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Fridays at the Farm

April 15, 2016

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The sun has been shining, the new baby chicks are thriving, the propagation house if full of seed starts, and operation deer fence is officially COMPLETE! I don’t think we’ll need to post any more venison recipes on the blog this season….Fingers crossed! For those of you new to the blog we’ve had a long standing battle with deer breaking through our old fence and demolishing thousands of dollars worth of crops. They have cost us many sleepless nights and we’ve had to cancel restaurant accounts in the past because of their extreme damage. Thankfully, my rockstar husband built the best damn fence around with his own two hands. It’s taken months of clearing the property line, digging post holes, breaking the tractor, fixing the tractor, and manhandling all the woven wire and stretching/tightening it. Taylor’s hands and body have aged about 20 years in the process but he’ll stop at nothing to make sure our crops are protected and that our customers are happy. He’s something else that one!

We celebrated the completion of the fence with one of Taylor’s favorite dinners; grilled sausage and veggies (he’s a pretty simple man when it comes to favorite dinners!) A much needed chiropractic appointment should get booked too but I’m not sure when that will happen.

Anyhow, we’re on cloud nine here at the farm and we’re feeling really safe and protected. It’s amazing what a fence, some healthy plants, a happy dog and new chickens can do for the soul.

This weekend we’ve got a long list of chores to get done but we’re feeling pretty good about where we are on our to-do list. The farm season is quickly becoming more demanding by the day but I think we’re in a good spot–fingers crossed!

I hope wherever this post finds you that you are able to kick back a bit this weekend and enjoy some tasty food and good company.

Cheers from Tumbleweed Farm!

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7 thoughts on “Fridays at the Farm

  1. Carrie says:

    I’m super happy about the deer fence! That picture of Taylor is ADORABLE, and needs to go in the cookbook! It totally captures him!

  2. Ms. Becky says:

    Wow, that is one awesome deer fence. It looks like it will have longevity. Those chicks are getting so big! Wishing you a wonderful weekend.

  3. Susan says:

    I love your Friday Farm posts….You guys are doing a great job. keep it up!!!

  4. Lauren C says:

    Congrats on the fence! Taylor did a great job and I’m sure you guys are happy and proud of how it turned out.. Sounds like you are gearing up for a wonderful and successful farm season!

  5. Elaine says:

    I love to read all your posts, see the pictures, try guys are blessed! Hope this will be great season for yall..wish I could buy veggies from the farm but as I live in NC I must be content to buy local and grow my own…thanks for all the inspiration

  6. debbie says:

    Love, love, love reading your posts and seeing all the work you and your husband do. You all are such inspirations and your recipes are just amazing. Congrats on the deer fence, it is a beauty!!!!! Happy weekend to you!!!

  7. Karen says:

    My favorite blog!! Both your hard work & simplicity inspire me in so many ways.

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