Once Upon a Farm
Lessons on Growing Love, Life, and Hope on a New Frontier
Sometimes, it’s not only what we plant but where we’re planted.
Now raising their 4-year old daughter, Indiana, alone, after Joey’s passing, Rory Feek digs deeper into the soil of his life and the unusual choices he and his wife Joey made together, and the ones he’s making now to lead his family into the future.
When Rory Feek and his older daughters moved into a run-down farmhouse almost twenty years ago, he had no idea of the almost fairy-tale love story that was going to unfold on that small piece of Tennessee land. … and the lessons he and his family would learn along the way.
Now, two years after his wife Joey’s passing… as Rory takes their four-year-old daughter Indiana’s hand and walks forward into an unknown future, he takes the readers on his incredible journey from heartbreak to hope and ultimately, the kind of healing that only comes through faith.
A raw, and vulnerable look deeper into Rory’s heart, this book is filled with powerful stories of love, life and hope and the insights that one extraordinary, ordinary man in bib overalls has gleamed along the way.
As opposed to homesteading, this is instead a book on lifesteading, as Feek learns to cultivate faith, love, and fatherhood on a small farm, while doing everything at times but farming. With frequent stories of his and Joey’s years together, and how those guide his life today, Rory unpacks just what it means to be open to new experiences.
“This isn’t a ‘how to’ book, it’s more of a ‘how we’ or more accurately “how He” (God) planted us on a few acres of land and grew something bigger than Joey or I could have ever imagined.”