I am excited and happy that you have taken the time and effort to find my humble blog. The breadth and reach of this blog never stops amazing me. When I realise that people from all over the world stop by to read and consider my posts I am humbled. We live in amazing times. We live in exciting times. Thank you for your interest.
My farm's business name "Standing Oaks Enterprises LLC" has its roots in the mighty oak trees that stand in a grove on my farm. I seldom see these trees but I wonder what they have seen and endured in there life. Some have seen most of the events of our country unfold. Simply by standing there in a grove they remind me of the legacy of the past and offer hope for the future. I pray that my life could be that meaningful.
The name "Acorns for Thought" comes from my desire to encourage people to think and ask questions about farming. I hope to plant seeds of thought in people's minds. Seeds of thought that may some day grow into mighty oak trees of ideas. Ideas that will provide the food, shelter, and beauty that everyone should enjoy.
I approach life from my understanding of the JudeoChristian worldview. I am not an academic nor a trained and learned thinker so I do not presume to compete on that level. I am a farmer that has his hands dirty, his back aching, and sweat on his brow almost everyday. My blog approaches life from that angle and asks questions. I do not always answer my questions. Sometimes I don't know the answers. There may be multiple answers to a question and I will attempt to present the one that appeals to me. I only ask that you consider the ideas.
I invite you to consider questions with me and to feel free to comment. Perhaps in this discussion a seed of thought will be planted in someone's mind and begin to grow into something strong and beautiful. That would make me proud and very happy.
If this humble blog doesn't catch your interest, I invite you to click the link to CauseMatters provided below. You will find there a broad set of resources, not the least of which is links to other farmer blogs. Please enjoy, ponder, and grow with me and my fellow farmers.
Thank you for your time and thoughts.
I just saw you on PBS and am very inspired by your family! Thank you for sharing your faith with others. I grew up on a farm in SW Ohio and have, at times, struggled to describe to people from "other worlds" what it is about. I wish that back when I went to college I could have had the video of your family to play, to show people how your son kept describing that farming is a business. Did you know that there is a conference in SW Ohio for bloggers? It's organized by a woman that runs the website Bloggy Moms so it's mostly women, but I'd bet she'd LOVE IT if you were able to attend next year's conference. I think you could even be a speaker and I know she has the application up for that. http://www.bloggyconference.com/ I was able to attend the first conference for free because I volunteered. I'm not sure if she will have opportunities like that again. I do think attendees would like hearing your story - and - there were farmers there this year. It was just the female perspective. :)ReplyDelete