Once Upon a Farm: Lessons on Growing Love, Life, and Hope on 7 Acres Or Less
: Sometimes, it's not only what we plant but where we're planted. Now raising their 3-year old daughter, Indiana, alone, after Joey's passing, Rory Feek digs deep into the soil of his life and career to share the choices...
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Sometimes, it's not only what we plant but where we're planted.
Now raising their 3-year old daughter, Indiana, alone, after Joey's passing, Rory Feek digs deep into the soil of his life and career to share the choices made and lessons learned that helped turn a middle Tennessee farm into a place that grew love and hope.
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 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. Much like Jesus' biblical parable, when we scatter our seeds, some will grow in the fertile land and warm sun. Feek contends that it's the same way with our dreams but we must always pay attention to what our story is teaching us.
It's long been said that timing is everything, and it is, unless you haven't done the work to be prepared. What does it mean to cultivate life, to be open to new directions, to invest in another person as a way of connecting with God? Through his wealth of stories and vulnerable spirit, Rory opens up on those struggles in his own life and, in the process, shows the way for us all.
"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."
It's an ongoing story of a new frontier, all woven into a new season of learning to grow a new life and love in the land that his wife loved so much.
A true renaissance man, Rory Feek is known as one of Nashville's premiere songwriters, entrepreneurs and out-of-the-box thinkers.nbsp; He is a world class storyteller that crosses all creative mediums from music and film to books and the internet.nbsp;As a blogger, Rory shares his heart and story with the world through hisnbsp; thislifeilive.com nbsp;blog that has over 2 million Facebook followers.nbsp; The love story of he and his wife, her recent battle and loss to cancer, and his vignettes of unwavering faith and hope in the face of tragedy inspires millions of readers who follow along with each post.nbsp;nbsp;As a songwriter, Rory's written multiple number-one songs, including Blake Shelton's "Some Beach", Easton Corbin's "A Little More Country Than That", and Clay Walker's "Chain of Love", and had dozens of other songs he's written recorded by Kenny Chesney, Randy Travis, Reba, Trisha Yearwood, Waylon Jennings, and many others.nbsp;As an artist, Rory is one-half of the Grammy nominated county-music duo Joey+Rory.nbsp; He and his wife Joey Martin toured the world, sold hundreds of thousands of records, and have their own weekly hit television show that airs all across the country on RFD-TV.nbsp;Their latest album "Hymns That Are Important To Us" sold 70,000 copies the first week and debuted at number on Billboard album charts.nbsp;nbsp;As a filmmaker, Rory just finished directing his first feature-length film, "Josephine", an epic love story set during the declining months of the Civil War, with a screenplay that he co-wrote with Aaron Carnahan.nbsp; Rory has three other screenplays in process. nbsp;He also writes, shoots and edits their music videos, and is the creator of the television shows and specials in which he and his wife appeared.nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;He and his 2 year-old daughter Indiana live an hour south of Nashville in an 1870's farmhouse near their family-owned diner, Marcy Jo's Mealhouse.nbsp;