Monthly Archives: January 2008

Joel Salatin Would Be Proud

January 31, 2008
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Joel Salatin Would Be Proud

After supper the boys get in a little light reading by the fire on a very blistery cold winter’s night…. These Salatin books win hands down in the minds of these farm boys:  Salad Bar Beef and Pastured Poultry Profits. Tonight, we heard Salatin wisdom in the form of  two boys excited about the books they were…

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Giving Boys Real Work To Do

January 31, 2008
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We are looking forward to the thawing out season upcoming.  This morning the boys awoke to it raining ice.  Trudging out in the cold and ice to feed animals early in the morning and dealing with all the nuisances of winter time farm life are good character and worth ethic building opportunities for young men.  Not…

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When your 12 year old submits you an invoice…

January 30, 2008
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When my 12 year old submitted me an invoice yesterday, I smiled cautiously and read his bill.  It was a bill for chicken eggs that he had worked up on the computer billing me for the eggs his chickens had laid over the last week.  I think I mentioned before that these boys were business…

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Agrarian Ramblings and Farm Updates…

January 24, 2008
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Agrarian Ramblings and Farm Updates…

I caught myself thinking a very agrarian thought today as I looked out into the field and watched our cows munching on some fresh hay in the middle of a frigid January winter.  The happy thought hit me, “Look, our milk and meat eating hay!”  I never use to see cows as anything else but a…

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Kitchen Tasks for Young Daughters Ages 3 to 10 Years Old

January 23, 2008
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I put together a sort of list a little while ago breaking down possible kitchen tasks for young daughters according to age.  Training our daughters in the arts of homemaking from a young age will yield great blessings in her life as well as, at the same time, adding much blessing to the home. In the younger…

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Encouraging Maturity and Responsibility in Young Daughters

January 18, 2008
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One of the many things I love about home schooling my children is that I am able to spend the majority of my time pouring my life into them.   Like all mothers, of course, there are times when I feel spent and in need of refueling.  My husband is so great to remind me of…

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Inspiring Daughters – Household Notebooks for Our Daughters

January 17, 2008
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Inspiring Daughters – Household Notebooks for Our Daughters

On New Year’s day, we created this years 2008 cover page for each of our notebooks using old country home type magazines we found at the paper recycling place.  We cut out pictures and words and had a grand time crafting, arranging, and gluing our book covers with meaningful home inspiring pictures and words. I…

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Part 2: A farm boy’s birthday request…the chicks and ducks arrive

January 11, 2008
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Part 2:  A farm boy’s birthday request…the chicks and ducks arrive

The days of anticipation leading up to the arrival of baby chicks and ducklings are almost unbearable for a 7 year old and those who have to listen to his almost hourly updates of how many hours left until his package arrives.  The day finally arrived.  My husband and older boys had just left the house…

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A farm boy’s birthday request…

January 10, 2008
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For his 7th birthday, our son asked for chickens.  He and his dad sat down several weeks ago and ordered 20 buff orpington chicks and 8 ducks.  Several days later, another son for his 12th birthday asked for 100 chickens and a couple of cherry trees.  Strange request I thought at first, but then realized he has a plan and it…

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Too Much Information To Share

January 10, 2008
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Without the time to actually write the articles I thought it would be fun just to share the titles that would have been posted this week. Church is Good Patrick’s Chicks and Ducks Arrive; “Mostly” Dead It’s a Boy The Cow is Bred WordPress Upgrade Goes Awry Two Goats Bred; One Dead The Truck is Broke…

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Question Authority… Speak With Authority

January 3, 2008
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While not a farm post, I thought this was worth a mention.  Isn’t it great how God placed enough truth in his creation, that even pagans know truth when they hear it.  If only about 90% of the pastors in America could follow this comedian’s advice.

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Easy Hot Cocoa perfect for cold winter days…

January 2, 2008
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We recently started experimenting with making our own homemade hot cocoa.  We love hot winter drinks, like hot apple cider and hot cocoa or hot chocolate….but the hot chocolate in the packets is filled with too much refined sugar to be any good.  We discovered that you can make wonderful…even better tasting hot cocoa with…

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The first day of the new year

January 1, 2008
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The first day of the new year

 Hey, it’s snowing.  A brief blizzard of sorts lasted a few minutes and then vanished away.  An exciting happening of the day.   Bonnie, the fat and furry milk cow. The rest of us were a bit under the weather so to speak and spent the day resting– sipping down hot tea and soup.    The girls worked…

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