At this point it feels like Spring is so very far away. With the delay in the fall harvest and the delays in getting our buildings up, we have lost a number of animals. It’s not just the farming financial loss but the loss of each life, no matter how big or small, that weighs on our hearts. The older boys feel it too. Teaching about life, death, quality of work, and maintaining a hopeful perspective while grounded in faith, is sometimes a challenge. The Dodge Superbowl commercial from 2013 comes boldly to mind when challenges like we have had farming this winter arise.