Overcoming Hardship on a Texas Farm

A fight for health and dignity.

Cindy Heath
Age of Empathy

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Images of children on an Alaskan homestead and the author as an older woman on her farm in Texas with vegetables and with her family.
The author’s photos in a canva.com collage.

The haunting call of the evening bird — chuck-will’s-widow, chuck-will’s-widow, chuck-will’s-widow, sounded through the oaks as the last rays of sunlight faded. The evening was so peaceful—until it wasn’t.

I picked up my pitchfork and tossed rotting vegetables and animal bedding from one compost pile to another: Fork, lift…

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Cindy Heath
Age of Empathy

I’ve been a farmer, entrepreneur, writer, and more. I'm passionate about nutrition, health, nature, and the rewards of personal writing.