Monthly Archives: August 2007

A Real Country County Fair 2007

August 31, 2007
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A Real Country County Fair 2007

We pulled some things together for some last minute entries at our county fair. It was a very exciting event for the children. Our boys wanted to go all out and load all of our animals up and take them to the fair. That wasn’t even a consideration here in 105 degree weather! They did…

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Wrapping up the Hottest Month in Nashville History

August 30, 2007
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Finally, after much prayer and anticipation, we received a little bit of relief in the area of rain yesterday!  Praise God for His mercy and kindness to us.  Not only did we have rain, you could actually work outside most of the day today with the high temperature only in the low 90s. Prior to…

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Organic Chicken Feed

August 30, 2007
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Organic Chicken Feed

As I was reading through my drafts, I came across this post that I wrote back before the drought consumed all of our time and energy and way back when we had green grass…evidently I never posted it…so here it is… ——————————————– End of May 2007 Today the children will show the Vaughnshire organic chicken…

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Speaking of Bad Psychology – Home Depot Fires Hero

August 30, 2007
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This is a perfect example of what happens when a society makes everything a sickness instead of a sin.  Check out this article: http://www.tennessean.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20070829/NEWS01/70829023 There are so many things wrong with this it’s hard to know where to start.  First, in any decent society, Dustin Chester would be held as a hero, not fired!  Which,…

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Moved Cows to Paddock2

August 28, 2007
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The 1/4 acre didn’t last long with those 3 green blades of grass.  Monsanto and Bonnie are on to the next lot to see if we can keep enough forage going to save the hay for winter.  Still praying for rain. As a side note to the farm journal we bought a nice 150 GPM gas…

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The Schiffman Family

August 28, 2007
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The Schiffman Family

On a recent trip to Middle Tennessee, the Schiffman family from Indiana called on us and were able to stop by and visit Vaughnshire with their 4 children (who are 4 years old and under!)  before they headed home. We had a great time even if was a short visit.  We gave them a brief…

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Moved Cows to Paddock1

August 24, 2007
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Got the electric fence run and moved Bonnie and Monsanto into the first paddock.  We counted and there were three extra green blades of grass in this area.  This is about a 1/4 acre section.

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Persevero – Our week in a nutshell

August 22, 2007
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Persevero  – Our week in a nutshell

110 1/2 or 111 degrees — which ever you choose, either way it’s hot! In addition to the rare extreme heat, an odd sight here in the hills — it’s brown! A dry pond. An almost dry spring. This is what a severe drought and extreme heat does to a normally abundant flowing spring. Several…

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Missionaries To Turkey Visit Vaughnshire

August 21, 2007
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Missionaries To Turkey Visit Vaughnshire

We had a very special visit from one of my dear high school friends and her family. She and her husband with their 3 boys have been missionaries in Turkey for the last 6 years and have recently returned to the States. Some may remember me posting almost a year and a half ago for…

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Remembering when it was green…

August 16, 2007
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Remembering when it was green…

A picture from early spring…  When we had water overflowing out of the spring and green grass.  more green… Our green pasture…back in the spring….seems like ages ago.  How we long for rain…and green grass again…

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Building Community Through Buying Local

August 16, 2007
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We are grateful that God has placed us in a community where we are not to be stagnant and isolated, but to be a light set upon a hill. Trying to rebuild an impoverished, dependant community is no easy task and might just well take several generations, however, just one of the many keys to…

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The Farmer

August 14, 2007
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Once there was a farmer and one year he got a lot of apples.  He sold them for 50 cents and made a lot of money.  With his money he bought a rabbit.  Then the farmer started a compost pile so he got a pig to turn over the compost.  One morning the farmer went to…

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Beauty admist a Heat Wave

August 10, 2007
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Beauty admist a Heat Wave

Here in Tennessee, we are in the middle (I would love to say at the end) of a widespread devastating drought.   I can not remember the last time it rained.  Our two ponds are dry, the trees are shedding leaves, the earth is dusty, the grass is crisp and it just plain feels like an oven…

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Agrarian Resources

August 10, 2007
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First, we had some good friends respond to the recent articles with some great resources I wanted to pass along.  Keith mentioned, in his response to the Shop Local post, a great book which I am reading now entitled, “The Corporation Problem“, written in 1893 by William W. Cook.  He is dealing, at least in the first…

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Speaking of Community and Agrarianism

August 9, 2007
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I was revisiting a site from our friends down the road a piece.  I forgot about all the writtings Franklin put out on his site about the farm.  This one is a great read if you haven’t seen it. http://the-moneychanger.com/ Franklin talks a great deal about community and what that means to our families and how…

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