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Winter Solstice - December at the Farm

Monday, December 21st 2009

Let it snow, let it snow! With just four days left before the official start of winter and one week before Christmas, we had our first winter storm at the Rockmont Farm. A blanket of snow over a foot deep made the Homestead look like a winter wonderland. By the actual Solstice just a few days later the snow had ended, the sky was blue and the su...

The Roadie Awards

Monday, December 7th 2009

The fall travel season is over for me (I made it!), and after 28 shows and nearly 18,000 miles on the ol’ Prius, it’s time to reflect on what was great about all that traveling. The best part was getting to see and meet everyone; the hosts, the kids, the staff, friends, family, and to share in their lives in meaningful ways. Thank yo...

October/November at the Rockmont Farm

Tuesday, November 10th 2009

The month of October saw the farm turn from the late summer colors of greens to the autumn colors of browns and yellows. We had our first hard frost on October 17 – there was snow up on the high mountains north of camp the next morning! This meant the end of the last of the summer crops. All of the popcorn and field corn were harvested and...

Burnin' down the Road

Monday, November 9th 2009

Another week, another round of shows for the Rockmont Road Warriors. Last week we were in Apollo Beach, FL (host Nancy Mellon was a very gracious host and a great cook to boot!), the Paris family hosted in Orlando, and the Hutto’s opened up their home in Jacksonville for the 2nd straight year. As always, it is a blessing to see these fami...

Nashville and the Camp Family

Tuesday, October 27th 2009

The camp connection is a great thing, the community and the friends that you make over the years that follows you around and comes up at the most random times. I was never in a fraternity in college, but I feel that Rockmont is the real brotherhood I am a part of. When I was in Nashville last Thursday for a camper show (a big thank you to Marian...

Thomasville and Dothan - Small Towns, Big Shows

Wednesday, October 14th 2009

Life on the road continues as we make our way through Georgia and Alabama, telling the Rockmont story! Monday brought us to Thomasville, GA and the home of the Beverly’s. Charnie, Max, Max. We had our biggest showing of the year so far, with 13 boys there! The energy was great, everybody had lots of good questions, and the spinach dip was ...

September at the Rockmont Farm

Tuesday, October 6th 2009

With the help of students from The Learning Community, Karen, Dan, Josie and Micah Davis, Morgan and Matt Ragland, Hap Endler, and Jon McNair, we cut our first sorghum crop last week. Sunday morning before dawn Hap, Jon and a trailer full of sorghum cane headed up to Yancey County to the farm of friends Molly and Richard (and three year old Walk...

Office Life

Monday, October 5th 2009

Now, I’m sure many of you are wondering what off-season life is like here at Rockmont… well, the weather is beautiful, the people are fun, and we’re working hard! So its a lot like the summer. For a look in to the method of madness used by Matt, here’s a look at his office and some more common things found at an arm’...

5 Days, 5 Shows

Thursday, September 17th 2009

5 Days, 5 Shows, over 20 hours on the road. We hit the road hard this week for the Pride of All the South, ending the week with Baton Rouge and New Orleans. Both shows were great, in Baton Rouge we started the night off by watching Nick Patty and Episcopal High beat their rivals Parkview Baptist 14-0! Drew and Robin were great hosts, and wer...