Old Order Mennonite Memoirs


This column was originally published in the July 21, 2016, edition of the Herald.

The young Clover Creek farmer knew before he checked his rain gauge that nothing measurable would be in it, but he looked anyway before he turned the tube upside down. One drop fell out. Meanwhile, the corn stalks in the field curled their leaves for protection from the beating sun and to preserve what moisture they could. That describes the weather for last week.

We try to shift our work times into the cool of morning and evening hours, but that's not always an option. Milking time can't be shifted to accomm...

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