Category Archives: Farming

Last Monday Morning in March

The first hard glare of a fireball sun
breaks out from behind a blue-slate cloud. Continue reading

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Signs and Wonders

I love the way wet snow shows which way the wind was blowing during the time of the storm–the way white holds to the windward side of fenceposts and tree trunks.  How even dried thistle blooms are bearded with tufts … Continue reading

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A Particular Moment

When you’re on the lookout for opportunities to do good, they usually show up! Continue reading

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February Feeding in Northern Kansas

A twenty percent chance of freezing rain has left a slight gray glaze on this February morning… Continue reading

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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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