Journal


AN URGENT REQUEST!!

Dear Farm Family,

I want to begin by saying a big “THANK YOU” to each one of you for supporting our farm and family. Obviously, we couldn’t continue doing what we do without that support. Our hope and trust is that it is a win/win where you are also being blessed by the “fruits of our labor.”

As we go into this weekend, we just want to ask you for another kind of support. Pam sent out something a few weeks ago about our involvement with Don Johnson, a prisoner on death row. I know it’s easy to overlook things when we are all overwhelmed with the volume of information that bombards us every day, but we just plead with you to read this.I will try to keep it short:

Over the past 15 years, Don Johnson has become like family to us — in fact, he’s “Uncle Don” to our children. We are totally convinced that he is a completely changed man from the man who committed a horrible crime in 1984. He has been transformed by the love of God and the forgiveness and redemption that he has experienced in Christ.

Next Thursday, May 16, at 7:00 pm he is scheduled to die. We are pleading with Governor Lee for mercy. Justice demands death, but mercy offers forgiveness and pardon. Let’s face it, according to the Biblical standard, we ALL deserve the death penalty! But, God lavished mercy on us, and so we are asking the Governor to extend that mercy to Don. I don’t think it is exaggerating to say that Don’s influence on death row has transformed that place into the safest and most behaved unit in the whole TN correctional system. He lives for one purpose, and that is to bless others. If he dies, his light is snuffed out and the world becomes a darker place - especially in the prison. Thirty-five of the 57 men on death row have also pleaded for his life. His death will be devastating on many fronts, including his step-daughter who has found the healing of forgiveness and has pled for his life.

As you can imagine, this has taken a lot of time and emotional energy from us as we grapple with his upcoming execution and plead for his life. How can you support us in this? First of all, we appreciate your prayers for God’s will. Secondly, we ask you to go to https://faithforgivenessredemption.com and sign a letter to send to the Governor asking for mercy (there is also a lot of other information there — with links to press stories, etc. There is quite a bit of press on his case, so you can also google “Don Johnson Clemency”. For an article on our involvement with Don, you can go to https://www.tennessean.com/story/news/crime/2019/05/06/tennessee-execution-donnie-johnson-family-visits/3541618002 Thirdly, you can join us tomorrow, May 11, at 3:00 pm in Legislative Plaza (next to the capitol building) for a prayer session for Don and the Governor, etc. If you come, please find us and give us a hug. Finally, you can share this information with all your friends and family. This is a spiritual battle between life and death, forgiveness and revenge, love and hate. We need fellow soldiers to fight with us!

Thank you for you time, your care, and your continued support. We love you!

John Dysinger — for the whole family.

February 10, 2019

Who or What is "Harvie"?

Written by John Dysinger

We are excit­ed to be part­ner­ing with the Harvie” CSA soft­ware plat­form this year to offer ful­ly cus­tomiz­able box­es. Don’t like egg­plant? Harvie,… 
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February 8, 2019

The End of an Amazing Sabbatical!

Written by Pam Dysinger

Greet­ings from the long-lost Dysingers! It has been a packed and event­ful year — filled with lots of trav­el, fam­i­ly times and oppor­tu­ni­ties to serve.… 
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December 16, 2016

A Cold Carrot Harvest

Written by Nick Massey

I regret not writ­ing about my expe­ri­ence on the farm soon­er. It has been a won­der­ful expe­ri­ence that I want to share with you. This week on the farm… 
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September 12, 2016

Farewell to Summer

Written by Kirsten Dysinger

Thank you to a great group of appren­tices! Cavell and Kate Blood, Gus­tavs, Jake and Zack blessed us in so many ways dur­ing the last 6 months. It was… 
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February 29, 2016

12 Reasons to Join Our CSA

Written by John Dysinger

A true, fam­i­ly farm with 4 gen­er­a­tions liv­ing and work­ing together.We farm using Organ­ic prac­ticesYear-round (Sum­mer and Win­ter CSA’s)Heavily…
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February 5, 2016

Spring is Coming! Sign up Now!

Written by John Dysinger

It’s been a crazy win­ter so far, with tem­per­a­tures in Decem­ber warm enough to sprout toma­to seeds on our com­post pile! The straw­ber­ry plants were in… 
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August 31, 2015

17th Crop of Strawberries!!

Written by John Dysinger

For the last sev­en­teen years, we have had an annu­al tra­di­tion; you could almost call it a rit­u­al. And that is the stick­ing” of the straw­ber­ries. We… 
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August 31, 2015

Goodbye to 2015 Apprentices

Written by Pam Dysinger

Yes­ter­day (August 30) we said good­bye to this year’s appren­tices — that is all but our son Joshua : ). This has been the largest and youngest group… 
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February 8, 2015

New Beginnings

Written by Pam Dysinger

One thing I love about farm­ing is the real­i­ty that each year you get a new begin­ning — hope­ful­ly learn­ing from the pre­vi­ous year’s mis­takes (and…
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September 4, 2014

Winter CSA - Now OPEN!

Written by Edwin Dysinger

Dear Friends, We, Edwin, Jen­nifer and Paul Dysinger are a small fam­i­ly part­ner­ing with our heav­en­ly Father to grow you the best qual­i­ty win­ter veges… 
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February 10, 2014

Join our CSA family!

Written by Pam Dysinger

In spite of what it feels like out­side, spring is on it’s way and sum­mer toma­toes will be here before you know it! As you think about the abundant… 
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August 21, 2013

No Winter CSA This Season

Written by Edwin Dysinger

Dear CSA fam­i­ly, While we love serv­ing you all and your friend­ship gives us joy — we regret to inform you that we have decid­ed not to do our winter… 
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May 12, 2013

Frost Tonight!

Written by Kirsten Dysinger

We have just come in from cov­er­ing up a field full of ripe Straw­ber­ries and shut­ting up green­hous­es filled with Toma­toes, Cucum­bers, Squash and… 
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April 20, 2013

Frost Protecting...

Written by Pam Dysinger

5:00AM, Sab­bath morn­ing I (Pam) grog­gi­ly role over to turn my alarm clock off, and crawl­ing out of bed I weari­ly pull on my cov­er­alls and jacket. … 
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March 19, 2013

Spring is Coming!

Written by Kirsten Dysinger

Spring is on its way to Boun­ti­ful Bless­ings Farm! This thrilling fact is made evi­dent by ready-to-burst buds on the maple trees, lit­tle flowers… 
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November 26, 2012

The Farmer’s Daughter

Written by Edwin Dysinger

Boun­ti­ful Bless­ings Farm Food Prepa­ra­tion Class­es Tak­ing your food from the field to your fork 
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August 14, 2012

Winter Sign Up is Here!

Written by Paul Dysinger

It’s Exot­ic. When snow cov­ers the ground and tem­per­a­tures dip way below freez­ing — what could be more exhil­a­rat­ing than to receive a glo­ri­ous array… 
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April 27, 2012

Strawberry Season is here!

Written by Kirsten Dysinger

Start­ing next week, we will have the fol­low­ing sched­ule: Sun­days — Nashville Farmer’s Mar­ket 1:00 to 6:30 pmTues­days — East Nashville 3:30 to 4:00
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April 12, 2012

Hacked!

Written by Paul Dysinger

Dear Friends, Some time recent­ly our web­site was intrud­ed upon and hacked. We sin­cere­ly apol­o­gize to any­one who in vis­it­ing recent­ly has been… 
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February 24, 2012

Farm Update…

Written by Kirsten Dysinger

It still feels and looks like win­ter to me, but as I sit in front of the crack­ling fire, pot­ting on Toma­to plants, I know Spring is on its way! Our… 
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February 15, 2012

Happy Valentines

Written by Paul Dysinger

Hap­py Valen­tines day from all of us at the farm! (a day late ;)) 
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February 14, 2012

Social is Here

Written by Paul Dysinger

Well my friends, the more we live on the farm the more we real­ize that life is about rela­tion­ships. Of course we come into dai­ly con­tact with the… 
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September 14, 2011

Summer Scenes

Written by Kirsten Dysinger

Here are some ran­dom scenes I cap­tured through­out the sum­mer. You will see lots of plant­i­ng, har­vest­ing, and more plant­i­ng and har­vest­ing, for that’s…
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August 15, 2011

Winter Squash harvest...

Written by Kirsten Dysinger

My apol­o­gy for the quiet­ness of our blog… It is no reflec­tion of our life, for it is full and over­flow­ing. I’ve read about the lazy days” of… 
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March 16, 2011

Why Garden?

Written by Edwin Dysinger

With warmer weath­er and daf­fodils bloom­ing we real­ize that we are quick­ly com­ing up on the time to get a gar­den in. But, in a world where meals are… 
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February 14, 2011

Maple Syrup's on the way!

Written by Paul Dysinger

With slosh­ing buck­ets and sore shoul­ders I trudge my way through the woods. Hearty laugh­ter and small chat­ter comes waft­ing through the trees as I… 
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November 25, 2010

Giving Thanks

Written by John Dysinger

I’ll admit to being a lit­tle jad­ed when it comes to most of the big” hol­i­days (which I view as repul­sive mar­ket­ing gim­micks), but Thanks­giv­ing is… 
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October 5, 2010

A season for everything…

Written by Kirsten Dysinger

Dear CSA fam­i­ly, (and all oth­ers who may read this) The real­i­ty that you haven’t heard from us, is no reflec­tion on a lack of things to write about.… 
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August 1, 2010

Welcome!

Written by Paul Dysinger

Greet­ings friends! As I think over the last year I real­ize more and more that we have so much to be thank­ful for. The cool of the ear­ly morning… 
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