Thursday, February 26, 2009

First dozen sold!

Now that most of the hens are laying daily we're getting about 5 eggs a day. That's leaving us with a little surplus of farm fresh, naturally grown eggs. On Sunday I was mentioning this to a friend at church. She asked if we'd sell her a dozen and how much would we charge! I said $2 for a mixed dozen (a great price) and she agreed. That's a great price for her and us - way cheaper than the grocery store price for organic eggs and it only costs us about 50-60 cents/dozen to raise the eggs!

Monday I dropped off her eggs and took her empty egg carton home with me. Kind of like the milkman. When she needs more I bring her eggs and take the empty carton (recycling). So, the first dozen has been sold.

Since Holdyn feeds and cares for the lovely ladies and gent daily that the money will go in his savings account (along with his can recycling funds).

Now, we've got three male goats for sale. Two babies and an adult. Anybody need eggs or a goat?

We're farming now,huh? Coming soon to Vaughn Farms - turkeys!

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Fairy Flying (or Falling) School

With the warm weather we had last week the kids spent most of their afterschool time outside. Holdyn is getting hooked on basketball, of course the season ends this week but there's next year to practice for. Evie and Kallie have decided that they want to have Fairy Flying School. They each pick a type of fairy that they want to be (water fairy, flower fairy, etc). Then they "fly" around the yard (run with their arms out to the sides). One word - Supercute!
Early last week Kallie decided to take FFS a step further. She came in and asked for a plastic Wal-Mart sack. I gave her one and she went back out. A few minutes later Evie comes running in the door yelling that Kallie was hurt. Turns out the plastic bag was supposed to be a parachute for Kallie as she stood on top of the goat shed and JUMPED OFF!!! Thankfully, its only about 3-3 1/2 feet off the ground and surrounded by soft grass. Kallie jumped off, plummeted to the ground, and bumped her chin (hard) on her knee. She was fine after her tears were dried but her chin bears the purply-brown bruise of a failed fairy paratrooper.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

We're still here!

Just wanted to jot a quick post...We're still here and hanging on. School, church, work, and just life in general has got us pretty busy right now! It's mid-terms for me, basketball for Holdyn, house renos on top of work for K, and days of dress-up and "fairy flying school" for the girls.
I'm reading all your blogs almost daily even though I may not be commenting. Please know you make me smile and keep me going many times!
Love to you all!!!!!

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Had a bad day

Yesterday was a little of a stinker. Nothing huge just not a good day. Here's what my sweetie brought me. Now, he used to give me flowers all the time and then once we started having kids and money for extras got scarce I told him no more flowers. I'm glad he ignored that yesterday! So, thanks K for making my stinky day end smelling like a rose! Love you!

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

The new twins

It's taken me a few days but I finally got out to the barn with the camera today. We haven't named them yet because their mama is not really ours; she just lives with us. Without further ado here are the new twins, two males, born Friday to Tink.

Notice the one at the bottom of the photo has a floppy ear. So, cute!

As you can see they aren't true white. Their white coats look like they've been tipped with caramel. Kind of butterscotch colored.

The twins with the twins.