Welcome to the FarmetteLife Web Site!
This website is about country living, with a focus on specialty produce farming, photography, fishing, raising a variety of animals and living as green and as simply as possible.
Our platform for outdoor living is a late 1700's Virginia farm, named TurkeyCrest. The farmette is at the end of a dirt road with enough perfect, beautiful acres to keep both of us busy for many years with projects, renovations and country living. TurkeyCrest has a pond, a stable (currently occupied by one feral cat), three large pastures and several patches of woods. Both the land and the house are works in progress. Here there are many wild visitors such as foxes, skunks, snakes, ground hogs under the house and squirrels on every limb of every tree!
Most days are spent in peaceful harmony, or an attempt thereof.
After a career in IT, I decided to leave the corporate world and focus my efforts on a job more aligned with my passions. I am a specialty produce farmer, historic house project manager, animal caretaker and amateur photographer. My nickname is cowgirl because of my personal carpe diem motto and because there is nothing too perfect about a cowgirl.
My days are spent on our farmette, named TurkeyCrest, building and growing a specialty produce businesses. The business, FarmetteLife, grows and sells natural produce including a lavender field, gourmet mushrooms, organic herbs for cooking and teas, free-range eggs and honey.
What hb and I do for fun:
hb and I garden, fish, bicycle, cross country ski, raise animals, clear trails throughout the farmettes and of course, take lots of pictures. The weather at the farmette is never boring. There are four well defined seasons during the year ranging from hot and humid summers to cold, snowy winters. Springtime is long, usually wet and perfect to get the garden started. Autumns are beautiful with leaves of every color lasting for weeks. Except for a few strong seasonal storms, there are no natural disasters to fret about . . . no earthquakes, tornadoes, floods or wild forest fires.
Overall, a very pleasant place to live, work and play.
Visit this site often to see new pictures, purchase children books about life on the farmette and find links for farmette lifestyle living.