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Emily Taylorson

Raising Children, Chickens, Pigs and Ducks| Gardening| Wine| Learning| Preserving| Hunting| Fishing | Cooking| Homestead|Alabama | #farmloveandgarden

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Black eyes susans growing in my yard. They are one of my favorite signs of Fall #flowers #nature #blooms #blackeyedsusan #wildflowers #outdoors #alabama #homestead

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Today’s photo prompt for #thecluckerbehindthecoop with Angela @notaredroy Amy @smallfarmcharm and Stacy @5rfarmoregon is #favoritequote This is mine. I’ve always believed this. While I’m not perfect & I have made plenty of mistakes and poor choices, ultimately I have always tried to treat everyone with love and compassion. I have known people that treated me terribly and I still didn’t return the behavior. Do good.... that is all. ❤️❤️

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Two deer steaks rubbed down with lots of spice. I threw some of my frozen onions on top for extra moisture while cooking. This is just a random attempt at something made up. We shall see.... #venison #wildgame #meat #meateater #whitetaildeer #alabama #fieldtotable #homecooking #homestead #deerhunting #venisonitswhatsfordinner

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Today’s photo prompt for #thecluckerbehindthecoop with Angela @notaredroy Amy @smallfarmcharm and Stacy @5rfarmoregon is #simplethings I personally love to take time to appreciate the simple things in my day. The sky is one of my most favorite things. While the sky isn’t actually simple since it’s a perfect creation by God, it’s something that we all can take time to appreciate. The sky is so big and it really makes us realize how small we are. The sky is a reminder to us that there is so much more out there. The sky helps us to dream. I hope that each of you realize how much more there is in life than to stay in an abusive place. Take a moment to look at the sky. Realize there is help. Be strong and courageous. The first step begins with YOU. Remember the sky is a perfect example of how things can be bright and sunny even after a storm.

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Sautéed chicken breast.... a touch of olive oil, dried thyme, fresh rosemary, sea salt, black pepper, chopped garlic and onion powder #homecooking #homecook #homestead #realfood #alabama #chickenbreasts #garlic #rosemary

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My boys cutting the corn for me since I still can’t use my right hand. ❤️❤️ #family #myboys #corn #preserving #fillthefreezer #freshcorn

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October corn! We didn’t grow this. It’s a bi color variety from Georgia that the Lion’s Club sells twice a year as a fundraiser. It’s perfect. #corn #freshcorn #bicolorcorn #october #lionsclub #alabama #fillthefreezer #preserving

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I have been looking at all of the posts for #thecluckerbehindthecoop hosted by Angela @notaredroy and Amy @smallfarmcharm to spread awareness about #domesticviolence this month. This photo challenge is a wonderful way to bring awareness while also giving victims a new mindset that there are options, life can be better and you deserve better (and so do your children). Domestic violence victims can be male or female, young or old. No discrimination there. Today’s photo prompt is Love is.... While so many ideas came to mind, I decided to share a photo of my very best friend. While I’m not giving some pity party for the life I have experienced, I do want the world to know what love IS. My husband, Karl, is love. He is gentle and strong. He is patient, understanding, compassionate, protective, loving, selfless, powerful, giving.... the list goes on and on. He teaches me daily that I am important, that I matter and that he loves me. I mean, really loves me. He cares for me. Words can’t truly express how much of a blessing he is to me. I know what love is NOT. I am thankful for our marriage and our friendship each and every day. If you are in a situation of abuse, believe in tomorrow. Believe that you can be loved. Don’t stay. Get out. Being alone is better than being in an abusive place. There is help. More people care than you could ever realize.

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Look what hatched today! We still have a few pipping too! @teaguefarm #keets #guineas #alabama #justhatched #homesteadhatchalong #incubator #babies #chirpchirp

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I was invited by Stephanie @sp_goldengirls to play #flocktasticfriday hosted by Pauline @thesmithroost and Carissa @antiqued.chicken.mom Just so happens I took a picture of part of the flock this morning because they were following me everywhere thinking I had treats.... big surprise!! Happy Friday!! #myflock #myfollowers #alabama #homestead #backyardchickens #freerange #spoiledrotten #friyay #chickens

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Happy Friday! Our first fall weather day and blue skies! I’m no flower arranger 🤣 Just felt like picking a few flowers....#flowers #flowerstagram #bluesky #alabama #october #homestead #countryliving #classic #simple #blooms

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This week for #farmflowerfriday we are looking for that “perfect” flower to celebrate the life of a wonderful father. @whiskycreekranch recently lost her father and he loved flowers. As I was checking on the animals this morning, I saw this perfect gardenia from across the yard. I knew immediately that this was the flower for today. It’s mid October.... not gardenia season. Gardenias have a smell that I have always considered heavenly, so maybe that’s why I knew this was the perfect flower for honoring her dad. #flowers #gardenia #blooms #october #alabama #homestead #friday #sunshine

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Good Friday morning.... that’s not fog... it’s steam coming from the pond because it’s finally Fall!! Although it may only be short lived, I’m enjoying it. It’s 52 degrees in Southeast Alabama this morning. 🙌🏻 #finallyfall #fall #pond #goodmorning #friday #alabama #52degrees #homestead

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FIVE eggs.... FIVE...5.....we have over 40 laying hens. Molting is serious business. #patience #molting #chickens #eggs #backyardchickens #homestead #reallife #farmlife #alabama #farmfresheggs #fresheggs #howlongwillitlast

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We went to visit Gramps today. He has a nice pecan tree in his yard and had Trent go pick up pecans. They look great this year and he seemed pleased with the haul of almost 5 gallons. #pecans #pecantree #gramps #forage #harvest #forageandharvest #alabama

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We should be getting some almost fall temps this next week. Karl is hoping it means no more 90s this year, but we are in Alabama. I tried to enjoy coffee on the porch this morning, but mosquitoes were way too interested in me #flowers #fall #homestead #blooms #blackeyedsusan #alabama #countryliving

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