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👋🏻 Hi. I’m Lucie. It’s been a while since I’ve introduced myself. My husband and I live on a hobby farm in southern Minnesota with our two young boys. We raise chickens, grow vegetables, run a pumpkin patch called The Little Green Wagon - and are always working on our 1890 farmhouse.⠀ .⠀ Each year it seems we add a bit more to our homestead - trying to build a more sustainable lifestyle. I love this community here on Instagram to share the bits I have learned about our farm and motherhood - and to connect and learn from YOU. ⠀ .⠀ I get asked on a regular basis why I don’t have a blog yet or when I plan to start one. Truth be told - as much as I share my personal stories on Instagram, a blog makes me feel wayyyy more vulnerable - and that is SCARY.⠀ .⠀ Over the past few months I have been really giving it some serious thought though, and with some sweet nudges from this community here, I’ve decided to take the leap 🙈.⠀ .⠀ I hope you’ll join me in the blogosphere (is that what the kids are calling it these days?) as I share the tips I’ve learned over the past 6 years on raising chickens and farm kids, growing our own food, living a natural lifestyle, and bits and pieces of my heart. Click the link in my bio to follow along with TheLittleGreenWagon.com 💚 #newblogger #fridayintroductions #thelittlegreenwagon

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1 day ago

Happy Friday from Duke!

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2 days ago

Cold but sunny! These girls have been hiding in the barn all morning, can’t blame them. . . I’m hoping to get some more chicks to add to the coop soon. Silkies + Easter Eggers are definite, what are some other good chicks to have and where did you get them? I want all the pretty eggs 😍

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3 days ago

Yes these are beef cattle on my #undeniablydairy page. But we have these beef cattle grazing on our dairy pivots and they always looks so beautiful at sunset. Fun fact: DYK that 90% of a beef cattle's diet is forage (aka grass) and plant leftovers. These cattle will spend a majority of their lifetime grazing on grass such as our wheat fields. @beefitswhatsfordinner has great information on the typical life cycle of US Cattle and beef sustainability facts.

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Good morning sweet friends!! Thanks for all your kind words on our new barn kitties! They are so precious!! . . Chilli and Buddy met them yesterday and they stared at each other for a while 😉 I love this picture though! Look at Maximus photo bombing in the back lol. . . I made Christmas cookies last night wit my parents and I got lots of questions on recipes and links to cookie cutter. So I will post in my stories!! . . Have a great day everyone! 🙌 #azurefarmlife

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3 days ago

Has anyone had duck eggs before? - - These girls lay just as much as the chicks, it’s crazy. I’m still getting used to their eggs but they’re awesome for baking. Any recipes using lots of eggs would be greatly appreciated 🥚🍳

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4 days ago

Checking in: #circa1804 , a historic farmhouse in Coxsackie, NY. 135 miles from NYC, and 20 minutes to Hudson, this historic farmhouse is part of the @owlshootbarn compound and can sleep 10 guests. See more in our IG stories; available for rent via Airbnb!

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4 days ago

Order your Dartmoor grass fed lamb now! Just in time for Christmas🎄🌟🎅🏻 Mixed 8kg boxes of joints and cuts still available at £70 or if your freezer is already stocked full of Christmas goodies why not order a flavorsome leg of lamb for that Christmas Eve get together or some tasty lamb chops for a Boxing Day chill out. Message or email us now to reserve your order 👍🍴 #holidaysarecoming #christmasfood #lamb #grassfedlamb #dartmoorlamb #slowfood #substainablefarming #localproduce #supportlocalfarmers #lambforchristmas #bestofbritish #modfarmer #modfarmers

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4 days ago

Social media is weird. I’ve always been nervous about what to post, posting too much, or what will people think. I’m always worried about annoying people with things in my life they probably don’t care about. Let me tell you - I’ve gotten more messages saying how happy seeing the animals make them and enjoy seeing the house. I love hearing these things, I love our little farm and sharing it makes it even more fun. So get ready for lots of dog, cats, chickens, goat, duck or house posts. 🙂🙃

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5 days ago

Oh hey friends! 👋🏻 It’s no secret that we’re smitten with @buckbrookalpacas , and lucky for you guys, they share the same sentiment. In the spirit of the holidays, Buck Brook Alpacas is giving EB followers 25% off their entire order on their online gift shop! Think: scarves, blankets, hats, and tons of other alpaca stuff you didn’t even know you needed... but you definitely need. Use code “ESCAPEBKLYN” when checking out; now through Sunday 12/16! Link in @buckbrookalpacas profile.

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I think my second favorite thing after shiplap must be brick...well let me clarify, white brick. So our 1/2 bath is pretty much my favorite place to be! . . Well maybe not favorite but since one has to spend time in there occasionally, might as well make it look pretty right??🙌 . . I received lots of questions regarding this brick so I did a blog post with links to home stuff on my blog! Take a look and let me know if you end up doing a brick wall too!! 👌 . . Night night 🌙 #azurefarmlife

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5 days ago

All last week, @milkman_dan was scrapping and cleaning the pens like crazy to prepare for the Great Snow Storm of 2018. Well over the weekend we got a whopping 0" of snow 🙄😂 But hey, at least the pens are clean, the bedding is freshly fluffed and the girls are enjoying the sunshine! I guess that's New Mexico weather for you 🤷

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These little gems! ( Nice and fluffy here) They were soaking wet today from rain but still loved going out to graze in the pastures and lay in the rain! . . The ducks of course are obsessed with rain and can't get enough of it! Someone reached out to me about us maybe taking their ducks and having them be a part of our farm! We shall see but I'm thinking yes! 🙌🙌 . . I uploaded some awesome resources under the printables tab on my site ( Link in profile) it's to keep animal records for your chickens or alpacas! I'm going to upload others as well so you can use it for any farm animal. Will keep you posted! . . Good night friends 🌙 #azurefarmlife

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“Iceberg dead ahead!” at the Old Town Auburn farmer’s market! 😝 #iceberglettuce #wedgesalad #YUM Hope to see you there! ✨ every Sat 8-noon ✨

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Thoughts from the Alpacas ~ Opal speaking. Human mom parent hasn't felt so good which means human dad has been taking care of us...he's not as fun 😂 . . And I am way way behind on Christmas shopping. Ugh! Oh well I'm gonna go read a good book in the barn as I lay on a pile of straw and hope the donkeys don't disturb my peace. Good night friends 🌙 . . Follow the HASHTAG #alpacadiaries

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Hi friends!! Despite being sick in bed all day I got to do two things! ☃️🎄One enjoy browsing though the HASHTAG #cottonstemheartsmerry which @cottonstem and @threesonsfarmhouse are doing today! And wow there is a whole lot of pretty on there! . . Secondly I was able to finish the blog post I promised I'd post! I answer your most asked questions after I did a mini house tour last Friday ( saved in my stories) I hope it is helpful to you!! . . Link in profile!! Have a great evening friends!! #azurefarmlife

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Today has been a hard day. Woke up to a dead hen in the coop and my instinct is they still aren’t drinking their water. 😰 For those that didn’t see my stories a few days ago, we had a whole waterer ordeal. ❌ We swapped summer gravity fed waterers with green bases for heated gravity fed waterers with red bases - the chickens freaked and stopped drinking from them. SO we spray painted the red ones the EXACT same shade of green.✅ Well, they still refuse to drink from these waterers. They look nearly identical. I clean them, no scum, no smell, clean water - no drinking! 🤬 I put their old waterers back, filled with warm water and VetRX and they drink like CRAZY. 🤯 Then we lose a hen. I’m at the end of my rope with this guys. What gives?! These heated waterers were so expensive, now we spray painted them so of course now we can’t return them. 💸 Digging a grave and crying before 9am are not fun. Any advice? 💔 📸 @lauraivanova #backyardchickens #pasturedpoultry #chickensofinstagram #sos #sendhelp #rip #lovemychickens #heritagebreedchickens #sustainableliving #crazychickenlady #toughday #farmlife #farmher #thisiswomenswork #wisconsinfarm #iamamodernfarmer #modfarmer

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Cannot wait till spring when I'm definitely gonna get more ducklings and chicks!! . . One of my favorite memories will forever be seeing these little ducks swim around. Pure joy . . Having chickens and ducks has been an adventure of fun every day and I would definitely reccomend everyone get some!! I've got a baby chicks 101 blog post on my blog with all you need to know on raising baby chicks( Link in profile) . I'll write a duckling one too and then we can all be ready to raise these little babies come spring! Sound good?? . . Have a great night friends!! 🐣🌙 #azurefarmlife

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The girls aren't sure what to think of this snow. 🐔🐔🐔

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Fun Fact : Girls have horns too 🐮⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ Another Fun Fact : Cows only produce milk after giving birth.⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣ We get asked a lot if we milk Clara. The answer is, no. She has never been bred.⁣ ⁣ Most of you are probably thinking "Duh" 🙄 But its surprising how many people think cows produce milk ⁣all the time and that only males have horns!⁣ •⁣⁣⁣ #iamcountryside ⁣⁣⁣⁣ #countrysidechampion #hobbyfarm #purinafed #feedgreatness #purinafeedgreatness #lifeouthere #womeninag #modfarmer #gritmagazine #happyhomesteading #lovecountrylifestyle #hobbyfarmsgram #cow #dextercow #facts

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2 weeks ago

The girls have slowed down their laying for the winter. I've tried bribing them with warm oatmeal this morning. It's odd how I worry about them and if they will be too cold but the robins are flying around outside like it's summer. If a tiny robin can make it, so can a #chicken. 🐔🐔🐔

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Almost done with Christmas decorating! I especially love adding a sweet picture of Pearl that @darling_rabbits sent me to this little corner. . . On a different note Opal ate out of my hand today!!! She is doing great and eating like a champ and I'm so happy for that!! . . Hope all had a great day! Only a few days left in November, let's make them count! . . Xo: 💖Annette #azurefarmlife

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Venison Backstrap🦌 My favorite cut of meat. Well, probably everyone’s favorite cut of the deer! I got a lot of messages about how delicious this looked in my stories, so I’m gonna share with y’all. Nothing fancy here, just seasoned with pink salt, pepper, garlic, rosemary, and a splash of Worcestershire. Sear in a cast iron pan with a healthy portion of butter (healthy=spoon FULL). Roast in the oven at 350 for about 15-20 minutes. Remove when internal temperature is 140-145, I like my steak rare so I aim for 140. The meat will still cook some while tented with foil on your counter. Don’t waste the drippings! Pour that back over the sliced meat! Enjoy eating real food✌🏼 . . #fowlcreekfarm #puremichigan #iamcountryside #venison #backstraps #eatrealfood #meateater #westonaprice #wapf #realfood #wildgame #meat #homesteading #fromfieldtoplate #instagramhomesteaders #realfood #grassfed #beyondorganic #womenwhohunt #modfarmer #iamamodernfarmer #farmher #bonappetit #countrygirl #redmeat

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Allow me to nerd out for a sec with this amazing aerial drone shot by @tobasco180 📸 Those three white squares are our chicken tractors. When this photo was taken, they were on their fourth pass of the back pasture. 🌾 You can see verdant green lush strips from their previous pass, 40 days prior, below the tractors. That is 100% chicken effort- AKA scratching and pooping. 🐓 When we took the hens off two weeks ago, the pasture was incredibly green, diverse, and healthy. No chemical fertilizers, no herbicides, no need for expensive electric poultry netting. 🙌🏼 Anyone else see incredible results like this from their pastured poultry? 💚 #pasturedpoultry #pasturedeggs #rotationalgrazing #holisticmanagement #regenerativeagriculture #sustainableliving #sustainableagriculture #iamamodernfarmer #modfarmer #farmher #thisiswomenswork #lovemychickens #chickensofinstagram #crazychickenlady #chickens

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2 weeks ago

A look back at fall last year when Queen Elizabeth and Sweet Pearl were still part of the farm. So much can change in a year but every change has come with a blessing. . . Grateful for this time of year and all it has taught me! Most of all I have learned to trust God more. Just that is worth enough. . . Stay warm friends and be grateful every day for what you have ❄️ #azurefarmlife

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This house has so much old charm it has made me wonder what the fireplace and even doorways looked like during the holidays many years ago. This garland is 100% real so for those wondering if it’ll last til Xmas yep sure will! My tip is to give your trimmings a bath prior to assembling and then misting it every other day or so 😊 I just love this doorway

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Where are my animal lovers??! 🙋🏻‍♀️ Did you know that chickens have personalities just like any other pet?! Luna here is an Ameraucana hen. She lays a greenish blue egg, or at least does in the summer time when there are ample hours of daylight. These days she’s on sabbatical so she can focus her energy on keeping warm and resting. She likes to follow me around and jumps at my hands and body until I hold her. I think she would be happy to be carried around the yard with me all day. She enjoys cheek rubs and beak tickles - and doesn’t say “no” to a treat. . Sharing this snug bug today to play along with Sam @chickens.and.wine for #chickenselfiesunday. . Amazing hat, scarf and mittens from @shopbellanovafashion Code: LUCIE10 for 10% off 😘 . #iwearbellanova #ameraucana #thelittlegreenwagon . . . . . #chickenmom #shopbellanovafashion #shopmankato #shopmn #redcoop #chickensaspets #ilovechickens #farmmom #backyardpoultrymag #chickenkeeping #scarfseason #trendyclothes #countrygirlatheart #iamcountryside #modfarmer #cooptotable #crazychickenlady #mankatomn #mankatochickens #startwithwhy

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Well here it is, the best picture I could get with Opal today 😆 Apparently I thought balancing her on one leg was the best idea 😂 . . We've been cleaning her feet and applying medicine to them cause she developed a skin condition after all the rain a few weeks ago. She's fine and it's getting better, but by this point she was tired of us messing with her and just wanted down. . . Sweet girl, she's doing so good! Thanks for all the love and support y'all have shown for her! Keep the prayers coming!! . . Good night friends 🌙 #azurefarmlife

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3 weeks ago

Thoughts from the Alpacas ~ Maximus speaking! What a great day! I ate way too much food!! . . What was everyones favorite dish today!! Mine were the vegan Mac and cheese, mashed potatos, and cranberry stuff 😆 . . I'm gonna go fluff my fair now and go to sleep..Night night!! Love Maximus #azurefarmlife . . Follow the HASHTAG #alpacadiaries for more fun

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3 weeks ago

Happy Thanksgiving from our family to yours! There is so many things to be thankful for this year. I am so thankful for my family, our health, our farm and cows that provide for us and our home where we raise our girls. And getting to spend this day/weekend with my family and friends. -- I hope all of you get to spend time with family and friends this weekend and enjoy lots of good food with extra butter, cheese, milk and cream cheese 😉. -- Today, as we are enjoying all the amazing food, l want to take a moment to thank all the farmers and people it takes to grow and raise all the different foods on our dinner table from turkey to potatoes to cranberries to milk to wine! I am so thankful for each and every one of you!

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Almost a year ago this winter wonderland came to our area. It is so beautiful but I kind of hope we have a mild winter this time around! ❄️❄️ . . I so grateful for all the blessings over this past year. There have been good and bad moments but I have learned so much and I am excited for what's to come! . . What is everyone making for Thanksgiving?!! We do an all vegan Thanksgiving so I'll be sure to post some insta stories of what that looks like 😂 🌱 good night friends!

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When did he get so big? I swear, one minute he’s learning to walk, the next he’s looking like James Dean in his new leather coat. I may be biased - but I’ve got allll the heart eyes for this boy. . As cute as he may be, and as much as I love a good deal, I’m completely overwhelmed at just the thought of taking him and his brother out shopping this weekend. Since having kids I’ve turned into an online shopper for sure, and I’ll be avoiding the hustle and bustle this weekend. . I’ve got my list of Etsy shops and local boutiques that I’ll be checking out on Small Business Saturday - including @shopbellanovafashion where I found this adorable scarf, hat and mitten set - I’ve got my eye on one of their double layer hoodies too - you can snag yours with 10% off your order using my code LUCIE10 😘 . Are you a die hard, 4am, camp out in line, door buster kind of person? Or do you hang out in your cozy pjs eating leftover turkey and shopping from your couch all weekend? #shopbellanovafashion #smallbusinesssaturday #shopsmall

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3 weeks ago

A few of my favorite things in one picture!!! My friend came over last week and took a few pictures and I just love this one!! . . Sweet Chilli and my favorite guy 😁 and I'm obsessed with fall colors 🍁🍂! . . Thank you again kind friends for all your encouragement and love in regards to QE. What a kind and amazing group of friends you all are. Thank you Thank you thank you!! 💕 #azurefarmlife . . Image: Wine and Roses Photography

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4 weeks ago

🥦 Let our 2018 fall broccoli season commence! 🥦 So many things we love about this beautiful brassica. It doesn’t just stop at the crown, we love the tender greens and crunchy stem just as much! Roast em’ up or eat it raw... when broccoli is for dinner it is a good day indeed. 😊 Grab some of our first broccoli at the @liveplacergrown farmer’s market tomorrow morning in @oldtownauburn.

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Thanksgiving centerpiece idea: a bouquet of little gem lettuce heads! 😍🥬💎 These tasty lil’ gems are almost too petty to eat, but trust me you will want to eat them because they are sooo tasty! See ya at the @liveplacergrown Auburn farmer’s market in the morning ✌🏻

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1 month ago

Not sure what I did to earn these beautiful flowers but I will always take the sweet thought! Thanks babe 😘 #hubbylove

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1 month ago

Rain rain go away come again another day 💦 it's dreary outside but our hearts are happy. . . Have a great evening friends 💦 #azurefarmlife

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I got a 🐮 for the 🐴😂 it’s sad how much I love this print...but I do. I just love it.

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Oh sweet Chilli the donkey!! He came to live with us February of this year. A nearby farm was closing and needed to find a home for him so we were so happy to have him live with us! . . He is best friends with Buddy and is quite gentle and friendly. However, don't try to steal his food 😆 . . He will be 2 years old this December and I can't wait to celebrate. Maybe it will involve dressing him up 😆

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Old House lovers unite!!! Thank you to @circahouses for featuring us today!🙏🙏Repost: This property has it all: “two” residences, a pool, sparkling pond, red barn, and 12+ acres! (749,000 Patterson, NY)

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A dusting of snow ❄️ in the Finger Lakes! #Repost @paintedbarstables ・・・ Though I hate to admit it life between some ears is better than others. This weekend I got to ride two of my favorite mounts: Hero and Poco These horses couldn’t be more different and more similar at the same time but one thing they definitely both have is heart and work ethic. #lifebetweentheears #findmehere #finditliveit #fromwhereiride #upperrightusa #roamtheplanet #upstateny #wanderlust #iloveny #seeyououtthere #thenortheastcollective #iamatraveler #modfarmer #ispyny #folktravel #lifebetweentheears #flx #fingerlakes #trailride #equitrek #equitrekking #trailriding #horsetravel #myFLX

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This is what my cats did all day while it down poured outside.💦 It was very cold and rainy and the last thing I wanted to do was go outside and do chores. . . However, our precious animals are our responsibility. Just because it's cold and wet does not mean we don't feed them or ensure they have all they need. It made me think of how our Heavenly Father is alway there for us. Nothing is ever too uncomfortable or awkward for Him. He is there through the good and bad no matter the circumstances. 🙏 . . For that I am so grateful. Hope everyone is staying safe. I have been so sad over everything going on in California. We've had friends lose everything in the fires. Sending so many prayers up for all affected. ☹️ #azurefarmlife

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Today I am headed to Denver for the week to attend the Dairy Sustainability Alliance Meeting and the Sustainable Agriculture Summit. I am so honored to have the opportunity to sit on the board as a farmer representative. This is my first meeting and I hope to come back with lots of great information to share with you all. Throughout the week, I will be posting all about the Summit in my stories. And you know we will be talking all about my favorite topic, cow manure! But we will also be looking at sustainable nutrition across the whole food supply. Send me your questions or leave me a comment!

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