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

By Christian Piatt 05-07-2012
On a hike below the mesa, Photos via Christian Piatt

On a hike below the mesa, Photos via Christian Piatt

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. 


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.

My Sweet Pea McGee

Christian Piatt is the creator and editor of BANNED QUESTIONS ABOUT THE BIBLE and BANNED QUESTIONS ABOUT JESUS. He co-created and co-edits the “WTF: Where’s the Faith?” young adult series with Chalice Press, and he has a memoir on faith, family and parenting — PREGMANCY: A Dad, a Little Dude and a Due Date.

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