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 & 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.

Above: (From left) Austin, Nathan, and Travis Mast, transport feed to a herd of red angus cattle as the morning light breaches the horizon of the family farm.

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.