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Fresh finds and new adventures

SUPER AWESOME FARM DOG

If you follow us on Instagram, you have probably seen our energetic and helpful farm dog throughout the day.

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She keeps herself pretty busy. Over the past couple days, we have had a lot of family/friend birthdays, so she took some time out of her day to help us celebrate them. Thanks, #superawesomefarmdog

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OFFICIAL FARM SHOP

Our current goal in life is to go on a trip to Italy. Wander the streets and eat fresh pasta and gelato, and take a trip to the countryside where sauce bubbles on the stove all day and life is simple. But since I haven’t gotten around to fixing my name on my passport, they don’t want us to visit quite yet.

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So current goal B is to go fly fishing and hiking. It is a more achievable short-term goal anyway, though there is probably less fresh pasta. To raise funds for this, and all future goals, we have opened the Official Super Awesome Urban Farm Shop.

This month, we lovingly cut up a bunch of Anthropologie catalogs, and then used the pieces to make cards. They are all unique, limited edition, and hand numbered for extra authenticity. You can visit the shop to see them all.

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FARMERS MARKET TOTES

Otherwise known as bags for the grocery store. We hate it when the cashiers bag shame us at the checkout line. Its like they get on the store megaphone system and tell everyone that we are paying the 10 cents for a paper bag. We can each love the environment in our own way. But so our forgetfulness is not confused with causing global warming, we always have tote bags stashed around our house and cars. Here are some pretty ones that won’t embarrass you in any way. (1, 2, 3, 4)

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COLLECTING RIVER ROCKS

This DIY is an easy one for the upcoming long weekend! Get ready for some fun!

You will need:

  • To find a river
  • Bucket for collecting
  • Instagram account

1. Locate a river in the late afternoon. It should be moderately peaceful to work best.

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2. Choose rocks that match your color scheme, and that are sized small to medium. We went with a range of teals and light blues, with cognac for contrast.

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3. You may find other objects that don’t fit in your scheme, but you still like. Feel free to collect them as a starting point for another day. These tiny shells grabbed my attention.

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4. After you have acquired your river rocks, lay them out nicely so you can instagram the photo!

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Enjoy your rocks! And have a safe and happy labor day (and college football) weekend!

ADVICE FOR THE COUNTY FAIR

Junk food. Screaming children. Going in circles. Heights. Unsupervised teenagers. These things are each awful on their own. But when combined, they make up a small town fair.

Another awful thing: unsolicited advice. But that is what we have here.

1. Tootsie rolls should be the only chocolate based candy allowed for parade throwing. Its a fact that a melted snickers bar does not taste the same.

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2. Stop judging the flowers. They are all beautiful in their own way.

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3. If I can’t pet it, create a pillow from its feathers so I can feel how soft it is.

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4. Start giving awards to the goats for staring contests.

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5. And finally, don’t tell the out-of-towners how to eat an elephant ear.

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PARK PICNIC STRATEGY

We occasionally try to leave the house to do something cultural. This week, the reason was the annual play in the park. Austin is a hot, crowded place, so there is a lot of strategy required in attending these events. So we turn to the classic UT football motto:

1. Come early.

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You would have to be one of those super lucky people to just meander into the park, and find a good spot. There is one side that receives much earlier shade, which is what you want. We showed up early, brought lots of blankets to claim our spot, and made sure we could also see the stage because that is the whole point anyway.

2. Be loud.

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In a crowd of a million people sweating in the sun, actions speak louder than words. We respected the picnic blanket rules, picked up all our trash, and stayed chill.

3. Stay late.

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The play starts around 8:30, has a short intermission where they ask you for money, and was over around 11ish. We were feeling awfully sleepy by intermission, but we brought some kettle corn and cookies to help keep us going until the end.

4. Wear orange.

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Our college t-shirt blanket is a picnic essential. We also brought a fleece Longhorn blanket to share. Our other picnic essentials included lots of water, easy to eat dinner to share, and napkins to clean anything that might attract bees or angry ants.

Wishing you many happy picnics with your entire city!