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A well-spent morning out in the garden harvesting our first full basket of tomatoes & a lovely bouquet of zinnias with a side of coffee! πŸŒΈβœ¨πŸŒˆβ˜•οΈ Does it get any better than this? πŸ’•#simplejoys
✨GIVEAWAY TIME✨ We are packing up #TravelingSusieQ & heading to the Buffalo National River for some outdoor adventuring with our sweet family this upcoming weekend! This week I am cleaning up the camper & making our meal plan (hello, s'mores! 😍). I was SO excited when I opened up my package from @tangled.gumption to find the most perfect wall hanging for little Susie Q's walls! Jenna is such a talented maker & even created a matching keychain for our camper keys!! πŸ’• In celebration of summer & our upcoming weekend of fun, @tangled.gumption is giving away a matching wall hanging + keychain to one lucky winner! To enter, simply: 1. Follow @tangled.gumption & @nataliecreates 2. Tag at least THREE friends in the comments section & share one thing you love to do for fun during the summertime! 3. For an extra entry, repost this photo & include the hashtag #nataliecreatesgiveaways in the caption. I'll pick a random winner on Friday (6/30) at noon CST & announce it here! Happy winning, y'all! β˜€οΈ
Bottling my first batch of #kombucha! Trying out a secondary fermentation with watermelon & blueberries! πŸ‰ YUM! I loved the conversation shared in my most recent kombucha post - you all are such a wealth of knowledge! So many folks recommended @deannacat3's feed for tips & tricks - she really is amazing so check her out! Have I mentioned just how much I love this little IG community? ❀ #wildfermentation #kombuchalove
Drying homegrown chamomile for bath oils✨I wish there was a scratch & sniff button, y'all! πŸ™ŒπŸ» #freckledhenfarm #slowsunday
Dust if you must, but wouldn't it be better to paint a picture or write a letter, bake a cake or plant a seed, ponder the difference between want and need? - Rose Milligan πŸ’•
This week's #freckledhenblooms bouquet now on the kitchen table awaiting our arrival back to the farm. πŸ’• We're currently on the road, headed to my parent's home for the weekend. Of course, I couldn't show up without a box of homegrown tomatoes for my grandma! πŸ…β€ It is going to be quite the festive 24 hours sharing brunch & good coffee with my bestie since childhood, celebrating my dad's belated birthday & attending my 10 year high school reunion (how is that possible?!). I haven't seen most of my classmates in a decade - that's what going to an out-of-state college & marrying young will do for you! πŸ˜‚ Wishing you all a sweet & wonderful weekend full of little & big moments!✨
When we were first married & living in a tiny attic apartment, lovingly called our treehouse (does anyone remember those days?!), we brewed our own kombucha. Then the days grew busy, life happened & we fed the scoby to the chickens! πŸ˜‚ Fast forward & we're brewing again! I am such a beginner to #kombucha, but I'm excited to experiment with different flavors & bottling techniques. Where are my fermenting sisters at?! Raise your hand! πŸ™‹ P.S. My recipe came from Sandor Katz's book, "Wild Fermentation." He's an excellent source for all live-culture foods! #wildfermentation #fermenting
Happy Friday! 🐝🌻 #freckledhenblooms
That beautiful evening light ✨ Long live summer! #freckledhenfarmhouse
The last bouquet of gladiolus until next summer & I am savoring every single moment.✨ I learned a hard lesson last summer: Busy doesn't define me. This summer, I am carving out time for outdoor concerts with my love, lazy afternoons at the swimming hole, evenings spent in the garden, weekends camping by the river, mornings harvesting bouquets of fresh blooms. Because we all make time for what's important & THIS is what I want to remember. Surely I'm not the only one... πŸ’•
Blue mason jars filled with fresh #freckledhenblooms πŸ’•πŸŒΈ The start of a really great Thursday! Happy day, y'all!
In my happy place at the local u-pick farm harvesting a gallon of fresh blueberries for berry crisps, homemade pies & smoothies! πŸ’œ Summer at its finest! #natalielovesNWA
Harvesting Summer Solstice bouquets for @thefreckledhenfarmhouse! πŸŒ»πŸ’›β˜€οΈ #freckledhenblooms
Happy Tuesday, y'all! Today on the blog, I'm sharing the newest addition to our farm - a medicinal & culinary herb garden! Head on over (link in profile) to learn what we're growing & the many ways we're experimenting! 🌿 I just love sharing this special space with my sweet guy! #freckledhenfarm
The cosmos are being quite the show offs this year & I'm not sad about it πŸ’•πŸŒΈ #freckledhenblooms
Folding laundry with a side of coffee & homegrown gladiolus. Grateful for the goodness of this messy life on an ordinary Monday.✨ #simplejoys #freckledhenfarmhouse
The first tomato of the season!! πŸ…πŸ˜ This variety is called "Bumblebee Purple"... I mean, can you even?! ❀ #freckledhenfarm
Leftovers after church, a nap while it rained & the rest of the day spent in the garden close to the one I love. πŸ’› The perfect Sunday.✨