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Lessons from Vanny DeVito

Posted 6/20/2016 6:09pm by Shiloh Avery.

 

ALL HUMANS ARE OKAY!  But Vanny DeVito met his demise in Tumbling Shoals Creek this past week

 

 

We’ve decided to thrive in challenging situations.  Yep.  It’s on our list.  Want to know what’s no longer on our list?  Getting a spare wheel and tire for Harrison Ford (the Hickory market van, who has never had a spare tire since we’ve owned him).  But I happened to notice while Vanny DeVito was upside down in the creek that he has a really nice spare tire, now available.  Boom!  Check it off the list!  

See how easy that was?  Just total one van a get the part you need for the other.  Easy as pie.   

But seriously.  We learned something from Vanny DeVito, who got dragged back out of the creek and set back on his feet, started back up and limped back to the farm by his own engine.  I mean, farming is a lot like this accident.  Inevitably, there are setbacks, but being a farmer is about taking those setbacks and making the best of them (free spare tire!  A thing checked off the list!), and perhaps learning a thing or two along the way.  

Farming takes tenacity.  It takes grit. Sometimes, it takes sheer will to thrive under formidable conditions.

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