Posts in Frank Farmer
Father's Day

As I sit here today, that is what jumps out at me the most about my dad. Not the fact that he surely faced challenges, the fact that I never had any idea of it. The knowing that no matter what he faced during the day, when he got home at night he left it out there, in the world. He stood by that wayward teen. He believed in me in moments when I didn't believe in myself.

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Keeping It Between the Ditches

Summer marks the beginning of road trip season. Families and individuals traveling here and there, seeing this and that. One of my favorite pastimes on a good road trip is to take the back roads. The "short cut," as my kids call it. I enjoy passing through those off-the-beaten path places. For everything the Eisenhower interstate system has done for travel, one negative is the lack of scenery. Nothing in my estimation is quite as relaxing as blowing through the countryside, windows down, Tom Petty on the radio.

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A Dog by Any Other Name

These days the small to medium size family type farm has all but disappeared. Sure, you’ll see a few of us scattered here and there, like fire ants grabbing a floating twig on a flooded river, but for the most part we are vanishing. Drifting on those swollen waters, one by one dropping off that twig, gone forever.

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Beautiful Fire

Fire is to the South Georgia ecosystem like gas is to a car. Without fire we are a tangled mess of briars and grapevines and invasive privets. Without fire our forests become so choked with invasive vegetation that native animals such as quail, turkey, and gopher tortoise cannot utilize habitat. Without fire we look nothing like how we were designed to look.

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