her dead in the coop that morning. A few days before she died, we noticed that one of her eyes was swollen shut and she wasn’t acting normal. In my google research,...
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Farm Chores

As you would expect, farm life involves a lot of work.  And even though our farm is pretty small and we only have a few animals so far, there is still a lot of work to be done everyday to keep things running.  I thought I’d write up a little post about some of our...
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