We are a stepfamily of 17 years. There are four children: Charlotte’s daughter, Kendall, and son, Ben are grown and married with children of their own. Jim’s boys, Ric and Jacob, have grown up on the farm and have been willing (mostly) helpers in all aspects of farm work. They are now in the leaving home stage of their lives.
Charlotte is the farm manager, overseeing the organization and planning of the farm work with the assistance of farm workers and apprentices. She is also a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, with a part-time private practice in nearby Ellsworth. She has farmed since the 1970’s, and co-owned a commercial vineyard and winery in Connecticut in the 1980’s. Her interests include spinning, knitting and photography.
Jim is manager of the winery production and sales. He has made wines as a hobby for almost twenty years before becoming a commercial winemaker. He is also a builder of post and beam structures and a Macintosh computer guru, having spent many years as a computer systems network administrator before farming full-time.
Jim enjoys contradancing, folk music, shape-note singing, and sailing.
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