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Martin Family
Palm Beach, FL
Welcome to THE THIRST. We run a family dog retreat, with the help of many dogs and our little daughter Dane.
Interests: dogs, homeschooling, design, farming, homesteading, cooking, natural foods, dog training, family, babies, raising kids, photography, crafting, art, diy, crocheting
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what kind of fencing is that? we wanted to get turkeys, but couldnt figure out how to contain them since we run a dog business and they cant just "run around"!
Toggle Commented Oct 25, 2011 on in the late october garden at SouleMama
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It's a Gene Vincent kind of Sunday, while we work at a rhythmic pace that has finally found a beat in our home. With a list from here to Montana of things all important needing to be done, it can be pretty overwelming at times. Project Kitchen has been bumped... Continue reading
Posted Aug 7, 2011 at T H E T H I R S T
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They have arrived! We recieved the call from our post office early this morning and our chickie dreams rolled into a reality - they are actually here! We're doing just what we set out to do! After all, this whole chicken thing is the reason we started looking for more... Continue reading
Posted Aug 4, 2011 at T H E T H I R S T
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In one month, we've expanded our family from two and a half, to now four solid adults, one toddler and ten dogs. Without this "army of Martins", our journey from there to here wouldnt be possible. We have miraculuously remedied a pool from black to crystal blue, mended fences that... Continue reading
Posted Aug 3, 2011 at T H E T H I R S T
There hasn't been much time to update with words, but we've been taking snapshots all along the way HERE. Join us on this journey? Continue reading
Posted Jul 10, 2011 at T H E T H I R S T
lucky man!! ill check out joy the baker asap!
Toggle Commented Jun 20, 2011 on Father's Day Hash at Under the Tulip Tree
wow that's a lot of milk! i love how the calf was headbutting her nips! I have an agressive nurser on my hands at times too! ;) Go Daisy!
Toggle Commented Jun 19, 2011 on Bull, You'll be a Steer Soon at Bliss Beyond Naptime
I know! We've waited eight months in total...what's another 30 days!? Thanks so much Julie ;)
great video! whats your milking schedule for daisy? do you keep them separated for a certain amount of time?
Toggle Commented Jun 18, 2011 on Bull, You'll be a Steer Soon at Bliss Beyond Naptime
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If the rain will fall and the grass will rise, Lord knows the beauty of that this land will become. Today, we closed on the farm, and less than thirty days away from stepping on this property and planting our love and dreams in it's soil. Continue reading
Posted Jun 16, 2011 at T H E T H I R S T
awesome giveaway! my growing babe is in need of some kicks - fingers crossed!
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Martin Family is now following Nichole
Jun 11, 2011
i love this. So important for modern women to hear...beautiful.
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OOOO that sounds beautiful with the red! thanks Beryl Lynn...
that is so neat! i wish i had taken one when i was a kid. isnt it funny that we can do everything BUT the obvious. like a journey back to your roots, when it was right there all along!
Toggle Commented Jun 2, 2011 on I Want to Be a Farmer at Under the Tulip Tree
Thank you Julie, IT IS a challenge! The joy of short sales..nothing short about it really! Can you believe we got to pet a giraffe! I still so thrilled about that :)
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We're excited to have a feature of Dane's old room in the Australian baby design blog Baby Space. You can check it out HERE. Meanwhile, we've been doing some major weekend thrifting for the new place. The end of season is the perfect time to find great deals on incredible... Continue reading
Posted Jun 2, 2011 at T H E T H I R S T
my grandmother made a similar book and its interesting to see her language of foods back then. "salad oil" and "lard" i love it! Amy lemon bars...so cute!
Toggle Commented Jun 2, 2011 on soulful mothering ~ with amy karol at SouleMama
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Mama Hummingbird is keeping her eggs warm. Can't wait to see them hatch! Continue reading
Posted Jun 1, 2011 at T H E T H I R S T
i really appreciate this post. my daughter is almost two now and I nurse her. since she's my first, i have no idea how long she'll want to nurse. i think i considered a cut off age in my mind at one point, but it just doesnt make sense anymore.When I saw Babies the movie, it was my first time seeing a child suckle just for comfort as he was trying to learn to walk. That scene really stuck with me in realizing that it's not always about milk and with a toddler(or at least mine) its rarely about milk...just comfort. i've had people tell me "you know, when they can ask for it...thats the time to stop". THATS INSANE! When they can ask for it, it IS the time to keep doing it! It's my child communicating on a simple and easily accomodated request! But I agree that it's not always the time to nurse right then - just like we cant always eat strawberries or go to the park! I've learned to just say "not right this second baby, later" and it's no big deal!
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There's only so may times that you can promise a farm to an almost two-year-old. We look at our books and you tube how-to's , our seed catalogs and various farming blogs, but there comes a time when I have have to stop saying "soon baby" and just take a... Continue reading
Posted May 30, 2011 at T H E T H I R S T
wonderful giveaway! hope i win!
Toggle Commented May 29, 2011 on Featured Sponsor~LuSa Organics~Giveaway! at Farmama
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