Jake R. Rutherford - Visual Storyteller
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Raising Farm & Family

Embracing a mission to establish a Mennonite community in Cuba, Missouri, Nathan and Ruthann Mast transplanted their five children and farm from Summersville. Nathan’s red angus cattle operation includes raising chickens, goats, ducks, rabbits, semi-wild turkeys, horses, and maintaining a garden. He hopes to eventually become a direct-to-consumer beef seller, while expanding his existing 140-acre homestead. After 13 years of marriage and two pre-fabricated houses, the Masts are building their own home.

An assignment developed, photographed, edited, & published as a participant during the 68th Missouri Photo Workshop.

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RAISING FARM AND FAMILY

Embracing a mission to establish a Mennonite community in Cuba, Missouri, Nathan and Ruthann Mast transplanted their five children and farm from Summersville. Nathan’s red angus cattle operation includes raising chickens, goats, ducks, rabbits, semi-wild turkeys, horses, and maintaining a garden. He hopes to eventually become a direct-to-consumer beef seller, while expanding his existing 140-acre homestead. After 13 years of marriage and two pre-fabricated houses, the Masts are building their own home.

An assignment developed, photographed, edited, & published as a participant during the 68th Missouri Photo Workshop.

Brittney Mast, entertains herself amongst toys and tools in her future home. The Mast family is building their own home on their 140-acre homestead. They hope their new home will be ready by next year, settling further into their farm and life northeast of Cuba.