Category: Critter Updates

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…

Picture Preview of New Lambs

Yesterday our sweet momma ewe, Georgia, had two baby rams.  Momma and babies are all doing wonderfully even if it was 9 degrees last night.  We are glad the rams are thriving and “boinging” around like lambs do.  We have…

A Cold New Year Brings Babies

It’s cold…very cold.  The boys enjoy updating me on how cold it is outside.  It’s been below freezing for a couple of days.  We’ve had a busy first few days of the new year and all very eventful.  The boys heard…

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…

Guernsey Giants

One of our boys read an article outloud to the family this morning about cow gestation and how to tell impending labor.  It was quite informational and much more interesting than an A Beka reader.  Then we went outside to…

Upcoming Fall Ramblings

Ever feel like you fell off the wagon 3 miles back and have been running behind its dust trail trying to catch back up with it?  Or feel like the mound of laundry grows to monster size proportions in seconds…

And a new baby lamb…

We were all pleasantly surprised to find out that we also had a new baby lamb born on the farm today.  This ewe had problems with her last birth earlier this year in January.    This time, she and the new…

The Chicken Cow Cat

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…

Pig Sitting and Delivery

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…

Cows Shares Announced

As you have probably seen by now, we have been working on a new backend for vaughnshire.com.  We are maintaining the blog for the usual family update, political rants, and theological musings, but we felt the farm needed a little…

More Babies Update

I am shocked at how quickly our first year doe had her baby…a beautiful little doe!  It was amazingly fast.  Most of the children and my 16 year old niece were able to watch her give birth.  They haven’t stopped talking…

Breaking News…Laboring Goat

Warning  Graphic Farm Language: Because things like this always happen to me when the husband has to leave to go to the city to earn our family some income…. This is how the morning has gone… 8 year old runs…

Calves For Sale

We have a little side business we wanted to let you all know about.  For the past couple months, we have been buying and selling dairy bulls and having quite a lot of fun in the process.  We have made…