Monthly Archives: July 2008

The Country Gentleman Corn Afternoon Shucking Event

July 31, 2008
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The Country Gentleman Corn Afternoon Shucking Event

The children harvested some of their corn today.   It was a very exciting site to watch.  The older ones picked and the younger ones shucked.  I explained the art of shucking.  The 3 year old was the most intent.  She kept saying, “..but his corn hairs keep touching me…” Corn shucking proved to be an excellent…

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Our CSA Groceries

July 31, 2008
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Our CSA Groceries

Contrary to popular belief around here at our house, CSA does not always stand for Confederate States of America!  It stands for Community Supported Agriculture in this instance!  We have so enjoyed our CSA groceries from our friends, the Lingo family, over at Beaverdam Creek Farm. For the past few weeks, we have been enjoying a bountiful basket…

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7 Year Old Politics

July 30, 2008
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This is one of the funniest political stories I have heard in a long time.  It comes from my own 7 year old young man.  As you read it, I think you’ll agree his keen political insight has him destined for leadership! Here is the background.  I have offered a reward for a little history work.  In…

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Drinking Raw Milk During Pregnancy

July 25, 2008
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“I am about 6 weeks pregnant with our second child and prior to this I had really been thinking about raw cows milk. We have a provider near us who is state certified and I know I could trust. But now that I am pregnant the whole no raw milk or lunch meat i have…

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Honoring Grandparents…

July 24, 2008
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Honoring Grandparents…

We took a last minute trip to surprise my grandmother for her 75th birthday party my mother and aunts were giving her.  It was wonderful to see the extended family…many of whom I have not seen in years and best of all to take our children to see their great grandmother. My mother read a…

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The Ugliest Vaughnshire Chicken

July 24, 2008
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The Ugliest Vaughnshire Chicken

One of our Bantam hens hatched out a baby chick not to long ago.  He is so ugly, we can’t believe he is real.  He isn’t liked much by the other farm yard animals.  When visitors come and happen to catch a glimpse of him, they assume he was in some sort of fight.  He…

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A Summer Break

July 22, 2008
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We have lots of stories and lots of things happening around here….like our last minute trip where we spent more time in the truck driving to our destination than we did at our destination…and more baby chicks…and the unexpected visitor the boys found sitting in the chicken nesting box…ohh, and our new CSA groceries…but alas, we have had…

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Dabney on Education and National Character

July 5, 2008
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The competitions of the State and the Church for the educating power have been so engrossing that we have almost forgotten the parent, as the third and the rightful competitor.  And now many look at his claim almost contemptuously.  Because the civic and the ecclesiastical spheres are so much wider and more populous than his,…

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Boys and Mud

July 3, 2008
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Boys and Mud

I don’t know about all boys, but our boys are attracted to mud like bees to honey…. or flies to fly tape… or chickens to clean porches… Our very large mud puddle ( soon to be my beautiful garden pond one year)  is a favorite stomping ground for two highly energetic boys.  Here I find them yelling at…

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A Day At The Office…

July 2, 2008
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A Day At The Office…

…for a young entrepreneur

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