Monthly Archives: June 2007

Two Firsts for Vaughnshire

June 30, 2007
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Two Firsts for Vaughnshire

First and formost, today is the day of the official launch of vaughnshire.com!  So if your reading this on the day it was posted you are one of the first official visitors to the new site.  Welcome!  While we have had the site for awhile and have been experimenting with different formats and content management options we…

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Life With Boys and Ballantyne

June 26, 2007
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Life With Boys and Ballantyne

We have a handful of boys running around here and they always amaze me with their unique boyness that still baffles my feminine mind.  The way they look and smell…and dress is uniquely different…at least around here.  The camo hat and pants, the pockets full of….well, junk, the million questions I don’t care about, the…

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Time Mangement for Homemaker: Meal Prep Tuesday

June 26, 2007
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Time Mangement for Homemaker:  Meal Prep Tuesday

It was once common place for homemakers to have certain chores or activities set aside for a certain day of the week.  For example, Monday was wash day, Tuesday was mending…etc.  I have adopted a similar time management system for our home in order to take control of certain activities or chores and relieve my mind…

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Garden Weeds…

June 25, 2007
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Garden Weeds…

Today, I picked the first fruits out of our garden and while it was a small amount…a handful of different hot peppers, it was exciting and increased my anticipation of soon gathering more fruits from our garden in the very near future.  As I have mentioned before, we have a few gardening areas this year. …

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Garden Helper

June 25, 2007
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Garden Helper

She is my garden helper and today she learned the art and science of old fashion hand-picking pest control.  Although she had her own way of disposing of the pests….a big slap between her hands, I still prefer stepping on the pests with my shoe.  At any rate, we accomplished the same goal—ridding our plant…

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Two very happy boys today…

June 25, 2007
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Two very happy boys today…

This is a developing story…but for now….this morning the news rang through the house that the boys had caught the suspect who was thieving eggs…

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No Bunnies

June 25, 2007
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No bunnies…Does rebred on June 18th. The boys reintroduced the does to the buck on June 22 and noticed agitated behavior from the does. The assumption is they are pregnant this time.

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It’s really a Sparrow Hawk – aka the American Kestrel Falcon

June 24, 2007
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We have since learned that our hawk is a American Kestrel Falcon. It is a beautiful bird that has provided us with much amusement and wonderment over the last month. Whenever we are outside, it is right near us perching usually on a fence post or a tree limb within sight. While working in the…

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The Vaughnshire Falcon

June 23, 2007
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The Vaughnshire Falcon

The American Kestrel (or know as the Sparrow Hawk) has been a favorite farm animal here on Vaughnshire. He has been hand fed from the time we brought him home.  We recently released him, however he did not fly off like we expected.  Since then he has made his home here on the Vaughnshire farm…

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New Farm Life Posts

June 21, 2007
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We are gearing up to begin posting many of our own adventures in Christian Agrarianism and large family life here on our farm. I will be transitioning over many of the blog posts that we have written about our farm adventures as well as our story from Corporate American work to working from home and…

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Pet Hawk

June 20, 2007
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Pet Hawk

Our pet hawk that we rescued several weeks ago is getting much bigger. He will break the skin if he pecks at you, however he is conscience of who has been feeding him. He was let go several days ago and did not fly far, only up to the electric pole wire. He eventually flew…

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Rabbit Breading

June 18, 2007
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Introduced Buck1 to all three does today

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The Riley Family

June 17, 2007
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The Riley Family

  In a recent visit I was able to sit and chat with Les Riley about all kinds of exciting Kingdom advancing topics.  We covered hymnology, the Welsh Revival, and reviewed a history of the prolife movement in America.  Just your average Saturday evening discussion.  We greatly enjoyed our time with the Riley family and…

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In The Garden update…

June 15, 2007
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In The Garden update…

While we have been in a season of drought, watering a garden has been a concern and priority.  Our water supply here on the farm is from an abundant spring.  We have two holding tanks and overflow on each tank that has been up until this time just overflowing on to the ground.  The boys…

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This Is The Way We Wash Our Clothes

June 13, 2007
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This Is The Way We Wash Our Clothes

  I am doing laundry for my family today. I am teaching my younger sister how to do the laundry. The first thing I do is start the water. I set the machine on super plus because it was a full load of jeans. Next I checked to see that the water was on cold/cold.…

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