old farm house SwittersBAn old farm house, left by a young family almost fifty years ago. They left that hard life, near Rosholt, South Dakota, and headed West with all their possessions and four kids. They made a good life and instilled in their kids a work ethic and a sense of self sufficiency.

“‎A farm is a manipulative creature. There is no such thing as finished. Work comes in a stream and has no end. There are only the things that must be done now and things that can be done later. The threat the farm has got on you, the one that keeps you running…..is this: do it now, or some living thing will wilt or suffer or die. Its blackmail, really.”

Kristin Kimball (The Dirty Life: On Farming, Food, and Love)