michiganfarms Photos & Videos

16 hours ago

Shadow ❤️ She’s always been right by my side... literally my shadow. This Christmas, she’ll be turning 8 years old 😭😭😭 Boy, does time fly! It feels like I just brought this adorable little puppy home yesterday. She has been the best dog ever! She protects our home against all kinds of predators, but she would never think of hurting a person. As seen in this picture, her favorite thing to do is walk right between people’s legs so she’s guaranteed their affection. Happy almost birthday, Shadow girl! 🥰 • #colliesofinstagram #michiganfarms #michigandairy #farmher #farmerlife #myshadow #colliesarethebestdogsever #dairygoatfarm #agvocate #womeninagriculture #homesteading #homesteadinglife #farmer #womansbestfriend #dogsofinstagram #holyhillfarm

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1 day ago

We’ve been having some crazy weather here in Michigan. It’s hard to imagine Christmas is right around the corner when the days have been 45 F and sunny 🌞 Copper doesn’t seem to mind that there isn’t any snow though. Copper and the 2 other bucks he resides with have been loving this sunshine and being able to eat grass until their hearts are content. • As for me, I’m thoroughly hoping for at least 2 feet of snow by Christmas Eve. It just doesn’t feel like Christmastime without it! 🎄⛄️❄️ • #michigandairy #michiganfarms #farmher #farmerlife #copperthegoat #holyhillfarm #modernfarmer #homesteading #homesteadinglife #nubiangoats #goatsofinstagram #agvocate #womeninagriculture #womenfarmers #dairygoats #michigan #sunshine

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5 days ago

Where the milking magic happens 🎩✨ . This is Carmel, my very first goat. She definitely isn’t the best as far as genetics and production, but she has earned and proved her home with me ❤️ When I decided I wanted to get Nigerian Dwarf goats, I had no idea what I was doing (I still don’t). I found Carmel online for $150 and I thought, “I can afford that.” So, I brought her home and 2 months later I bought my second doe. It took me a long time to appreciate Carmel. She was annoying, kinda frantic, CRAZED for food (but what goat isn’t 😂), and downright weird. The more I learned about dairy goats, the more I considered selling her, but I couldn’t bring myself to until I saw her as a first freshener. I was curious as to how she would milk. This past September, she kidded with twins, and she was the best mommy to these sweet little babies and I’m pretty sure she birthed the cutest goats in the world! After I sold the babies to a man who was starting a homestead, I looked at Carmel and said, “You’re not so bad after all!” And she certainly isn’t! Seeing people overjoyed by the sights of baby goats is a gift in itself 🥰 Even though Carmel and her offspring may not be the greatest genetically, people love them! And they become a part of the family. My favorite part about agriculture is seeing other people excited about it as well! As a farmer, I not only want to produce quality animals, but I want to connect with people over a mutual passion, and having a goat like Carmel enables me to do that. So, Carmel, you’re welcome to stick around my barnyard for as long as you please! . #holyhillfarm #rawmilk #goatfarm #michiganfarms #farmher #farmerlife #michiganfarmer #homesteading #smallfarm #agvocate #nigeriandwarfgoats #goatsofinstagram

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1 week ago

I have been waiting WEEKS to get out to this #abandonedfarm and take photos!! 💕 So excited we finally got a fresh dusting of snow to Grace the roof 😍 . .... Also I might have done more squatting than normal on this photo hunt... My thighs are burning today!!! 🤣 Any hike with 40lbs (of toddler, carrier, blankets, ect) on your back is a good workout. But this was a no incline 2 miles. So it had to have been the squats (to get the right photo angle) 🤷 . . . . . . #countrysideandfarmlife #raw_abandoned #raw_country #raw_seasons #raw_landscape #raw_allnature #raw_usa #puremichiganders #puremittenpride #mittenlove #michiganders #greatstatelocals #naturalmichigan #rusticmichigan #onlyinmichigan #thelakeshorelife #michiganoverboard #enjoymichigan #stayandwander #jj_delightfully_deteriorating #jj_abandoned #michiganfarms #farmlife #decay

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1 week ago

It’s difficult to see from this picture, but inside this momma’s belly are two little Nigerian Dwarf babies 😁 I took my girls to get ultrasounds yesterday and Olive is confirmed pregnant with at least twins while Bella looks like she only has one. I’m super excited for these babies! Bella (my Nubian) was bred to a buck with Hoanbu and Ain-Ash-Shaam bloodlines! And Olive (one of my Nigerians) was bred to a buck with Old Mountain Farm in his bloodlines. March can’t come soon enough! 🐐😁 . On a side note, I’m very grateful for my vet who let me view the ultrasounds and had a very informative conversation with me on the pros and cons of ultrasound versus drawing blood for pregnancy tests. While blood draws (when done by oneself) are a much cheaper option, the ultrasounds enable a person to see the babies and hopefully how many the doe is expected to have. Personally, I’m glad I opted for the ultrasounds. It was amazing to see the tiny little babies that will someday grow into great milking goats for someone else’s homestead 😁 #holyhillfarm #nigeriandwarfgoat #nubiangoats #goatsofinstagram #michiganfarms #farmher #farmerlife #farmlife #agvocate #expectingbabiessoon #marchbabies #unltrasound #excited

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1 week ago

We have never gotten a real tree so I hadn't ever seen this beautiful tree farm until this week. I got curious and decided to see what was behind the wall of tall pines. The sweetest red barn and the most wonderful workers! You gained a garland customer for life! . . . #windyhilltreefarm #windyhill #christmastreefarm #freshcut #christmastrees #decemberdays #winterdays ❄️ #holidaycheer #redbarn #treefarm #michiganfarms #winterinmich #letswinter #puremittenpride #thegreatlakesstate #puremittigan #michigansun #midwestmoment #midwestlivingmag #mycountryhome #countrylivingmag #letitsnow ❄️⛄️ #⛄ #cutyourown

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1 week ago

•Welcome to Holy Hill Farm! My name is Hannah and these are my two favorite sidekicks, Justa and Shadow. • Farming and agriculture has been part of my family since I can remember. We always had a huge garden and always had a variety of animals. In 2017, I decided I wanted to make farming more of a full-time thing. I decided to pursue a degree in agricultural operations at Michigan State University while growing my own small business at the same time. I graduate with my 2-year degree in May then I go on for another 2 years for my bachelors degree in animal science. • Before purchasing my dairy goats, I did a lot of research and decided upon Nigerian Dwarf goats. As soon as I got one goat, I knew I needed more! Soon 1 goat turned into 6, with more being added each year! I also invested in 2 beef heifers that are due to calve this coming year. • My hope is that I can connect with my community through agriculture and small business. I am excited about my farm and about supporting other small farmers out there like me! #smallfarm #dairygoats #nigeriandwarfgoats #homesteading #femalefarmer #farmher #nubiangoats #michiganfarms #farmlife #colliesofinstagram #holyhillfarm #agvocate

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1 week ago

What’s for dinner?!?! After the epitome of all #Mondays , we decided on ‘whatever’s languishing in the back of the fridge’ but as the one in the family that likes all my food hot, I decided to make up some all #michigangrown #porridge. #milk , #wheat , #rye , #oats , #apples , #cherries , and #honey , all from #michiganfarms. Also a few cashews and a dash of cinnamon, but who knows where those came from?! Our new 3 Grain Cereal is available for sale at the @argusfarmstop on Liberty. Let our know if you like it and how you like it. Are you a #breakfastfordinner type or just #hotcereal for #breakfastonly ? . . . #eatwholegrains #wholegrains #localfood #localfoodallyearlong #puremichigan #annarbor

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1 week ago

These Candy Cane Toys are made with Wool from local Michigan Farms & Organic Catnip 😻🎄❄️ Available on Etsy. Link in Bio🍬 #shadyacrescreations ( ft. Rosemary, @stapkitties )

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2 weeks ago

Kelly at wfappys and Mark Jane's farrier putting work in at the barn . Mark is the best thoroughbred farrier I know in Michigan. Highly recommend his service. He's worked miracles for me in the past and I would t trust anybody else with my horses feet! #markjanesfarrier #belleriverfarms #farrier #michiganfarrier #thebest #thoroughbredfarrier #trackfarrier #eventingfarrier #farriersofinstagram #michiganfarrier #michiganfarms #myfarrier #farriers #farrierservice #farrierwork And my daughter playing in the background 😂🤣 #barngirl #barnkids #barnlife

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3 weeks ago

About yesterday... Locally sourced Salad fixings from @seeleyfarm and @greenthingsfarm from my Wednesday visit to @a2market and Brussels Sprouts from @tantrefarm The Potatoes and Garlic were @welcerfarms The rest was our (my father and I host) “orphan Thanksgiving” usual menu, Smoked and Roasted Turkey(s) family and friends that mind as well be family. The fire was toasty, much needed and it was a great day! @zingermansbakehouse pre-order pies sourced through a local coffee shop @tuscancafe in Northville. #localfood #michiganfarms #farmersmarket #shoplocaleveryday #rootvegetables #turnips #watermelonradish #eatyourgreens

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3 weeks ago

I was thrilled when we were able to take home our new kitten (left). His mom was my FAVORITE barn cat at the family farm. (Right). That photo was from three years ago. She’s came up missing from the farm late summer. There are a lot of predators. Hawks, eagles, Fox, coyotes, etc. So, to be able tk take home the kitten, means I have some of my Minxie with me now. I loved that cat! #farmcat #barncat #mouser #catsofinstagram #barncatsofinstagram #michigan #michiganfarms #farming #familyfarm #puremichigan #kitties #kittycats #mainecoon #mainecooncats #mainecoonsofig #griffin #asbphotography98

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1 month ago

Our cousin is trying to bring in the corn between snowfalls this week. I caught him last night just before the sun went down. He is one tired farmer. He really doesn't like being in the fields after opening day of rifle season. . . . #cornfields #cornharvest #harvesttime #harvest #fieldcorn #michiganfarms #michigangrown #michiganag #sunsetonthefarm #auger #farmland #thankafarmer #sunrise_sunset #novemberdays #fallfilter #michigansun #midwestmoment #midwestlivingmag #mycountryhome

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1 month ago

5 YEARS. Here’s a toast to the patrons that have supported us since our first batch, and to the employees that have become family. A hard cider company founded on farming roots, homegrown ingredients, and a lot of hard work; we pay homage to 5 years of innovation, expansion, and gathering our harvest season after season. Enjoy the full and rich wine notes from long-aging on Pinot Noir, French Oak barrels and slightly tart finish from the addition of Michigan grown cherries. Best enjoyed on a farm at sunset. Limited quantities available at our 5 year anniversary party in the Blake’s Tasting Room on 11/30/18. • • • • #BlakeFarms #BlakesHardCider #BlakesOrchard #HardCider #cider #Homage #MichiganHardCider #MichiganFarms #MichiganGrown #MichiganLocal #SupportLocal #SmallBusiness #FarmLife #CraftHardCider #MichiganApples #Apples #BlackPhillip #FlannelMouth #WakeFire #elchavo #TheTonic #BeardBender #rainbowseeker #fido #kindercider

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1 month ago

It's often cheaper to buy a bag of potato chips for your family than a bag apples... As part of our Healthy Food Policy, The Pantry makes an active effort to increase access to healthy and fresh foods. Here are some of the ways we try to help our neighbors: 🍏Fresh Market: Sells fresh Michigan produce to pantry neighbors at half cost 🍊NOW Pantry: Provides healthy, balanced groceries for individuals living with heart disease, diabetes, and renal disease 🍇 Neighbor's Choice Pantry: Provides neighbors with over a week's worth of balanced groceries 🍒Encourage our food drive hosts to promote healthy donations- whole grain, no salt, no sugar foods 🍍Deny donations of soda pop and candy #ThePantry #NOWpantry #FreshMarket #NeighborsChoice #Healthy #EatFresh #EatLocal #MichiganFarms #Local #Pantries #HealthyFoodPolicy #ForOurNeighbors #NationalHungerAwarenessWeek #Hunger #HungerAwareness

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1 month ago

🚜 #Countrysideandfarmlife Feature 🚜 . Your country and farm pictures are so wonderful! Thank you to everyone that shares each week, I am really enjoying this tag. My feature today belongs to Jamie @4boysandme_exploring be sure to check out her country pictures. . . Our tag runs all week so share any day. Please check out the other host's features today. @sweckerfarm @cottagecomforts and @viets_brook_farm . . #redtractor #farmall #michiganfarms #michiganliving #farmlife #feature #hostedtag #playalong #countrylife #lifeinthecountry #rurallife #farmhouse #redroof #countryviews #rurallife

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1 month ago

Look. I don’t have a picture of every pallet and truck that I loaded, unloaded, and loaded again today. I lost track of how many times I got soaked working out in the rain, dried out, and then got soaked again. And at 5pm this evening, I delivered the last bit for the day, 150lbs of #munich #malt to @saltspringsbrewery. I was a bit embarrassed by how muddy I’d gotten over the course of the day and I almost didn’t sit down at the bar for a pint. I’m so glad I did though. I had their Big Brown Bunny Porter, which has always been my favorite, and gushed with Ed about the magic of children. Salt has become a cornerstone in this #community and it’s not just because of the great beer and food. We’re so lucky to have them. Also, quick shout out to @zilkefarmkitchen and @xoche.blauvelt.photography for this picture of our beautiful boys. #smalltown #smallbusiness #bigheart #craftbeer #microbrewery #michiganbeer #craftmalt #michiganfarms

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