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Raising Our Kids Alongside the Calves

When we were dating I specifically asked Brad if he had any intention of being a farmer. No, he said unequivocally. Oh good! I did not want to marry a farmer. The seasons are long. The work is hard. The...

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Delicate but Laborious Matters

The weather this year has been mild so far to say the least. Last night thunderstorms and hail moved through and tornadoes an hour or so northwest of us. It’s March 1st and I’m not sure what “normal” is anymore....

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Farming in the Bible: Chaff

A Note from the Farm There are so many farming metaphors and examples in the Bible. I love that my life gives me a little insight into many of these. I can’t resist sharing. In the fall we combine corn....

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Unconventional Decision Making

I think I’m going to buy a car. I’m sure thousands of cars are sold everyday so this isn’t mind-blowing. But I’ve driven a van for the last nine years and I have three children. Among families like ours a...

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Sideline Cheering & Bold Prayers

In some parts of the county it’s rained way too much this month. The corn and beans love the heat and humidity, but 12 inches of rain in less than 7 days doesn’t work out too well around here. Many...

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Instincts, Rewards, and Survival on the Farm

The calf was born on the other side of the creek in a small pasture along a line of timber. He was healthy and found his mama’s teats within the first few hours. No farmers around to intervene, the initial...

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Childhood Legend: Country Life Edition

I found myself writing about rural life lately and decided to add even more “country mouse” perspective to the blog. You can skip right over these to my typical topics, or enjoy something a little different once a week. It’s...

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Something Different

Blogworld, I miss you!!! So many hours in the tractor and the combine this last month… And we still aren’t done! I’m very ready to get back to normal routine and my writing. Even though I don’t have much time...

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Why Satan Works Like the Devil to Ruin Your Day

Picture day started off great. The girls were kindof excited, cause that’s what happens to girls on picture day, and they got up without too much hassle, got dressed and headed down for breakfast. I was still trying to nail-down...

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Feel Like You’re Sacrificing for Your Kids?

I’m glad to be of use.  I am.  The Bible says, “work for man AS IF you’re working for God.”  That’s good advice.  It is. But some days that barely cuts it.   I work as a farmhand for my dad....

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