Wednesday, December 24, 2014

The Stenger Farm Continued

I took advantage of my current empty schedule to visit the Stenger farm this week. As always, it was fun and educational.

John Stenger gives minerals to some of his sheep. 

One of the farm's sheep dogs sits in the barn to be near her puppy. 

John and Bob Stenger release a calf, after tagging it. 

John fixes electric fence, after knocking it down with his truck. 

Monday, December 8, 2014

SAPA Winter Formal

I was fortunate to spend some time with friends this weekend at the WVU Student Association of Public Administrators winter formal. They asked me to snap a few photos while I was there, and these are a few of my favorites. There's nothing too fancy image-wise - just a lot of fun. 

Saturday, December 6, 2014

Athens Reunion 2010

This post is a little late, but then they usually are. Two weeks ago, I returned to Athens for only the third time since graduation. I met up with my three best Ohio University friends, two of whom I hadn't seen in over four years. Shenanigans ensued. I wasn't there to take pictures, so I won't share many of the for-fun shots that I ended up taking. But this blog started at OU, and my early posts were full of random Athens shots. It seems necessary to share a few.

Kat doing what we do. 

Good times at Big Mama's.

So many selfies were taken. 

The gang. 

Friday, December 5, 2014

The Stengers

The Stengers are another farming family that I have been photographing as part of my thesis. John Stenger owns several farms in Harrison County, WV, where he raises cattle, sheep, and a few goats. John has been farming for around 40 years.

John Stenger rakes hay on his farm in Harrison Co., WV.

A calf lies dead on the Stenger farm. The vet suspected a bacterial infection. 

Zula Stenger demonstrates FaceTime to her father, John. 

John cuts down a tree, which is destined to be part of the house he is building on the farm. 

Sheep, after being weighed. 

Zula pets one of her favorite goats. 

Blood spurts from a goat's head, after its horns were sawed off. The removal was necessary, as its head kept getting stuck in the fence.

Mountain Harvest Farm

These are a few images from an ongoing project on Mountain Harvest Farm in Morgantown, WV. Mountain Harvest is a vegetable farm that uses organic practices. It is owned and operated by husband and wife team Mary Oldham and Chico Ramirez. As well as operating a CSA, the farm sells at the Morgantown Farmers Market. 

A volunteer harvesting vegetables. 

Mary Oldham harvests beets. 

Chico Ramirez carries a load of vegetables to the truck. 

Chico and Mary make some harvesting decisions. 

Chico washing vegetables. 

Chico and an employee set up at the market. 

Writing signs at the market. 

Swiss chard. 

Latest Projects

My food and farming project is in full swing. I've only finished one project, but I'm currently working on two others. I'll be adding other projects, over the next six months. I've also recently launched a website, which you can visit here.

This is my latest project, a video story on The Hardesty family of Working H Farms. You can also view it on my website, here.