On Dec.10 Rotarian Steve Verrill entertained us with tales of his early experiences at the 100-year-old Verrill Farm. He peppered his commentary with lessons learned from many adventures, including a bout with Polio, competing as a youth at 4H fairs, sleeping in unheated rooms and rising super-early, delivering calfs, dealing with bullies at the railroad crossing, and attending Cornell for a degree in farm management. He told tales of dairy farming, then switching to growing produce, expanding their roadside stand to a permanent stand and rebuilding that after a fire in 2008. Thanks to Steve we appreciate the challenges facing farmers today. We are privileged to have Verrill's 200 acre farm here in Concord, where it is under an Agricultural Preservation Restriction to prevent development of the land.