Monthly Archives: April 2008

Friends in the Pasture

April 29, 2008
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Friends in the Pasture

This year, we chose a female pig.  For those who haven’t heard our pig story from last year, you may want to go check it out.  Last year we had a male pig and that came with the duty to remove certain parts so he would grow into a nice, meat pig.  However, this year came…

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Got Sheep Milk?

April 28, 2008
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So now that we have both sheep and goats we have the proverbial discussions among the “owners” of said animals as to which one is better to have. In researching some of the qualities of both we turned up a web site called, “Sheep101“. It is a great resource for the children to learn about…

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More Animal Babies at Vaughnshire

April 28, 2008
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More Animal Babies at Vaughnshire

We arrived home from a wonderful fellowship time at Church and started to settle in for the evening.  Dad and the children ran out to do the chores quickly before supper.  At supper, one of the children brought up the fact that they didn’t see our expecting milk goat when the cow was being milked. …

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Week of posts…

April 27, 2008
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Actually, we really don’t have time to post with all the activity brewing out in the farm yard as well as the amount of work it takes to run a home of almost 10.   There is so much to do.  However, we will attempt to post short updates on some of the highlights over the…

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Another Baby Ram!

April 16, 2008
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Another Baby Ram!

Sunday morning we awoke to find a new baby ram romping and playing in our pasture!  Our second baby lamb born here on the farm in a week.  All are well and thriving.  Out of all the farm animals, I prefer the docile nature of the sheep.  They don’t fuss or try your patience like…

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A Very Memorable Farm Experience -Lambing at Vaughnshire

April 11, 2008
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A Very Memorable Farm Experience -Lambing at Vaughnshire

One of the highlights of our farm experiences came yesterday in the form of watching one of our sheep give birth to her first baby lamb.  Our 10 year old son is very interested in larger animals (as opposed to poultry) so he had decided to start an entrepreneurial venture around cows and sheep.  We…

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The Blessing Of Lots of Cousins

April 11, 2008
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The Blessing Of Lots of Cousins

We had 12 children in the house who were 12 years old and under.  There was much noise and excitement and lots of rain.  Lots of muddy, wet, cold kids, but they had fun….and we enjoyed the visit of so many little cousins!

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Busy Spring Week

April 10, 2008
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Busy Spring Week

Much has transpired over the last week.  We are staying a float 😉  Hope to be back up and posting soon about some new farm adventures and entrepreneurial ventures and new farm babies…

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Stop Oil Sales in US Dollars

April 7, 2008
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http://biz.yahoo.com/ap/080406/iran_opec.html?.v=5  Wasn’t this Saddam Hussein’s great sin?   In contrast, Gold is “down” in the low 900’s…  It’s hard to say down when quoting a price anywhere near $1,000 an ounce.  It might be a good time to buy.

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