Four sisters raised on Sweet Ridge Farm write their lives, from lambs in the cellar to life in the big city.
Kate grew up composing soap operatic dramas while hanging laundry on the line. She has consistently found herself barefoot in the big city and wearing four inch heels in the barnyard. She spent several years in the heat of North Carolina running a theatre company, unloading trucks of produce, getting lost in the mountains on the way to photograph farmers with secret stores of moonshine, and living in a cabin with no plumbing. To her surprise, she currently loves living in the big city of Pittsburgh. She is a currently a harpist, bellydancer, wife, mother, and composer of soap operas while hanging laundry on the line.
Kate can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
Mary is the second sister in the family and the fourth of 9 kids. Riding her horse, gardening, running and reading are pretty much crucial for her. She loves drinking too much coffee, rain boots, quiet time at 6AM, and is slightly obsessed with sunshine. The most important things in her life are the Catholic faith, agriculture, her flower garden, running, and working cattle on her horse, Mars. Mary is interested in psychology, traveling, geography, health/health food, reading, baking, colors, locating lost hairclips to loose in her hair again, chronic journaling, owning too many pairs of earrings, laughing with (and at) loved ones, sarcastic humor, and stubborn people. Mary can be reached at email@example.com
Colleen currently attends college in Dallas, TX and, while she loves the beauty of Southwestern Wisconsin, is happy to have descended the heights and set out explore the world in college. She spends her time reading (any and everything but nonfiction), wearing out her running shoes on the gravel shoulders of back country roads (when at home), playing piano and flute, composing poetry inside her head and out, singing, acting, and being mistaken for a 15 year old. She is un peu obsessed with all things French, aspires to be a high school English teacher, and thinks that no outfit is quite right without a bit of basic black to round it out. She dreams of French chateaux while not otherwise occupied, and admits to being the world’s biggest nepotist.
Clare is the youngest sister and youngest of the nine kids. Growing up at the bottom of the pile has given her an interesting take on life, that includes lots of insightful opinions with a very sarcastic edge. Her distinctly Irish heritage comes out through her wit and humor, and her dream is to one day travel to Ireland to wander through its rolling green hills. Her flaming red hair may not be natural in color, but in character, she likes to think she exemplifies the stereotype of the passionate, fiery red-head. Her other interests are reading, acting, photography, traveling, and avoiding writing blog posts.