GRIT Magazine bloggers Rebekah and Andrew Sell gave up the bright lights in Colorado Springs, packed their things and moved to rural Wisconsin to follow an agrarian mission. The Sells, with a new baby on the way, decided to take over the daily operation of a family farm and to make producing the highest quality food their life’s work. Their grit, determination, and profound faith have guided them every step of the way.
As if that accomplishment wasn’t enough, Becky and Andy documented their first year on Foxwood farm by writing a book about the experience … as it was happening. Lavishly (and authentically) illustrated with Becky’s photography, the couple’s book is an inspiration. If you ever thought about doing what these folks did (after only a year of marriage), or if you did it, but didn’t document the experience, I know this book will inspire and evoke all manner of pent up emotion.
First Year On Foxwood Farm: A photographic Journal from January to December 2008 is currently available in soft cover, hard cover with art on the jacket and hardcover with the art right on the cover. If you are looking for help with any of your New Year’s resolutions, or inspiration in general, order your copy here.
Hank Will raises hair sheep, heritage cattle and many varieties of open-pollinated corn with his wife, Karen, on their rural Osage County, Kansas farm. His home life is a perfect complement to his professional life as editor in chief at GRIT and Capper's Farmer magazines. Connect with him on Google+.