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Vaughnshire and the Tennessee Flood Disaster

May 11, 2010
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Vaughnshire and the Tennessee Flood Disaster

This isn’t supposed to be a lake…it was our neighbor’s cow pasture and hay field.  We have been just a bit occupied with trying to get our life back up and running.  Last week we didn’t have power or running water…some of the week we didn’t have phone or cell phone coverage either.  This week, I am…

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Tennessee Flood

May 7, 2010
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Tennessee Flood

As most of you know, here in Tennessee we’ve just experienced the worst flood in a thousand years…or at least that is what they are saying.  The 1,000 year flood has wreaked havoc on the great state of Tennessee and we have been in a “survival” mode for the last week just keeping up with…

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Feed Corn, Winter Snow and Boyhood Farm Work

January 29, 2010
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Feed Corn, Winter Snow and Boyhood Farm Work

Feed corn, winter snow and boyhood farm work are beautiful sights!  The boys went up to a new feed store that just opened up in town.  They bought some bags of corn for $5.75 for a 50 lb bag.  They were doing good to get the trailer unloaded and the feed put away in the…

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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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Pondering 2009

December 26, 2009
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Pondering 2009

…pondering 2009 while sitting on a carpet of bright green moss overlooking the wintry pass in the deep woods of Tennessee on this blustery day…

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Citrus Update

December 7, 2009
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The citrus fruit order (oranges and grapefruit) will be here on December 18th.  I will have it available for pickup at our farm Friday afternoon and evening on December 18th.  Stay tuned for more details if you ordered Winter citrus fruit.  Also…the deadline for ordering the fruit is December 10th…. you still have time to…

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Winter Oranges and Grapefruit

November 20, 2009
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Winter Oranges and Grapefruit

We will be participating in a winter fruit co-op this year.  If you are interested in ordering oranges and grapefruit…and live near us… you should check out the winter orange and grapefruit fruit order for really great prices!!!!  Like last time with the apples, your orange and grapefruit orders will be available for pickup here…

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Fall Apple Pick-Up

October 21, 2009
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For those who ordered apples…..  They are almost here…. Stay tuned for pick-up times and directions to the farm.  I’ll be sending those out in the next day or so. 

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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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The night the bat visited

August 18, 2009
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The night the bat visited

I remember the first time I discovered the fact that real bats live real close to me.  It was quite disturbing.  There’s nothing like taking an evening stroll with your husband as he shows the kids how to make the neighborhood bats nose dive…. at us.  Everyone but me thought diving bats were the neatest thing…

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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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Beautiful July in the garden

July 18, 2009
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Beautiful July in the garden

Thanks to a Canadian cold front, we have been enjoying some incredible weather!  It was 75 degrees today and beautiful.  We were eating supper outside tonight and it felt like spring or late September!  It was wonderful.  In the garden in July:  My squash, zucchini and now cantaloupe are being overtaken with the squash vine…

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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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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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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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