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  • Farming Writing

    Love Letters In My Backyard

    It was a gray spring day; the buds on the trees were just starting to bloom. I walked across the kitchen floor, and my bare feet slid across the carpet. Looking out the window,…

    March 9, 2021
  • Farming Writing

    Unrealized Dreams

    One of my dreams was to live in a city. I don’t know why I was fixated on a life in the city. Maybe it was because of the movies I watched growing up.…

    January 15, 2021
  • Farming marriage

    A Few Good Things

    As a kid, I remember thinking of Christmas as a mile-marker. I would look back over how much had changed from one year to the next. In high school, I’m sure I wondered if…

    December 22, 2020
  • Farming

    Embracing the Light

    The change is so subtle, it feels like it happened overnight. And maybe it did. Slowly, the morning light breaks through the prairie skies sooner, and the light lingers well into the 5 o’clock…

    March 6, 2020
  • Farming marriage

    The Same Season Never Comes Back

    “Mom? Dad? Come get me!” Rhett calls from his bedroom.  I reluctantly open his door, easing myself into his room (and this conversation). “Hey buddy, Dad went to the field already. He had to…

    August 2, 2019
  • Farming

    Out of the Mouths of (Farm) Babes

    “What’s that sound?” my son asks. I put my hand above my eyes to block the sun on this already too hot May day. Looking toward where the sound is coming from, I don’t…

    June 18, 2018