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Should We Buy a New ATV?

Reflections on Luke 12:13-21, the Gospel reading for the 8th Sunday of Pentecost. Almost every day on the farm we are faced with quite consequential decisions. Today it is about our ATV. Most days we use it several times for … Continue reading

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This Place

We had a Rocky Mountain family gathering. Our son, Jeremiah, and his fiancé, Caroline; along with our daughter, Rebekah, and her husband, Mike, joined us for a week on the mountainside in Steamboat Springs, Colorado. Connie and I drove our … Continue reading

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DeKalb County Farm Stroll, July 19

Heatherhope Farm will be one of a dozen farms welcoming the public as part of the very first DeKalb County Farm Stroll, sponsored by the University of  Illinois Extension. The stroll is Sunday, July 19, 2015, from 11 a.m. to 5 … Continue reading

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Epiphany at Heatherhope, January 4

You are invited to a very special evening—our annual Epiphany celebration at Heatherhope Farm. We will gather Sunday, January 4, 2015, from 4:30 to about 7:30 p.m. At times the darker powers of this world seem to threaten to overwhelm … Continue reading

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Big Crowds and Good Weather for Sheepdog Demo

Heatherhope Farm went to Kline Creek Farm on the weekend of April 20 and 21, 2013. The Lord was good. A week earlier John was sick and the weather was atrocious. But John’s coughing was gone and his voice was … Continue reading

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Meet and Greet the Lambs, May 25

Come to Heatherhope Farm on Saturday, May 25, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and meet and greet our 2013 crop of 21 new lambs. Watch them follow their mothers and enjoy their lamb frolics during which they gather like … Continue reading

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Epiphany at Heatherhope Set for January 6, 2013

You are cordially invited to a winter tradition: Epiphany at Heatherhope.   Come alone, with a friend, or with your whole family. Festivities will be on Sunday, January 6 and run from 4:30 p.m. till 7:30 p.m. or so. We … Continue reading

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The Glories of Glum and Sheep Keepers New Year

            Lots of people complain when clouds and rains come. They think it dreary.  Not me—especially when we have endured the long, hot, dry summer of 2012. I complained when there was not a cloud in the sky for days … Continue reading

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Post-Sheep-Handling Thoughts on Olympian Spirit

The great 19th century Danish-Lutheran philosopher, Soren Kierkegaard, wrote scathingly of a certain bishop who was called a “faithful witness of the truth” at his funeral. Kierkegaard thought that faithful witnesses, or, what he would also call “knights of faith,” … Continue reading

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Reflections: Transfiguration Sunday

Reflections on Transfiguration, Year C 2 Kings 2:1-12  “Elijah ascended into heaven in a whirlwind.”                   No one likes being caught in a storm.                 The severe tornadoes of last summer, including the one that devastated Joplin, Missouri, surely … Continue reading

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