Grounded Kids: Emma Jagoz Part 2

In Part 1 of Emma Jagoz’s story, we learned how Emma’s interest in societal concerns led her to start a farm. That’s half of the story; the other half is her commitment to her kids. “I very purposefully jumped into farming because I thought it was a great way to raise kids. I think that…

Out in the Field, Hard at Work

Perhaps you’ve wondered where Grounded Women has been and why you haven’t seen a post for a while? Well, I’ve been out photographing and interviewing some amazing women in D.C., Virginia, Maryland, West Virginia and Pennsylvania, and I can’t wait to bring you their stories. So many powerful women and so much good hard work…

An Exploding Farm: Kelly Hensing Part 2

Kelly saw the dramatic results when she switched her family’s diet from the Standard American Diet to one of unprocessed foods, which included unprocessed milk, which we learned about in Part 1  of her story. When her husband accepted a job in Maryland, she wondered where she would get her milk, given that the sale…

First You Buy a Cow: Kelly Hensing Part 1

Kelly Hensing’s farm journey began with her desire to feed her family unprocessed foods, and that included unprocessed milk. She calls her Hilltop Acres Farm, of Dayton, Maryland, a microdairy. But the farm has blossomed (she might say “spun out of control”) to also include beef cattle, pigs, sheep, chicken, duck and turkey. Kelly sells the…