Listening to the Land: Life Lessons in a Colorado Cornfield

As she works her family’s 5 acres with the help and company of a wise neighbor, Brenda Peterson discovers the wonder of nature in a musical, generous cornfield.

Cornfield
Asking only that she “listen to this land,” the author’s neighbor, Mr. Vale, did not charge her for plowing and helping her plant 5 acres of corn all those years ago.
ISTOCKPHOTO/ALEXANDER HAFEMANN