I grew up on a farm in western Vernon County, Wisconsin—about 10 miles from the Mississippi River, the way the crow flies, as they say. Our farm was in the township of Harmony, thus the name for my business was born. Vernon County is part of the Driftless Region, which I tend to explore quite a bit looking for barns and old churches.
I raised Duroc and Hampshire pigs during my high school career and showed them at the county and state fair while I was an FFA member at Westby High School. I’m still a pig lover!
After graduating from the UW-Madison in animal science and ag journalism, I spent a good deal of my career working for dairy trade associations in Wisconsin and Ohio while engaged in communication and marketing roles. For the past 20-plus years I worked as an entrepreneur in the trade show industry and assisted companies who attended shows in major convention venues across the U.S.
My heart has always been in the country even as I ventured outside of agriculture and began working in the trade show industry. I’m a creative person and have always loved photography and writing. I gravitated toward barns a few years ago and enjoy documenting the images and stories.
These days, my time is spent between my two home bases in Madison, Wisconsin and Nashville, Tennessee. My hobby has turned into a passion and is growing into something larger. My Harmony Girl Productions blog has grown to a tribe of over 2,500 and is garnering much interest and enthusiasm. I’m grateful for all of your support and encouragement.
So, this is me in a nutshell. I look forward to exploring more backroads and finding gems to share with you here on my blog and the website website. And, of course, I always welcome tips and suggestions from you on any good and interesting barn photo opportunity. Let’s get them before they’re gone!
Be safe out there….
The Harmony Girl