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Thanks @sea_irr! ・・・ modern renaissance farm painting #queerswhofarm

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Thanks @aishary92 of @asthegardengrows! . ・・・ Growing stuff is hard. I cry sometimes when stuff dies. I almost pee my pants when something grows to its full potential. I love when people walk through our garden and are in awe that I'm just gonna pull up food and hand it to them. We work hard for this, but there's not really another option for me. I started life farming, I will die farming. #countryqueers #queerswhofarm #enbieswhofarm #womenwhofarm #gardening #marketgarden #cheesin

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Love this note to self from @utilityqueer - thanks for sharing! Keep on tagging @queerswhofarm to share 💜 . . ・・・ note to future self: quit your complainin about carrot weeding because in the end, it is TOTALLY worth it #queerfarmers #queerswhofarm #blacktransfarmers

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Thanks @seedascension! . . We are damn proud of accomplishing our first harvest as Seed Ascension! Also, (trigger warning) we’re particularly proud of being #gay #farmers. Recently, we’ve been pondering the meaning of #pride more deeply than ever. To us, #pridemonth is about unity >not only< amongst our #queercommunity, but *amongst all the parts within ourselves too - parts that feel or at one time felt broken, fragmented, or unrecognized. By expressing our entire selves we are able to shed our whole, awesome #truth, to foster #selflove, and promote #socialequality. Our pride is derived from our ability to overcome the hurdles put in our way by a society that has demonized us, oppressed us, and discriminated against us. They told us to drown love. This is our response. This is our #affirmation. Might be a bit loud at times. Go figure. We’ve worked through some shit to get to where we are today, to create our own definitions, to live and #love freely, to listen and follow our hearts despite what we were taught to believe. We have the privilege of showing you that we are strong and capable, worthy of respect, worthy of loving, worthy of being loved. This privilege was afforded to us by the queers who came before and who continue to make it easier for the next generation. Thus we speak out. Similarly, within the #cannabis industry, we are experiencing yet another proud #comingout in large part due to the hard work and sacrifice of others. But farming remains largely cis & hetero - normative and homophobic. So we stand with our fellow queer and marginalized farmers, united and proud, fighting for #equality. We see you walking this not-so-easy path. We are guardians of the earth, allies of the sun, keepers of time, great observers of change. We are mechanics, electricians, carpenters, we are ballerinas, poets and drag queens. We are many. Oh my we are powerful! Oh my we are blessed! Let us overcome, grow, and ascend #together! @queerswhofarm #gaygrown

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Thanks @flyingdogheart for this medicine! #queerswhofarm - what plants are helping you heal? . . ・・・ St Joan's wort saved my life a number of times. Aching body, dipping in to the despair of depression...it's cancer season so those feels are heavy like the weight of the ocean but it's also just past the solstice, time.to harvest my St. Joan's wort and make solar infused oil and glycerin tinctures. Gratitude to the plant medicine. #queerswhofarm #twospiritherbalist #medicineforthepeople

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Yess! #calendula love. Thanks @cosmica666! . . ・・・ I hate selfies but whatever. #queerfarmer #transfarmer #calendula #witch #toobright #dirthag #queerswhofarm

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Have a seeet weekend, folx! Thanks @the_farmer_dan! #queerswhofarm keep on tagging . . Clipping cucs with this cutie 🥒

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Love happy #queerswhofarm faces! Thanks @kithandkinfarms . . ・・・ Solanums in! #whataday #kithandkinfarms #queerswhofarm

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Yes queers in trees! Thanks @queerslasat . . Lasati copiii sa se urce in copaci! #queerswhofarm #queerslasat #viatalasat #ruralqueers 🍒🍒🍒

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#pride from @warblercreekfarm - thanks for sharing your queer farmer pride! . . Happy pride month, folks! We’re a queer and ally run farm and proud of it. #pride #queerswhofarm #countryqueers

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Hope you have a RADish weekend! @stardustseedling Thanks for sharing!! Keep on sharing your #queerswhofarm #bounty with us 💜

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#queerfarmerpride continues. Thanks so much @thepeachjamboree! . . Happy Pride weekend! The Peach Jamboree is dedicated to celebrating diversity each and every day at our farm and we are all about deep appreciation and inclusion of LGBTQIA+ here. Btw we have two gay ducks who got married this year. These two are mated for life and we had to celebrate. Do you like their homemade duxedos that Drew's mom sewed by hand? Wish we could have invited everyone to the farm for the joyous event. More gay weddings to come! #2018pride #lgbt #ducksinclothes #gayducks #duxedo #marriageequality #righttomarry #loveis #lgbtqia #thepeachjamboree #fowlplay #nothingfowlaboutthis #gaywedding #babybluetuxedo #ducksofinstagram #instagay #sfpride #farmlife

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Harvest! Thanks @durmacomisso 💜 keep on sharing your #queerswhofarm moments

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@oh_brother_farm dropping off produce - thanks for sharing! #proudplantparent #queerswhofarm

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Thanks @happyboyflowers . . . Happy pride month from your proud AF farmers 😘 ❤️🧡💛💚💙💜💖 Who gave us permission to be so cute??! . . . . #queerswhofarm #queerfarmers #happyboyflowers #whogaveuspermission #weouthere

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Thanks @allisummerly for thoughts on Pride & sources of validation! #queerswhofarm keep on sharing #pridemonth reflections . Pride month itinerary: continuing to exist in straight/rural/agricultural/normative spaces where my queerness is not always wanted but is valuable and needed, and giving thanks to these lovely creatures and this good soil for validating me every day (this sheep is queer, she told me) 🐑🏳️‍🌈🌿💚 #queerswhofarm #reciprocity

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#queerswhofarm keep on sharing your #pride thoughts & feels! Thanks @grandprismaticseed for this sweet thought & throwback . . We noticed a drop in followers after our post about PRIDE. If you are reading this, we want to thank you for sticking around ✌🏼. “Know your farmer” is such a popular marketing term for agricultural businesses looking to connect with their local audience, but how do you proceed when you are striving to be a bioregional seed company in a region where many potential customers would prefer to see pictures of produce than pictures and stories of the queer farmers putting their blood, sweat, and tears into their product? Up until this point I think we’ve unconsciously left a bit of ourselves out of our social media presence in order to have broader appeal in Utah. That’s dumb. We are very proud gay farmers who just celebrated our 12 year anniversary (this is us in 2006). We have a feisty feline daughter and grow amazing open-pollinated seeds. If you don’t like it, go buy some crappy patented hybrid seeds at your nearest corporate mega-store 💅🏼. If you do like it, we look forward to sharing our stories and seeds with you for years to come ✨🌰✨. #plantdaddies #plantdaddy #queerswhofarm #gayfarmers #gaygardener #pridemonth #proudcatdaddies #seedfarmers #seedsavers #loveoverhate #pridemonth2018

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#queerswhofarm keep on sharing your #thoughtsandfeels on pride! Thanks @queerdirt for this one . . The words I spoke after the Pride Parade: Let me acknowledge this land: abundant Driftless prairie land, with diverse life and interconnected topography. There were people who chose this spot to live for millennia, before the new United States pushed the Ho-chunk people here... And then pushed them further west so that people more like my ancestors could make their lives on this land. Let's acknowledge that was unjust. And let's acknowledge that the white settlers had blinders on in their imaginations: they could only imagine their own power, their own ways of providing food and governing themselves, their own styles of family and home. Now, we're living in the results of these imaginations. Rural communities are homogenous and white. The land had been modified and poisoned, and it will take lifetimes to recover the topsoil that's been lost. Ten years ago today, Immigrations and Customs Enforcement raided the Agriprocessors plant in Postville, where hundreds of people were putting in long, hard hours to bring food to our tables. These people were deported because they didn't fit our nation's imagination of who belongs. When I was growing up, I thought of myself as "normal." I was letting other people's imaginations define who I was and how I could be. When I discovered I was queer, and not "normal," I got to see new dimensions of possibility for my life. I was freed to exercise my imagination. Today, at Decorah pride, we're exercising our collective imagination. We're practicing what it looks like to celebrate and center those of us who don't for the norm with our gender or sexuality--to celebrate this of us who have charted new paths. May it be that the centering of queerness liberates us all. And there are so many more ways we need to practice imagining together. We need to experiment in making our community a place of real belonging for people who aren't white, who aren't straight, who don't fit the gender binary. We need to experiment in making reparations for this land that was stolen from indigenous people.

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