The Field of a Sluggard

I passed by the field of a sluggard, by the vineyard of a man lacking sense, and behold, it was all overgrown with thorns; the ground was covered with nettles, and its stone wall was broken down. Then I saw and considered it; I looked and received instruction. A little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to rest, and poverty will come upon you like a robber, and want like an armed man. (Proverbs 24:30-34)   Read More

I will miss seeing Hilton

None of our readers know Hilton. Hilton has been a regular at our farm store, and he would stop by every Saturday after work. He really liked fresh eggs and plant ripened tomatoes. I don’t have a picture of Hilton, so let me describe him. We met Hilton and his wife late one Saturday afternoon when they stopped by the house after seeing the fresh eggs sign out by the paved road. Our farm store was technically closed at that Read More

Her first business at age 12

I agree with Joel Salatin that a family-friendly farm is one where the kids are involved with everything. Sure, it takes longer to do chores with a 2 year-old in tow, but it is worth it. Farm kids should be allowed and encouraged to develop their own farm enterprise as soon as possible. If this does not happen, then the farm will always be dad’s farm or mom’s farm, and they might not ever engage. Well the fact is we Read More

Sermon: Romans 12:9-15, “Brotherly Love”

I like lists. Good lists seem to be the only way I get anything done. I have a work lists, I have farm project lists, I have Tractor Supply lists, I have honey-do lists and so on.   The Apostle Paul is known for his lengthy statements that are always filled with doctrinal truth.  What we see in these verses and the ones that follow is almost like a bullet-point list.   Last week we studied Paul’s description of the Read More

“I don’t want to see that!”

During the recent Ag and Art Tours, we met tons of nice people and gave many tours of our farm. One couple wanted to learn how to process chickens, so they returned on processing day, jumped right in and did a great job. I remember one other couple in particular, because when we got to the chicken processing overview (overview, not demonstration), the wife said “I don’t want to see that” to which I promptly asked “Why?” She explained that Read More