Monthly Archives: February 2008

Proverbs 22:3 – Cultural Secession

February 28, 2008
By

(Pro 22:3) A prudent man foreseeth the evil, and hideth himself: but the simple pass on, and are punished. I ended the last post with this verse and I thought it would be worth a little commentary.  The concept here is not about hiding in the hills because there is trouble.  The idea is to be…

Read more »

Want To Know Why We Farm… Part II

February 27, 2008
By

Beth pointed out here that one of the reasons we farm is for our health.  I would like to point out one of the other reasons is cost.  This article and the articles mentioned in the Parallel Economy post are all strong encouragements to remove ourselves from dependency on the corporate economy and move towards a more…

Read more »

Egg-preneurship Boyhood Adventures

February 23, 2008
By
Egg-preneurship Boyhood Adventures

Two of our boys are in the “chicken business”  — egg production business, I should say.  Our 12 year old has been diligently writing business plans, calculating costs, reading about chickens, researching breeds and buying options and talking non-stop about his business ideas.  This has been brewing for a while, but was actually jump-started about a month ago…

Read more »

Parallel Economy

February 20, 2008
By

First, I’m indebted to Franklin Sanders for the title of this piece.  Several years ago he mentioned this phrase that has stuck with me.  In fact, it did more than stick with me, it verbalized in two simple words a good portion of what Vaughnshire is; at least in this generation. Beth has posted many…

Read more »

Farming Frustrations

February 20, 2008
By

A few days ago my 7 year old came in from doing his farm chores and sighed a big sigh….and then unloaded all the frustrations a 7 year old farmer can have. “YOU will not believe what happened.  Every time I try to move my chicks to the chicken tractor something happens…The first time it…

Read more »

Want To Know Why We Farm…

February 20, 2008
By

…well, there are many reasons, but one good one is having the pure and simple freedom of raising our own beef cow in our own pasture.  He eats grass and drinks fresh spring water and has free access to all the sunshine he could ever want in his big old fashion pasture.  He isn’t medicated,…

Read more »

Good Ol’ Fashion Cinnamon Rolls

February 19, 2008
By
Good Ol’ Fashion Cinnamon Rolls

I enjoy perusing through Tammy’s recipe site.  She has a great amount of cooking tips and inspiration that are realistic to homemakers with little children running around.  I recently tried the cinnamon roll recipe she posted and was quite pleased with the results.  They were a huge hit around here!  You can adjust the roll filling…

Read more »

Some pictures of the storm…

February 14, 2008
By
Some pictures of the storm…

Amazing how huge trees can be plucked up out of the ground  and stripped of their branches like this… A small example of what some of the wooded areas look like around here.  Trees bowing down.    The tornado damage at our farm was localized to this one large ceder tree and some bushes which were…

Read more »

Part 3: A Farm Boy’s Birthday Request Saga Finally Ends…Until Spring

February 13, 2008
By

I evidently did not write an update on the Farm Boy’s Chicks-the replacement shipment…  The second shipment was indeed late…very late…a week late and it was even colder than 19 degrees.    I received an early morning phone call that went something like this: “Hello….This is Nancy from the post office….well…I was just calling because we have…

Read more »

The not so glorious agrarian life…in the winter

February 12, 2008
By

The younger children and I recently had to hold the fort down here at the farm for a few days while our older men were attending a conference.  The 7 year old and 8 year old took over all the chores for a few days with their younger 5 year old brother and endured a bit…

Read more »

Social-Gobbly-Guck

February 12, 2008
By

There are several questions every homeschooling family is asked at one time or another?  A common one is, “But what about socialization?”  Several weeks ago,  we visited a local restaurant and received the stares and looks we always get when we walk into a public place.  However, seated not to far from us, was another family that…

Read more »

Tornado Updates

February 9, 2008
By

We have received  emails asking if we were ok from the recent storms.  We are.  Our property is still put together except for loosing one large tree in the front part of our property.  One my husband was wanting to cut down anyway!    However, at the top of the hill just about a mile away, our neighbor’s properties look…

Read more »