Abner Meecham is a Tennessee farmer who has worked the land all his life. Now he is nearing his twilight years, and he decides to visit the old family homestead. This is not a simple nostalgia-fueled trip, however. Once he arrives, he will have some very important and painful work to do. He needs to deal with a betrayal from within the ranks of his family and face an old rival who has resurfaced at a most inconvenient time. Perhaps most painfully of all, he needs to accept the fact that this farm is falling out of the family's hands.