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The Dairy Bull Conversation

June 18, 2011
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The Dairy Bull Conversation

  Spanky’s Daddy They say that the most dangerous farm animal is a dairy bull.  And even more dangerous, is the bottle-fed dairy bull because he does not fear the hand that fed him.  We happen to have a bottle-fed Guernsey dairy bull on our farm that has now grown into teenager-bullhood.  There really wasn’t…

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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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Winter Thoughts

December 27, 2009
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Winter Thoughts

My, how quickly late fall turned into the full force winter we are in right now.  I took this picture about 7 weeks ago…when we had some fall color left and short green grass.  Here’s our milk cow, May, with her calf, Luther, who was born on October 31st…Reformation Day.  Now, we bundle up for winter…

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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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This Animal…

October 29, 2009
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This Animal…

  7 year old is surveying the damage and replanting the overturned grass. What happened to our pasture? Our children like to play a game called, “This Animal….”.  You go on to describe the attributes, characteristics and description of your secret animal and see who can guess what animal you are talking about first.  Then the…

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Middle Tennessee Agrarian life in the Fall!

October 28, 2009
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Middle Tennessee Agrarian life in the Fall!

In case you have been wondering where we went…we’re still here.  I amazed at how busy life is.  Fall is already here in full swing and it is absolutely amazingly gorgeous outside.  Every year, I stand in awe at the amazing painting that appears. We have a lot of things coming up in the near future. …

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The cat who pulled feathers…

September 2, 2009
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The cat who pulled feathers…

Evidently, the farm boy knows more about his barn cat than we thought!  After breakfast, the little farm boy noticed the barn cat meowing at the back door.  He went out, picked her up and said, “Yep…she had babies…somewhere…I bet they’re in the barn loft!”  He put her down and he followed her to the barn. …

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The Chicken Cow Cat

September 1, 2009
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Our 6 year old came in the house a few days ago with an important farm announcement concerning our barn cat.  Missy Mouser is definitely pregnant!  She has a big round belly and is losing feathers around her teats.  I guess that might be a sure sign to this little  farm boy who is confusing the…

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Somebody Turned Off Summer

August 31, 2009
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We really enjoy the changing seasons.  Last week our oldest son came in the house from evening chores and commented on how amazing it was that you could smell Fall in the air.  The nights have been cooling off rather nice.  Fall is in the air…in August.  It has been a very mild summer.  This…

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More Cow Talk

June 16, 2009
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More Cow Talk

Our boys are raising a cow for their grandparents.  They named him Tex.  They have been bottle feeding him for a while now and he is finally weaned!  He weaned from the bottle last week…he still likes Havala’s ear.    I am sympathetic to the newly weaned calves.  They come bounding up to the fence when we come near thinking…

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Homeschool Science Lessons from Junk Birds

May 28, 2009
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Homeschool Science Lessons from Junk Birds

I am not quite sure how long the moniker “Junk Birds” has been around in our family.  Maybe after we dealt with bird mites invading our house one Spring.  I’m trying to forget that experience.  We don’t hate all birds.  We enjoy watching many kinds of birds.  My kids know how to identify a large amount of birds…hawks…vultures…and…

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Homeschool Science Lessons from the Salamander

May 26, 2009
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Homeschool Science Lessons from the Salamander

About 9 years ago, I was brutally made aware that I live in a state with critters that I thought only lived in the zoo.  I remember going to the zoo as a child and visiting the aquarium and reptile houses.  They had this strange looking frog that looked like a blob of mud with eyes that always intrigued…

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Mother’s Day Gift from My Boy

May 13, 2009
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Mother’s Day Gift from My Boy

Even with all the laundry and the messes…….all the endless work, there are amazing perks to this job!  Whether it is those little smiles, giggles, hugs and kisses…or those cute pictures they draw for me and fresh yard weed flowers they pick… motherhood is beautiful and incredibly rewarding and fulfilling every day, not just on Mother’s Day.  My…

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Farm Life: Boys, Calves, and Cowboy Boots

April 21, 2009
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This has to be one of my favorite elements of the farm… young men with chores.  Of course they don’t look like they are having too bad of a time. embedded by Embedded Video  

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A lesson on monetary inflation

March 3, 2009
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A lesson on monetary inflation

The game of monopoly (we have farm-opoly) can get out of hand at our house.  Last week I heard them disputing and ultimately banning “bailouts”.  This week I caught the kids in the office operating the copy machine.  I asked them what they were doing.  They said, “We’re inflating our farm-opoly money!” They’ve listened to way to much economic…

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