Biblical Family

Homeschool Moment – Cereal Connection?

May 11, 2012
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Homeschool Moment – Cereal Connection?

Homeschooling provides special moments I like to equate with the “perfect golf shot”.  It only takes one moment like this to make you come back for the next round.  During our dinner discussion tonight we were discussing the setup of our new solar powered device.  I was explaining to the family the difference between serial connections and parallel connections when…

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Agrarian Life: Wayward Sheep Hear the Shepherd’s Voice

March 19, 2010
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Agrarian Life: Wayward Sheep Hear the Shepherd’s Voice

Here are a few of the sheep last summer.  The herd has grown quite a bit since last year.   This year we’ve already had 3 sets of twins since February. It is truly amazing how much this agrarian life has transformed our thinking and deepened our understanding about life.   I was in the…

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I Added Homestead Blessings and Venture Academy Links

January 4, 2010
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I Added Homestead Blessings and Venture Academy Links

Have you heard about Homestead Blessings?  It’s a great new DVD’s series from our friends over at Franklin Springs…and it’s all about homesteading topics!  Gardening, Herbs, Candlemaking, Breadmaking…Canning.  Franklin Springs says about the Homestead Blessing series…… “The West ladies are back – Vicki, Jasmine, Hannah, and CeCe – in an exciting new six DVD instructional series. …

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Thanksgiving

November 25, 2009
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Thanksgiving

As we approach Thanksgiving Day, I thought I would post a few thoughts on the subject.  Thanksgiving is a special time around our house.  As we ready preparations for special times of fellowship with family and friends, we remember that Thanksgiving is distinctly Christian and give thanks to God, our Creator, for his manifold lovingkindness…

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Conversations with Our Children

November 10, 2009
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Conversations with Our Children

It’s a busy time…farming and home schooling and livin’ life.  We’ve had a full Fall already with difficult funerals and happy weddings.  We’ve tried to slow down.  I’m beginning to think that is not possible. So we’ve been hitting life full speed ahead and making progress some days…and other days not so much. As the day…

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Woman Leaves 1400 Grand Children

September 21, 2009
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Woman Leaves 1400 Grand Children

HT to NCFIC The commandment to “be fruitful and multiply” the Krishevsky family follows quite closely. Last Saturday, the great grandmother, Rachel Krishevsky passed away at the age of 99, leaving behind no less than 1,400 children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and even great-great-grandchildren. You can read the entire article here. My favorite pull quote comes from…

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Pig Sitting and Delivery

August 19, 2009
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This is kind of a farm update, but also a fun look at the “little things” of farm life that we over look so much of the time.  I say little things, because when we think of owning animals we think of caring for them, feeding them, etc…  But we don’t often remember that those…

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Working on Heart

August 19, 2009
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Working on Heart

We had just ended an exceptionally busy week, when my heart sank in thinking about all the things that didn’t get done.  The house being a wreck, the farm needing more attention than I could give it, the lack of meal planning and preparation, the backed up laundry pile..and pity me ,won’t you…I haven’t even started…

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1942 Farming Propaganda

August 5, 2009
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While I’m very thankful for the tractor and all that it can do – the actual impact of progressive farming was exactly opposite of what this old film clip portrays.  In fact, Beth recently quoted from “The Hind Tit“, Andrew Nelson Lytle essay published in 1930 on this very topic.  Check out this little clip for the story…

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My Next Ford Truck…

July 17, 2009
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…will come from this guy!  Check out the video: The official motto of his dealership is, “God, Guns, Guts, and American Pickup Trucks!” They are giving away an AK-47 with each new truck purchase.  It may be a gimmick, but if you listen to the interview you will see this guys is the real deal.…

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Slow Food vs. Fast Food

July 11, 2009
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Slow Food vs. Fast Food

Our friends over on Beaverdam Creek, run an organic family farm and run a popular CSA program.  You should check out their website and blog and see all the great things they do.  They “grow slow food” and supply their customers weekly with a basket of fresh, organic veggies grown in their huge garden.  They also send…

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Teaching Children Responsibility and Work Ethic

May 5, 2009
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One fact that we quickly learned after we moved to the farm is that children can do more work than what you think.  It’s amazing how helpful they can be…when required to.  Our children are full of energy.  The trick is to harness that energy and point it in the right direction.  Children left to themselves,…

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The Film Every Pro-lifer Must See

March 12, 2009
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The Film Every Pro-lifer Must See

  The Terri Schiavo Story To some the culture’s view of life in America’s is a battle to be fought or a cause to embrace, but to the Schindler family it was personal… it was life itself.   The Terri Schiavo Story, is a tragic and even difficult story to hear, and even more so to tell. …

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1,000 White Eggs

February 11, 2009
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1,000 White Eggs

Last year when a restaurant told us they only wanted white eggs we reluctantly started researching white egg layers.  It was not that we have anything against white egg layers, but we had just purchased around 40 brown egg layers and the brown eggs just seem more “back to the farm”. None the less, we…

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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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