If you ever saw the film, “When Harry Met Sally”, you have a glimpse into our relationship in its early days. It was on again off again when we were seniors at Carleton College in Northfield, Minnesota. It was sporadic at best for a year or so afterward. It was non-existent for the next five years. We met again in Minneapolis on opposite sides of a tennis net, shared a beer and peanuts post-game, and were married a year later. All this happened over 40 years ago.
Our relationship has proved the old adage true: Opposites attract – and complement each other. Joe is the “big idea” person, always looking into the future as the source of endless projects and possibilities. Nancy is more grounded in the present, bent on finishing what has been started and raising such issues as cost and practicality.
Nancy attended Yale Divinity School, earning a Master of Divinity degree in 1975 and is an ordained pastor in the United Church of Christ. In addition, she holds a Master of Arts degree in Industrial Relations from the University of Minnesota and also founded and for 15 years directed “Let’s Play”, an innovative preschool in Freeport, Maine. Nancy has served over a dozen churches in Maine as an interim or settled pastor, specializing in congregational collaboration and creative worship experiences. She retired from active ministry in 2020.
Nancy bundled up to bring in more firewood on a cold winter’s night!
Joe pressing our apples for apple wine.
From service as one of the very first employees of the then-new U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Joe spent all of his early career managing environmental scientists, engineers, and attorneys wrestling with some of the country’s biggest environmental challenges. Twenty years ago, he pivoted to helping people and organizations work individually and together more effectively, in the environmental area and more broadly. He has a Master’s degree in Organization and Management Development and is an ICF-certified Professional Certified Coach (PCC). He splits his time between this practice and his “real” full-time job: making Little Farm everything he and Nancy want it to be.
Now, after raising three wonderful children and welcoming a granddaughter into the world, we are thrilled to introduce you to the joys of owning Little Farm and producing an exclusive selection of Little Farm products for you.