Category Archives: Farming

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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Bull-Ridin’ and Success

Riding a bull takes a certain sort of courage but what makes a ranch–or most anything else–succeed is something else. Continue reading

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An Old Farmer Takes Stock of Loss

Any time when we have the opportunity to help someone else is a time for sowing good seed, whether in tragedy or just the usual. Continue reading

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