Dear Farm Journal,
Rufus is on the road today and working without him curtails the daily progress more than I remember. Everything seems to take longer, and I miss Rufus already. While working together, we usually ease into a rhythm that pushes progress along quite nicely. Without him, I hurry anxiously along because I know I am not keeping up with our usual pace. Thankfully, Rufus’s daughter, Karma, came up to give me a hand with some of the harvesting. It was still a really long day and we have a ton to do tomorrow.