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Melissa

🏳️‍🌈Mama•Wife•Farmer•Seeker•Storyteller 👩🏻‍🌾Cultivation our Farm Dreams 🌱Caretaking 10 acres in NM, USA #thinkglobalchooselocal #littlehouseinelvalle

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I’m spending the next several days guest posting over @countryqueers, sharing a bit about our farming journey in Northern NM! Pop on over and follow along! ❤️ • Also, if anyone knows who to credit for this phenomenal #rainbowzia, please let me know! ❤️🌈❤️ . . . . #guestpost #countryqueers #farmlife #farm #farmher #farming #iamcountryside #nothingisordinary #littlestoriesofmylife #lesbianfarmers #lesbianfarmer #queerswhofarm #queerfarmers #queersinnature #instagay #twomoms #2moms #lgbtparents #lgbtmummies #lgbtfamily #lgbt #lesbian #lesbiancouple #lesbianfamily #lesbians #mrsandmrs #samesexfamily #lovemakesafamily

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So grateful to have had Cait’s help today in getting up our new poultry run for the chickens and turkeys! Cheers to eggs laid where we can find them, chickens who are safe from predators, and way less poop on my porch! 😂 . . . . #makeportraits #postthepeople #thehumaneffect #portraitoftheday #fencing #poultry #chickens #turkeys #mybeautifuldaughter #motherhoodmoments #parenthood #motherhood #mytinymoments #eggs #fresheggsdaily #communityovercompetition #iamamodernfarmer #femalefarmerproject #fromwhereIstand #ootd #womenwhofarm #womeninag #dirtyhands #workinghands

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I’m a VERY.BIG fan of garlic! You? 🤷🏻‍♀️ • The garlic is all harvested and cured. Next up is to turn some into garlic powder and experiment with a small portion or garlic infused oil! There’s a local lady named Peaches who sells the most divine garlic oil ever and I don’t guess ours will be anywhere near as good but it’s worth a try, right? 👍 . . . . #garlic #garlicbraid #garlicislife #imnotavampire #incheliumred #letterfolk #letterfolkquotes #letterboardquotes #homegrown #garden #foodasmedicine #growyourown #fresh #farmfresh #farmtotable #knowitorgrowit #abundance #grateful #natureisbeautiful #nofarmsnofood #organic #nongmo #locallygrown #newmexico #knowyourfood #thehappygardeninglife #naturally_imperfect #nothingisordinary #stonesteps #rockwall

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The chickens have, despite many half-assed attempts on our part to stop them, succeeded in remaining free-range all over the damn property since our move... Digging up my herb garden, stashing nests of eggs everywhere, pooping on my front porch. Tomorrow, though, they’ll get properly fenced in for the summer and early fall in order to protect the berries that are slowly beginning to ripen up. Silly Dino-Birds will not be happy about it, but I’ll tell you what, I won’t miss their poop everywhere, that’s for sure 😂 . . . . #chickens #backyardchickens #backyardchickenproject #backyardpoultry #backyardpoultrymag #chickensofinstagram #layinghen #freerange #chicken #chickenfeet #chickenlove #lifeisbeautiful #farmlife #farming #hobbyfarm #farmtotable #simpleliving #natureisbeautiful #farmscene #raisingchickens #poultrypose #pestcontrol #easteregger #fresheggsdaily

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I went off the grid for a long weekend while I visited my BFF in Wisconsin and Kim held down the farm for me. We ate good (and not so good) food, fished (though we didn’t catch anything), watched scary movies (good and not so good), talked about everything under the sun, and listened to copious amounts of live music (SummerFest: Jonny Lang, Kaleo, Buddy Guy, bits of Great White and countless other bands we popped in on, and then topped it all off with a phenomenal three hour Dave Matthews Band concert). It was absolutely exhausting and completely perfect in every way! I flew back in yesterday afternoon and slowly stepped back into the rhythm of the farm (picking and milking and watering, oh my!) and an entirely different category of perfection. This morning, Ember climbed into my lap and asked to watch Inner Workings, a short animated film about finding balance between work and play, because she’s magic and knows just what this Mama needed to see today before sliding back into work (yes, I’m working on the fourth at the Market). And so I’m newly determined to strike a better balance between what has to be done and what can wait while striving to remember to take more moments for self care and the people who truly matter 💗 . . . . #homegrown #growyourown #berries #fresh #farmfresh #farmtotable #blackberries #knowitorgrowit #abundance #grateful #lifeisbeautiful #vacation #longweekend #bestfriendsforever #blackberries #summerfest2018 #davematthewsband #kaleo #jonnylang #wisconsin #friendship #livethelifeyoulove #balance #worklifebalance #perspective #youreincontrol #selfcare

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I’m turning a full gallon of goat milk into Chèvre today! This, while a seemingly simple task, feels so full to me! See, we have struggled to get in a routine around milking our mamas and, with the kids going off to new homes, I have been determined to make this a priority...because an unproductive milk goat is truly just a *really expensive pet, right? And so we have divided up the morning chores up and I’ve been out with the goats before the sun milking and milking and milking. There’s a lovely meditation to it while the early hours of the day offer the opportunity for quiet reflection and long range thinking that the hustle of each day doesn’t generally allow for...let alone the delicious and pure reward 💗 How do you carve out time for the bigger chores on your list that can get lost in the shuffle of it all? ✨ . . . . #goatmilk #yellowtractor #ballmasonjar #foodinjars #chevre #goatcheese #morningslikethese #morningscenes #milkgoats #simplefood #instafood #inthekitchen #knowitorgrowit #farmtotable #farmfresh #abundance #knowitorgrowit #nofarmsnofood #organic #farmscene #knowyourfood #theartofslowliving #goat #goats #goatsofinstagram #nigeriandwarfgoat #farmanimals #farmlife #homestead #homesteading

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Remember those beautiful purple sage blossoms I posted about, wondering what could be done with them? Well, I dried a bunch for tea and then filled a jar with the remaining fresh sprigs, covered them in raw, organic apple cider vinegar, and let them infuse in a cabinet for four weeks as an experiment! I strained them out yesterday and just look at that lovely color! The infused sage undertones are subtle, but divine. I’m so excited about this vinegar! Swipe to see the comparison between this jar and the vinegar infused with just the sage leaves 💚 . . . . #infusedvinegar #experiment #sageblossoms #inmyhand #vinegar #sage #botanicalpickmeup #plants #bringtheoutsidein #plantsheal #apothecary #plantmedicine #learningherbs #botanicalpickmeup #plants #knowitorgrowit #bringtheoutsidein #plantpower #naturalremedies #thewildernessinyou #inspiredbynature #agameoftones #myview #flowerpower #foodphotography #simplefood #instafood #inthekitchen #onmytable

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This girl’s love of Nature is such a balm to my heart. From puddle observation to animal tracking and identification, from compost tea making to goat herding, from water creature catch and releasing to plant identification and harvesting, Ember adores it all. It really does make my heart swell with pride, joy, and a deep hope for the future of our planet and her place in it 💗 . . . . #livingfreeandinthewild #wildkratts #farmkid #momswithcameras #freerangekids #farmscene #motherhoodmoments #lifeofadventure #nothingisordinary #littlestoriesofmylife #thehappynow #childhoodunplugged #candidchildhood #magicofchildhood #writeyouonmyheart #theartofslowliving #momentsofmine #flashesofdelight #livethelittlethings #gooutsideandplay #lovetheoutdoors #freshairandfreedom #kidsinnature #outdoorfun #ournaturedays #worldoflittles #optoutside #littleandbrave #rawchildhood #chasingnature

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