Monthly Archives: December 2008

Imparting Vision to Sons – Part 1 Introduction

December 30, 2008
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Imparting Vision to Sons – Part 1 Introduction

In a recent Homeschooling Today article I discussed the  importance of imparting a biblical vision for life to our sons as we train them to be family, church, and civic leaders in the next generation.  While this article is a quick skeleton of what I desired to write when I first sat down at the keyboard,…

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Lot of work for so little food…

December 26, 2008
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Lot of work for so little food…

The agrarian way of life is a whole lot of hard work.  I didn’t just happen to figure this out.  I remember saying something about it the day our milk cow decided she didn’t want to be milked –I immediately thought about how easy picking up a gallon of milk at the store was compared to searching the pasture…

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The birthday hike with applesauce

December 24, 2008
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The birthday hike with applesauce

The guys headed out today for a special birthday hike with our new 8 year old… It really does seem just a short while ago that I was holding this little boy in my arms.  He always wants to go on a hike on his birthday.  It is a perfect time — the woods are clear…

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Vaughnshire Pancake Recipe

December 22, 2008
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Vaughnshire Pancake Recipe

I am re-posting this recipe for those who have not seen it.  This is a pancake recipe that we sorta made up from a combination of recipes. The idea was to create a simple pancake recipe that the kids could remember and whip up if I needed them to. A Large Family Amount of Pancakes…

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Green House Building

December 19, 2008
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Green House Building

Dirt is finally being moved and arranged and metal stakes are being hammered in the ground.  The beginning stages of getting the green houses up are slow especially in cold, misty, dreary weather.  The boys have been actively engaged in learning how to build green houses.  They are invaluable help.  Me, on the other hand,…

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Moody Radio Interview

December 16, 2008
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Moody Radio Interview

Paul Butler recently contacted me about my article entitled Boys Will Be Men – Imparting Vision to Sons published in the November/December issue of Homeschooling Today. This particular article addresses the different spheres boys will pass through at different seasons of their life and how understanding this can aid us in training them to be…

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Winter Preparations

December 16, 2008
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Winter Preparations

Winter time, we thought, would be an excellent time for us to get caught up on some much needed farm work.  Maybe if we were polar bears and could grow a thick, rain repellent fur coat during the winter—the cold weather work would be more welcoming? We have made progress even around the rain, cold, ice and…

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One of our favorite catalogs…

December 15, 2008
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One of our favorite catalogs…

Have you received your Seed Savers catalog yet?  We highly recommend them!  This catalog is a favorite around here and one we have been perusing the last couple of weeks…. Follow this link and have them send you one…

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Vaughnshire Investment Advice

December 11, 2008
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Vaughnshire Investment Advice

As promised, here is some investment advice for those looking for a sure thing in these troubled times.  When looking at investments, I have always found it important to understand the industry as well as the company you are investing in.  These tips are from an industry that cannot fail you… your own. If Communism is government…

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Thomas Jefferson on the Central Bank

December 2, 2008
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The Central Bank is an institution of the most deadly hostility existing against the principles and form of our Constitution. . . . I believe that banking institutions are more dangerous to our liberties than standing armies. Already they have raised up a monied aristocracy that has set the Government at defiance. The issuing power…

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Do you ever have one of those days…

December 2, 2008
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Do you ever have one of those days…

…one of those days were nothing goes right in the kitchen.  We had a baking day last week before Thanksgiving.  To keep the little girls occupied I gave them a bowl with some flour and water in it and told them to make some dough.  Easy, cheap and kept them entertained for a very long…

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Peter Schiff and Austrian Economic Theory

December 2, 2008
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I know no one is really interested in the economy right now, but I thought this would be a worth while post anyway.Peter Schiff is burning up the economic talk show circuit and for once is being treated with the respect he deserves.  Check out this quick montage of how he was treated before the…

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New house decoration…

December 1, 2008
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New house decoration…

I found this new home decoration sitting quietly in the living room the other day. He was trying out his ghillie hat he made. 

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Chicken Saga…

December 1, 2008
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Chicken Saga…

The guys have been putting together a larger chicken tractor to house our white leghorn chickens.  In order to keep them separated from the other farm chickens and give them the needed free range grass they need, he had to build a larger house he could move every couple of days.  They used left over…

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