Category Archives: Farming

True Religion

An indifferent holiness is no more Christlike than is a self-indulgent licentiousness.
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Dollar a Blister

Some people just saw a big pile of rubble; I saw a chance to earn my own money. At age seven… Continue reading

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Smoky Mornings

On a misty morning like this, With the low hills of northeast Kansas Caressed by fog and covered with dew, And the fresh new of a September morning Muted by such clouds as this, It is hard not to miss … Continue reading

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Dance of the Monarchs

… in a world where things as fragile as butterflies
fight as best they can… Continue reading

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When Nature Sings

Sometimes we’re a little too quick to think we’ve got a mystery of some sort demystified. Continue reading

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Hard Work on a (Not So) Hot Day

Having two friends show up to help build fence on a hot July day is a mighty fine blessing… even if it isn’t such a hot day! Continue reading

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Hope For the Harm We Never Intended

Even though unintended, having knocked a baby bird from its nest led me to do my best to make things right again. Continue reading

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Digging Deep

Hand digging a hole six feet deep in sticky clay is a hard way to remember much of the most important work we do is never seen by others. Continue reading

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The Straightening

I remember watching, and sometimes helping, my father straighten up stalks of sweet corn that had been blown over by a storm. Continue reading

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Sowing the Seed

A pasture project draws me deep into memories of my dad and my growing up. Continue reading

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