EVERYTHING I REALLY NEED TO KNOW,
I LEARNED GROWING UP ON A FARM
Faith. I've watched the planting of tiny seeds and had the assurance that they would sprout
and make a good crop. I've watched a newborn calf struggle to its
feet and understood this fragile animal would grow into a productive cow.
Compassion. I've seen my Dad get off his tractor to move a bird's nest out of the way so he
could cultivate the field.
Patience. I know everything happens according to nature's schedule.
We can't speed it up or slow it down; we can only work within its constraints.
Jack Odle, -
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"To forget how to dig the earth and tend the soil is to forget ourselves."