Meet Li'l Johnny Deere

Get to know the deer that is taking the Internet by storm after making his home in a herd of cattle in Washington.


165 Cows, 1 Deer

It was an ordinary November day when Kari McKay went to check the cows on her farm in eastern Washington, but what she found when she got to the pasture was anything but ordinary.


Goat Yoga

Lainey Morse has turned Goat Yoga into a business that has people all over the world clamoring for reservations on her Oregon farm.

Family and Food

It’s amazing how food really connects us. Families pass recipes down from generation to generation like jewels. Certain foods remind us of loved ones or of places or special times in our lives. Food is more than just sustenance; it’s a way to remember family. What do you do when someone has lost a family member? You bring food because it shows you care.

One food that bonds my extended family together is apples. A few years ago, my dad’s first cousin, John Foust, passed away unexpectedly. He was a CPA with a law degree, but he never lost his passion for his ag roots. 


Barn Problems

We’ve all had moments when we cry in desperation, “What else can possibly go wrong?” Fate often steps in to answer our question  and reminds us who’s in charge. (Hint: It isn’t us.)

Most of the time, we just need to remember that things could be worse. Counting our blessings can help put things in perspective and may mean the difference between a momentary meltdown and a full-on anxiety attack.


Revitalizing Rural Churches

If you’ve ever been part of a school district consolidation effort, you’ve seen parties on both sides fight to keep their school’s identity alive. As passionate as people are about their alma maters, it’s nothing compared with what happens when churches try to merge. Despite the strong aversion to change, however, resistance may be futile.