Week Peepin' #02 - 4/16/18 - 4/22/18

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Hey There!

Welcome to Week Peepin' #02. Eventually you'll know what this is and I won't introduce it so formally once we're in a groove. Thankfully this week was a little less.....exciting. Don't get me wrong, it was a great week, with less crashy things.

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The weather was so beautiful we had a picnic of PB&J and oranges "cooked" by our 6 year old for supper. It turns out goats are terrible picnic guests. One of them stepped on my sandwich! We had more than one evening spent with animals running free while we just enjoyed our farm. Taking walks, spending time together, just decompressing, were all necessary to mentally recover from last week. 

Unfortunately car accidents aren't just one day of awfulness. The Subaru was a total loss so we have to start the arduous task of car shopping. I can think of 100 horrible things I'd rather do. It's such a first world problem, so I'm thankful we have insurance and the ability to recover fully. I can't help but feel a little down about the whole thing though.

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Our neighbor raises miniature Herefords, and he invited us to meet the new baby born on the farm! Isn't she a doll?! I would love to have a cow someday. I find their lowing to be so soothing. During the spring and summer I can hear it rolling over the hills as though the surrounding herds are updating each other.

Having kind neighbors invite us to their farms has been super helpful in learning new farming things. He showed us how to identify a bird of prey that could cause harm to our chickens and goats, and told Jared why he keeps a mini donkey in his pasture to protect the cows. Maybe there will be a mini donkey in my future after all.....

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We got our pollinator garden installed in front of the barn on Earth Day. Jared designed the beds and built them out of reclaimed oak he pulled off an old hog barn that was being demolished. I can't wait to fill the beds with wildflowers. I'm waiting until May to put any seeds in the ground. Our weather has been so wacky I don't want to risk loosing any delicate flowers.

The homestead skills book club is elbow deep in Edible Landscape with a Permaculture Twist. If you love to read and learn new things, you should totally join us! Next month we are going to be reading The Monarch, which is so timely since I'll be working hard attracting butterflies and pollinators to our farm.

We Drink & We Farm Things ordered some vinyl stickers for Patreon members! Don't know what Patreon is? Check it out here and make sure you join before the first of May if you'd like to receive one.

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Do you have access to Ohio Gardener Magazine? if you do you'll find my face in it! I was interviewed for the issue that just hit the news stands. Kylee Baumle wrote a beautiful story about our little farm journey.

Thank you for week peepin'! I truly enjoy sharing the highlights of the week with you and hope you enjoy reading it. This week was good reminder to me of why I live here. Yes, the weather has been less than ideal for awhile, but look around. There is so much beauty and color to be enjoyed. I just have to slow down a little a little to do it.

Cheers!

Bev

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