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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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The Dash Mark

August 28, 2009
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It has been said that every life is bookmarked by two dates.  There is the date you were born and the date you die.  In between is a dash… that is our life.  That always seemed to be a good reminder of just how short and insignificant our lives are in the scope of history, and…

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Racial Hatred and Media Politics

August 20, 2009
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This is the most absurd propaganda piece I have seen in years.  I use to get upset when the evening news would cover a prolife event we were participating in and talk about us while showing clips of the purple haired tattooed one-world socialist tree hugging save the starving third world co-dependent lesbian whales crowd.  (HT…

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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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Cows Shares Announced

July 25, 2009
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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 flexibility than the blog could provide.  We have a lot of exciting plans for…

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Farm Boy Work

July 20, 2009
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I think it isn’t shocking to say that our culture at large has a very strong  hatred of  good honest work.  As a culture, we relish what is faster-quicker-easier…  The word “work” invokes the thought of having to exert too much energy, too much commitment…too much stick-to-it-tivity.    It means I actually have to focus on something,…

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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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Food Fascism, Southern Culture, and My Garden

July 4, 2009
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Food Fascism, Southern Culture, and My Garden

Thomas Moore, the chairman for the Southern National Congress, wrote a great essay late last month, that is well worth sharing.  He gives a great high level fly over of the root problem in the corporate food industry.  It doesn’t matter if the new laws, such as the Food Safety and Modernization Act of 2009…

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Tennesse Governor Phil Bredesen Signed State Sovereignty Resolution

June 28, 2009
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Tennesse Governor Phil Bredesen Signed State Sovereignty Resolution

26th Tennessee Regiment CSA While many states have passed state sovereignty resolutions recently, Tennessee is the first to have the governor’s signature affixed to the bill.  Now if we could wean ourselves from the federal dole we might actually have something.  We can work on a free economic system for TN as we move forward,…

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A Food Inc. Movie Review

June 23, 2009
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Here’s a Food INC. movie review from some friends of ours: Well, we just got back from the movie. Their answers to the problem seemed to rely too much on government, interestingly the same people they place a large portion of the blame on. I have put a review on my blog here.  Update from…

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Three Real Food Articles Worth Reading

June 16, 2009
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Three Real Food Articles Worth Reading

Ok – so in the absence of much writing, maybe you’d like to see what we’ve been reading.  In addition to our family reading story, Every Farm Tells a Story by Jerry Apps, and my private study time book, Arator, by John Taylor of Caroline here are a few links to some good on-line articles. How do…

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Food, INC.

June 13, 2009
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Here is another movie that just opened on the 12th, called Food, Inc.  We haven’t seen the entire movie yet, but we will.  Based on this interview, I’m sure there are parts of the movie that we will disagree with, such as a solution to the problem which includes “Changing Walmart” or other corporations.  Having said…

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Updated – It’s Now Legal to Drink Raw Milk in TN….

May 26, 2009
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* Updated original post that mistakenly said the prescription bill had passed.  In fact the prescription bill was “amended” to be the cow share bill. …if you own at least “part” of the animal.  Here is the original bill that was amended: http://www.capitol.tn.gov/Bills/106/Bill/HB0720.pdf The amendment completely changed the bill.  In a small farm hostile state it needed to…

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Fresh the Movie

May 7, 2009
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It is always exciting to find new encouragement in the area of farming.  We recently found these trailers for a new movie call, “Fresh The Movie”.  It seems to be a little bit of a mix between “The Future of Food” and Joel Salatin’s farm videos.  We are looking forward to the new release and…

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