Farm & Family

Power Outages and Shush Bee’s

This week was pretty stormy, and subsequently the power went out. It was spotty for about an hour and then went out all together. This happens frequently. But usually 10 power poles aren’t felled by a massive wind storm. YIKES. Thankfully no one was hurt when all those power poles fell! Of course it happened to be the day that I had a totally awesome dinner ready to go and waiting…in the fridge. HA. No power means no oven. Which meant no warming up that dinner. 

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Visitors Coming to the Farm?

If you’re like me, you love having visitors and showing off all the hard work you’ve put into your little hobby farm. However, sometimes visits can go awry when visitors come unprepared, ask hard questions, or even question why you are doing things a certain way. For today’s #farmtipfriday I’ll go through some of the most important things you can do when you have visitors coming to the farm to make sure everyone who visits your farm feels safe, informed, and you all walk away from the experience happy. 

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Chicken Noodle Soup from Scratch

Growing up, every Wednesday was soup day. My mom loved making homemade soups, and chicken noodle soup was one of her specialties. I learned all my soup skills from her! 🙂 This recipe is a follow up to my last post, how to make homemade chicken broth, so you can get all the details on making the delicious broth for this soup there! Making chicken noodle soup from scratch can seem like a long and complicated process but after you do it once, you realize how easy it is. And homemade chicken noodle soup totally beats ANYTHING you can buy. Cross my heart! 

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It’s a Merry Christmas

This week started out crazy. After arriving home from being out of town, we found that some mice had decided to visit while we were away. Queue anxiety attack! I hate mice. Ironic, considering where we live. We haven’t had a major problem since we moved in, so I’m not sure what triggered this surprise visit. I’ll spare you all the bleachy details, but suffice it to say my already clean house got bleached top to bottom and everything that was out now lives in plastic totes. I have no idea what the mice were doing. The only place they didn’t go was the kitchen….um, what?

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Holiday Gift Guide 2016: Cooking, Farm, & Family!

With Christmas right around the corner, I thought I’d put together a little holiday gift guide for you all. I give you some awesome suggestions for the cook in your life, the farmer in your life, and things the whole family will need and love. Check it out! The best part is most of it can be ordered via Amazon which means shopping in the comfort of your home + 2 day shipping if you have prime. Who doesn’t love that?!

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