Monthly Archives: May 2007

Boyhood Work

May 30, 2007
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Boyhood Work

At the end of a long day, my 11 year old announced, “I just had the best Monday of my life…” What, you may ask, was so great about Monday? He, his brothers and dad worked out in the hot sun all day and plowed a 60X20 garden plot. In addition they also laid some…

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Where Is Vaughnshire?

May 30, 2007
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Vaughnshire is our family website located at www.vaughnshire.com We are working on posting articles specifically related to the farm, agrarian living, escaping from the corporate american rat race, reviving local community, and raising a large family in an anti-Biblical culture.  We are just getting this site started and for now I am posting my articles about…

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Large Family Pancake Recipe

May 29, 2007
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This is a pancake recipe that we sorta made up from a combination of recipes. The idea was to create a simple pancake recipe that the kids could remember and whip up if I needed them to. In our house, the children over the age of 8 can whip this recipe up with relative ease.…

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In the Garden…

May 28, 2007
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In the Garden…

Besides getting bit by bugs and kissed by the sun…working in the garden is pure joy for me.  I love the sweaty work of cultivating earth and shaping it into something fruitful and then trusting God to bless the work.  My garden is off to a slow start but it is moving along even if…

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Farm life and home schooling: one thing leads to another…and more things you never expect to read about…

May 21, 2007
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Farm life and home schooling:  one thing leads to another…and more things you never expect to read about…

I have been amazed to see how farm life has affected our home schooling these days. I am still unpacking boxes of books. We have more books than anything else and it seems that we are still digging book boxes out and are shortly about to run out of book shelves. However, I have yet…

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Baby girl and the baby Possum

May 19, 2007
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Baby girl and the baby Possum

So when your boys are trapping wild animals, you never know what will turn up.  This day yielded a momma possum and her 9 babies. Of course the real story is how will their baby sister repsond to such “cute” critters.  Fortunately she was not camera shy for this scene. No animals were harmed during…

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Country grocery shopping…

May 15, 2007
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Country grocery shopping…

Living over an hour from a Kroger or almost 2 hours from a Costco or Sams, our methods of gathering groceries have changed quite a bit since moving out to the farm.  In an emergency, I can be at a Sav-a-Lot in 15 minutes, but I enjoy the local markets around here more.  Once I get a…

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Ramblings out from under the cardboard boxes…

May 7, 2007
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To sum up my life lately….  I am not completely unpacked although I am functioning and I found my computer.   I have been consumed with our new endeavors of farm life and am loving every minute…almost…of it.    Soon, I will post some pictures and maybe give a virtual tour on life around here.  For now, I have…

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