• Shift change

    The first day of plowing we did together, seated side by side, learning the nuances of a new tractor. We had a blast working together. Then it was just time to get the work done. So we split up into shifts. Nathan taking nights and me the days. Or parts of days rather. (There are still
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  • Plowing

    Yesterday was our first day plowing in the sweetest tractor you ever did see. Our progress toward the end of the day. That may not look impressive, but you have to remember we’re driving between two and four mph, and the plow is only 7.5 feet wide. One pass (in one direction) takes about ten
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  • Hail Mary

    It’s been a rough few weeks on the farm. Big John still isn’t back from the shop. We’re so far past Plan B at this point, we’ve run out of letters. T-minus 15 days and counting until the peanuts have to be in the ground. And the field isn’t even plowed yet. Meet our Hail
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  • Community

    Having studied ministry and worked with churches in my previous life, I thought I knew a thing or two about community. What it looked like. How to do it with some success. But rural living is giving me a new education. This is what community looks like out here. Don’t recognize it? Try this one.
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  • Six weeks

    The grapes have been in the ground six weeks. The trellis system is complete and all the vines are now protected by milk cartons. Six weeks ago   Today Our cartons runneth over.