On the Porch

The Country Gentleman Corn Afternoon Shucking Event

July 31, 2008
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The Country Gentleman Corn Afternoon Shucking Event

The children harvested some of their corn today.   It was a very exciting site to watch.  The older ones picked and the younger ones shucked.  I explained the art of shucking.  The 3 year old was the most intent.  She kept saying, “..but his corn hairs keep touching me…” Corn shucking proved to be an excellent…

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The Goat’s Milk Myth

May 21, 2008
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The Goat’s Milk Myth

I took my first sip of our goat’s milk not too long ago— very cautiously.  We have heard bad stories about how horrible goat’s milk is…it’s goaty, tastes gamey, you won’t like it… However, I was pleasantly surprised that the goat’s milk we have been getting was far from the stories we have been told!  Maybe…

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Mother’s helper from Oklahoma

October 27, 2007
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Miss. Nathania Tyler has been helping us out around here the past few weekends…amazing how having a capable, responsible 19 year old around immediately makes life a bit easier!  She was a wonderful help to me and was always on top of things!  She even helped us milk our cow which was such a blessing! …

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Birmingham Alabamians come for a brief visit

October 27, 2007
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Birmingham Alabamians come for a brief visit

Part of the Schultz family came for a brief visit to pick up our New Zealand visitors as they were to off to Alabama for a short time before heading back home soon.  We met brother and sister; Trey and Lindsay, part of the siblings of the Schultz family, and found our brief moment of visiting delightful…

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Visitors from New Zealand

October 19, 2007
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Visitors from New Zealand

We indeed were very blessed to have two young ladies come and stay with us all the way from New Zealand.  They have been in the states for a brief couple of months helping Nancy Campbell over at Above Rubies and finished out their stay here in Middle Tennessee here at Vaughnshire.  What a blessing…

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The Schiffman Family

August 28, 2007
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The Schiffman Family

On a recent trip to Middle Tennessee, the Schiffman family from Indiana called on us and were able to stop by and visit Vaughnshire with their 4 children (who are 4 years old and under!)  before they headed home. We had a great time even if was a short visit.  We gave them a brief…

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Missionaries To Turkey Visit Vaughnshire

August 21, 2007
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Missionaries To Turkey Visit Vaughnshire

We had a very special visit from one of my dear high school friends and her family. She and her husband with their 3 boys have been missionaries in Turkey for the last 6 years and have recently returned to the States. Some may remember me posting almost a year and a half ago for…

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The Zastro Family

July 23, 2007
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The Zastro Family

The Zastro’s stopped by to share a brunch with us this morning on the way home from the Operation Save America event in Birmingham, Alabama. Paul and I met Cal Zastro many years ago in jail.  We were locked up together in the Birmingham jail in 1994 for praying on a public sidewalk.  It was a…

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The Breagy Family

July 23, 2007
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The Breagy Family

Part of the joy of having the eldership teaching this weekend was having the Steve Breagy family stay in our home.  As always it is refreshing and encouraging to sit down and break bread with like minded Christian families.  Steve and his “co-conspirator” Dan Horn are expecting to be set in soon as elders in their…

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The Riley Family

June 17, 2007
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The Riley Family

  In a recent visit I was able to sit and chat with Les Riley about all kinds of exciting Kingdom advancing topics.  We covered hymnology, the Welsh Revival, and reviewed a history of the prolife movement in America.  Just your average Saturday evening discussion.  We greatly enjoyed our time with the Riley family and…

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Intro to On The Porch

June 1, 2007
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Intro to On The Porch

This is going to be a simple segment of Vaughnshire highlighting folks we are blessed to visit with on our porch.  Not to go overboard, but the front porch seems to be a symbol of a forgotten time.  New houses don’t have porches, they have steps!  There is something relaxing about kicking back in the…

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