modfarmer Photos & Videos

5 hours ago

I know I've said it before but fall is my favorite season! Maybe it's all the pumpkin spice and cinnamon everything , or the cooler weather and beautiful clear days + cozy clothing. .๐Ÿ‚ . No wait, I think I know why it's my favorite... It's because from this point forward over the next few months there are more family gatherings. More moments and occasions to celebrate, and more memories to make. . . It's a time of year to gather over mealtime and share candid conversations. A time to pause and reflect on all of God's blessings thorough the past year. A time to be grateful. . . Next time you sit down and share a meal with family really take time to enjoy it. No distractions. Let's savor these beautiful fall moments and make forever memories shall we? .๐Ÿด๐Ÿ‚๐Ÿƒ . Good night friends ๐ŸŒ™ #azurefarmlife

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12 hours ago

In my hand, I hold my heart. In hers, a handful of walnuts. Priorities.

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2 days ago

Back in 2008, when I was a freshman in high school, I started a hog business as an FFA project (really, my older brother's little chicken business was starting to get hype, and I need to think of something to make a name for myself). . Clearly, it took a while to get up and going because my passions led me elsewhere, specifically to dairy cattle, however the pigs have held on. . Here we are, 10 years later, still with really, really good tasting organic pasture raised, milk finished pork. . AND, NOW YOU CAN HAVE IT TOO --- all over the US, thanks to @crowdcow ! . Thereโ€™s a $25 coupon in the link on our @alexandrefamilyfarm page to buy some good product online! Get it while it lasts, it's only online til Thursday, Oct. 18! If not, just take a look at the "creamy, nutty and flavorful" pork from our farm! . #crowdcow #alexandrefamilyfarm #organic #heritage #heritagepork #grassfed #pastureraised #pasturepromise #regenerativefarming #regenerativedairy #pork #milkfinished #online #market #farmher #iamamodernfarmer #modfarmer #cahartt #driduck #kuhl #craftedincarhartt

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3 days ago

You know what? I wish I had something super awesome to say about this picture. . . But a minute after this was taken Havana decided she was over it and launched off of my chest leaving a VERY large scratch ๐Ÿ˜‚. . . SO yeah, there you have it. But I do love the pumpkins and pillows!! Makes this porch swing a favorite spot to hangout! ( Swing made by the husband ๐Ÿ˜) . What's your favorite cozy spot in your home? . . #azurefarmlife

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3 days ago

I'm not sure if the farmer will ever let us have sheep but I'm starting the love for them early with our girls ๐Ÿ˜‰ . Ren has been sleeping on a fleece since she was born and I plan on buying one for the new babe this week. . I love having them sleep on natural fibers from an animal so near and dear to me. Plus they help regulate temperature and create a familiar sleep environment even when we travel. . Our friends @red_gate_ranch recommended @holylamborganics to us when I was first pregnant. I couldn't be more thankful, Ren sleeps so well on hers ๐Ÿ™Œ . Anyone else feel so much comfort having their babes sleep on sheepskin?

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4 days ago

A few days ago I was cleaning the duck house and was surprised to find this little pile of eggs so neatly sitting in a bed of hay. . . The hen's musy have decided this spot looked new and cozy. The funny thing is that when one lays in a spot the other's follow. . . There's always one that is the leader. You know in real life it's hard to be the leader sometimes (or let's be honest, lots of times) it's easy to just go with the flow and not make waves. We get comfortable in the routine of life and shaking things up seems daunting. . . I want to encourage you and myself to not be afraid to step out in faith. Take that first step. It's definitely always the hardest, but every step gets easier and easier till you have forged a new path. . . We have a big poster in our home that says "Be a voice, not an echo" don't be afraid this week to step out of your comfort zone, use your voice, make that change you've wanted to make for forever. I'm pretty sure we will be happy we did. . . Think of the chickens next time and remember, when one branches out, the rest will follow. . . Good night friends ๐ŸŒ™

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6 days ago

๐ŸŽbutter season ๐Ÿ˜ my mom picked a full 5 gallon bucket from our apple trees a couple weeks ago and then made us some really good homemade apple butter and applesauce. She knows the way to my hubbys heart lol because apple anything is a for sure favorite of his and each year she makes us a couple jars of each. Yum-o!!!!! ๐Ÿ˜‹

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6 days ago

โ€œi want to keep our unique love in my life forever, i hope you feel the same.โ€

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1 week ago

TFW you canโ€™t choose just one! @escapebklyn tours a favorite Upstate NY pumpkin patch, geared out in #HunterOriginal boots & rain jacket ๐Ÿ’› See our previous post for an amazing user-generated Upstate pumpkin patch list, and thanks to everyone who participated! ๐ŸŽƒ Photo by @pbcrosby. #ad

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1 week ago

Stepping up my breeder game-- DNA testing the flock for documentation of scrapie resistance. When starting my flock, I purchased animals that were from resistant flocks. So, while all of my purchased stock is RR (genetically scrapie resistant) based on their parents' status, I want documentation for my myself and future customers. I am also working with the USDA toward securing the ability to export my future lambs as breeding stock to the non-American sheep community! #tarheelbillyfarm #tunissheep #farmher #livestockfarmer #shepherd #woolfarmer #heritagelivestock #oldbreeds #foodsecurity #modfarmer

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1 week ago

I am packing up the farm and heading to NEW YORK CITY!!๐Ÿ—ฝ -- Well kinda ๐Ÿ˜‰ I have teamed up with @dairygood and #undeniablydairy and dairy farmers from across the country to bring a little bit of our farms to the City for #NationalFarmersDay ! -- Starting Friday morning, you can find us at the @todayshow plaza to kick off National Farmer's Day. Then we will be at the Grand Central Food Festival all day with a decked out food truck and lots of Instagram worthy moments. And finally on Saturday, we will be at the Times Square Expo! Stop by either of these events to come talk with us about our farms and where your milk comes from! -- This is my first time going to NYC and I could not be more excited! Follow a long in my IG stories starting tomorrow as I travel across the country with two littles ๐Ÿ˜ฌ Also PLEASE send me all of your must see, dos and eats in the City!

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1 week ago

The rain here is real! It's been raining non stop for the last several days and with temps in the 40's, that's cold! Today the wind is blowing making it even worse. I added a plastic barrier for the girls as a wind block but all this rain makes their run pretty wet.... operation possibly move the chicken coop in the spring is now open! #chickensgottastaywarm ๐Ÿ”๐Ÿ”๐Ÿ”

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1 week ago

I have no words to say how grateful I am for the tremendous outpouring of love you have shown to us. . . I have read every comment, DM, & text and have cried many tears reading your kind words of encouragement and love. For those that don't know me well I tend to be very stoic and not cry ever, but this has been a hard blow. And I'm emotional just thinking about how much love everyone has expressed. . . It's been a rough few weeks for the animals. We lost Ginger then a week later we heard one of the baby sheep we were going to get had died. Then last week we lost most of our chickens ( I hadn't even talked about that yet cause I was just so upset) . . Then this week Pearl. My sweet little Pearl. She should have never survived after being born a premie and after much bottle feeding and medicine + support she pulled through and thrived. With a sweet spirit she would follow me around and gently eat from my hand. She loved dirt baths and showers with the hose. . . I was devastated when Jared told me. Even more sad was seeing how sad he was over it. I'm usually the main caretaker of the animals and seeing him so upset just broke my heart. He had to bury her and I can't imagine how hard that was. We sat there and cried together and praised God at the same time for giving us a wonderful year to love Pearl. . . Despite my sadness I am nothing but grateful for the opportunity we had to love and care for her. She was a little miracle and in her short life she taught me so much about Jesus and His love for me. . . I truly believe we were made for more than a world that involves death and sadness. We were made to live forever and I cling to the hope that one day it will be so. ( If you have questions about this DM me) . . SO we press forward. Each day a new beginning and an opportunity to hope and be grateful for what we have right now. Give your family and animals an extra hug for me tonight. Thank you again sweet friends. Each of you is so very special. #azurefarmlife

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1 week ago

I want to hear from YOU! I am working on some new blog posts to share over the next few months. But I want to know what you all want to see more of. What questions do you have about dairy farming, milk, our life on the farm, or even motherhood? I want my blogs to cover topics you all are interested in. So leave me a comment or send me a message!

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1 week ago

When your clothes are so dirty your wife ๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿผwon't let you bring them inside. . Free show at our house most days of the week ๐Ÿ˜‰ . Anyone else have this situation? . #farmlife

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1 week ago

It was wonderful having @kelseyisacannibal join us on our ride yesterday. Kelsey is going to be attending the @mongolderby next year and we are committed to helping her get in shape for the 1,000km race across the steppes. If you want to learn more about her adventure to get to the Derby, or would like to support her, check out the links on her profile!! #Findmehere #finditliveit #fromwhereiride #upperrightusa #roamtheplanet #upstateny #wanderlust #iloveny #seeyououtthere #thenortheastcollective #iamatraveler #modfarmer #ispyny #folktravel #lifebetweentheears #flx #fingerlakes #trailride #equitrek #equitrekking #trailriding

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1 week ago

The Finger Lakes National Forest is starting to look bedazzled with autumnal glory! What a beautiful ride with our visiting riders through the mist we had this evening on our 3 hour canter through the federal lands. Nothing beats the Finger Lakes Region in the fall and itโ€™s only just beginning. #nofilterneeded #findmehere #finditliveit #fromwhereiride #upperrightusa #roamtheplanet #upstateny #wanderlust #iloveny #seeyououtthere #thenortheastcollective #iamatraveler #modfarmer #ispyny #folktravel #lifebetweentheears #flx #fingerlakes #trailride #equitrek #equitrekking #trailriding #horsetravel

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1 week ago

I love it when everyone hangs out together. Chickens, ducks, alpacas, it's one big happy family. . . They are so peaceful and happy which makes me happy!! What makes you guys happy when you see it? Comment below! . . Happy new week friends! #azurefarmlife

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1 week ago

Hanging out with the team from @thoughtcatalog for an interview and shoot at the dairy! And of course I brought them to the compost pile ๐Ÿ˜‰ don't worry we got lots of great shots of the cows too! -- ๐Ÿ“ธ @jordanglidewell

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1 week ago

I think we've decided next year we're planting a TON of flowers!! The ones we grew this year were so beautiful and keep blooming even now. . . I have a vision of a whole hillside of flowers!! Wouldn't that just be beautiful?! Probably easier said than done but a girl can dream right? ๐Ÿ˜œ . . Have a great evening friends #azurefarmlife

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1 week ago

It was s beautiful day for these bachelorettes! With such a rainy year it really makes you smile on these sunny, cool autumn afternoons. The colors today really popped all day with brilliant blue skies, the wildflowers were all in bloom, the bright green grass and the trees just starting to change. The most beautiful color is โ€œOctober.โ€ #foliage #leafpeeping #october #autumn #fall #findmehere #finditliveit #fromwhereiride #upperrightusa #roamtheplanet #upstateny #wanderlust #iloveny #seeyououtthere #thenortheastcollective #iamatraveler #modfarmer #ispyny #folktravel #lifebetweentheears #flx #fingerlakes #trailride #equitrek #equitrekking #trailriding #horsetravel #myFLXtbex

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1 week ago

And just like that the week has passed. With each day new signs of fall appear. I can't wait for the leaves to turn a golden hue. .๐Ÿ‚๐Ÿ . There's something about fall that feels like a new start. The crisp cool air is so refreshing and a welcomed change from the humid Georgia summer. . . I don't know what's in store for you these last few months of the year, but I pray whatever adventures come your way you'll be ready for them and blessed by them. ๐Ÿ‚. . Happy weekend friends #azurefarmlife P.S this picture was taken fall of last year a few days after we got Rocky and Domingo. They have sure been a fun addition to the farm family

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2 weeks ago

32 degrees here this morning. I think we'll stay inside.

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2 weeks ago

So call me crazy but Iโ€™d really like to get an egg stamp ๐Ÿ˜‚ I know I know. Most women itโ€™s jewelry but regardless of what my husband says I am pretty simple. But I canโ€™t think of a โ€œfarmโ€ name. I donโ€™t think I want it to be our name because most days I canโ€™t even pronounce it ๐Ÿคฃ so thatโ€™s where Iโ€™m stuck. Any ideas or suggestions? Iโ€™m totally up for old French words or sayings...even thought a Czech word would be neat but am drawing some blanks. But nothing too โ€œtrendyโ€. ๐Ÿค” see my dilemma lol but seriously any help or ideas would be so appreciated ๐Ÿ˜˜

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2 weeks ago

Best buds! So sweet. I got to hang out with them quite a bit today and it was such fun. . . We got Buddy (on the left) first and he was our only donkey for a few months. He was miserable. He would cry and act out constantly. We thought it best to get him a friend. . . Chilli arrived a few months later and they have been inseparable since. It's fun to see their antics and play-time adventures. . . What a joy to have them around. Have a great night friends! #azurefarmlife

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2 weeks ago

Give them a bale of straw and it keeps them busy for days, sprinkle some scratch in there and they get all sorts of excited! ๐Ÿ” #backyardpoultrymag

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2 weeks ago

We are less than a week away from the annual PlacerGROWN Farm & Barn self-guided tour! This is a FREE event! Join us on Sunday, October 7th from 10 am to 3 pm in an afternoon filled with cute farm animals, hay rides, pumpkins, food trucks and more! . . For maps and information on each farm, visit PlacerGROWN.org or sign up through the link in our bio. NO PETS ALLOWED. These are working farms and pets will NOT be allowed, even in the parking areas. . . #placerlife #cagrown #sacfarm2fork #visitplacer #auburn #loomis #lincoln #sheridan #granitebay #penryn #visitcalifornia #knowyourfarmer #knowyourrancher #myjobdependsonag #modfarmer

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2 weeks ago

Hi friends! Many of you have asked what happened to sweet Pepper whom we rescued a few weeks back. . . Well a few days after we brought her home we had to go out of town. We asked my parents if they would care for her till we returned and of course they agreed! . . Well upon returning let's just say my mom has never asked when I'm coming to take her home ๐Ÿ˜‚ This sweet kitty has become their "grandchild". She sleeps in the bed with them and they play with her all day. There's no way this kitty is becoming a barn cat ๐Ÿ˜ป๐Ÿ˜บ . . She is so cute and sweet! And although not staying at my house I get to see her all the time so it's all good. . . For now she's gonna live like a queen in the country ๐Ÿ‘‘ #azurefarmlife

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2 weeks ago

Iโ€™m just going to focus on this little slice of bliss right here until the crazy begins in about 30 minutes ๐Ÿ˜‚ sign this paper mom, everyone needs a snack, make dinner (so they can eat it in 10 minutes flat ๐Ÿ˜‚), homework time, chicken feedings, toy sharing (or not ha!), garden picking, stare at the front porch some more (lol see my stories), baths, 5th cup of coffee (๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ holla!), send hubs off to work (red red blue blue), bed time, bed time again, get back in bed, ok fine sleep on our floor ๐Ÿ˜‚ anyone else!? But itโ€™s my life and I love it...but for the next few minutes ๐Ÿ’†๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ

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2 weeks ago

Hey internet! Just wanted to take a minute to let you know about a new venture Iโ€™m starting: an urban farm! Iโ€™ve always enjoyed gardening, and supporting sustainable food for a long time. Lately, the deeper I dug into my own familyโ€™s history and looked at the long term effects of industrial agricultural practices ecologically, from an economic perspective in rural areas, and from a spiritual place for society, I found myself wanting to be engaged in agriculture. Since the sublime @erinelyseburns recently became an assistant professor here in Seattle, farming in the country isnโ€™t an option, so urban farming it is! For next season my plan is to send out a fresh sheet every week to let folks know whatโ€™s available and order what veg they want, with the long term goal for future seasons being offering a weekly CSA box. ย Iโ€™m fortunate enough to have already found a couple folks who want to convert their yards into areas to farm, but am still looking for more land partners, particularly in the north half of Seattle, so feel free to reach out! Your yard becomes a productive area to produce organic food and you get a weekly installment of fresh veg! Quiet Land Urban Farm refers to the Mennonite ethos of desiring to be the โ€˜quiet in the landโ€™ - pacifist, self-sustaining communities based in agriculture. A good portion of our family came here in 1710 as Mennonites. Though those communities drifted away we kept farming and have been farming or working in agriculture for 12 generations now. Anyway - if you want to follow along, get involved, or find out how you can eat Seattle grown produce follow along over at @quietlandurbanfarm ๐ŸฅฆHereโ€™s to a sustainable future! #urbanfarming #seattle #farming #sustainability #organic #modfarmer #growyourown

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2 weeks ago

I would have never thought I would get such satisfaction and happiness from caring for these fluffy animals on a daily basis. . . Someone told me one time that you can learn so many life lessons from being a shepherd to a flock. I never really knew until now what that meant . . The unconditional love animals show, their resilience and utmost loyalty to each other is really quite beautiful and rewarding to see. . . I learn from them daily and I'm a happier person because of them. I am so grateful we have this opportunity to love and care for animals. I pray I never tire of it. . . Have a blessed evening friends. #azurefarmlife

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2 weeks ago

Country road take me home...๐ŸŽถ๐ŸŽถ

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2 weeks ago

Throwback to last fall when baby Pearl was just a few months old and so very tiny!! Can't wait for the leaves to turn and make everything a beautiful golden color. . . Hope everyone had an amazing day! #azurefarmlife

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2 weeks ago

A few of my favorite things!! . . Pumpkins, overalls, unicorns, glitter, kitty paws, sunsets, popsicles, humor, photography, Joanna Gaines, prayer, peonies, Anthropologie candles, cinnamon rolls, pens 0.5mm, family & lip gloss. . . I realize some of my answers make me sound like a 5 year old ( ie : unicorns, glitter, popsicles, cinnamon rolls, etc) ๐Ÿฆ„ . . But hey, just being honest ๐Ÿ˜† Of course this is all apart from my love for the animals. . . What are some of your favorites??!! Do we have any in common? Comment below ๐Ÿ‘‡

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2 weeks ago

Here it is. Grass fed sirloin, seasoned and ready for the pan. Locally born, raised and processed, this is true Thunder Bay beef. We are proud of how we have raised these animals and grateful for the food that they provide for our community. If you are looking for beef this fall, we are almost sold out. Let us know if you are interested as we have sides and split sides that will be ready in the next couple weeks!

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3 weeks ago

โ€œOh yeah, sheโ€™s a chicken lady.โ€ ๐Ÿ–ค Today we visited a chicken farm with friends. While inspecting a particular bird, I was caught talking to the hen about her pretty feathers and bright eyes. Admiring her beauty and signs of good health. The breeder laughed and looked at @heatherdlucas , โ€œOh yeah, sheโ€™s a chicken lady.โ€ ๐ŸŒป Itโ€™s a good feeling being a chicken lady. With chicken lady girlfriends; both local and far away. ๐Ÿ–ค That hen came home with me. #blackcoppermarans . . . Playing #โค๏ธmyfarm with @the_red_barn_farm , @camoandfeathers , and @the_teenage_homesteader #modfarmer #iamamodernfarmer #gardening #kitchengarden #plantsmakepeoplehappy #pasturedpoultry #downonthefarm #henstagram #backyardfarm #farmlifebestlife #johnsonfamilyhomestead #johnsonadventures #chickenmath #lifelife #getdirty #homesteadlife #farmher

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3 weeks ago

Hey friends! I've made a great rescource for those of you with chickens!! . . I always wanted to have a way to write down how many eggs I was collecting per day, month etc, but didn't want multiple sheets. . . This record allows you to write down your numbers for an entire year! Simple and easy. Now you can collect beautiful eggs and keep track for your records. This is also helpful if you sell your eggs. Just put the number sold for that day in parentheses and at the end of the month tally both sets of numbers( gathered and sold) . . Just go to my website ( Link in profile) and go to the printable page. Drag the printable off the screen and it will be the correct size for printing! . . Hope this is helpful! Let me know if you use it! Happy egg hunting ๐Ÿฅš . . p.s the lady in this picture is Ethel!! She is quite the characterโœจ loves mealworms and blueberries

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3 weeks ago

We love our community! Hereโ€™s a view of our backyard deck from one of our neighbors, accompanied by this sweet note: โ€œHi! Just wanted to thank you for all the ๐Ÿ… you've shared w me...I never know if I can say hello to you from across our yards but hello!! Also, just took this pic a few mins ago and I'd like to share it with you and your team!! It's always an amazing view from over here... thanks again and enjoy!โ€ #community #neighbor #neighbors #backyard #backyardgarden #iamamodernfarmer #modfarmer #organic #local #organicproduce #localproduce #permaculture #urbanfarming #urbanfarm #urbanagriculture #urbangarden #urbangardening #qnsmade #astoria #queens #itsinqueens

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3 weeks ago

My summer challenge and HUGE learning curve is coming to and end. well.... perhaps not the end as the job list is never ending BUT the 3,500 hand planted Lavender babies are growing strong! Sunshine and rain โ˜€๏ธ ๐ŸŒง have helped them triple in size. Now to tackle the weeds also growing in equal proportions! Thank you @eaglecreeklavender for your amazing wood chip mulch tip! Itโ€™s working a treat! Just trying to keep up with planting, weeding, woodchip spreading and then the ๐Ÿฐ attacks! Almost there with the job list! #newfarm #winteriscomjng #winterprep #letsdothis ๐ŸŒฑ ๐ŸŒฑ ๐ŸŒฑ #lavender #finchingfield #lavenders #modfarm #modfarmer #bees #lavenderbees #lavenderhoney #newfarm #lavenderfarm #lavenderfarms #summer #babylavender #sunset #smallholding #homestead #homesteading

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3 weeks ago

An early #tbt to Southwest Dairy Days! ๐Ÿ๐ŸŽƒWith the cutest fall backdrop by @milkhousemarket in front of her family dairy barn. This is my inspiration for my front door this year. We shall see what happens ๐Ÿ˜‚ Also, Gwenevere was just 5 months old! When did my baby get so big?!

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3 weeks ago

A look back at earlier this year when the temperatures were cooler, and the babies were VERY fluffy! . . Oh how time flies! There are now 2 more babies added to this group. So fun and what a blessing to care for these animals! . . Good night sweet friends! #azurefarmlife

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3 weeks ago

Loving that we can finally have our windows open all day ๐Ÿ’†๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ fresh air. rooster crowing. tractors running. welcome fall ๐Ÿ

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3 weeks ago

Feeding the chooks and dooks ๐Ÿ˜‰ ๐Ÿฅ’๐Ÿฅ’๐Ÿฅ’ Sometimes the cukes get a little soft and past their prime, which makes it SO handy having chickens, because the guilt of throwing out food goes away. ๐Ÿ˜‚ I know itโ€™s going to nourish these birdies so they can grow big healthy eggs for our family and friends. ๐ŸŒป P.s. Totally taking names of families wanting eggs. ๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿผโ€โ™€๏ธ Come springtime, weโ€™ll be rockingโ€™ n rollinโ€™. ๐ŸŒป ๐ŸŒป ๐ŸŒป #wastenotwantnot #backyardhens #backyardchickens #hensofinstagram #ducksofinstagram #ducks #minifarm #microfarm #homesteadlife #johnsonfamilyhomestead #johnsonadventures #wellnesswednesday #growyourown #momsofinstagram #ywcm #backyardchooks

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3 weeks ago

We are dairy farmers. Maybe not what you expect when you think of a farmer? As we talked about this weekend, a lot of people still think of a farmer as an old man in dirty overalls, standing in his field. Now there is nothing wrong with that, but the modern farmer might look a little different than you expect. We spent the weekend sharing all about our dairy and hopefully setting the record straight about some of the misconceptions about modern agriculture. We had the best time connecting with everyone at the @dairymax #DairyAmazing Symposium. To learn a little more about the conference and our favorite things about San Antonio, check out the link in my bio!

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3 weeks ago

Snow and Daisy take their water drinking very seriously. They stayed here for a couple minutes each taking turns dipping their beaks in the water. SO cute! . . Hope all had a great day!! I had a couple long days at work. For those that don't know I'm an ICU nurse 2 days a week and farm girl the other days๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿปโ€๐ŸŒพ. . . What work do you all do? I'd love to hear!! Comment below ๐Ÿ‘‡

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3 weeks ago

Sometimes the things that are worth it, are worth the wait. In this case itโ€™s chickens that donโ€™t chase you across the yard ๐Ÿ” #happyfarm #crazychickenlady

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3 weeks ago

Thereโ€™s always room for growth #modfarmer

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3 weeks ago

It's always such fun to see how many eggs I'll find and the beautiful array of colors they come in! . . From pale blue to brown and white, each one is unique and like a tiny gift. I hope to get more chickens soon so we have an even greater variety of eggs. . . What breed is your favorite and which are your best egg layers? For those planning on getting chicks soon read my blog post on raising chickens! Everything you need to know is there! Click link in profile ๐Ÿฅ. . . #azurefarmlife Egg stamp by @boxwoodavenue ! She's literally my favorite account on instagram ๐Ÿ–ค Countertops: Danby Marble

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3 weeks ago

Happy fall y'all!! It's officially my favorite season and I brought out some of the decor today! ( I posted a simple fall tablescape on my insta- stories today too) Also love the little alpaca figure @farmhouseofgoats gave me! โ € .โ € SO excited to burn pumpkin spice candles 24/7 ( yes I'm one of those people ๐Ÿ˜œ๐Ÿ) โ € .โ € .โ € Now if the temperatures cool down I'll be set! Hope everyone had a wonderful weekend! โ € Xoxo: Annette ๐Ÿโ € .โ € .โ € #azurefarmlife

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3 weeks ago

What a memorable 24 hours spent with family and friends celebrating my birthday. . . I am so grateful to all who have messaged me, called, or texted. Each of you is loved and appreciated. I'm also happy to have celebrated my birthday with the group pictured. Total #squadgoals โค๏ธ . . What is your favorite birthday memory? Comment below ๐Ÿ‘‡ . . #azurefarmlife

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3 weeks ago

Never waste any amount of time doing anything important when there is a sunset outside that you should be sitting under!โ € C. JoyBell C.โ € .โ € .โ € It is truly magical when the light glistens in shades of gold and the animals are just standing in it. Such fun to see God's creations enjoying nature, and what a blessing to be able to enjoy it with them.โ € .โ € .โ € Happy weekend to all of you! #azurefarmlife

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3 weeks ago

Iโ€™m pretty weird!! ๐Ÿ™ˆ Today I thought about doing a Fridays introduction ๐Ÿ’๐Ÿผโ€โ™€๏ธ but when I thought about some of the unique things that make me, ME... I realized all the weird things I do ๐Ÿ™ˆ๐Ÿคฃ As I showered and got ready for the day, I made notes of just a few things I do differently than most people.... * I shave my legs without shaving cream! Then apply shaving cream to them afterwards & rinse because my legs get itchy ๐Ÿคจ * I am afraid of shower curtains!! No really, every time I go to a bathroom with a shower curtain I make sure no one is hiding ๐Ÿ™€ * I think itโ€™s relaxing when someone else plucks my eyebrows. * I sneeze multiple times when plucking my eyebrows. * I shave my arms probably twice a year ๐Ÿคท๐Ÿผโ€โ™€๏ธ I also shave my toes! * I take it as a complement when I am in public crocheting and someone mentions โ€œMy Grandma knits/crochetsโ€ {Well your Grandma is freaking awesome and I hope to be just like her ๐Ÿ˜†} Seriously tho I love being compared to a Grandma ๐Ÿ‘ต๐Ÿป Iโ€™m an old soul, in a pregnant body ๐Ÿคฐ๐Ÿผ * I hate wearing shoes which means I step in chicken and duck crap, A LOT! Yes I wash my feet people, that would just be nasty if I didnโ€™t! But I still hate wearing shoes! ๐Ÿ™…๐Ÿผโ€โ™€๏ธ * I like to put my hands along my legs in my yoga pants at home. In other words I like my hands in my pants, and not in a nasty way!! ๐Ÿ™„ You know Victoria Secrets new yoga pants the ones with pockets on the side of your thigh.. Those are my FAVE I like my hands tucked away and wearing those makes me look less like a weirdo ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿ˜‚ Well thereโ€™s your first date awkwardness!! Hopefully you donโ€™t excuse yourself to the bathroom and never come back ๐Ÿคฆ๐Ÿผโ€โ™€๏ธ Tell me, can you relate to any of these or am I really as weird as I think I am?

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3 weeks ago

We wrapped up our CSA for the season yesterday after 17 weeks of harvests. I will spend the next few days reflecting on my humbling experience as one of the coordinators of a farm share program that provided organically grown produce for 57 families in the Windsor/Essex area throughout the summer. There were many opportunities for lessons to be learned throughout this endeavour, and my respect for farmers and sustainable community advocates has surpassed what I originally went into this with (which was a lot by the way). Farmers, CSA members, volunteers, those who criticized our work and those who praised it- all important pieces to the puzzle that aims to simplify and secure our complex food system. Simply put, we grew healthy food and distributed that food to our local community without the involvement of a middle man (distributor, packagers, grocery stores, etc). We ate what was in season, and we shared it evenly. It wasnโ€™t perfect, but it was a step towards a more sustainable future of food. Thanks everyone for your participation and support. I hope that through this program, you have found community and fell in love with food and our planet a little bit more. @pickedfromeden . . . . . . #harvest #organicfarming #organicgardening #csa #farmer #farmersmarket #community #communitysharedagriculture #sustainableagriculture #bounty #garden #vegetables #organic #pesticidefree #nongmo #heirloom #modfarmer #growfood

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3 weeks ago

Heading into Friday like... - Baby Ruth, our lone sex link hen, was cruising the yard looking for ๐Ÿ› and I took the first shot of her looking regal ๐Ÿ‘‘ then immediately turned towards me and did this dance that ruffled all her feathers! It was awesome, we need to teach her to do it on command. - #chickens #chickensofinstagram #backyardfarmer #willowranch #sexlink #tinyfarm #microranch #fairfaxca #nikon #nikond750 #fresheggs #modfarm #modfarmer #friday #tgif #animalsdoingthings #iamamodernfarmer

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