When the Guests Leave

I may not have been that invested in Superbowl LII, but I was very intrigued by the planning that went into hosting such a major event. Wireless service providers working to increase capacity of their networks; hospitals preparing for an influx of patients; offices and businesses closing the Friday before the event in order to…

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Good To Be Here

When Luke and I interviewed for the Executive Director position at Shalom Hill Farm, our interview began with a moment of silence where we were all invited to breathe and center ourselves. I closed my eyes and thought, “This may be the only time I ever sit at this table and take in this view,…

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Our Peace Pole Is Planted!

Our Peace Pole, installed in the fall of 2013, is one of more than 200,000 planted in more than 200 countries around the world.  Our pole has the phrase May Peace Prevail On Earth in 10 languages—English, Lakota, German, Gaelic, Norwegian, Swedish, Spanish, Chinese, Zulu, Hmong. Though we are not quite sure of Swedish, we know all…

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Another Vision of “So God Made a Farmer”

The popular Super Bowl ad lifted up Paul Harvey’s wonderful reflection on farming.  But as we all know, though sometimes forget, farmers come in all colors, creeds, languages, and both genders.  God needs farmers around the world to tend the land and feed our populations.  SHF’s work with our partners in South Africa has taught us that. …

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The Sauna at SHF

Shalom Hill offers a relaxing opportunity for our guests – a sauna.  This quaint facility, completed in December of 2012, is tucked into the west grove near the Stone Cottage.  It features a porch, changing room, and the sauna which can accommodate 8-10 guests. The sauna was designed and built by Peterson-VandenBosch Builders.

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