Monthly Archives: January 2010

Feed Corn, Winter Snow and Boyhood Farm Work

January 29, 2010
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Feed Corn, Winter Snow and Boyhood Farm Work

Feed corn, winter snow and boyhood farm work are beautiful sights!  The boys went up to a new feed store that just opened up in town.  They bought some bags of corn for $5.75 for a 50 lb bag.  They were doing good to get the trailer unloaded and the feed put away in the…

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Vaughnshire Farm Modernization Act

January 28, 2010
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Vaughnshire Farm Modernization Act

You will notice several changes around the farm… uhm the farm web site that is.  It’s way too cold to be making changes outside. We are updating the site and trying to keep up with the latest changes in WordPress Technology. We have upgraded to a new theme, which I hope to write more about…

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Would You Like Raw Milk or rBGH Milk?…You Decide

January 23, 2010
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Would You Like Raw Milk or rBGH Milk?…You Decide

Milk Nazi Alert It’s funny how the Milk Nazi’s are on the war path against raw milk, but Monsanto gets a free pass.  Fox news completely ignored the research and “human health concerns” of rBGH Milk in favor of advertising dollars from Monsanto.  This 10 minute clip, from the original reporters,  tell the story of…

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Michael Schmidt Acquitted of all Raw Milk Charges

January 22, 2010
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Michael Schmidt Acquitted of all Raw Milk Charges

Michael Schmidt Acquitted of 19 Raw Milk Charges Here is a ruling that gives a strong precedence to the Cow Share Programs of the world.  The Complete Patient had this to say about the verdict, In the end, the judge determined that cow shares are outside regulatory oversight based on the following: That legislation is subject…

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Tex on Tex

January 18, 2010
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Tex on Tex

Talk about a cowboy. Here we have Tex the son in the cowboy hat, riding on Tex, mommom’s freezer beef. The stated idea was to use a cow to round up the cows. I’m not so sure that worked well. But, I think the real objective of having a little farm adventure was achieved!

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Moo Cow and other farm animals

January 16, 2010
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Moo Cow and other farm animals

He knows she’s a moo cow and he’s not afraid of her.  He runs right up to her and moo’s with her. He doesn’t like the chickens much.  He tricked them by walking around the yard with an empty feed scoop. They kept begging.  He kept shouting “NO” and pointing his finger at them. He’s a small…

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Pregnant Dairy Goat

January 15, 2010
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Pregnant Dairy Goat

We have a pregnant dairy goat about to give birth to one or two kids.  I’m guessing one…others in the family are guessing twins.  We are anxiously awaiting!  The children have been updating us on her progress as they have been checking on her throughout the day every day for a little while now.  The…

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We’re Back

January 13, 2010
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Ok, so why is the site moving around so much?  First we were at vaughnshire.com and then we moved to blog.vaughnshire.com, and now we moved it back to just plain O’ vaughnshire.com and to top it off we have hardly been posting at all.  Your probably wondering why we even need a blog at all…

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Ice Weather

January 12, 2010
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Ice Weather

We are very thankful the temperatures are supposed to be pulling up into the 40’s tomorrow!!!   We’re wondering if that is going to happen! We’ve enjoyed the winter wonderland.  We had 3 days of snow falling from the sky last week…not accumulating much on the ground…but definitely beautiful!  We’ve had I’ve-lost-count-how-many days of below freeeeezing weather. …

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Dairy Delights…

January 12, 2010
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Look what’s just been released … The Art of Dairy Delights from Franklin Springs

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The Milk Nazis Continue Their March

January 11, 2010
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The Milk Nazis Continue Their March

“It’s not about health, it’s about control” In the furore around Home on the Range dairy, statements from Health Authorities resulted in headlines such as “Raw milk hazardous to health”. They’d have you believe that ‘every glass of raw milk is seething with bad germs’.  Which is utter nonsense.  In fact, as it comes from a…

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Snow Boy Walking on Ice

January 8, 2010
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Snow Boy Walking on Ice

The kids thought this was the greatest thing.  Today they were officially able to walk, slip and slide all the way across the pond.  With the temperatures getting down into the single digits  and the arctic wind we have had, the water was frozen hard enough today for the kids to slip and slide around…

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Farm Boy Milking May the Milk Cow

January 8, 2010
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Farm Boy Milking May the Milk Cow

Our boys are the main milkers here on our farm.  They have strong hands to prove it.  I am very grateful to them for all their hard work around here. Having a milking animal changes life pretty dramatically.  She’s a big part of the family.   She requires attention and care daily, but we are rewarded…

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Farm Friends Meet

January 7, 2010
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Farm Friends Meet

May’s our sweet milk cow. She’s very curious about the new lambs that have been staying in her milking stall.  Or maybe she just wishes she could stay in the warm stall and lay around on the cozy hay like they do?

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Winter Ice

January 6, 2010
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Winter Ice

  The ponds have been frozen.  Not yet frozen enough to ice skate all the way across.  Although they have had some good laughs at the ducks slipping and sliding all over the pond.   The kids are sure hoping the drop in temperature coming up later this week will do the trick.

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