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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.

About the Author

Rory Feek

My name is Rory. I wear overalls most all of the time, but I'm not a farmer... yet. I love old cars, old farmhouses, old people, and pretty much anything nostalgic or that has character. I'm 51 years old on the outside and in my mid 20’s down deep. I am a believer who's dreams have taken me places I've never imagined. I'm also a Believer, that has a long long way to go. I want to live a great story. I want to be a better man. I film. I write. I show up. God does the rest.My wife: I am married to the greatest woman that I've ever known. Her name is Joey. She has the voice of an angel and the heart of a saint. She is why I'm me. We have been married almost 14 years and God has given us an incredible love story. Not just how we began.. but now, today... even without her here by my side. That love story is still unfolding as our hold our little one's had and turn the pages. I want to out-love and out-serve my wife, but it is impossible.My children: I have two daughters, no wait... I have three daughters. Our two oldest, Heidi and Hopie are grown and making their way in this world. Our youngest, Indiana, is two years old and she helps me to make sense of this world. Indy has down syndrome. I think Hopie has up syndrome (she's always happy) . Heidi's got film and music syndrome (she's an aspiring filmmaker and singer/songwriter) . All my children are good and perfect gifts from above.My life: I live on a small farm about an hour south of Nashville Tennessee. We have two horses, some chickens, cats and a dog named Ranger. Joey and I spent the last eight years making music, traveling all over the world singing and performing for people, making a television show at home and working hard on our dreams. We took a year off in 2014 to search for something better. To simplify, and be with our family and friends, and to homestead. We don't have a television and don't want one. For a year, we traded our iPhones in for flip-phones and starting to talk to people again. We love our life.My blog: I'm a songwriter who isn't writing songs right now, so Joey encouraged me to write about our lives instead. So at the beginning of 2014, I started blogging about and filming the little and big moments in our life as they happened.. I didn't know why at the time. I do now.

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