Virtual Visit Update – “Come Ride Along…”

Here’s a link to the most recent “Virtual Visit” and update to goins’-on at the farm. I hope you’ll take a minute to visit. Get in touch if you have questions. Consider helping out if you’re able…

Shifting Seasons

Neither of my current primary vehicles is a straight drive. I miss the feel of slipping a shifter out of gear as the clutch releases, sliding it into the next position and matching the engine speed to the new gear as the clutch re-engages. With an automatic, it all still happens, but you don’t have … Read more

Yes, we’re planting! … and, why Patreon.com…?

Yes. We’re planting!  That’s the important question. About a month ago I let folks know that this season was at risk of not happening.  Enough folks stepped up and agreed that this is not the time to stop growing food to share with neighbors in the community who are having a hard time getting enough. … Read more

No Food For Sale

Welcome back! At the end of this, I’m going to ask you for money. I hope you’ll stick around… The last time you read anything new here I was entering a “Sabbath Year” as I began what would’ve been Healing Springs Acres’ seventh season of producing 6,000 – 8,000 pounds of food each year to … Read more

Sabbath Intersections

2199 days. That is the number of days from the time I left Atlanta to “move to the farm” until the first night I actually spent as a resident at the farm. Those days were filled to the brim with adventures, misadventures, inspiration, devastation, faith, doubt, arrogance, fear, humility, gratitude, tireless work, costly laziness, shrewdness, … Read more

Program already in progress…

It has been far too long since I’ve written anything here – not since the summer of 2013.  That seems like forever ago, and yet it seems like just a few months or so that I’ve been meaning to put up another post.  All of 2014 and 2015 were spent in another assignment as interim … Read more