Photos by Julia Rendleman, Audio by Nadia Samie
Bob and Shirley Moore were born and raised in southern Illinois near Murphysboro.
They met over 50 years ago after Bob ended his service with the Navy. They live on a small farm on 127 and raise lambs, cows, and rabbits. He sells the rabbits frozen and dressed for $6 each, or about $2 a pound. “There ain’t no money in it (rabbit farming). I don’t know why I do it – for something to do I guess,” Moore said. Bob, who is 75 years old, continues to work – sun up to sun down- everyday in the fields and barns of his 60-acre farm. Moore’s wife of 45 years, Shirley, describes her husband as a workaholic. “He’ll never retire,” she said.