Author: BethTN

Continuing Forward with Gardening

So we’ve been a bit busy.  Now that the long, cold winter is over…. …and then spring time was welcomed with much joy even with some storm damage and flooding. Now summer time is getting started with all hands on…

The Daily Milk Cow

Morning after morning, day after day…..we milk a large Guernsey dairy cow named Dixie!  And when cousins come to visit the farm….they learn to milk a cow! 

Lambs

New lambs for Christmas…. The shepherd boy caught one of his baby lambs and brought it up to the house for everyone to ooohhh and ahhh over.  Newborn lambs are so sweet!

Christmas Lambs

We switched out our ram at the beginning of the year.  Our new ram looks nice enough but as we approached the end of the year, we were really wondering if he worked or not.  Our worries were relieved when…

October Life

The autumn season is upon us and, like every year, I stand and marvel at the beauty surrounding me.  Crisp air, leaves dancing about, the rustic smell of bonfires scattered about the valley and the thunk of the walnuts falling…

Growing Wheat

Our little growing wheat experiment was fun.  Last Fall, the guys planted wheat in our newly reshaped rocky field patch.  By springtime, we had bright green wheat grass everywhere!  It was a beautiful ground cover when everything else was still…

What’s Growing In The Garden?

What’s growing in the garden?  Well, I am not exactly sure. I haven’t been out there to check on it in weeks. I have been busy with a 3 month old baby and redoing a room in our house for…

Raising a Hog

For several years now, we have been raising our own meat.  It may sound hard and complicated but it really isn’t that hard.  My men and boys around here may have just laughed at me for saying that since basically…

Coming Home with Chicks

Last week when my son saw the sign on the Amish farm, “Chicks For Sale”, I had a soft moment for some reason and stopped to let him look.  He was so excited. He had been wanting to get a…

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Just a reminder… You can follow our blog by clicking the FOLLOW button in the lower right hand corner.  It will notify you via email when we post on Vaughnshire.  After a long break, I am picking back up writing…

Why it is so hard to get farm eggs?

It may not seem like a difficult task but we sometimes experience difficulty in getting the eggs from the farm safely into the house.  Sometimes it is due to weather conditions…not enough sunlight hours to promote good laying. Sometimes we…

Taking Time to Enjoy

The children were anxiously awaiting spring after a long winter and cold start to spring.  They dreamed of playing outside and now that it is here it is hard to stay focused on a schedule when the weather is so…