Thursday, September 29, 2016
farmer in wheat field

The most successful farmers are those that ask questions and seek advice in a tough market, never assuming their way is the only way.
raindrops on leaf

I never once thought I would see it, nor say it, but after weeks on end without rain, there is reason to celebrate.
rural farm scene

Family farming, with its challenges and bounties, cycles through the seasons, each one demanding a whole lot of sweat equity.
silverware on table

Rare and wonderful are the people in a life that bring a feeling of jubilant joy just in the recalling of a day spent with them.
large round hay bale in field

Thanks to progress, we have overcome many of the challenges of earlier generations, including polio.
helping hand

As summer kicks in to high gear, if there is time in your day to pick up a good book, I recommend, Heart In The Right Place, a memoir written by Carolyn Jourdan.
Coalwood, West Virginia

Sutherland meets a woman from a small mining town in West Virginia like the one she enjoys reading about in a Homer Hickman novel.
rural farm scene

It seems the idea of going back to our country roots is now in vogue.
Dorset sheep

Doris the Dorset has reached the end of the road. There will be no more surprise visits, looking out the window to see the Dorset sheep wandering up my sidewalk.
kids swim

When Sutherland thinks of her childhood summers she can remember playing in the hay mow, swimming, climbing trees, and spending hours exploring the woods.
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