I am the one percent. Fourth generation farmer, working the land that my father and grandparents worked for most of their lives. Spending my days struggling to make ends meet, with a to-do list that never ends. Spending my life doing what I love, even though it is not an easy life, and there are much easier pathways to take. Hard work will never be a stranger to me, but nor will beauty. Even when I don’t have this land to come home to anymore, even when I am no longer a farmer by trade, I will still be a farmer at heart.
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Black, greasy smoke drifts on the chilly breeze from the pile of spiny brown weeds in the driveway. Several piles of still smoldering ash mark our path down the dirt road. My gloved hands clench the wooden handle of the rake I’m using to drag the tumbleweeds into meat piles on the bare dirt of… Read more
We changed the wheels and tires on our Dodge pickup yesterday. Of course, we’re too broke to buy new wheels and tires, so instead, we loaded up the wheels and tires we took off the stock trailer last year and took the GMC that we use as a work pickup over to the stacklot. We… Read more
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