We had our pictures made this year for the first time in our 20something year marriage. I almost never post pictures of myself. Like many people, I'm a tough critic when it comes to my own pictures. I don't like my hair, I think I'm too fat, whatever. But.......
I was inspired by my friend Keri at Shaken Together when she wrote THIS post about her family pictures. She is so beautiful and I was so glad to hear someone else who felt the same way about their photos!
A professional photographer, Heather, at Heather jolene Photography, uses our farm to take outdoor pictures of her clients. She took these photos for us. I think she has a magic camera and a special "thin lens"!!! Nah...truth is, she is a great photographer and we all know... it's not the camera, it's the photographer!
Back to the picture.....I love this picture of Sam because it looks just like him! He smiles so big his eyes almost close! I love Sam because after all these years, he still makes me feel like a princess in a fairytale. How lucky am I?!
Sam is a Real Estate Broker. He also has a degree in Aerospace Engineering. When I met and married him, he was designing snow melting systems and radiant heat systems. When we lived in Montana, he sold commercial heating and plumbing supplies for a company out of Denver. He can do anything, but I think he is happiest selling real estate.
I have done many things in my life as well. I had my own daycare when my children were little, I was a secretary for years, as well as a bookeeper. I was a stay-at-home housewife and mother (by far my favorite job!). Right now, I work 3 days a week in a liquor store that has the best wine selection around! (Now that's a fun job!)
Here is an aerial picture of our farm during the fall.
We have a seasonal business with a couple of corn mazes. We grow pumpkins, corn and hay. Every year we open our farm to the public for the Silo Hill Farm Fall Festival where visitors can go through the corn mazes, pick some pumpkins and enjoy the usual pumpkin patch activities like a horse-drawn hayride, painting a pumpkin, walking down our nature trail, playing in the hay jump, picnicking at our creek and roasting marshmallows. At night, for the older kids....our mazes are haunted by teens we employ from our local area high schools. It's a blast! You can see some pictures of our Fall Festival HERE. Sadly enough, we did not open this past year due to extreme drought. We are hoping for much more rain and less heat this year!
We are lucky enough to have Sam's family nearby. His parents, his brother and sister-in-law, a niece and a nephew all live within about 5 miles. Our son William lives about 20 miles away. Our daughter, Aja, lives in California.
I have five (yes 5!) beautiful sisters. You can meet them by clicking on the links to their names. Amber, Janna, Joy, Jennifer and April. I have a brother Terry as well, but he has, so far, escaped a blog interview. They are all awesome in their own right and they all live far away. I miss them a lot!
We are blessed to have this boy, our grandson Jacob in our lives. Make no mistake......he is the boss of us. We wouldn't have it any other way!
We love our farm, but sometimes it is hard work and we are lucky to have family to help us with it. If you want to see some interesting family farm work, take a look at THIS post. It's about burning our fields every spring.
Thank you for taking the time this past year to read about my farm and view and comment on my craft projects, which I love to make!
There are many things we like to do, but we are happiest when we are here at Silo Hill Farm!