25 October

Still Life: Bedlam Farm Sign, Coming In

by Jon Katz

Five years ago, our friend John Greenwood made me this beautiful sign for our farm. The wind blew it over one day and we parked it in the barn for safe-keeping until we could find a good place for it.

I forgot about it until the other day when I came into the barn and saw it beautifully place by the back. It was a beautiful place for it, but I decided to bring it into my study and find a place to hang it on the wall.

It has a lot of meaning for me. When I go out to lock up the hens, I’ll bring it out and back into the house. It’s like finding an old friend.


  1. This tugged at my heart. I suppose in some distant way your openness in sharing your stories about life on the farm over the years makes all of us a small part of it too. Thanks for sharing Bedlam Farm with us.

  2. Thank you for your calm and encouraging writing today! I am a childhood farm girl, so along with your wise and heartfelt thoughts each morning, I feel like I have found a new friend!

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