On the Farm

Here are a few more photos from my time with Julius on his farm.

Gentry Farms

Gentry Farms

Gentry Farms

Gentry Farms

Gentry Farms

Gentry Farms
Julius and one of his work vehicles, named “Steadman.” Other farmers tease him about the vehicle, but he’s not been able to get it stuck yet.

Gentry Farms

The Tractor

Gentry Farms

Gentry Farms

Gentry Farms

Last week I sadly bid adieu to my second family and left on a 2,300 mile trek driving from California back to Michigan. The trip was free of unanticipated events, for which I am thankful, but I had many great experiences including racing on the Bonneville Salt Flats, driving 62 miles straight steering only with my knees, and seeing wonderful friends along the way. One of those friends was Julius, who, after graduating from Hillsdale College, moved back to his native Nebraska to do what he loves – farm. I had such a fun time with him on his farm taking photos, learning about pivots and volunteers, and, of course, spending quality time with a friend I respect and admire. More photos to come, but in the meantime head on over to the Facebook page for Gentry Farms and become a fan, or like it, or whatever they’re calling it these days.

Yosemite Time-lapse

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El Capitan HDR

El Capitan in Yosemite

This past weekend my family was in town (sans my older brother who is working in Africa for the next year) and we went to Yosemite National Park. It is such an amazing place. This rock formation, called El Capitan, is 3,000 feet tall and a challenge climbers have scaled since 1958 when a guy climbed it in 47 days. His climbing time has since been shattered and the current record is a mind-blowing 2 hours 37 minutes and 5 seconds. I almost didn’t believe the ranger when he told us that, but according to Wikipedia (which everyone who has an internet connection knows is the source for all fact-checking) it’s true.

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