Saturday, May 28, 2016

"There is a little man in that child who has already stood his ground with the stubborn calves in the barn and the pigs...

"Throwing down hay from the highest point of the south mow, I was drawn to the west corner by the tiniest of sounds. Nestled...

All my life, I have been certain of one thing. Dairy farmers are not paid nearly enough. Now, this has been true even when...

A knock came on my door as I worked in the kitchen one late afternoon this past week. I was startled because I had...

"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,...
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