One of my favorite quotes from GK Chesterton: “The new rebel is a sceptic…”

But the new rebel is a sceptic, and will not entirely trust anything. He has no loyalty; therefore he can never be really a revolutionist. And the fact that he doubts everything really gets in his way when he wants to denounce anything. For all denunciation implies a moral doctrine of some kind; and the modern revolutionist doubts not only the institution he denounces, but the doctrine by which he denounces it. Thus he writes one book complaining that imperial Read More

Have you seen this?

I watched the documentary Food Inc. the other week, and I just can’t stop thinking about it. I watched it mainly because I knew Joel Salatin (my hero) was featured in it. Amazon Prime members can watch it free online. Here is the official movie trailer. Let me know what you think.

More than homeschool…

I love homeschool. But what I really love is the lifestyle it affords, mainly one that is centered on family and the home. My bride homeschools our two children (soon to be three), and I work outside the home. One of the main benefits I see with this arrangement is that it allows for more traditional roles of husband and wife.  My role is to serve as spiritual leader of the home and to provide for the material needs of the family. My bride’s role is one primarily Read More

The blessings of a day off during the week

I looked at the weather report Tuesday morning and saw it was going to be a beautiful day and rain was coming this weekend, so I decided to take Tuesday off and get some things done around home. When you work off the farm during the week, Saturdays are the only day you can get some things done, especially in the winter months with the shorter days. I wanted to get one main thing done: complete a new water line from the Read More

Maybe one day…

I am extremely blessed to have a job I like and one that let’s me try new things. I have worked for the South Carolina fire service since 2001 and have met many wonderful people from across the state. However, farming is in my blood. We live on family property that my grandfather and great-grandfather farmed. Looking back 20 years, if I had know then what I know now, things might have turned out different. But I don’t spend time Read More

A productive week at Triple J

Several years ago, I started taking off about two weeks at Christmas time, and every year since I look forward to that time and seek to make the most of it.  Last year, I finished clearing an overgrown fence line down the dirt road past my parent’s house to have more pasture for our cows. After clearing it, I installed a new barbed-wire fence (I usually try to save major fence work and brush clearing for winter months).  This year Read More