Like much of my life, photography is a spiritual experience for me. I am deeply rooted in place, and feel that at our farm, I have not only come home, but have awoken as well. I love to grow – myself, the gentle souls I’ve been blessed to raise, and the land around me.
“My whole soul has endeavored to do its duty toward them in recording faithfully the greatness of the inner as well as the features of the outer man. The photograph thus taken has been almost the embodiment of a prayer.”
English photographer, Julia Margaret Cameron, 1870
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The farm has been a dream of ours for…well, our whole married lives. We purchased the farm, together with my husband’s parents and brother, as a place for joy, and rest. We got it in a whirlwind bank auction that turned out to be about 48 hours of chaos, resulting in a 70 acre farm.
We have 45 acres in fields, 20 acres in woods, and about 5 acres in falling-down, raccoon-filled buildings. We’re working on it. The raccoons are mostly evicted. If you come to visit, you may have to deal with kids’ bikes left in the driveway, and chickens ranging into your photos, and various family members painting and sawing away. But we are slowing bringing this place back from the brink, and it’s lovely to me. It could not be dearer to my heart.
We'd love for you to visit and watch the progress. Over the next few years, our dreams include a large veggie garden, orchards, lavender fields, berry patches, a milk cow, sheep, ducks and lots of chickens. You can follow the changes on our blog and instragram account.
Locations Available at the Farm Studio
Renovated Barn Studio
Pond with sandy beach, tall grasses, and cabin
Woods with creek
Crop fields (wheat this year)
Sand Dune Overlook (yup,odd, but it's here)
Evergreen Christmas Tree lot (next door)
100 tree apple orchard (next door)