Life on the Farm: A Photo Essay (Day Four)

Amy’s mom, Suzie, and stepfather, Russ, live on a 12-acre apple orchard nestled against the Rio Grande in northern New Mexico. Instead of describing it, I decided to show it.Click on each photo for a larger version.


On a hike below the mesa

Zoe and Papa Russ playing with "Pop Grass"

Russ collects hubcaps from the road and puts them on the chicken coop for some "chicken bling"

The Rio Grande. And yes, it is.

Fire circle next to the river

Suzie's horse, Dama

Strolling down the long driveway

Guardian of the Barn

Cottonwood tree, more than 100 years old. Locals say it's been there since the railroad went through this way.

Up from the trunk

Folks around here like their privacy

St. Francis, keeping an eye on the garden.

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