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Join us this Saturday, September 23rd for a CommUNITY Dig Day (AKA #volunteer day) at the farm. We will be prepping new beds for strawberries!

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We will have activities for the little ones too!
Join us this Saturday, September 23rd for a CommUNITY Dig Day (AKA #volunteer  day) at the farm. We will be prepping new beds for strawberries! Sign up at link in profile. We will have activities for the little ones too!
Pigs only have a few sweat glands, so it's important for them to stay cool since they don't sweat like you and I. We've got plenty of cool, wooded area, but this guy just jumped in the water trough. πŸ˜„πŸ–
#tfigrows #staycoolpig 😎#pigs
Pigs only have a few sweat glands, so it's important for them to stay cool since they don't sweat like you and I. We've got plenty of cool, wooded area, but this guy just jumped in the water trough. πŸ˜„πŸ– #tfigrows  #staycoolpig  😎#pigs 
We took a trek in the woods yesterday to try to map out a plan for a future #naturetrail on the farm. 'Try' being the important word here. Four small kids and two adults equals distractions and lots of encouragement to keep moving forward.☺️ Bring on the nature trail!
#tfigrows
We took a trek in the woods yesterday to try to map out a plan for a future #naturetrail  on the farm. 'Try' being the important word here. Four small kids and two adults equals distractions and lots of encouragement to keep moving forward.☺️ Bring on the nature trail! #tfigrows 
We delivered a little bit of fall to our CSA full share members at  @seasonsmarketclarksville yesterdayπŸ‚πŸπŸ³
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We need to be honest though. We had to send an email to our CSA members letting them know that we have to press pause on their produce for now. πŸ˜” If you've followed us on social media you know the rain a week ago last Friday did a number to the farm. It wiped out (literally) our fall crops and then ultimately our late summer crops too since they stayed saturated with water for so long. The youth group that came out Sunday helped prep beds for us to replant our fall crops. Michael and Nora seeded the rows yesterday and then the rain started last night. Now we wait. Our hope is that they will grow and we will be able to fulfill the entire season of produce for our CSA members. 
Like I said before, we'll just wait now.
#tfigrows #backtoourroots
We delivered a little bit of fall to our CSA full share members at @seasonsmarketclarksville yesterdayπŸ‚πŸπŸ³ . We need to be honest though. We had to send an email to our CSA members letting them know that we have to press pause on their produce for now. πŸ˜” If you've followed us on social media you know the rain a week ago last Friday did a number to the farm. It wiped out (literally) our fall crops and then ultimately our late summer crops too since they stayed saturated with water for so long. The youth group that came out Sunday helped prep beds for us to replant our fall crops. Michael and Nora seeded the rows yesterday and then the rain started last night. Now we wait. Our hope is that they will grow and we will be able to fulfill the entire season of produce for our CSA members. Like I said before, we'll just wait now. #tfigrows  #backtoourroots 
I'm not gonna lie. I (Regina) have never seen a passionflower, but Nora, our farmhand, spotted it walking to the barn and knew exactly what it was. What a fascinating flower!! It stinks thoughπŸ˜πŸ˜–πŸ˜³ #tfigrows #passionflower #wildflowers
I'm not gonna lie. I (Regina) have never seen a passionflower, but Nora, our farmhand, spotted it walking to the barn and knew exactly what it was. What a fascinating flower!! It stinks thoughπŸ˜πŸ˜–πŸ˜³ #tfigrows  #passionflower  #wildflowers 
This past spring, Madison Street United Methodist Church's youth group came to inoculate mushroom logs. Today they came back to help at the farm again. They were such a blessing. It was an example of "Many hands make light work". Thanks for coming again y'all! We really appreciate it! 
#tfigrows #volunteer #quote
This past spring, Madison Street United Methodist Church's youth group came to inoculate mushroom logs. Today they came back to help at the farm again. They were such a blessing. It was an example of "Many hands make light work". Thanks for coming again y'all! We really appreciate it! #tfigrows  #volunteer  #quote 
Take a look at this cool cave salamander! As you might suspect, they can be found in caves, however they also can be  found in forests, near bluffs and rocky crevices, around springs, and  under moist rocks and logs.
Sounds like the farm is a good place for him right now. 😊#tfigrows #cavesalamander #wildlife
Take a look at this cool cave salamander! As you might suspect, they can be found in caves, however they also can be found in forests, near bluffs and rocky crevices, around springs, and under moist rocks and logs. Sounds like the farm is a good place for him right now. 😊#tfigrows  #cavesalamander  #wildlife 
Today was good. 😊
Today was good. 😊
Today vs. last Friday. 
This is the animal pin closest to the creek that not only became a temporary pond, but the far left corner took a beating in the storm last week. 
Thanks to our friend Steve and his son, Caleb for coming and helping mend the fence today! We really appreciate you guys!
Today vs. last Friday. This is the animal pin closest to the creek that not only became a temporary pond, but the far left corner took a beating in the storm last week. Thanks to our friend Steve and his son, Caleb for coming and helping mend the fence today! We really appreciate you guys!
There's 12 acres out here and they choose to stand 3 feet away from each other to swing the clubsπŸ€¦πŸ»β€β™€οΈπŸ€¦πŸ»β€β™‚οΈ In other news, Michael took the chicks to the farm today. They were getting big enough to smell up our house and create more dust then we already have. He's out there now (8pm) making sure they will be warm enough tonight. We're praying that tomorrow won't be so stressful for them and they start to enjoy their new home. .
#boyswillbeboys #tfigrows #afternoontea
There's 12 acres out here and they choose to stand 3 feet away from each other to swing the clubsπŸ€¦πŸ»β€β™€οΈπŸ€¦πŸ»β€β™‚οΈ In other news, Michael took the chicks to the farm today. They were getting big enough to smell up our house and create more dust then we already have. He's out there now (8pm) making sure they will be warm enough tonight. We're praying that tomorrow won't be so stressful for them and they start to enjoy their new home. . #boyswillbeboys  #tfigrows  #afternoontea 
It smells extra amazing in @thesangopharmacy right now thanks to week 18 of our CSA boxes! 
#tfigrows #basil
It smells extra amazing in @thesangopharmacy right now thanks to week 18 of our CSA boxes! #tfigrows  #basil 
It might be a mess if mud ends up on your neck just from walking around the farmπŸ˜† 
#muddymess #tfigrows #farmlife
These spaghetti squash are going in our CSA boxes this week. What's your favorite way to eat them?
#tfigrows #wintersquash #csabox
Happy Labor Day from the Hampton clan! Michael took a quick trip to the farm this morning to feed the animals and check on our water situation (and found the cooler that was swept away). We're thankful to have a day to be with family and celebrate our oldest baby's 6th birthday! πŸ˜³πŸŽ‰
Happy Labor Day from the Hampton clan! Michael took a quick trip to the farm this morning to feed the animals and check on our water situation (and found the cooler that was swept away). We're thankful to have a day to be with family and celebrate our oldest baby's 6th birthday! πŸ˜³πŸŽ‰
The animals have their own water feature now 😜😏
#tfigrows #farmlife
We will not even pretend to compare our loss (of plants) to the devastation that Hurricane Harvey has brought to Houston.
Even still, we're pretty bummed we lost so many plants that we're about ready for harvest. We'll bounce back. For now, we will wait until the water is gone and the damage can be assessed a little more. 
#tfigrows #harvey
We will not even pretend to compare our loss (of plants) to the devastation that Hurricane Harvey has brought to Houston. Even still, we're pretty bummed we lost so many plants that we're about ready for harvest. We'll bounce back. For now, we will wait until the water is gone and the damage can be assessed a little more. #tfigrows  #harvey 
You put it wonderfully @yonderwayfarmer!
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#Repost @yonderwayfarmer
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This is not a political post so don't even take it there. I personally try to stay out of politics on here because honestly I don't believe in parties, I believe in "common sense". This week all eyes have been glued to the images on their computers, phones and tv screens. Images of the wrath that came from something that is mindless, uncontrollable, and clearly unpredictable. It had no objective to hurt. It had no premeditated plans to destroy. It had no prejudice towards anyone. It just did what it was created to do and we stood in awe at the fury that came from within. Our best laid plans, engineering, and ideas failed in many ways. It made us feel Small. Helpless. Insignificant. It made us realize how little control we have. It blew away social status. It washed away skin color. It destroyed barriers that were created to give us privacy so we don't have to be involved in the lives of those that are right around us. It didn't do this on purpose. It just did. Bad things happen every day. We are broken people. But we choose to do those things. It is a condition of the heart, not a mindless act. We see these horrible human choices everyday. The poverty, racism, terrorism, hate, selfishness, murder, rape, the list goes on and on. We are flooded with them through media, social media, and the ability to access the Internet at all times of the day. This constant flooding of negative makes us feel that all is bad. That the world is going to Hell in a hand bag. But events like Harvey are a picture of mindless destruction that instantly draws the attention away from man's mindfully bad choices and puts them on man's ability to choose good. It is ugly what has happened and is still happening because of this storm. But for the last 5 days, we have all witnessed the love and compassion of humanity. People of all races coming together with the common good of doing whatever it takes to help. Our focus is on the good. On how to build rather than tear apart. On how to give, rather than simply take. On how to love rather than hate. On how to help rather than look the other way. (CONT'D on @yonderwayfarmer )
You put it wonderfully @yonderwayfarmer! . #Repost  @yonderwayfarmer ・・・ This is not a political post so don't even take it there. I personally try to stay out of politics on here because honestly I don't believe in parties, I believe in "common sense". This week all eyes have been glued to the images on their computers, phones and tv screens. Images of the wrath that came from something that is mindless, uncontrollable, and clearly unpredictable. It had no objective to hurt. It had no premeditated plans to destroy. It had no prejudice towards anyone. It just did what it was created to do and we stood in awe at the fury that came from within. Our best laid plans, engineering, and ideas failed in many ways. It made us feel Small. Helpless. Insignificant. It made us realize how little control we have. It blew away social status. It washed away skin color. It destroyed barriers that were created to give us privacy so we don't have to be involved in the lives of those that are right around us. It didn't do this on purpose. It just did. Bad things happen every day. We are broken people. But we choose to do those things. It is a condition of the heart, not a mindless act. We see these horrible human choices everyday. The poverty, racism, terrorism, hate, selfishness, murder, rape, the list goes on and on. We are flooded with them through media, social media, and the ability to access the Internet at all times of the day. This constant flooding of negative makes us feel that all is bad. That the world is going to Hell in a hand bag. But events like Harvey are a picture of mindless destruction that instantly draws the attention away from man's mindfully bad choices and puts them on man's ability to choose good. It is ugly what has happened and is still happening because of this storm. But for the last 5 days, we have all witnessed the love and compassion of humanity. People of all races coming together with the common good of doing whatever it takes to help. Our focus is on the good. On how to build rather than tear apart. On how to give, rather than simply take. On how to love rather than hate. On how to help rather than look the other way. (CONT'D on @yonderwayfarmer )
Remember our little green cocoons from a few weeks ago? All the cocoons are empty now except for one and unfortunately that one didn't make it for some reason. 
#TFIgrows #lifecycle #catapillar
Remember our little green cocoons from a few weeks ago? All the cocoons are empty now except for one and unfortunately that one didn't make it for some reason. #TFIgrows  #lifecycle  #catapillar