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“They gave my gay ass a flame thrower” - thanks for sharing, @wanderingtransfarmer! <— be in touch if you’re a queer farmer looking for an apprentice! #queerswhofarm #queersteachingqueers

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Yesss thanks @midnightkitchencollective!! . . . When U harvesting and the virgo energy hits #butternutsquash #farm #lgbt #harvest #virgoseason #queerswhofarm

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Thanks again to @autumnfarmhouse and @eggplantia! #queerswhofarm . . . We both have farming in our blood. Genevieve's dad was 3rd generation oyster farmer and my grandparents were farmers also. I spent my school holidays on their farm, so was always around growing food and also DIY food processing, which is a big part of our lives. We are passionate about sustainable food production and food sovereignty, and we feel that growing food for local communities is a great way to live that passion. . . I think queer is such a potentially radical and revolutionary way of looking at the world. When you're thinking/living/being queer, you're already outside dominant paradigms of human relationships and also relationships to the world, so you're already part-way to doing things a little differently. This is a huge bonus with farming - innovation to find best practice for your land, livestock and plants. Also I think queerness adds a huge degree of equality to our relationship, so working hard together, tending our animals, doing all the gross farm jobs that don't feature on instagram, working together at the abattoir and dealing with our customers, has been an enriching and empowering experience for us. We are a very solid unit. We are also dedicated to a DIY ethic, which I think is related to a queer ontology. This inspired us to hand build our own home, using strawbales and reclaimed materials. We both have no building experience, but we believe that resistance can sometimes lie in taking charge of your own life and doing for yourself. It was also an amazing community-building process for us.

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Anyone already missing melons? Thanks @itsnicolegilmore! ・・・ one in a melon ~ the melon of my eye 😻#longwalksbigsnacks #minimelonlove #queerfarmers #queerswhofarm

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and non binary and gnc and gender queer and ALL the beautiful and valid genders and brings out there . . Ask your friends if they’re okay, ask for your loved ones to support you, trust in the queer powers of our world, take your medicine, and know you’re not alone. We’ve got work to do, and your work may look like self care or like growing food or legislating or parenting ... thank you all for being and working in your special and important ways toward the world we need #queerswhofarm

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Thanks @beetlebungfarmmv! . . ・・・ I'll tell ya who's been really enjoying this cooler weather. #perfection #dahlia #selfie #familyheirlooms #poppysdahlias #tubers @queerswhofarm

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Thanks @celestenaomi58! Grateful for the work of seed savers 💜 . . Rainy days are for seed saving. Throwback to the cool weather last week when @sbaera caught me in deep thought starting at spinach at @thymeagaingardens. #seeds #🌱 #wwoof #queerswhofarm #womenwhofarm #seedsaving #farm

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Thanks @queeroee! ・・・ Dad milks goats now #queerfarmer #queerswhofarm

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#queerswhofarm @farmherashley and @the.farmhers.wife got hitched! Congrats

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So excited to feature @autumnfarmhouse and @eggplantia this month! Grateful to both of them for sharing a glimpse of the sweetness and the challenges of their work and lives #queerswhofarm . . We raised meat chickens on our 7 acres. They were completely free range, no fences/enclosures at all, and we moved their shelter houses every day to new pasture. They were protected by guardian dogs. We were using a small, hand-run community abattoir co-op to process the birds, so we could legally sell them to the community. We were processing around 150 birds/fortnight. We did the processing ourselves, as it was very important to us that we took care of our birds from the moment they arrived on our farm as one-day-olds, to the moment we handed them to our customers. Unfortunately the abattoir was forced to close, so we now have nowhere to legally process our birds, so we are not raising meat birds commercially at the moment, though if we find somewhere to process we will start up again. At the moment we are growing meat for ourselves and friends and we have a large domestic poultry flock of heritage breed chickens and ducks, and also working towards establishing a large food forest. We are in drought at the moment, so not much is growing at all, and we're completely off-grid, so we're not irrigating other than with grey water, so all the plants have really slowed down, and some have died. Bushfire is also a big threat for us at the moment because everything is so dry. There has been a huge bushfire (over 20000hectares) burning in our area for more than 6 weeks. It's now finally under control but still burning. It's probably going to be a pretty scary summer.

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@jack_the.bear farming in Silent Hill - thanks for sharing! . . . Shirt by @queerappalachia #queerswhofarm

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TODAY in Hartford CT . Thanks @queerappalachia ・・・ @farmaid #queermeetup today! It means the world to me that we inspired this idea ❤️, #shoutout to @sienskie & @annahankins for making it happen. Let’s build the community and resources we want & need together ✊🏿 💪🏻✊🏾💪🏼✊🏽💪🏽✊🏼💪🏾✊🏻💪🏿 #queerfarmers #queeragriculture #queerappalachia #electricdirt

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September’s #queerfarmerfeature - Bo @bo_remy_grows! . . What does farming look like for you? . . (Answered in July) I am currently managing an 120 acre farm at a college in rural Maine where I educate beginning farmers. Right now in the season we are rotating all our animals on pasture (chickens, pigs, sheep, cattle) as well as tending to our vegetable plots. July is a balancing month in the fields of managing weeds, pasture regrowth, and starting to bring in some of the bigger harvests. . . I was originally drawn to farming for the desire to be outside, work with my hands, and eat ridiculously good food. This is my 10th year farming and my priorities have shifted as I discover what truly makes me the most passionate in the food system world. Right now I feel most excited about supporting beginning farmers through education and connecting them to resources. And sheep. I am always excited about sheep. #queerswhofarm

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Thanks @janeasoarus for being our August #queerswhofarm #queerfarmerfeature! It was so great to share your story . . Excited to share from our September feature @bo_remy_grows! . . I LOVE lettuce and arugula and feel that they are both sadly underrated. Lettuce is an amazing crop to grow and nothing tastes as good as cutting a fresh head of lettuce from the field and lightly dressing it for lunch on a hot day. There are so many varieties of lettuce, it tickles my nerdy farmer brain to experiment and do trials to see which ones work best and when. Arugula also wins my heart because it is so flavorful and makes any meal better. The wild open pollinated varieties excite me! . . My fiancé Steph Chevalier has always supported my love of farming and shares in my joys. My former boss Libby Batzel of Beet Generation Farm really pushed me to explore more ways to expand my experiences as a queer farmer, I am so grateful for these two people.

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Thanks #queerfarmerfeature @janeasoarus! . . Interested in being featured with #queerswhofarm to tell a bit more of your story? Message us! . . “Goals that I have as a farmer are to acquire my own land and grow organic food for my community. Where I live the price of land is exorbitant and it takes a lot to be able to start a farm. It is my dream to share the space that I cultivate with the people around the area who are interested in learning more about farming and share a love of the land.”

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