Melissa • Ever Growing Farmer Photos & Videos on Instagram

@evergrowingfarm  1st Generation Farmers Cultivating Soil, Seeds, & Sustenance for our Family, Friends & Community 🌎#thinkglobalchooselocal 📍NM, USA 🏳️‍🌈🐐🐓👩🏻‍🌾👧🏼👩🏼‍🌾🌽🍏🌈

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5 hours ago

We moved the baby turkeys into the new (still unpainted) coop with the chicks to get them out of the brooder in the barn and acquaint them with some true sunshine and fresh air. They’re a little uncertain about it all but I’m sure they’ll adapt just fine ✨ They won’t fit in there for long so the goal is to clip their wings when they’re ready and keep them in the orchard with the chickens to free-range, keeping our feed costs down and the pests down while giving them a happy life. Win win 🦃 . . . . #blueslateturkey #bourbonredturkeys #turkey #turkeys #turkeysofinstagram #backyardpoultry #backyardpoultrymag #freerange #lifeisbeautiful #farmlife #farming #farmtotable #simpleliving #firstgenerationfarmers #natureisbeautiful #farmscene #instagramersnm #raisingturkeys #poultrypose #pestcontrol #chickencoop #mychickencoop #feathers #sopretty at New Mexico

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3 days ago

A bowl full of berries to carry us through the weekend 🍓 We harvested fifteen pints today, leaving more in the patch that’ll find their way to perfection tomorrow and the next day and the day after that... ❤️ . . . . #strawberries #strawberrypatch #berryseason #eatclosetohome #fromtheland #aseasonalshift #embracingtheseasons #searchwandercollect #simplefood #knowitorgrowit #homegrown #garden #growyourown #firstgenerationfarmers #farmfresh #farmtotable #harvest #flashesofdelight #eattheseasons #knowitorgrowit #abundance #nofarmsnofood #organic #instagood #farmscene #locallygrown #thehappygardeninglife #naturally_imperfect at New Mexico

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4 days ago

Ember calls this little one Strong Horn 💕 He’s the sweetest guy with the most striking eyes (and just look at that cute, curious ear)! He’s also the first babe we’ve not disbudded because we weren’t sure if he was poled and then time escaped us and we were a bit late to it all so decided to just leave them. We were *very nervous about finding him a new home because of it but as it turns out (because the Universe works in mysterious and magical ways) he is exactly what one woman is looking for and may even have a future on the big screen ✨ . . . . #grateful #trust #stronghorn #goat #goats #goatsofinstagram #kiddingseason #goatkid #nigeriandwarfgoat #farmanimals #farmlife #homestead #homesteading #hobbyfarm #hobbyfarming #lifeisbeautiful #livestock #simpleliving #natureisbeautiful #farmscene #instagramersnm #lifeofadventure #iamcountryside #nothingisordinary #newmexicotrue #newmexico #futureinfilm at New Mexico

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6 days ago

The world’s feeling a bit heavy these days, isn’t it? To be honest, I’m struggling with the enormity of it all and wondering how to keep moving forward, keep fighting the good fight, in the face of what feels like continuous disaster coming at me, at us, from all directions. And so I’m looking for hope in the small actions of others. I’m searching for answers within the footsteps of my children. I’m cultivating compassion. I’m trying, every single day, to keep my heart open (even when it’s aching) and affect some form of positive change within myself and within the larger community. And I’m allowing space for grief and creation and trust to collide alongside a healthy serving of words, art, love, and dreams ❤️ It doesn’t fix it all, but it sure as hell helps ✨ • How are you doing, Friends? You ok? How are you creating a safe space for yourself and practicing self-care these days? ✨ • 📝 @dellahickswilson ❤️ . . . . @letterfolk #poetry #letterfolk #letterfolkquotes #letterboardquotes #moreclaritylessfluff #ancientwisdom #inspiration #wisdom #listentoyourspirit #dream #love #inspired #followyourheart #listen #selfcare #healingenergy #art #meditation #quiet #metime #connectiontosource #celebratelife #bepresent #bemindful #youreincontrol #home #hope #selfcare at New Mexico

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6 days ago

We did a little experiment in storing apples overwinter without a proper cold storage unit and it was largely a success! There’s a bit more #ontheblog along with a fruity spring update if you’re interested (link in bio) 🍎 . . . . #apples #applestorage #experiment #wastenotwantnot #zerowaste #closedloop #sustainable #homesteading #earthdayeveryday #environmentalism #saveourplanet #protectourplanet #oneearth #loveourplanet #reducereuserecycle #thehappygardeninglife #farmfresh #farmtotable #sustainablefood #knowitorgrowit #tipsandtricks #farmlife #farmtotable #natureisbeautiful #nofarmsnofood #organic #livecolorfully #flashesofdelight #blog at New Mexico

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7 days ago

This mama is patiently waiting for her (tiny) clutch to hatch and is diligent about getting off the nest to practice self care every single day in the form of some fresh air, a bath in the acequia, and a little snack ✨ We’ve hit a patch of bad luck in the hatch department this spring so I’m super hopeful ELF and her sister (sitting in another clutch a few days behind ELFs) give us some healthy, fluffy butts this round, for their sake and for ours 🐣 . . . . #ducks #muscovyducks #ducksofinstagram #mamaduck #nest #clutch #backyardpoultry #mypetchicken #backyardpoultrymag #freerange #lifeisbeautiful #farmlife #farming #farmtotable #natureisbeautiful #farmscene #instagramersnm #newmexico #smallfarm #raisingducks #poultrypose #pestcontrol #lifeofadventure #nofilter #theviewfromhere #bridge #acequia #iamcountryside #nothingisordinary #selfcare at New Mexico

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8 days ago

The first strawberries of the season! 🍓 When we moved in, the strawberry patch was a sad sight. The ground was covered in weed cloth to keep down the weeds but had impeded the runners from doing their thing. The plants were sparse and weeds were coming up anyway so we tore it up, transplanted countless runners into the ground, weeded and watered and weeded, and harvested a few handfuls of berries. This spring we top dressed the patch with goat manure and straw straight from the barn, weeded, and set it up on proper drip irrigation. They’ve been so happy for the care and have come back in abundance! We scouted the whole bed and there are probably a million strawberries out there (give or take one or two) and so I’m dreaming about strawberries and cream and strawberry rhubarb pie and and and... 🍓 For now, though, we’re simply sharing the precious few that have ripened up (one for you, one for me, one for you) and zero are making their way beyond the patch. Soon, though. Very soon ❤️ . . . . #strawberries #strawberrypatch #berriesfordays #fromtheland #aseasonalshift #embracingtheseasons #homegrown #garden #growyourown #smallfarm #firstgenerationfarmers #farmfresh #farmtotable #harvest #seasonalproduce #sustainablefood #eattheseasons #seasonaleating #eatlocalgrown #knowitorgrowit #abundance #grateful #nofarmsnofood #organic #instagood #farmscene #locallygrown #newmexico #knowyourfood #nothingisordinary

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9 days ago

For my phenomenal wife, who amazes me with her patience, understanding, and goofiness, who walks this motherhood path alongside me and inspires me to be my best self every single day. ❤️ For my beautiful, whip-smart, challenging in all the good ways daughters who chose me as their mama, who walk through life with my heart in their hands, who fill me with pride and awe every second of every single day. ❤️ For my mother, who loved so deeply and widely, who showed me how to be kind and true, who explained that Love is Love decades before anyone else I knew used that phrase, who taught me how to crochet and passed down her passion for seeds, soil, flowers, and veggie plants, who lives in my heart and in my memories every single day. ❤️ For my mother’s mother, who shared my left-handedness and my love for poetry and writing, who taught me how to play Chinese Checkers and how to look deeper than what’s on the surface, who lives in in my creative spirit every single day. ❤️ And for all who came before... For all who’ve yet to come... For the bio-moms and non-bio-moms... For the motherless children and the childless mothers... For those tending lives, communities, and soil in any and every way. ❤️ I see you. I love you. I am grateful to share this life, this path, this profound journey with you. ❤️ Happy Mother’s Day! ❤️ . . . . #mothersday #happymothersday #mywife #mydaughters #mom #grandma #family #twomoms #2moms #lgbtparents #lgbtmummies #lgbtfamily #momlife #lesbianfamily #lesbianmoms #instagay #lesbianlife #lesbians #mrsandmrs #samesexfamily #samesexparents #lovemakesafamily #twomomfamily #twomomsquad #celebratelife #postthepeople #thehumaneffect #documentingmotherhood #writeyouonmyheart #livethelittlethings

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10 days ago

Did a quick Orchard Check this afternoon after all the rain (and a tiny bit of snow) over the last few days and everything is *so happy 💚 We’re not fully out of the woods yet but we *may just be in for a banner fruit year! ✨ Pictured are 1) Pears 2) Sour Cherries 3) my very favorite Crab Apples 4) Sweet Cherries 5) Peaches 6) Plums 🍎 . . . . #homegrown #orchard #pears #apples #plums #peaches #cherries #growyourown #smallfarm #firstgenerationfarmers #farmtotable #knowitorgrowit #abundance #grateful #natureisbeautiful #nofarmsnofood #organic #heirloomtrees #instagood #farmscene #locallygrown #newmexico #highdesert #knowyourfood #thehappygardeninglife #nothingisordinary #theartofslowliving #nofilter #sinpinchefiltro at New Mexico

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11 days ago

Remember just a few short months ago when everything went sideways during kidding season? When I was exhausted and overwhelmed and questioning everything? When we got real about our capacity and decided to downsize a bit...find new homes for a few goats and focus on doing our best to find balance? Well, one step at a time, we’re getting there ✨ We think we’ve found a new home for a handful of our does and another home for one of our sweet wethers and we’re hoping loving homes will snatch up our two gorgeous (and proven) bucks and a couple of the tiny kids we have left 💗 And in the meantime, I’m getting as many cuddles in as I can every second I can. It all means my heart aches a bit deeper with the goodbyes that are coming and that I stink a bit more like a goat than I maybe should (but what’s a girl to do?) 🤷🏻‍♀️ There are other areas of the farm that need addressing too in order to truly relieve a bit of the daily weight, but I trust that we will get there. One step, one day at a time. And so it shall be 💗 . . . . #goat #goats #goatsofinstagram #nigeriandwarfgoat #farmanimals #makeportraits #postthepeople #thehumaneffect #portraitoftheday #facelessportrait #farm #farmher #farming #farmliving #lifeouthere #farmlifebestlife #smallfarm #firstgenerationfarmers #farmlife #selfie #iamamodernfarmer #femalefarmerproject #fromwhereIstand #womenwhofarm #womeninag #selfportrait #littlestoriesofmylife #momentsofmine #moreclaritylessfluff #celebratelife at New Mexico

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12 days ago

Look at that baby! The Blue Corn is germinating and stepping out into the big, wide world! With the help of all the glorious rain this little guy will (fingers crossed) be joined by ~1,500 other little guys shortly (along with approximately 1.5 billion weeds) 💚 It’s happening, Friends! ✨ . . . . #bluecorn #germination #savedseed #seedsaving #heirloomseeds #nmtrue #newmexico #growyourown #smallfarm #firstgenerationfarmers #floodirrigation #acequia #waterislife #farmtotable #knowitorgrowit #nofarmsnofood #organic #heirloom #instagood #farmscene #locallygrown #sustainable #knowyourfood #lovetheland #plantmagic #fromtheland #earthmedicine #sacredspace #greenwitch #hedgewitch at New Mexico

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14 days ago

How do you keep your head up and your heart straight while following your dreams? ✨ No matter where I am or where I plan for my goals may take me, reminding myself to stay grounded in the foundational, hope and dream fueled inspiration of it all renews my strength and keeps me going, even on the most challenging and exhausting days ✨ . . . #dreams #goals #cultivate #staygrounded #followyourheart #workhard #dreambig #goaldigger #remember #inspiration #thinkglobalchooselocal #earthdayeveryday #saveourplanet #protectourplanet #noplanetb #sustainable #letterfolk #letterfolkquotes #letterboardquotes @letterfolk #connectiontosource #moreclaritylessfluff #knowitorgrowit #thewildernessinyou #earthmedicine #growwhereyouareplanted #flashesofdelight #communityovercompetition #fromwhereistand

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14 days ago

Many of you have asked for an update on Little Guy (some of you sheepishly, maybe a little afraid of the answer, I think) and so here he is! 10 weeks old, happy and healthy, living with the herd, and officially acting like a goat. With a ~10% chance of survival when he was born and weeks spent chasing various infections and nutrient deficiencies, LG is a miracle goat for sure ✨ He has been infection free for several weeks now, is slowly being weaned from our daily bottle feedings, has been wethered, and will be joined by a brand new buckling (and future herd sire) at the end of the month to keep him company in the buck pen. For now though he’s enjoying being with the other kids, having been “adopted” by Mama’s little girl... unless it’s feeding time when he breaks through the electric and charges us for his bottle 😂 What a trip it’s been, but he made it! 💕 . . . . #kiddingseason #goatsofinstagram #nigeriandwarfgoat #goatkid #preemiegoat #miraclekid #goatherd #wether #blueeyedboy #moonspots #iamamodernfarmer #livestock #dairygoats #livecolorfully #littlecornersofmyhome #celebratelife #bepresent #onedayatatime #instagramhomesteaders #farmlife #firstgenerationfarmers #picoftheday #agameoftones at New Mexico

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16 days ago

Thanks to @kimbro505 and @fourwingsapothecary the chile was officially put in the ground while I was at work a couple of days ago ❤️ They put in four rows of Sandia and one of Chimayo, all set up on drip irrigation and ready for the hot days ahead. Fingers are crossed for a great growing season and some spicy abundance at the end of summer 🌶 . . . . #chile #sandiachile #chimayo #chimayoredchile #savedseed #newmexico #newmexicotrue #newmexicolife #newmexicochile #thinkglobalchooselocal #protectourplanet #fromtheland #plantmedicine #medicinalplants #knowitorgrowit #earthmedicine #simplefood #farmscene #locallygrown #sustainable #farm #farming #farmlife #farmliving #lifeouthere #farmlifebestlife #smallfarm #firstgenerationfarmers #instagrammersnm #nofarmsnofood at New Mexico

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