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Melissa

🏳️‍🌈 Mama•Wife•Farmer•Seeker•Storyteller 🌀 👩🏻‍🌾 1st generation farmers cultivating our dreams on 10 acres in NM 🌱 #thinkglobalchooselocal 🌎

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I adore the gentle loving care Ember provides for each of our animals, but there’s something truly special about how tenderly she holds the newborns here. The safe space she creates for the tiniest of beings swells my heart in ways I didn’t know were possible 💕 . . . . #newlife #duckling #muscovyduck #farmkid #momswithcameras #grateful #lifeisbeautiful #instagood #farmscene #simpleliving #motherhoodmoments #parenthood #motherhood #mytinymoments #nothingisordinary #thehappynow #childhoodunplugged #candidchildhood #magicofchildhood #documentlife #writeyouonmyheart #theartofslowliving #momentsofmine #flashesofdelight #livethelittlethings #thepursuitofjoyproject #healthykids #kidsinnature #documentingmotherhood #worldoflittles

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Local Peeps! Join us @santafefarmersmarket this afternoon from 3:00 to 6:00! We’ve got four apple varieties, pears, raspberries, cota tea, and greeting cards for sale! 💗 . . . . #farmersmarket #santafefarmersmarket #simplysantafe #knowyourfarmer #knowyourfood #thinkglobalchooselocal #eatlocal #farmfresh #farmtotable #knowitorgrowit #ribstonpippin #pioneermacintosh #redwinesap #mysteryrussetapple

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Sweet, fluffy babies 💗 Does it get any better than new life experiencing and exploring everything for the very first time? The warmth of the sunshine, the wet of the water, the grit of the soil beneath their feet, the smell of ripe apples, the taste of their feed and the grass and the mosquitos, the sniffs of the dogs, the safety of mama, the sounds of the goats and poultry, the touch of a human hand ✨ . . . . #flashesofdelight #ducks #ducklings #muscovyducks #fluffybutt #ducksofinstagram #backyardpoultry #babies #newlife #backyardpoultrymag #freerange #lifeisbeautiful #farmlife #farming #hobbyfarm #farmtotable #simpleliving #natureisbeautiful #farmscene #instagramersnm #raisingducks #poultrypose #pestcontrol #lifeofadventure #iamcountryside #lifeincolor #nothingisordinary

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Friends! Can I get your expert opinion? There are 19 apple varieties in the orchard, many of which are named on a trusty little map provided to us by the landowner. However, there is also a section simply labeled “Seeds of Change” which are simply Mystery Trees 😂 In that section there are two apple trees happily and healthfully growing the apples shown in these pics and I’d *love to identify them before taking them to Market tomorrow! They are absolutely divine tasting if a little...unique looking! Crisp, juicy, sweet, with a hint of honey (yes, I said honey ✨)! My research tells me they might be Golden Russets but I’d love to hear any thoughts you might have? Thanks in advance! 💕 . . . . #apple #mystery #helpplease #goldenrusset #orchard #appletree #harvesttime #homegrown #growyourown #fresh #farmfresh #farmtotable #harvest #harvestday #letsgetseasonal #knowitorgrowit #abundance #natureisbeautiful #nofarmsnofood #organic #instagood #farmscene #locallygrown #sustainable #simpleliving #newmexico #instagramersnm #knowyourfood #naturally_imperfect #nothingisordinary

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Sunday morning harvest 💕 • The raspberries are doing so wonderfully this year...literally pouring off the canes and begging us to keep up with them...which we’re desperately trying to do but admittedly fail at some days 🤦🏻‍♀️ • I’ve been freezing and dehydrating any raspberries we can’t eat fresh or sell but I’m thinking a raspberry and peach cobbler is in order today ✨ Our warm days are sliding into almost chilly evenings and a bowl of cobbler paired with some hot tea tonight sounds absolutely divine! 💕 . . . . #raspberries #harvest #raspberry #harvestday #nofilter #instagood #lesbianfarmer #queerswhofarm #queersinnature #aseasonalshift #embracingtheseasons #instagramhomesteaders #myview #foodphotography #simplefood #instafood #homegrown #farmfresh #farmtotable #letsgetseasonal #knowitorgrowit #nofarmsnofood #organic #instagood #farmscene #locallygrown #sustainable #simpleliving #newmexico #knowyourfood

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We have six brand new fluff balls on the farm! 💗 Cute as they are, apparently they’re also quite determined! 😳 This first time mama escaped their brooding area for a minute (I think she wanted a bath) and these little buggers literally climbed the fencing to get out and to her! The problem is, “out” meant into the goat barn, which wasn’t safe for anyone! 🤦🏻‍♀️ So they all went into an old brooder with a lid to keep them safe and contained for a bit until they can gain some strength and mom can get in her Mom Groove! Looks like we just might have our hands full with this bunch 😂 . . . . #ducks #muscovyducks #ducklings #hatchlings #newmom #livecolorfully #flashesofdelight #ducksofinstagram #backyardpoultry #backyardpoultrymag #freerange #homesweethome #farm #farming #lifeisbeautiful #farmlife #hobbyfarm #farmtotable #simpleliving #natureisbeautiful #farmscene #instagramersnm #raisingducks #poultrypose #pestcontrol #lifeofadventure #iamcountryside #nothingisordinary #firstgenerationfarmers #newmexico

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I’m in full on preservation mode 😍 I’m freezing, canning, and dehydrating myself into exhaustion and am just so damn excited about it all! Every edible thing on the property and at the farmers’ market is in question as to how to best eat it now or save it for later. Case in point, these gorgeous Citra Hops grown by @bodhifarms which have been dehydrated and will be making their way into a couple of tea blends I’ll be testing out this fall. Their aroma is absolutely divine and I simply cannot wait to pour a nice hot cuppa the next time the evening temps dip just enough to justify it! ✨💗✨ . . . . #hops #citrahops #hopstea #drinklocal #thinkglobalchooselocal #homeisacupoftea #tea #teatime #teabreak #santafefarmersmarket #simplysantafe #teaismycomfortitem #tealover #instagramhomesteaders #letsgetseasonal #knowitorgrowit #bringtheoutsidein #plantsheal #plantmedicine #medicinalplants #learningherbs #plantpower #naturalremedies #thewildernessinyou #botanicalpickmeup #plants #bringtheoutsidein #apothecary #botanicalpickmeup #plants

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This sweet (still nameless) buckling, Lucy’s beautiful, blue eyed, polled gem, has been kept with the intention of breeding him to Mama and Ethel in an attempt at improving their milk lines. He is such a sweet, tender little guy, one of birthed quads (with only three surviving), he was quite little and needed a bit of extra attention in his first few days so spent a lot of time in my arms and on my lap 💗 . . . . #goat #goats #goatsofinstagram #buckling #buck #blueeyedboy #nigeriandwarfgoat #farmanimals #farmlife #homestead #homesteading #hobbyfarm #hobbyfarming #lifeisbeautiful #livestock #natureisbeautiful #farmscene #instagramersnm #lifeofadventure #iamcountryside #nothingisordinary #homesweethome #farm #farmhouse #farming #farmlife #instagood #farmscene #simpleliving

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This summer has been so full of so many new experiences and deep reminders of what truly matters in this world. I find myself in awe of all that can transpire in such a short period of time and am humbled by the greatness of it all. As we begin our gentle slide into Autumn I am so profoundly grateful for the abundance coming off this property we get to call Home and in from the wider Universe, whispering reminders to stay present, with my feet firmly on the ground, while dreaming big, remaining sky minded and ever growing 💗 • On the blog (link in bio⬆️), a bit more about our summer (including *really big personal news)! ✨On the horizon, endless possibilities! 🌀 . . . . #bringtheoutsidein #plantsheal #plantmedicine #medicinalplants #learningherbs #knowitorgrowit #plantpower #naturalremedies #thewildernessinyou #lesbianfarmer #queerfarmers #countryqueers #queersinnature #aseasonalshift #embracingtheseasons #instagramhomesteaders #growwhereyouareplanted #homesweethome #farm #homegrown #herbgarden #farmfresh #farmtotable #harvest #harvestday #letsgetseasonal #blog #ontheblog #onthesite #urbanfarm

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One of the best parts of summer here in northern New Mexico is the brief appearance of Chico’s (fresh corn roasted in an Horno)! Eaten straight off the cob or added into a veggie dishes (beans and greens or Calabacitas are my favorites to add them into), Chicos add a depth of flavor and rich history that can’t be found in regular corn ✨ Thank goodness there are still local farmers who have the knowledge and take the time to put such love and care into their food! 💕 . . . . #knowyourfarmer #knowyourfood #chicos #hornoroastedcorn #horno #traditionalfoods #newmexico #simplysantafe #santafefarmersmarket #thinkglobalchooselocal #earthdayeveryday #loveourplanet #eatlocal #aseasonalshift #embracingtheseasons #food #foodphotography #simplefood #instafood #inthekitchen #onmytable #knowitorgrowit #picoftheday #agameoftones #farmfresh #farmtotable #homecooking #summer #newmexicotrue #nmtrue

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This old girl gave us quite the scare this morning as she was no where to be found when it was time for me to leave for work (5:00am - Market day). So we searched and searched and searched for hours, calling her name, whistling her call, searching every corner, peeking under brush and equipment. We reached a point where we thought she’d gone away to hide and die somewhere. Then, Kim saw our neighbor (who is a bit...rough) who, despite his hesitancy, let Kim check his property. After a few minutes, Mika came out from hiding, totally fine, but soaked to the bone. Seems as though the storm last night spooked her enough (despite it *not being an intense storm) that she decided to shove her way through electric fencing and barbed wire to get over into his property, which she’s never done before. So weird. However, we’re super grateful she’s back and especially grateful she didn’t get shot while on her hiding adventure (totally feasible). And so, emotionally exhausted, I’m staying home today to practice some self care, drink hot tea, and eat yummy food. No need to drive an hour into town and another back after all that stress just to work a few hours, no? 🤷🏻‍♀️ . . . . #sillydog #scaredmetodeath #hidingfornothing #almostgotshot #shehatestherain #scaredoftherain #rain #storm #stormsarescary #gratefulfortherain #waterislife #mydogistryingtokillme #huskey #shelterdog #olddog #happynow #dog #dogsofinstagram #doglover #sograteful #damndog #farmlife #lifeofadventure #countrylife

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Happy September, friends! Can you believe the swift slide into Autumn is upon us? I’ve found myself feeling the push to harvest all.the.things to put up before the cold months descend. Alas, some things are just not quite ready yet, though they will be *soon, so I must practice my patience. Case in point: Rose hips 😍 I’ve never worked with rose hips before but am excited to harvest these beauties and have visions of teas and syrups to start! In the meantime, while I’m waiting maybe not as patiently as I should, they sure are pretty right outside my front door, aren’t they? ❤️ . . . . #rosehips #aseasonalshift #embracingtheseasons #myeverydaymagic #ofquietmoments #homeisacupoftea #tea #teatime #teaismycomfortitem #tealover #botanicalpickmeup #plants #bringtheoutsidein #plantsheal #apothecary #plantmedicine #medicinalplant #learningherbs #botanicalpickmeup #plants #knowitorgrowit #bringtheoutsidein #plantpower #naturalremedies #searchwandercollect #thewildernessinyou #inspiredbynature #myview #whatisee

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