Carver Gothic

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I came across this picture—on photo paper! The year was 1998. The year we hung on.

Carver Gothic with wheat crop

This is me with my family, gathered around our one-square-yard wheat crop. We harvested that wheat, and still have the unhusked kernels in a Mason jar, to remind us of when we survived. I take this as a sign that perhaps we should try gardening again this year.

Can you tell that I came from a farming family?


4 Responses

  1. Kevin Bentch
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    Oh my! I am laughing out loud! Excellent photo and wonderful idea. Am loving your new books by the way!

  2. Frances B Giuffre
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    That’s a great family photo, Jeff. I think your Victory Garden is–nice, ahem. Do you remember my “high concept” for Limited Contact on Planet X (a billion years ago in the novel workshop) Now my novel idea will just sound derivative … Fran

  3. David Bosboom
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    It seems to me that you are bleaching your beard more now than WAY back then. But I could be wrong. Maybe it’s just the age of the photo. FWIW, for a farmer you’re one hell of a writer!

  4. Pam Phillips
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    A square yard of wheat, that’s hilarious! It really makes you think about how much land it takes to grow the staple foods we take for granted.

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