For the past 8 months I have been working on a series of farm photo stories. I’ve had the pleasure to document 6 Minnesota farms that have animals for meat or dairy, spending a half day at each, with the end goal of having 6 photo essays in Heavy Table’s Farms in the Lens series. Here are some of my personal favorites – some adorable animals, some happy accidents, some carefully crafted opportunities, and some photojournalism. Thank you to the farms and families that allowed me to bumble around on their land, pet their animals, ask city girl questions, and look for the moments of grace in such busy days. Special thanks to the folks are Redhead Creamery, who managed to have a cow give birth during my visit, and to the Sustainable Farming Association, who let me follow along on a farming 101 class. Featured: Paradox Farm, Wild Acres, Hidden Stream, Shepherds Way, Redhead Creamery, Twisted Suri Alpaca Ranch.