Monthly Archives: December 2007

Ron Paul and President Lincoln

December 28, 2007
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Here is an interesting look at how well the government schools have done in indoctrinating our nation in the politically correct ideas of the War Between the States. Ron Paul has said that Lincoln was wrong to invade the south and press the war.  Do you agree?  Here is your chance to vote. http://news.aol.com/political-machine/2007/12/26/hot-seat-lincoln-wrong-to-fight-civil-war/ It…

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Childhood Reflections on 2007

December 28, 2007
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On the last day of the year, we set aside time to reflect on the year and give thanks to God for His Sovereign hand upon our lives.   We remember the joys and trials of the year. We talk about the Providential hand of God moving in our life and marvel at His mercy and grace even amidst trials. …

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Another Article on Lard

December 17, 2007
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Our good friends over at Top Of The World Farm sent this to us last week.  I just got around to checking it out and thought I’d share since we have the recent posts on Lard. http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/22116724/from/ET/ This is a fairly exhaustive review of some of the leading studies that have been done on saturated…

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Grocery Shopping and Planning for a Large Rural Family

December 15, 2007
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Grocery Shopping and Planning for a Large Rural Family

As we have been making a huge transition this year in regards to living on a farm, I have had to make huge adjustments in how I grocery shop.  I wrote a concise book on how to save a ton of money on groceries using simple tips and tricks that will dramatically reduce your grocery bill, however,…

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A real boni fide coon hound

December 14, 2007
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A real boni fide coon hound

As I mentioned in the previous post about our expanding farm, we did indeed acquire a for real coon hound dog last week in an unexpected way.   Ever since our boys have read the Henty book, “In Freedom’s Cause”, where the king has hunting hounds as well as listening to me read the “Where the Red Fern…

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Our Expanding Farm

December 13, 2007
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Our Expanding Farm

We have made some huge leaps in regards to animal management here at the farm.  While getting the milk cow bred is still on our list, we have managed to move forward in other areas.  We have a registered Alpine milk goat who had twins last February.  We recently took them over to a local…

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Monsanto Looking Good

December 7, 2007
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Monsanto Looking Good

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Lard Pictures

December 6, 2007
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Lard Pictures

Beth promised photos of our lard rendering excitement, so instead of editing her post and retroactively adding them, I will add them in a step by step format. First cube the fat Count your son’s fingers when he is finished Cook it down.  We found that our new “crock pot oven” worked great. We added…

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Giving Thanks for Freezer Space

December 5, 2007
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Giving Thanks for Freezer Space

Mrs. C. brought this ad to us last weekend.  Apparently we were not the only one’s who had a Monster Turkey for Thanksgiving! – Great ad!.. However, in our case, the turkey was not fighting for space in the freezer – he was too busy taking up oven space.  It was the cow and the…

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Why Can’t I Be Like Them…

December 4, 2007
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Kids offer a unique perspective on life that somehow disappears with age.  We all had that quizzical perspective at one time or another I suppose.  It is refreshing at times but sometimes down right nerving to listen to those unique perspectives that seem to flow endlessly out of my children’s mouths.  I’ve had a hard week.  My husband…

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Rendering Lard: re-adjusting my views on real fat

December 4, 2007
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We have been told for generations that fat is bad for you.  Enter any grocery store and you will see product after product of …well…fake foods that are chemically altered and “enhanced” for the sake of our health.  We have been indoctrinated into thinking that real butter and real fat are deadly and made to…

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