"I therefore rest satisfied, and thank God that my lot is to be an American farmer" –J. Hector St. John de Crevecoeur, Letters from an American Farmer (1782).
J. F. Newman lives and writes in Milford, Connecticut. He is the author of The Freeman’s Oath, the occasional blog Notes from an American Farmer, and his writing has appeared in The Charles River Review, The Hog River Journal, Our Town, Minnesota Law & Politics, and more. When not writing, Joe manages Treasure Hill Farm, his family’s horse farm in his native town of Salem, Connecticut, and he serves on the board of the Lyme Art Association. He may be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.