We live on a small river farm in southern NJ; we are both retired from our primary jobs but I'm also a painter and my DH manages the farm. We used to have sheep, goats and horses too, but have pared down the animal residents to just poultry. We also have a huge organic vegetable garden. We visited France for the first time in 2006 and went again this past fall; as a result we have become French food fanatics. I'm having lots of fun trying new recipes, especially since a lot of French cooking lends itself well to using up some of those free-range geese or chickens that we raise. And French beef recipes work well for deer meat, too. My visits to France have also inspired some paintings which you can see on my website.