Ana had a dentist appointment this afternoon and while we are headed out to get the big guys she asks if she can bring a friend. I'm thinking like a stuffed animal. Nope- it's the pig 😂. LOVE her!!! #crazy8cresfarm#farmgirl#micropig
Diets for those in the house,
Full feed for those in the barn😂
Some may not understand what raising market animals is all about, allow me to share how we do it here on our farm🙂 🔷Our animals get a"meal plan" just like we do in some ways... We both have an end goal in mind, and both our meal plans change as we progress(sound familiar 🤔) We don't want our cattle to get big and really fat, Who likes to eat fat?! I sure as hell don't. We want them to have a squared, muscular frame. Their "meal plans" are created to get that end goal.
Farmers don't just throw a ton of corn to their animals and leave them to grow. They get grass, supplements, minerals etc. to reach their desired goal, which is to provide a healthy protein source to feed America!
Grow yourself 🌱🌿🌳
Use the relative world to your advantage.
Who are you being right now?
Who do you know you can be?
What's one step you can take today to move in that direction?
happy growing beautiful 💋🌈✨
FREEDOM is what it's all about! Some of my friends or family still think I'm crazy for doing this Wrap Business! Some wonder if I REALLY make money!
But here's the deal! The money is Great.... but what's even BETTER?! 💚 The FREEDOM! 💚 My Daddy is a Chicken Farmer. He never gets a day off and today he had an appointment. Blake and I were able to drop what we are doing and be here to work on the farm all day!
Blake Bradley Nor myself have to take a day off, ask a boss, or tell my Dad to find someone else! He KNOWS he can count on us to come and help out instead of him paying a hand to do it! ❤️ Isn't this the most Beautiful Farm?! I am Obsessed with this place. It's been my Favorite since I was a Baby!
So when people ask my Why I still do this... My FAVORITE answer is for the FREEDOM! Freedom to be there for my Dad, my KIDS, or anyone in my family when we are needed! 😍 #farmgirl#daddysgirl#chickenfarmer#smalltown#chickenhouse
Rain Parker Co-owner of @8owlsfarmstead "Six years ago, I was a woman who made art behind a computer screen and taught others to do the same. A woman who ate a lot and didn’t exercise much.
I hated a lot of things about myself. How I looked, how I felt, how I spent my time, and who I was. I drove to the grocery store a lot. I didn’t think much about where the things on the shelves came from. I picked up a ton of processed food while I was there and not a lot of produce. Inevitably… I got a whole lot bigger around the middle, more depressed, and more anxious with each passing season. Thank goodness, that back then–I had a big dream. Of being a woman who farmed. I daydreamed about ducks. I was curious what it felt like to pull carrots. To stuff a wheelbarrow with squash. I wanted to know what it would be like to meet my meat. I geeked out over the idea of goats. I felt like my hands had memories of milking, even though I’d never even seen a milk pail, much less an udder....It suddenly all stopped making sense. The convenience all seemed to have had a cost. That cost showed up in the size of my pants. In the weight of my anxiety and depression. So I decided to try something new, not a fad diet, but to follow a farm dream. I chose to trade a large paycheck for peas. A life behind a screen for one in the sunshine. I decided to sow a seed and see if a woman who farmed…. would grow." Read her whole story on our website. Link in our bio. Thank you Rain, you are an inspiration to us 🙏🙌💪💗
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Countdown till my birthday 🎂
3 hours till Midnight...
Warming up with a picture of last year's birthday celebration 🎉🎈
☀ We celebrated at the Main riverside on that hot August day!
It was amazing 😍
This year I was planning to do the same but then found at that there will be a huge event taking place tomorrow of all days - so no chance to party there this year.
But of course I have a backup party plan 😃