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{ Funday Monday} – Farmland Adventures

Arkansas is truly beautiful.

The fall here is spectacular, and many local places know exactly how to capture and showcase the beauty of this little piece in our state.

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Farmland Adventures in Springdale is at the end of a windy, country road just outside Springdale. As one of the fellow riders on the hayride said as we rode into the pasture to feed the cows, “you feel like your hours outside of the city, but in reality the grocery store is just around the corner.” Truer words I haven’t heard! We live in a pretty cool place where just a short drive leads you on the most magical adventures.

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Connor loved the animals even more this year, and spent 99% of his time pining over, riding on, and patting the sweet ponies. His favorite pony was “Best Pony”, who he rode no less than 10 times. (not exaggerating here folks.. kid loved the ponies)

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He also enjoyed the tractor ride to feed the cows tortillas in the pasture. I remember last year, a flock of chickens trailed after us into the pasture, but this year the silly cows did the trick. They loved brushing up right next to the wagon, and sticking out their long tongues toward our hands. What fun Connor had with them. He kept saying “mooooooooooo” (especially when cows would moo in return, that really got him going..!)

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We were going to explore the corn maze, but after the 10th pony ride, C was shivering, and my fingers were numb so we headed to the van. Not before grabbing a super reasonably priced snack. 

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With admission for 2-and-under kids free, and prices for adults being pretty reasonable (think price of a movie for hours of entertainment), we may have to go a couple more times before their season is finished. 

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Happy fall, y’all!

{ Local Love} Airship Coffee

During # awbu, we were given an awesome history lesson on Airship Coffee (and coffee in general). 

Most of you all know that we love supporting local businesses (because we love living in NWA a whole lot..)(no, we don’t get paid to do it), and we also prefer to put our money back into the community with businesses that support our local economy, and also that serve a good cause. 

Airship Coffee has centered its business around helping growers produce better coffee, while promoting direct trade with the farmers.  

 

They say it best on their website:

 

Airship Coffee was founded on the idea that we could improve lives by helping farmers improve their coffee quality and by creating market access through direct trade relationships.  Whether on the farm or in the café, we believe that education is the key to improving coffee, and better coffee means better livelihoods for everyone involved with its creation.  Our relationships with growers provide unique opportunities to influence quality determinants on the farm.  Through these relationships we’ve opened the communication channels between growers – roasters – baristas; which leads to a better overall understanding of quality preservation.  By sharing knowledge on the farm we improve supply and by sharing knowledge in the cafe we grow demand.

 

At #awbu, we were gifted a bag of delicious whole bean coffee, so hubs and I tried it out this morning. I’m not usually a big coffee drinker; however, when I DO drink coffee, I like smooth, not-bitter coffee.

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Um yes please, Airship. Perfection. So when I DO buy coffee for myself, I’m going to be using their online shop. And did you SEE they have pomegranate tea available? Pretty sure that will be in my tea cup before long…

 

Thanks again for supporting Arkansas Women Bloggers and their cause. We appreciate all of this local love going on!

 

Have you ever tried Airship? They are served in Mama Carmen’s  in Fayetteville if you want to try it out!

I'm Kalyn

love music. love the outdoors. love life.

Following life around with a camera is my passion; along with mama-ing, beauty-ing, DIY-ing, cooking, and exploring.