About Vaughnshire

We’ve been searching for a simpler life.  We just wanted a little bit of land to raise a family and perhaps a garden… a small place that could serve as the launching pad for the ministry God has called us to.  Little did we know that the “simple life” was far from simple and easy. 

Several years ago, we made the plunge into knee-deep country life.  We live in the beautiful hills of Tennessee with our children on our little humble farm where we raise Katahdin sheep, milk a few Guernsey milk cows, share the land with a few other farm animals and grow a humble garden.  This blog chronicles are experience here on the farm.

We have one objective in mind:   To glorify our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ and to enjoy Him forever.

4 comments for “About Vaughnshire

  1. Future Homesteader
    October 7, 2010 at 8:53 am

    Bryant Vaughn,

    My wife and I saw your piece in the Inherit the Land video.  My wife and I are so anxious to raise our family in this type of environment.  My biggest hurdle is just getting started.  Finding land…paying for the land…and providing for my family while I learn how to farm.  I’m sure you had some of these same concerns when you were making your decision to leave the industrial world for the simplier way of life.  Any advice you would be willing to offer?

    Look forward to reading your blog.  Grateful to have found it.

    -Jeff Jackson

  2. March 4, 2010 at 8:16 am

    So very exciting to see others responding to the Lord leading them to live more simply, more purposefully, for Him.
    Can’t help but wonder if we are kinfolk, or just kindred spirits.
    Bryant & Tonia Vaughn

  3. February 10, 2010 at 9:31 am

    Hi Trish,

    We still get your email on my account and I saw the announcement on the milk coop – congratulations! I’ve been working on pulling together some of our posts on milking and will send you all I know – which is not much on the vast scale of dairy knowledge. It’s kind of like computers, the more you know, the more you find out you don’t know. 🙂

    I spoke for a long time last summer with Debbie over at Windy Acres they are very helpful. The other resource is the Farm to consumer folks, which you may already be familiar with from the CSA. They have some great resources. http://www.ftcldf.org/

    Of course if Jacob has any questions or if you guys ever need any help, just let me know.

  4. February 8, 2010 at 6:07 pm

    Hello Vaughn Family,

    We saw y’all getting on I-40 today in Dickson. We were on our way back from a visit to Windy Acres Farm to learn a little about their cow share program. We’ve just acquired our first milk cow from them. She’s a bred heifer due to calve in March! Any advice for newbies? We’d appreciate all of it we can get! We don’t know if we’ll ever go into this in a big way. But Brayden Apple at Windy Acres inspired Jacob to give it a try, so here he is.

    Are y’all keeping warm and cozy over there? I’m enjoying the cold, rainy weather as it’s given me a little time to slow down and sleep later!

    I don’t think I have your proper email address. I noticed that my MailChimp account “cleaned” y’all off my list. I was sending your newsletter to Beth.

    I always enjoy reading your blog, I just rarely feel that I have the time to comment. We miss seeing y’all!

    Trish (on behalf of all the Lingo Clan)

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