Beef Farmer. Horse Lover. Drove a turquoise Rambler.
[Photos and stories of subjects dear to my heart: Faith. Family. Farming.] True stories of real people that make you think, be thankful and SMILE!
Author of the historical novel, The Life and Times of Rowan Daly.
[The title tells the reader to expect something unique with this book. The title you would expect is When I Talked to a Farmer. Pete brings back the art of listening in an age when we need it the most.]
[This book is not a romantic portrait of farmers. Instead, it is a realistic portrayal of people who work hard, are problem solvers, entrepreneurs and get up every day grounded in hope and resilience.]
A dairy herdsman and aspiring sheep dairy farmer.
"When I Listened to a Farmer was constructed in a such a unique way. The photographs alone tell a story, filled with emotion. Looking at the faces of the men and women who appear in the book show how much they care about their work, their lifestyle, and what they have committed to. The photographer captured the beautiful and serene images of rural life. Capturing the raw energy that is most found in the farming community itself.
The writing itself I found to be unique in its own way. While I often found the writing tied to the photo with it some of them had there own purpose. I found that the writing conveyed its own sense of raw power. Often tugging at my heart strings wanting me to know more, the writing is stringed together in such a way that it leaves you wanting more."
Dairy Farmer...who bought back the 4020 tractor of his grandpa he never met.
[A farmers way of life, from family values to work ethic, down to the true core of what it truly means to be a farmer put into words in a way that most have never thought before.]
Dairy farm kid. Mom. Raises Show Cow Genetics.
Markers that Bring you Home.
"It encompasses the truth behind our passion...it takes me back to when I was a kid and wanted to 'explore' our barns...finding old beaten up treasures...finding treasures in things that are broken...I gravitated to your photos."
Dairy Farmer. the epitome of a Family. Farmer.
"Sitting down to read Pete's book is a relaxing reminder of the simple things in life. We tend to quickly forget all that we have...he reminds us to appreciate: our families, our friends and our mentors."