Category Archives: Farming

Postholes & Cottonwood Trees

Digging postholes through tree roots and living in obedient faith seem to have a few things in common… Continue reading

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Nursing and Cursing

In a world of thorn and thistle, it takes more than wish and whistle to make a nice lawn. Or a good life. Continue reading

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Praying for Summer Rain

What kind of man prays for summer rain and then resents the thunder? Continue reading

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An Ancient Longing

There is something deeply satisfying about burning pasture, something powerful and primeval. And… a bit risky… Continue reading

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Worth the Pain

Ever see somebody knock themselves out? I saw my oldest brother do it twice in twenty minutes. Who knew milking cows could be so dangerous? Continue reading

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Tobacco Patch Seminary

Some of the most profound religious admonition I ever heard was in a tobacco field in western Kentucky. Continue reading

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Tater Diggin’

Sometimes the dreading of a job is worse than the job itself. That might be true about digging potatoes… Maybe… Continue reading

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The Grand Glory of Small Wonders

I reckon a kid can grow up without ever playing in a creek… but it sure seems like a shame to me for it to happen that way… Continue reading

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Back in the Old Days

It’s not what it used to be and maybe it never was, but growing up on a farm and in my family provided a good, solid basis for the next of my life. Continue reading

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When the Waters Go Back to the River

When the spectacle of the flood gives way to the hard work of cleaning up, it is good to remember that our God can bring both beauty and blessing even from the muck. Continue reading

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