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asthegardengrows

Garlic totals are in! Holy. Cow. We totalled 33- almost 34lbs dry weight between five varieties. This is our best year yet. Top 3 performers included Chesnock Red Purple Stripe (87.7% yield), German White (83.0% yield), and Siskiyou Purple (75.3% yield). We saved twice as much as we planted last year to plant this October, our first year saving for replanting. After our saving we have 20lbs to eat, gift, and sell. #garlic #territorialseed #siskiyouseeds #southernoregon #queerswhofarm #womenwhofarm #countryqueers #enbieswhofarm #marketgarden #permaculture #growyourown

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tinkledyspring

The walls are coming down! Got most of this kitchen wall last night 🛠 #rodentdamage #packrat #desertlife #queer #queerland #ruralqueers #countryqueers #nobordersnowalls

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leo.prints

Your local country queer wanted y’all to know that “it’s ok to cry” ... y’all’s feeling are suuuuper valid! __________________________________ #embroidery #feelings #itsmypartyandillcryifiwantto #tender #tenderqueer #freehandembroidery #countryqueers #craftyqueers #stitches #craft #crafting #craftivism #dmc #blackwork #linework #blackandgold . *tattoos by : @f.is.the.key, @lucitattoos, @ayako666 & @soft.point go check them all out !

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puterblues

Sun’s out!

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twinoaksqueergathering

Sorry if we’ve been less than communicative in the past few days, a virus has necessitated shutting down our networks at Twin Oaks. But our wonderful organizer Ro is also the community’s IT person, and has been on the case. They’re working to restore our beloved WiFi right now. . . . #countryqueers #countryproblems #twinoakscommunity #communelife #intentionalcommunity #intentionalliving #queergatheringtwinoaks #queergathering

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tinyponyapothecary

• • • • • • • • . . T H I S • S U N D A Y !!!! . Come stroll through our apothecary garden + fields to meet new plant friends + human ones too! ✨🌷⚡️ . >>> Email for address of garden location!!! tinyponyapothecary@gmail.com . . #medicinegardens #communityherbalism #plantmedicine #gayfortheearth #countryqueers #localwitch

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countryqueers

You know you’re crazy when...your off farm job is busier in the summer than your farm job, and that’s saying something! 😂 🤷🏻‍♀️😳 . I have the privilege of working for our local Farmers’ Market running six programs that cover direct farmer support around building their best businesses and community outreach and education around food access and the benefits of eating local. Tuesday’s are my longest and busiest days with four programs run at two Markets back to back and across town from each other. Youth programs like the POP (Power of Produce) Club are designed to inspire the next generation while Market Fresh Cooking shares demos and samples of simple, affordable recipes using local produce and products. Fresh Rx and #DUFB (Double Up Food Bucks) cover food access by literally putting produce into the hands and onto the tables of those who are food insecure. I am exhausted, yes... but I also feel so very lucky to be able to manage these programs and offer direct impact into the lives of my fellow community members 💗 . This is @evergrowingfarm posting for #countryqueers 👩🏻‍🌾 . #communityovercompetition #firstgenerationfarmers #thinkglobalchooselocal #lesbianfarmers #queerswhofarm #queerfarmers #reducereuserecycle #weaving #communityart #youthprograms #foodinsecurity #farmtotable #farmtofork

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tinkledyspring

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puterblues

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ghost_nest

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tinkledyspring

⚡️Power line update! The folks from NORA electric are here this morning to move & replace that scary anchor situation⚡️ #powermoves #gaypower #butch #countryqueers #safetyfirst

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countryqueers

Finding balance between life on the farm and our off farm jobs that take us away from this life we love so much for 50+ hours (each!) every week continues to be my biggest challenge. Milking the goats has manifested as one of our biggest headaches for the past few years and has really only recently fallen steadily into our morning routines...because, let’s face it, a milk goat that isn’t milked is just a *really expensive pet, and that is truly unsustainable and kinda knuckle-headed. And so, yes, we still only milk once a day, but with three mamas in milk we get about a half gallon each day and are happy with that as it’s enough to keep us personally in cheese all week as well as gives us a bit to share with family and friends. Truth be told, it’s not about whether that jar is half empty or half full, it’s the fact that there’s milk in there at all at this point 😊 This is @evergrowingfarm posting for #countryqueers 👩🏻‍🌾 . . . . #worksmarternotharder #onthebrightside #firstgenerationfarmers #thinkglobalchooselocal #lesbianfarmers #queerswhofarm #queerfarmers #dairygoats #learningcurve #goat #goats #goatsofinstagram #nigeriandwarfgoat #farmanimals #farmlife #homestead

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samdawk91

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tinkledyspring

View from mesa de las viejas, across the road. Loving our land 💕 #queerland #queers #countryqueers #qtpoc

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puterblues

Just a few cuts this beautiful morning.💚🌱I’m going to let these babes rest in a dark room for a bit...They’ll all perk right up🌿❤️ #propagation #wocincannabis

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countryqueers

About four years ago we decided, kind of on a whim, to leave our little urban farm in the city and move to a place with enough land for planting a few crops as well as space for us to expand our small flock of chickens, get a few #goats, and maybe raise a couple of turkeys for Thanksgiving. We we’ve been lucky enough to easily find a sweet spot to land for three years before finding our current caretaking gig (which speaks to the aging and changing lives of our farming community). With a small herd of #NigerianDwarfGoats (for milk and cheese) a flock of 20 #LayingHens (for pest control and eggs), six #BlueSlate #turkeys this year (for ours and other’s Thanksgiving tables), and more than a few #ducks floating around now (for pest control, eggs, and meat), our dreams have both been realized and expanded! Kune Kune pigs, a mini milk cow or two, and maybe even a mini pony sit on the horizon along with big ideas around diversified crops, a quilt of incomes, and some agri-tourism...all in the next three to five years. Oh! And I can’t forget Akuna, our #greatpyrenees #LGD and our #barncats who help keep our little ecosystem safe and in check while adding a bit of fluff to our days 💗 This is @evergrowingfarm posting for #countryqueers 👩🏻‍🌾 . . . . #communityovercompetition #firstgenerationfarmers #thinkglobalchooselocal #lesbianfarmers #queerswhofarm #queerfarmers #knowitorgrowit #nofarmsnofood #farmanimals #fresheggsdaily #farmdreams #workhard #haveabigdream

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tinkledyspring

The only kind of autocrat we’ll have at Tinkledy Spring! Just $5! Thanks @santafe.habitat ReStore! #undergroundhome #countryqueers #queers #desertlife #queerland

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buddhitch.bookworm

So many berries!! The ones at the bottom are a local favorite we went foraging for #huckleberry #huckleberries #raspberries #blueberries #farmlife #farmlesbians #countryqueers

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evergrowingfarm

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countryqueers

Well, would you look at that?! Our Mama Duck’s clutch is hatching as we speak! Does it get any cuter than a fluffy duckling? I think not! 🐣 This is @evergrowingfarm posting for #countryqueers 👩🏻‍🌾 . . . . #firstgenerationfarmers #thinkglobalchooselocal #lesbianfarmers #queerswhofarm #queerfarmers #ducks #duckling #eggs #fromwhereIstand #muscovyducks #ducksofinstagram #backyardpoultry #backyardpoultrymag #freerange #lifeisbeautiful #farmlife #farming #nothingisordinary #iamcountryside

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buddhitch.bookworm

Saturday morning coffee on the hammocks with the pup and the barn cat 😍💕 #coffee #saturdaymorning #smashthedemonlizardpatriarchy #farmlife #farmlesbians #countryqueers

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countryqueers

Last fall, when we first found out about the #caretaking gig we’re now happily in, it kinda sounded too good to be true...rent trade for care of a 60-tree #orchard, 450 linear feet of #blackberries and #raspberries, and general maintenance on a gorgeous little ten-year-old house...and we keep 70% of anything harvested to do with as we so choose (eat fresh, preserve, sell). We also have access to all of our landlords tools (tractor, BCS, etc), can plant whatever we choose on the two established fields, and are free to keep our menagerie of farm animals on the property. Not only does this opportunity allow us get ourselves straight financially on our way towards our Big Dreams of owning our own Ag property, but we are learning so much about orchard and berry care! We both work full time jobs an hour away from the farm, so we’re exhausted all.the.time but we are also so very happy and so deeply grateful for the opportunity to live and learn on an amazing piece of Ag land in NM with excellent water rights! 💗 This is @evergrowingfarm posting for #countryqueers 👩🏻‍🌾 . . . . #communityovercompetition #firstgenerationfarmers #littlehouseinelvalle #thinkglobalchooselocal #lesbianfarmers #countryqueers #queerswhofarm #queerfarmers

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sugarfieldfarm

Triple digits and we're all trying to not melt. #countryqueers

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evergrowingfarm

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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countryqueers

Hello and Happy Friday! I’m Melissa of @evergrowingfarm and I’m excited to post for @countryqueers all week! My wife and I began our farming journey about 8 years ago when we began transforming the 1/8 acre our house sat on in the middle of my hometown into a mini #urbanfarm. What started out as a couple of tomatoes quickly transformed into several espalier fruit trees, raised beds everywhere they’d fit, a handful of chickens, and a top bar hive of bustling honey bees! Fast forward 8 years and we’ve not only outgrown our 1/8 acre urban farm and spent the last three years on 11 acres up by Abiquiu but we’ve landed in the most amazing middle step on our way toward our dreams and are now caretaking 10 gorgeous acres in a tiny village on the Pecos River! This is @evergrowingfarm posting for #countryqueers 👩🏻‍🌾 I’m looking forward to sharing a bit of our journey with you here in this space over the next week! ✨ . . . . #communityovercompetition #firstgenerationfarmers #thinkglobalchooselocal #lesbianfarmers #queerswhofarm #queerfarmers

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umbigoface

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countryqueers

Next up: Melissa @evergrowingfarm in NM! Follow along July 13-19, 2018! . . Thanks to @hipstergardener for the Georgia farm adventures last week!

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buddhitch.bookworm

So excited about my new coffee mug from the podcast I am obsessed with! @bufferingcast #smashthedemonlizardpatriarchy #smashthepatriarchy #bufferingthevampireslayer #countryqueers

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thepaisleyfields

New August tour dates announced! More coming soon. Check paisleyfields.com for a current list of official dates 8/3 - Roanoke 8/5 - Asheville 8/6 - Nashville 8/14 - Iowa State Fair 8/25 - Cedar Valley Pride

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kendall_tripathi

07.10.18//: what happy hour looks like on the mountain #claimitgood #sonomacounty #healdsburg #queerlove #farmerswife #countryqueers

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countryqueers

i am your friend. a soul for your soul. a place for your life. home. know this. sun or water. here or away. we are a lighthouse. we leave. and we stay. —lighthouse 🌱 This poem by @nayyirah.waheed from her work, salt, truly resonated with me when I searched for a way to describe the farm. #WhiteOakPastures is host to one of the most unique communities in the region. What started off as a family farm, then an industrial cattle operation, then finally a #regenerative and #sustainable organic ranch has become a welcoming place for a wide range of people. In this special post, I’ve included other #queer farmers I am lucky enough to call friends and coworkers. Pictured with me is Sarah Jordan, one of my dearest friends and our Senior Gardener. This is @hipstergardener posting for #countryqueers #chosenfamily

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butchisnotadirtyword

😍 Garden Butch ala Jan Angus, I bet those garden goods sure were tasty with a smear of sundried tomato hummus - Callout for the day, hands up if you’d join Jan for a pot of English Breakfast Tea (with soy milk of course) whilst they gently serenaded you by ukulele? 📷 @nixjstephens . . . #butch #countryqueers #ruralqueers #butch #butchisnotadirtyword #queerfam #queer #queerfamily #butchdyke #butchart #dyke #dykestowatchoutfor #queermasculinity #femalemasculinity #gender #genderqueer #gendernonconforming #gaygaygay #lesbiansofinstgram #queersofinstagram #queerelders #instagay #queersofig #portrait #portraitphotography #butchesbelike #ballarat #australia #butchstyle #masculineofcenter #butchesofinstagram

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sapogonia

Monday night laundromat sunset planning ritual while in the ritual of folding, folding, fold the soul back into the body. . . . #yearofeternalspring #elcenote #nepantla #naguala #motherhoodrising #countryqueers #radicalwomenco #mentalhealthawareness

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countryqueers

Our growing season in SW Georgia is a long one. With some careful planning, we are able to grow food year round in this #subtropical climate. To get a head start on the seasons, we seed crops by hand in the #greenhouse several weeks before putting them out in the field. Sometimes after working in the vibrant growth of outside, I like to come work here in this tidy, organized environment to help collect my thoughts for the next day. And yes, that is a native #milkweed in the foreground! We do our part each year by dedicating several thousand square feet of #garden to help sustain our #pollinators. This is @hipstergardener posting for #countryqueers #regenerativeagriculture

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asthegardengrows

Last fall we planted oats and hairy vetch as a cover crop. Traditionally they're cut and turned into the soil to add organic matter and nitrogen/carbon. We did cut most of it down but because we aren't tilling we just left it on the soil surface (often called #chopanddrop). What didn't get chopped, or grew back, is now producing seed and bringing bees to the garden. The reseed means we won't have to buy cover crop this fall and instead we will have this amazing ever-evolving patch of volunteer plants that contribute to an amazing ecosystem. #permaculture #notill #countryqueers #organicfarming #covercrop

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buddhitch.bookworm

Our friend @monkghi99 refinished a trunk for us and I absolutely love it!! #refurbishedfurniture #trunks #farmlife #farmlesbians #countryqueers

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sapogonia

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lasara_firefox_allen

Afternoon sun, with bird conversations. And it smells amazing. It’s nice to be able to be gone enough lately to actually feel relief getting back to the woods. #countryqueers #rural #ruralqueers #ruralqueer

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countryqueers

The town where I live (Bluffton, GA) is home to White Oak Pastures. This #grassfed and #pastured ranch is Georgia’s largest #sustainable, organic farm and is the only one in the nation that humanely hand butchers ten different species of animals on site—all under USDA inspection. 🌱 My role on the on the farm is that of Organic Garden manager. My department is responsible for supplying #organic produce to our restaurant, general store, and online store. We also play a leading role in the revitalization effort of the town. I started in this capacity one year ago and am still so in awe of this place. The natural surroundings, the work, the people, and how pleasant it was to transition to rural life. I still travel to cities often for work and to visit my loved ones, but my day-to-day is spent in this #queer-friendly (I’d even say loving) and surprisingly busy community. 🌱 Also haters will say it’s fake, but I had a full-ass #beard just over a month ago. I got tired of washing the sweat out of it so y’all gonna have to wait til it gets cold again. There was a regional gay outcry that echoed through the gulf coastal plains when my beard returned to the earth, but last time I checked hair grows so #byeee This is @hipstergardener posting for #countryqueers! #godblockedit #regenerativeagriculture #firstgenerationfarmers

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buddhitch.bookworm

A new orange hummer showed up and made me ridiculously happy! #hummingbird #farmlife #countrylife #countryqueers #farmlesbians #lesbianfarmer

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spoopyvegan

Cool summer gay brunch with my gay fam. #lazyhazygaysofsummer #countryqueers #gaybrunch #midwest #cincysummer

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otterly.arts

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countryqueers

Patiently waiting for this field of okra to FINALLY START PRODUCING. In this SW Georgia heat, okra thrives. This member of the hibiscus family is important not only as a source of nutrition, but for its cultural significance. Enslaved West African peoples hid #okra seeds in their hair and brought it to the New World (how is the world new when people were already living there ok wow can we say revisionist history). When I plant okra I see it as a symbol of defiance against oppression—a way of resisting the erasure of one’s culture through the act of planting a seed. I’m inspired by the vigor, beauty, and history of this amazing plant. This is @hipstergardener posting for #countryqueers #regenerativeagriculture

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jaimenanci

Moville daze. Best thing about this photo is @michaelnbarron ‘S flesh coloured cycling shorts. #SummerVibes #SummerLovin #instabeards #gaymenofinstagram #beardedhomo @thebeardedhomo #homosexualists #fags #CountryQueers

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countryqueers

Quick break before heading into our restaurant to work with our servers. I was lucky enough to work as a host, gardener, and server in a few of Atlanta’s finest farm-to-table establishments. These service jobs taught me a great deal about making people feel welcome while diplomatically setting firm boundaries of #respect. Now off to train a new crop of babies. More on my role on the farm this weekend. This is @hipstergardener posting for #countryqueers!

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countryqueers

Diversity. Good for plants. Good for people. Living in a rural area has been a refreshing change. Whether in cities or in small towns I tend to stick out. The sheer volume of people in urban areas usually results in more frequent instances of, “what are you?” “where are you from?” “what’s your nationality?” “where were you born?” “wow you’re so exotic” “are you Pakistani or Indian?” In Bluffton I’ve noticed a special kind of sincerity, kindness, and genuine curiosity. The meanest thing someone called me to my face was “yankee” because I’m from the #ATL. Most southerners don’t count Atlanta as The South, but I promise you it is. Oh, and to answer the previous questions: Capricorn, Georgia, American, Atlanta, ok but also not a zoo animal, sure. This is @hipstergardener posting for #countryqueers! #biodiversity #hybridvigor #queerasfarm #southernenough

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hipstergardener

I’m doing a weeklong takeover for @countryqueers starting today, so head on over y’all #countryqueers #farmtoinstagram

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countryqueers

This is @hipstergardener posting for #countryqueers! I live in the small town of Bluffton, GA in the southwest corner of the state—think near Florida and near Alabama. Being born and raised in the suburbs of Atlanta, I never imagined that life would bring me to the rural Deep South. I am proud to say that Bluffton, GA is an incredibly unique place where I’ve found community, support, and good work. Looking forward to giving y’all a glimpse into my experience #queerstories #regenerativeagriculture #yallmeansall

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grumpyqueer

Some cottage highlights. Sad to leave but excited for running water again. @lindsyola #countryqueers #cottagetime #solucky #kayaking #paddleboarding

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juniperhollow

New well goin in! Boy, did we take that city water and sewer for granted. But hooray to well water! #newwell #welldigging #wehavewater #countrylife #hobbyfarmers #countryqueers

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twinoaksqueergathering

This morning the Queer Gathering organizers did a walkthrough of the conference site. Here’s one of the huge mylar panels in the Pavillion. . . . #queergatheringtwinoaks #queergathering #conferenceprep #countryqueers #intentionalcommunity #intentionalliving

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sapogonia

Nice for what? Summer of jams, summer of sun, summer of goals, summer of dreams, summer of hustle, summer of sweat, summer of rest, summer of love, summer of liberation, summer of freedom, summer of desire, summer of stories, summer of ritual, summer of familia, summer of joy, summer of balance, summer of contradiction, summer of vulnerability, summer of balance, summer of dance, summer of beaches, summer of mountains, summer of viajes, summer of curiosity, summer of remembering, summer of writing, summer of making pictures, summer of self, coming home to self, coming home, coming home. Welcome. Reigning in the petty and keepin’ it moving. Join me. . . . #elverano #yearofeternalspring #elcenote #nepantla #niceforwhat #motherhoodrising #countryqueers #shenandoahvalley #radicalwomenco #mentalhealthawareness

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countryqueers

Next up: Bilal @hipstergardener in Bluffton, GA. Follow along July 5-11, 2018 for some red dirt farming stories! . . Thanks to @kingandkingranch & @kaikrupa for the wonderful food filled takeover this past week!

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countryqueers

Hooo-eee. It has been a long day. And tomorrow is another early start. We are pooped. Especially our sweet #Izzyfrizzy. She had a long day napping and judging us. Those are the two things she does best. 💚😴🐕💚 I wanted to figure out something deep and meaningful about being a #countryqueer for our last post, but I feel like compared to y’allz stories mine is not very exciting. I’ve had my struggles, and still do, but I’ve also been pretty privileged through my life. Supportive parents, stable housing & jobs (more or less), and a fantastic partner. I feel like it’s my job to be aware of my privilege, and try to figure out how to support other folx in the best ways possible. I often get bogged down in the day to day, but I’m getting there, little by little. I am definitely privileged to be part of this community of really rad folx. Thank you Rachel for curating #CountryQueers. Thank you all for sharing and reading. It is my honor to be amongst you. Let’s keep taking care of each other. 💚🌿🌻This is @kingandkingranch, signing off. 👋🏼. #nonbinaryfarmers #farmdog

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puterblues

I was cleaning the bottoms of plants a few weeks ago and decided to use the best cuttings instead of tossing them. I used honey 🍯 as a dip solution/rooting hormone. They rooted and are looking pretty good. Outside this morning adjusting to some indirect sunlight.

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asthegardengrows

Current garden happenings; the potatoes have exploded, squash are taking off, batch #2 of garlic is dried and ready to be cut for its final cure and storage, our little flower bed is developing. #hopeful #farming #gardening #microfarm #queerswhofarm #enbieswhofarm #womenwhofarm #permaculture #organic #southernoregon #countryqueers

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northwoodswrite

Something's not quite right in this picture. I'd be more upset if the escapee didn't remind me so much of myself. #goatsaretrouble #electricfencefail #pushingboundaries #lowgearfarmstead #countryqueers

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sugarfieldfarm

Things are really heating up over here and we're stripping it down. Start saving your pennies now for the 2019 #sugarfield farm calendar cause it's gonna be hot, hot, hot! #meetyourmeat #shearyoursheep #countryqueers #queerswhofarm

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countryqueers

My least favorite things about living here is the heat. I hate hot weather, and it’s the main reason I didn’t ever think I wanted to live here for the majority of my life. But I’m getting better at working around it. Getting up early to get things done outside, after being a big time night owl for my entire life, has been a major adjustment. But one of my favorite things about living here is the diversity of things we can grow. My family has been experimenting with what they can grow here for a long time, like apricots, mangos, dragonfruit, cherimoya, and pomegranates. And since we’ve been here @kaikrupa and I have added agaves (for future mezcal making!), hops, many herbs, yuzu, gogi berries, star fruit, and pink pummelos. And we’ve only just begun 😍🌱🌳🌿💚. This is @kingandkingranch posting for #countryqueers . #diversityisawesome #queerfarmers

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puterblues

I’ve have just started reading Growing Vegetables West of the Cascades after several recommendations. I’m a few pages in and already feeling excited. There is a ton of really useful information and it’s really well written. There’s a little metaphyical and lots of story telling. What a special book.🌱💚🌱

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countryqueers

Today we made dinner for roughly 130 people at a house show that is part of a concert series that we cook for called Deep End Sessions. The band this time was the amazing Cajun Country Revival, from Louisiana. This time around @kaikrupa made gumbo with a nice dark roux, approved by the band even 😜 We also made some suuuper buttery biscuits from a recipe called “flaky ass biscuits.” But we forget which cookbook the recipe is from. 😬 It’s a great scene. This is @kingandkingranch posting for #countryqueers. #nonbinary #queerchef

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twinoakswomensgathering

#regram from @twinoaksqueergathering: Reminder to keep our queer activism intersectional. QTPOC have born the heaviest burdens of our movement, but are the first to be thrown under the bus. Happy #pride to those of us who still live in fear. Via @imsecretlyacat . . . #queergathering #intentionalcommunity #intentionalliving #countryqueers #queer #pridemonth #queergatheringtwinoaks #queergathering2018 #womensgathering #womensgathering18 #towomgath

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twinoaksqueergathering

Reminder to keep our queer activism intersectional. QTPOC have born the heaviest burdens of our movement, but are the first to be thrown under the bus. Happy #pride to those of us who still live in fear. Via @imsecretlyacat . . . #queergathering #intentionalcommunity #intentionalliving #countryqueers #queer #pridemonth #queergatheringtwinoaks #queergathering2018

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puterblues

I have my own personal frame maker for my paintings. @annadiemplays designed and made this protype. A floating box frame. Next one will be hardwood.😇 #visualart #artlife #artwork

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loumurrey

it’s the end of pride month which means it’s my last chance to be gay online! just kidding pride is every day that queer folx exist in the world. i didn’t go to a pride fest this year but i did go to the local hardware store this morning in my rainbow suspenders to get a drill bit —the local hardware store being a place that i have loved for its promise of having exactly what you need for what needs fixing since i was a child and my mama would take me to farmer’s hardware in downtown Boone. i think it’s my fear of losing spaces that feel so essential to my small town queer heart, like the local hardware store, that often keeps me from showing up as my whole self. i know that wearing rainbow suspenders to the hardware store ain’t throwing a pride parade in new market... but it is still something to exist as you are because queers need tools too and i am still counting on that promise they made to have exactly what i need to fix what needs fixing. #countryqueers #appalachianlovestory #pride

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countryqueers

I think I first became interested in growing herbs because @kaikrupa is an amazing, intuitive, creative chef, and I loved (and still love!) the idea of being able to grow things for them to utilize in the kitchen. Also, my parents are hippies and I would often get “herb drops” as a remedy to a cold or other ailments as a first response. It’s only been in the last several years that I’ve really come to find a passion for growing herbs of all sorts - culinary & medicinal, and am slowly learning how to use them. There are a couple fantastic queer herbalists I follow on IG - @catalystcommunityherbals & @ergifarmsandapothecary that have been very inspiring. And I also recently started participating in an intuitive plant medicine course offered by @onewillow_apothecaries, who btw is a great ally who openly encourages conversations about cultural appropriation and is aware of pronouns within the lgbtqai+ community. 🌻🌱✨ Last December the Thomas Fire broke out right across the valley from us (California’s largest recorded wildfire), and we watched it creep across the mountains every day and night, feeling utterly helpless. I was worried about some family and friends who were in the thick of it getting smoke damage to their lungs, had read about horehound being really beneficial to lung health, so I decided to make a tea for them, since we have horehound growing wild. I consulted on the mix with @catalystcommunityherbals , and quickly dried the appropriate herbs in the hot dry winds that were fueling the fire. It was the first time I felt like I could do something helpful/useful in those overwhelmingly stressful days/weeks. 😔🌿🍵. The last pic is the resulting tea recipe. I’ll give descriptions of the other pics in comments. Thanks for reading another long post. This is @kingandkingranch , posting for #countryqueers. #queerherbalist #queerswhofarm #nonbinaryfarmers #queerherbalism #intuitiveplantmedicine2018 #queerwitch #gardenwitch

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queerswhofarm

#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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thelittlepecan

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kendall_tripathi

06.29.18//: friday day dates in the backyard. dreaming about epic queer river parties and filling the beach with all our dear hearts. come visit. the waters just fine. #queersonomacounty #countryqueers #sonomacounty #healdsburg #claimitgood

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countryqueers

So I figure it’s time you got an actual intro from us. Where to begin 🤔 @kaikrupa and I both grew up in small towns, Kai in MI, me in Northern California. I grew up visiting my grandparents at this farm. Kai and I lived in Seattle for 10 years before moving down to the ranch 2.5 years ago. My dad and uncle are both aging, and of us 4 kids that are the next generation, I (along with Kai and their encouragement) was the only one willing and able to take on moving here and learning the ropes. After many many years working in the food and beverage industry, learning about food politics, and becoming more and more interested in growing our own food, coming here felt like a way we can make a difference in the world. We’re constantly thinking about and working on ways to take better care of the land, we’re connecting with the surrounding communities and getting involved in donating food for food shares and benefit dinners, and we’re trying to be visible faces of queerness in a VERY “good ol boy” cis and heteronormative area/occupation. Ok, this feels really long. I’ll put pic descriptions in the comments, if anyone is interested. Thanks for reading. This is @kingandkingranch posting for #countryqueers. #nonbinaryfarmers #theythem #queerswhofarm

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pibblezdad

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vintagekarma

#Repost @vintagekarmatattoos with @get_repost ・・・ Oh yassss! 💥🙃 We’re about to celebrate the 11th anniversary of Vintage Karma! 👏 😎@vintagekarma designed these throwback T-shirts featuring the original Vintage Karma logo for the occasion! $20 each plus tax! . . . . . . . . #tuscola #vintagekarma #vk #chambana #champaignurbana #champaign #urbana #effingham #springfieldil #mattoon #charlestonil #queerart #queertattooartist #countryqueers #tattooartist #tattoostudio

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northwoodswrite

Just realized today is the anniversary of the Stonewall riots. So glad I can now live as myself in the rural South and mostly not worry about my physical safety. We've come a long ways, and together we will do so much more. Thanks to #lowgearfarmstead for openly embracing my differences. #babygoats #stonewallinn #countryqueers #farmlife #diversifyoutdoors #outandproud

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countryqueers

15 years ago today @kaikrupa and I began a fantastic relationship that I am grateful for everyday. I wanted to grab a new pic of us together today, but as is typical lately, we’re both running different directions with work and won’t see each other again til around 10pm tonight. So I pulled up this pic from our trip to Vancouver in 2015 for the @ussoccer_wnt World Cup Final when I dyed my head like a soccer ball ⚽️😜 And Kai still loves me, so they say. 😘 Here’s to many more adventures, my love. This is @kingandkingranch posting for #countryqueers

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countryqueers

Hi! This is Alana from @kingandkingranch. I’m hoping to do a more thorough intro a little later today, we’ve got a busy day of harvesting & deliveries! But it’s a beautiful misty morning and I just want to share a few pics from around the place. 1. My dad’s dog, Obie, is usually our paper fetcher, when he doesn’t run off after coyote scents first thing. The barn cats usually come and observe. 2. Misty avocado trees (and a grapefruit tree on the left). It’ll be hot later. I love the cool misty mornings in June. 3. This barn owl buddy was watching me this morn. We’ve had a lot of them around lately! More about them later 😍🦉 4. My parents house that my great grandfather built on the right, the grill my grandfather built in the middle, and the trailer Kai and I are living in (for now) on the left. 5. The overgrown but still beautiful in my eyes garden. Red tail hawks are nesting in the tall trees in the background! 6. More misty avocado trees, with the dry hills in the background. Ok, hope you all are having a good day so far. This is Alana from @kingandkingranch posting for #countryqueers

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kingandkingranch

Misty morning newspaper retrieval with Obie and the barncats - fuzzball and fancypants. This week @kaikrupa and I will be hosting a takeover for @countryqueers , come follow along for some extra pics of us and the farm and lots of nerdy pics of plants and dogs 🤓 #countryqueers #queerswhofarm #kingandkingranch #junegloom #farmdog

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