November 03, 2014
Oh its been SOOOOO long! I have taken a little hiatus from blog posts, but I promise I have a good reason! My good reason was born on September 25, 2014 at Swedish Hospital and weighed 5.8lbs, was 17.25" long and is named Deyton . She came two weeks early, and was perfect upon her arrival. Before her arrival, Ross and I were running around like chickens with their you know what cut off trying to get as many chores done as we could before our lives changed forever. All the running around (or rather waddling around) and the exhaustion that comes during the last few months of pregnancy left me no energy to log in to the computer let alone try to gather my thoughts and write a blog post.
Then, the best thing Ross and I have ever grown on the farm came and we were a whole new kind of busy! Rather than spending long days outside working, we were inside staring at our little miracle. We were figuring out how to change diapers, feed a baby in need of a few pounds and learning all about our perfect baby girl. Now, five weeks later, we are all settling into a nice routine and I have found a few moments to sit down and share a few of my favorite farm activities that have happened over the last few months. Like I mentioned, the weeks leading up to Deyton's arrival were crazy busy! Kate took the goats to the Washington State fair and took home some nice blue ribbons and lots of fun memories.
That same weekend we opened up the big red barn doors for our first ever garlic sale. We met lots of our neighbors and fellow garlic lovers and learned a lot about what our customers want which gave us great direction for planting next year's crop. We sold about 70% of our seed garlic as such and the rest will be sold as food garlic to a few of the local farm stands in the area. To celebrate the end of our first every garlic crop we hosted a cowboy campfire which has been a lifelong dream of mine. We invited our closest family, friends and farm supporters to join us for a night sitting under the stars around a roaring campfire listening to a local cowboy poet and musician tell tales of heroic cowboys and life on the range. It was an amazing night and we plan on hosting one at least once a year.
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