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The Farm....again

This is what the farm looks like, looking west from the little house. You may have seen this photo before. It is not, however, what the land looks like at this moment when I’m writing. 1,099 more words

From back to the landers to take back the landers

Here are some thoughts to consider :

There has been a running sentiment in our community for a long time, “get these green rush’n, big money growers out of our community”. 380 more words


On Fire and Family, an essay

Here’s an essay from a collection of essays titled Kansas Chronicles which I mentioned in The Quest, a previous post, and which an international blogger friend, Rambling Rose, read. 2,141 more words


A Quest

The simple task of finding my college transcripts became an overwhelming quest. One of the gifts of my life is that I have an entire writing room for myself. 679 more words

Are Green Acres in Store for the Future of American Farms?

In the last few decades much has been said about the decline of small farmers and the belief that big corporations are gobbling up all the farmland, has become common. 548 more words

the Grain of Hard Labor

Set upon a lonesome hill

A macrame of buildings and self-will.

Adeptly placed into landscape from the vacant window sill.

Communities of back-breaking promises.

Handed down chores. 54 more words


In 'This Blessed Earth,' Nostalgia For Farming Overlooks Real World Issues : NPR

Journalist Ted Genoways spent a year on a small farm in rural Nebraska, and he says American nostalgia for the family farm overlooks the pressures farmers face and the realities of food production. 13 more words

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