Monthly Archives: June 2008

About the business of men…

June 25, 2008
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About the business of men…

It is a blessed sight to see a young man be about the business of men instead of being idle.  The problem with having boys pursuing the work of starting up businesses is that it ultimately affects me in ways that my flesh would rather not be affected by.  This morning, I attempted to finish up my…

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In the Garden…

June 24, 2008
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In the Garden…

We grow lots of rocks and weeds in our humble garden, but we are also enjoying some real food grown by the efforts of our children.  It is a challenge in self-restraint to ban myself from stepping foot into the garden this season–I am good so far.  The children have been working the garden this year and…

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The 5 year old farm boy

June 17, 2008
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If you could have know how farm illiterate/challenged we were just a few years ago, you might appreciate some of the farm stories all the more.  I remember driving by a neighbor’s farm not long after we had moved from out of the city and looking at all their “goats” in the field.  We had…

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The Super-Buffs are Laying!! The Super-Buffs are Laying!

June 16, 2008
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The Super-Buffs are Laying!!  The Super-Buffs are Laying!

A very excited 7 year old boy came flying in the house announcing that one of his “Super Buff” chickens finally laid an egg! These 2 “chicks” are important to him because they are the ones he nursed back to health 5 months ago. 

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The thing about having your own forest…

June 7, 2008
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The thing about having your own forest…

 …is it is a lot of extra work.  We lost some trees in a storm earlier in the year and then again lost some big trees in a small storm last week.  Our wood piles keep growing as well as the equipment list (you know:  chain saws, a sawmill)! The boys work with their dad…

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