Tuesday, May 3, 2016

"I spent the afternoon astraddle the ridge of the new barn-loft roof laying down a ridgecap, a course of overlapping shingles that covers the...

"If you're in the wrong place, the right things don't happen."-- Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, 1942 There are some things we are given absolutely no choice...

"On the farm, I'd come to see that my animals managed to avoid, almost entirely by instinct, the dramas that humans create for themselves....

"Wes Jackson is fond of saying that if your life's work can be accomplished in your lifetime, you're not thinking big enough. And no...

“My father asserted there was no better place to bring up a family than in a rural environment. There’s something about getting up at...

"Dad hitched up the horses and told me the farm was my responsibility now. He was going in search of work, for a week,...

“Each friend represents a world in us, a world possibly not born until they arrive, and it is only by this meeting that a...

"The summer skies are darkly blueThe days are still and brightAnd evening trails her robes of goldThrough the dim halls of night." -- Sarah...

“Never pass up a good opportunity to shut up.” — Will Rogers Tomes of writing have been published on opinions, philosophies, old-fashioned ways...

"It excites me that no matter how much machinery replaces the horse, the work it can do is still measured in horsepower...even in this...
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