The original homestead, built in 1874
The original homestead, built in 1874
Glenwood Farm circa 1982
Glenwood Farm circa 1982

Ever since Glenwood Farm was founded in the 1870’s by the Swearingens, our family has been caring for the land. Now run by Alan and Mary Dooley and son Wade, the farm continues to grow. Times may change, but our values stay the same: care for the land; plan for the future; work hard and cherish your blessings. 

 

Alan and Mary Dooley at their alma mater, ISU
Alan and Mary Dooley at their alma mater, ISU

From our family to yours – here’s a glimpse of life on the farm…

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Fun on the farm with cousins – the grandkids in 2008
Wade working the watermelon rows
Wade working the watermelon rows
Horsing around
Horsing around
Wade and his favorite combine
Wade and his favorite combine
Sam plants a garden
Little helpers love to make things grow!
...but our helpers grow up a little more each year!
…but our helpers grow up a little more each year!

 

A little work (okay, a lot of work!) in the summer = delicious sweet corn in the winter
A little work (okay, a lot of work!) in the summer = delicious sweet corn in the winter
All hands on deck for harvest time!
All hands on deck for harvest time!
Combining with Papa
Combining with Papa
Wade and his pumpkin patch
Wade and his pumpkin patch
Lunch with farmers - witty conversationalists need not apply.
Lunch with farmers – witty conversationalists need not apply.
Some call them collectibles - we call them back-ups.
Some call them collectibles – we call them back-ups.
You need your boots to go farming with Papa!
You need your boots to go farming with Papa!
Cousins = free farm labor
Cousins = free farm labor
Ice skating on the bayou
Ice skating on the bayou
The 7th generation helping out!
The 7th generation helping out!
Fun in the sun farmer-style
Fun in the sun farmer-style
This is the life.
This is the life.