Photographs by Josh Meltzer
Interview by Melissa Warp
Video recorded by Josh Meltzer and edited by Melissa Warp and Josh Meltzer

One day while biking south of Rochester my husband and I stopped to meet Sharon Baldwin, a farmer who tends some twenty sheep on a beautiful stretch of pasture with an old barn.

Sharon lives just down the road from a farm that was sold to developers, and she notes that it’s only a matter of time before the land where her sheep graze will be sold, too. It is just too expensive to farm nowadays, she laments.

Development occuring just up the road from Sharon