We Bought The Farm

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Farm Life

We bought the farm

Written By: Gary Wonning

In Nineteen-Forty-Seven, when I was three years old, my parents bought a small farm near Napoleon Indiana. The previous owners abandoned the property several years previous and as a result, there was a lot of work necessary to bring the farm up to being a productive, profitable enterprise.

My dad and mom had originally intended on buying the Brum farm near Batesville, the banker wouldn’t lend them the money because he thought we couldn’t make a living on that farm.

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Life was a lot slower and simpler in the fifties and sixties.

I’m not sure how he decided we could make money on this farm.

The author has been a writer/photographer for over thirty years. Specializing in nature and landscape photography, as well as studying native cultures.

His travels have taken him to most of the United States, as well as Australia, Belize, Egypt and the Canary Islands.

He has studied the Mayan culture of Central America as well as the aborigines of Australia. Photography has given him the opportunity to observe life in various parts of the world.

He has published several books about his adventures.

For more information, please consult his website,www.journeysthrulife.com.

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