Favored Photos: Matt’s Top 20

December 10, 2010


I scanned through my photos from this year at the farm, and gathered up my top 20. Originally, my plan was to pick the top 10, but I failed miserably.

I chose these images, not just based on aesthetic appeal, but also because they capture some fine moments, and important events that marked the year (e.g., snowstorms).

Browse the photos at your leisure!

Roundabout Farm

July 17, 2010


Logo for Roudabout FarmOne thing we wanted to do this year is “sustainable farming,” according to the opening thomasFarmProject.com blurb. We’ve certainly done some gardening, and we’ve got some chickens; but we’d be hard pressed to call that farming. To be real farmers I think we’d have to (1) earn money from our labors and (2) increase our scale. (more…)

Ode to the Farm

May 28, 2010


Garden swingI have been trying for a long time to put into words how I feel about this “farm”.  I can’t find any other way to explain it other than to say it has been the one constant in my life.  Since I was born this place has always been here, a place of comfort and belonging.  In the midst various family crises – multiple international moves, my uncle’s life-threatening illness, my father’s alcoholism, the death of my grandparents, the dissolution of a cousin’s marriage – the farm was here, like a lighthouse beaconing to bring in the weary sailors.  The farm is where I spent Y2K, the summer after my freshman year of college, and now this first year of motherhood. (more…)