Jenny and Megan of Able Farm

Able Farms and Carhartt, Portland

Able Farms and Carhartt, Portland

Able Farms and Carhartt, Portland

Able Farms and Carhartt, Portland

Able Farms and Carhartt, Portland

Able Farms and Carhartt, PortlandAble Farms and Carhartt, Portland

Able Farms and Carhartt, Portland

Able Farms and Carhartt, Portland

Able Farms and Carhartt, Portland

Able Farms and Carhartt, Portland

Able Farms and Carhartt, Portland

Able Farms and Carhartt, Portland
Jenny and Megan’s interest in farming began as a curiosity about where their food came from. That curiosity has led them all the way to running their very own farm with organically-grown produce. Jenny and Megan also raise pastured pork and poultry for eggs and meat. Able Farms, just outside of Portland on Sauvie Island, is a picturesque piece of land with limitless potential. The girls are making their way towards creating a self-sustaining agricultural community, teaching themselves new skills as they go. I have mad respect for Jenny and Megan. They’re making such great progress in a field they didn’t know much about in the beginning. That’s girl power right there. No obstacle is too big when you put your mind and heart into something.

shop the girls’ looks here: Jenny: basil Fargo jacket, double fronts, Carhartt hat  Megan: blue sandstone active jacket, Cheyenne shirtdouble frontsCarhartt hat 

Here Chicky Chicky

ranch life and Carhartt

ranch life and Carhartt

ranch life and Carhartt

ranch life and Carhartt

ranch life and Carhartt

ranch life and Carhartt

ranch life and Carhartt

ranch life and Carhartt

ranch life and Carhartt

ranch life and Carhartt

Here’s a peek into dinner time at the Boswell’s ranch. I have so many fond memories of spending time with this great family. This is the exact spot where I wore Carhartt for the first time. We were going out for a late night four-wheeling adventure, and we needed something to keep us warm. Hanging out at the Boswell’s house always means it’s time to wear Carhartt. From feeding animals, to running the dogs, to horse riding in the back pasture. Is your home the kind of place that requires Carhartt?

Rancher Rachel Boswell

farm life and Carhartt

farm life and Carhartt

farm life and Carhartt

farm life and Carhartt

farm life and Carhartt

farm life and Carhartt

farm life and Carhartt

farm life and Carhartt

farm life and Carhartt

farm life and Carhartt

Rachel is one of my dearest childhood friends. When we were kids, Rachel’s mom was beside herself because of all the holes Rachel ripped in her jeans while she worked and played on their ranch. Mr. Boswell let his wife know he’d take care of the problem. The next day, he came home with a pair of Carhartt double fronts for Rachel. He told her that no matter what she did, these pants could withstand anything she put them through. Rachel saw that as a challenge. Immediately, she headed outside to see if her dad was right. She tumbled and dove about trying to put at least one hole in her new double front Carhartt pants. With no such luck, Rachel began her workwear love affair with Carhartt.

Horse Lover Ellen Strachan

horses and Carhartt

horses and Carhartt

horses and Carhartt

horses and Carhartt

horses and Carhartt

horses and Carhartt

horses and Carhartt

horses and Carhartt

horses and Carhartt

Ellen is one of my dearest friends. She’s been a Carhartt girl since we were kids. A typical sleepover at her house included sleeping under the stars in the pasture or sneaking her shetland pony into the kitchen. Their family had several special Carhartt coats set aside for outdoor chores, each one a different color and size. A few of them were men’s, some were women’s, and a couple were kid’s. Her mom would tell them to go out to the barn and feed the horses, specifying which color Carhartt coat they should wear. It was a big honor every time the kids’ outerwear color changed. They wore that Carhartt as a badge of honor as a testament of how much they’d grown.

Courtney of Red Oak Farm

Red Oak Farms and Carhartt

Red Oak Farms and Carhartt

Red Oak Farms and CarharttRed Oak Farms and Carhartt

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Red Oak Farms and Carhartt

Red Oak Farms and CarharttRed Oak Farms and Carhartt

Red Oak Farms and Carhartt

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Eating organic foods and shopping locally is good for body and soul. Red Oak Farm in Stuyvesant, NY is a certified organic farm, not too far from Albany. Courtney, her husband, and another couple work together running the farm. It’s so great to see families partner up to take care of land and produce. Courtney has always dreamed of owning her own bit of earth and farming. I can see why. We took a leisurely walk down the lane to some of their back property. It’s the kind of land you dream about.

Read more about Red Oak Farm here. They sell their goods at local farmer’s markets and offer different teas and herbs.

Carhartt Modern Fit Jean

Carhartt women's modern fit jean

Carhartt women's modern fit jean

Carhartt women's modern fit jean

Carhartt women's modern fit jean

We all love to express ourselves—especially when it comes to clothing. How great is it to find an outfit that is an extension of yourself or of what you do? A great shirt can make you feel even more like the colorful person that you are. The right pair of jeans helps you feel comfortable and still put together.

The other day, I felt like expressing my quirkiness a little more than usual. I grabbed my favorite pair of Carhartt jeans (the modern fit with a dark wash), and I stitched a quick design on the back pockets. It was really fun wearing them around. They are great fit and totally me.