I haven’t always been a wanna-be farmer. Growing up as a suburban L.A. mall girl, I didn’t have a clue about where food came from, and the only farm animals I ever saw up close were the ones at the L.A. County fair. But in 1998, when Jim and I moved to rural Humboldt County, something inside me clicked, and I found myself falling in love with the simple ways of country living, like growing a vegetable garden and hanging out with the neighbor’s chickens.
Now that I’m actually living on a farm, I can’t tell you what a thrill it is to be able to witness farm living firsthand, like paying a visit to Outlaw, the four-hour old newborn filly next door.
She was named after Tim McGraw’s Indian Outlaw, hence the song in the video. Being the Petaluma boy and old school country fan that he is, Jim just had to add a bit of Outlaw Women by Hank Williams Jr. at the end.