I told you grandmas are the coolest. And I want to add that grandpas are too. Just take a look at this couple. Not only is Karen a well known psychotherapist but she is one hot farmer. Yes, farmer! All alongside her husband, Steve, the ultimate patriarch of our family who is quick witted, smart and the best buddy to all the grandkids.
I love these grandparents for many reasons, but the main one has to be their sense of adventure that they cultivate together. A few years ago my mom and dad in law sold their beautiful home in Old Village - just across the bridge from Charleston in Mount Pleasant, SC - and bought some land in Aiken, SC.
If you live in Aiken, you probably know exactly who I am talking about - Karen and Steve Fennell of Happy Earth Farm. They grow organic produce, raise chickens and turkeys, and are about to embark on the adventure of raising cows for meat. (You can expect more on all of this in a future post.) In the past decade they have gone from city life in Chicago to sailing through the Caribbean, living on a boat in the Charleston Harbor to the aforementioned Old Village home that they built themselves with the helping hand of my talented husband, and finally to their current residence on a beautiful farm in Aiken, SC. That may be a run on sentence, but it seemed necessary to convey how incredible their adventures together have been!
Happy Earth Farm is exactly what it sounds like. And if you ever find yourself in Aiken, be sure to stop by the farmer's market to say hello. You can find out more about that here.
Still curious about Happy Earth Farm? You are in luck! Karen happens to be an excellent writer and you can follow along here.