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Chris Pratt and His Wife Katherine are Raising Sheep on a Rural Washington Farm

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Guardians of the Galaxy and Jurassic World star Chris Pratt and his wife Katherine Schwarzenegger have quickly become one of the sweetest relationships in Hollywood. Not only do they consistently build each other up on social media for fans to see in real-time, but they both just seem like genuinely nice people. Its hard not to fall for both of them equally. 

According to a source close to People, the couple started dating in 2018 after Katherine's mother, Maria Shriver, played cupid and brought them together. The couple spent the next year spending time with each other and Katherine's family, which includes her father Arnold Schwarzenegger, as well as Pratt's son Jack, who he shares with ex-wife Anna Faris. Finally, the actor popped the question on January 14, 2019. 

The following June, the couple was married in a low key ceremony in Montecito, California, surrounded by close family and friends. They wasted no time not only growing their family but also by continuing to spend time in a place that brings both of them immense joy, Pratt's farm on San Juan Island. 

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The couple recently welcomed their first child together, daughter Lyla Maria Schwarzenegger Pratt on August 10. Katherine undoubtedly spent a fair amount of her pregnancy up at the farm in Washington State, which Pratt lovingly named Stillwater Ranch. Katherine even gave her husband a pair of pigs for his birthday last year. 

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Thank you Katherine for my new pet Kune-Kune pigs!!! Best birthday present ever!! We named them Tim and Faith because they’re beautiful and their love is palpable and inspiring. I love them and can’t wait to watch them grow. And no they will not be bacon! They are the newest members of the Friendly Kingdom, select animals including sheep, goats, and pigs who we’ve pardoned. They will spend their entire lives thriving at the farm, until they pass naturally many, many years from now. Historically our relationship with animals has taught us so many valuable life lessons- ranging from the harsh realities of the cycle of life to the rewards of compassion, stewardship, love and care. #godbless #friendlykingdom #farmlife

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"We named them Tim and Faith because they're beautiful and their love is palpable and inspiring. I love them and can't wait to watch them grow. And no they will not be bacon! They are the newest members of the Friendly Kingdom, select animals including sheep, goats, and pigs who we've pardoned."

Though there are many animals on the farm that Pratt uses for meat, lambs included, he has shared numerous animals on his Instagram page that he became incredibly close with. One of those was his ram, who passed away over the summer. 

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"It's a solemn day at #StillwaterRanch as Prince Rupert the ram passed away. He took his final rest # right next to the still water of the lake under a 100-year-old apple tree. I'm very sad. I was the only one who could wrestle him down to clip his hooves. He was a big cuddler and sported the thickest most beautiful chocolate coat. He will live on in our hearts and at the farm as many of his lambs will enter the flock this year."

One of the coolest parts about Pratt's farm life is he actually does a ton of work himself and shares it with his millions of followers. Seeing him be so proud of his animals is infectious. Even when he posts about the meat that he will be eating that came from his own farm, he explains how much the animals were loved and treated well before they were put down and sent to the butcher. He's been spending the past couple of years working on test recipes and giving away his meat to family and friends. 

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Look at all this glorious food! We will eat off him for a month. His wool is becoming yarn as we speak. He lived a very good life. He was groomed and shorn, his hooves medicated, de wormed, no antibiotics necessary. Surrounded by laughing loving humans, including children to whom they provided such joy. Nuzzled, pet and loved every day. No stressful travel to his final destination. Trauma Free. Just a touch of a usda certified wand to his head and he goes to sleep. The other sheep don’t even notice. It’s like unplugging a tv. Then Wocka my butcher works his magic. Right now the meat is for friends, family and gifts. Soon though it may be available to my followers as we test recipes and open up to market. Gotta get some things dialed in first. I have found a new passion to add to my many others. #farmlife and jack loves it! You’ll know where to sprinkle my ashes. I’ll tell you that.

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Though the couple doesn't live on the farm full time due to son Jack being in Los Angeles, Pratt told ET that he envisions lots of kids and more time at the farm in his family's future. 

"I always want to be that guy that works to live, not lives to work. I think [I want to spend] just a lot of time at the farm and a lot of time catching a lot of fish and seeing lots of sunsets," he explained.

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Chris Pratt and His Wife Katherine are Raising Sheep on a Rural Washington Farm