Our Week Of Farmsitting

Being the “yes” people that we are, a few weeks ago we agreed to farm-sit for an entire week so that some friends could take a much-needed vacation. It was going to be over 90 degrees on their Virginia mountain side, there was no A/C, we were not quite sure how to milk a cow, and the farm is home to more animals than the amount of people we even know, but what the heck?

After a quick hands-on lesson, we had the whole milking thing down pat. I might add, The Mr. was even a pro milkmaid by the end of the week.

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Of course, we couldn’t resist indulging in the perks of having your own milk cow.

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Ten pounds of sugar later . . . . .

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and you have homemade peanut butter peanut butter cup ice cream. With extra peanut butter cups.

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Laundry was done with a chicken backdrop.

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Fresh organic eggs were delivered daily. (Although I could have done without the daily 3 am wake up crow.)

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Meals were prepared from the garden bounty.

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The little one, exhausted from farm chores, napped.

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Meanwhile, mama took a spin on the tree swing. (My favorite part of the farm, obviously.)

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By the end of the week, we made a ton of new furry friends, learned very valuable life-altering lessons, what to do, what not to do, and that there is no place like our nice and cool high elevation mountains we call home.

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Another farming adventure in the books! ‘Til next time VA!

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6 thoughts on “Our Week Of Farmsitting

    1. Having our own farm is certainly in our five year plan! We are working towards saving up to have our own self-sustaining farm and moving off the grid, as much as possible. P.S. I checked out your blog and I am a new fan! 🙂

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