• Mindy Ward

    Warning Hunters, The Farmer Is Checking Cows

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     by Mindy Ward
     on November 22, 2013

    A friend of ours came over last weekend to deliver a load of round hay bales. As he jumped out of the truck cab, the blaze orange cap was hard to miss. I asked if he had been hunting earlier in the day. “No, I went to check the cows and I thought, better safe than sorry,” he replied. Hunting season is here. During this time of year, I wake many mornings to the sound of “Pop. Pop. Pop.” I know that hunters, some from the city, some from my area, are in the woods. Still…

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    Give Thanks, You Live In A Small Town

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     by Mindy Ward
     on November 15, 2013

    My 17-year-old daughter, Cassidy, called crying from the car. She had pumped her gas tank full, grabbed a soda and candy bar and went to pay the cashier. Her debit card was declined. But what transpired after displays the true heart of rural America. First, this was not our daughter’s fault. The blame lies squarely on her parents shoulders. We have one daughter in college, the other a senior in high school and both using the same bank account. And with more than one account, we did…

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    Don’t Worry, The Farmer Will Work 7 Days For Your Food

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     by Mindy Ward
     on November 1, 2013

    My husband saw it first. Then he beckoned to me. As I entered my daughter’s bedroom, he pulled open the window blinds. Since her room overlooks the back pasture, I knew the view was not going to be good. There, sprawled out on the ground, was a dead ewe. I was already dressed for Sunday morning church service. My husband and I were scheduled to watch over the children in the nursery. Unfortunately, my husband had to change his plans. He put on his coveralls, donned his muck boots and…

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