The Farm at Huge Creek, a set on Flickr.
These are photos of my farm, the Farm at Huge Creek. I’ve taken them at various times and during all seasons since spring of 2010. I have lived on this six and a half acres since April of 1999; before that, I lived on five acres not far away on this same peninsula. I’ve raised children, sheep, chickens, cats, dogs, fruit trees, gardens and the occasional peacock here. These are images of some parts of my farm I find beautiful. But I’ve been a single mom since 2008, I work five days a week, 60 miles away and have for over 10 years, and there are lots and lots of places where I live that are not so pastoral or idyllic. Those are not pictured here. Like all farm women, I have to work hard, from the time I get up in the morning, until the time I go to bed. If I don’t, well, the work and then some will be waiting for me. It’s a satisfying life and I love it, but it’s also really hard, not at all “simple” or restful or serene. Farm life never is. It’s a demanding lifestyle, and it takes virtually all of my free time just to stay behind. My to-do list could stretch from coast to coast and back.