Family Tree: Branching Out is Hard

Although I mostly talk about pigs, sheep and anything agriculture on Rural Ris, I feel that insight into my personal life and who my family is, can help shape the image of who Rural Ris is…

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Family~ LIKE BRANCHES ON A TREE WE MAY GROW IN DIFFERENT DIRECTIONS, YET OUR ROOTS REMAIN AS ONE.

trreDuring a time when my family has two kids in college, and two still in elementary school, the quote above has a lot of meaning. We are all in a hundred places at once, trying to lead separate lives, yet one cohesive life simultaneously. Quite frankly, it gets hard. Inevitably we are not all going to be at every event together. There was a time when this was possible, but now, well, now it simply isn’t.

Despite all living under one roof, there are weeks where it is hard to get everyone’s schedules to coincide so we can all six of us eat dinner together. There are many a time where I have to explain to the little boys that I can’t go to their first basketball game because I have class…

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