Monthly Archives: March 2008

More Chicks…

March 27, 2008
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More Chicks…

We had a surprise when we arrived home after being gone last weekend.  The hen that has been sitting on a nest of eggs hatched out two more chicks.  We were all shocked because of the time between the chicks hatching has been spread out well over a week (about 10 days actually).  We were…

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A Beautiful Weekend Remembering Sacred Vows…

March 25, 2008
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A Beautiful Weekend Remembering Sacred Vows…

We just returned from a wonderful weekend in Alabama to attend a wedding.  It was a beautiful time rejoicing with our friends.  I couldn’t help but be overwhelmed at the awesomeness, depth and enormity of covenant marriage and what it means not only to the body of Christ, but what it means to bringing about cultural…

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Farm Journal Entry – Spring

March 21, 2008
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This week we have posted a lot of farm related material…that would be because it’s early spring (as of today) and there are a ton of things to do around a farm during “planting season”.  As one of my younger children recently lamented, “If only we had more children…we could have more help…”  Today was a…

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And the Water Overfloweth…

March 20, 2008
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And the Water Overfloweth…

What a year we have had here on the farm…a year of extremes for sure; perfect for breaking in first time country folk.  We have been having a wonderful season of rain.  It feels like Tennessee again.  After the unusual drought this summer, our thoughts of thankfulness for the rain are still fresh and new. …

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Boyhood Work

March 19, 2008
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Boyhood Work

My husband regularly discusses entrepreneurship, business, income and work with our sons.  They are being encouraged to dream up business ideas, work out figures and numbers and jump at opportunities that come along–now while they are young.  One of our sons has been churning over getting an egg business up and going.  With owners of…

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Spring Cleaning

March 18, 2008
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Spring Cleaning

With spring comes an increase in the amount of things to do around here on the farm as well.  The boys have all kinds of baby, toddler and laying chickens to manage and are scurrying around trying to put together plans for an egg-mobile.  We also just acquired a new pig.  I am not sure…

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The Chicks in the Chick Nursery

March 17, 2008
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The Chicks in the Chick Nursery

After the baby brooder, the boys moved the chicks into the “chick nursery”.  It is a small, wooden pen that the chicks go to after they outgrow the brooder.  We quickly have to figure out several other larger egg-mobile ideas to be put in the pasture before they are laying. 

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Exciting Farm News

March 15, 2008
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Exciting Farm News

For 3 weeks, our oldest son has been vigilantly watching his broody hen and awaiting the arrival of her chicks.  ( I posted exactly 3 weeks ago today commenting on the broody hen after our son informed us of his suspicions. ) I have to admit that I was very skeptical about the whole “hens-hatching-their-own-chicks” life cycle.  After…

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Seedlings Started

March 12, 2008
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Seedlings Started

Several weeks ago, we ordered our garden seeds from Seed Savers Exchange.  You can check out their website and order a free catalog which contains beautiful pictures of all kinds of beautiful fruits and vegetables and herbs.  Our seeds arrived, and several children prepared the seed trays.  Once everything was ready, we started planting some…

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Home Schooling Crack Down in California

March 10, 2008
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We have written in the past about home schooling persecution here in the U.S. as well as abroad.  You may check out the homeschooling section for more articles on the subject but the recent news coming out of California is chilling.  Much has already been said about the recent California fiasco where homeschooling was deemed illegal by…

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Global Warming in March

March 8, 2008
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Global Warming in March

It’s a balmy March here in the midsouth and that global warming is really getting hard for us to handle… The kids took advantage of the winter powder and did some sledding down our “mountain” before retiring to build snowmen. 

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A Mother, Her Family and Natural Health: Highlights From a Recent Conference

March 5, 2008
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A Mother, Her Family and Natural Health: Highlights From a Recent Conference

I attended an exciting health conference in St. Louis this past weekend.  As health and natural medicine are great interests of mine, especially now as a mother, I found this weekend to be highly profitable. The doctors teaching at the conference focused on the topic, “Natural Medicine for Common Childhood Illnesses” and with a room full of doctors…

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