Miracles from the Farm


A photo of the Sell family December 2009This past week I’ve been working many hours and late nights trying to get our annual Blurb book wrapped up. Last year, we made our first book on blurb.com and gave a sort of photo tour of our year. It was important to start our books that way because the plethora of photos gave a sort of “ground zero” for everything to come.

This year, Blurb upgraded to be able to “slurp” blogs off the internet and place them ever so neatly into the book making program. I chose this route seeing as we had so much about our farm life neatly wrapped up in our Transitional Traditions blog.

And photos. According to Blurb pricing structures, we have up to 160 pages before we hit the next cost jump and right now, we are on page 154. That is what this post is for.

I am going to give an end-of-the-year blog a little early in order to upload the book and publish it before the month’s end. Stories of our year that didn’t make it into other posts seemed like a fun way to do it.

Miracle Pears

We’ve been asked, more than once, what a Miracle Pear is. I guess the definition of a Miracle Pear really comes down to how you define what a miracle actually is. Do you feel it is something that could not have happened in the natural and therefore must be an act of God (such as a person healing from softball sized tumors overnight)? Do you see miracles as more of “everyday” things that are just amazing to behold (the birth of a baby, for example)?

We define miracles as more of everyday things. Like, the fact that last Saturday, Andy almost died in the haymow, but didn’t (more on that later). Or we’ve had a bill that’s due, and we got the exact amount of money in a check we weren’t expecting (down to the penny).

Todd Helmkamp
1/4/2010 5:31:18 PM

Excellent stuff. You sound like my kind of folks. I wish there were more like you.

KC Compton_2
12/30/2009 12:02:10 PM

Very nice. I have loved keeping up with your processes over the past year or so and am so glad you're blogging for us over in GritLand. :=] Much love to you and your family--and also blessings on the farm! --K.C.

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