It was one year ago this week that we received the news that our boys would not be returning to school after spring break. The news was life-altering and sobering and was the first of many "endings" we experienced as a result of COVID-19.
Moms often get the credit for multi-tasking and balancing work and family. And they should. I know tons of rock-star moms doing it all. But the picture above pretty well illustrates just how hard my husband has been working to care for both his farm and his children. We're on week 7 of our coronavirus … Continue reading Week 7: Dad Doing Work
On Sunday morning our pastor gave a wonderful sermon about Jesus' instructions to help others - even the least of these. The poor, the helpless, the unemployed and the unfed, they all need help and it's through our service to them that we honor God. “The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you … Continue reading Week 5: Becoming Helpers
Week 4 of our new normal and social distancing was capped off with Easter baskets and Evan's 7th birthday. Family Life Evan John is our oldest and our sweet, caring and studious child. He has a heart of gold, a memory like a steel trap and a love for the farm. After Easter sunrise service … Continue reading Week 4: Birthdays and Easter Bunnies
Editor's Note: This is my weekly update on life on the farm amidst the 2020 COVID-19 outbreak. When we wake up Monday morning we will be under a state-wide, stay-at-home order. Not much will change from our current routine, but things have certainly become more real, more sobering and more uncertain. The farm didn't stop … Continue reading Social Distancing on the Farm
Like nearly every American family and business, Sawyer Land & Cattle is feeling the effects of Coronavirus. We are a fourth-generation farm family that raised crops and cattle in Central Kansas. The virus is nearby but not in the county - yet. However, the governor has officially closed all public K-12 schools for the remainder … Continue reading Farming in the Time of Coronavirus