masthead_37.jpg
Local NPR for the Cape, Coast & Islands 90.1 91.1 94.3
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00
0:00
Available On Air Stations
In This Place
00000177-ba84-d5f4-a5ff-bbfc9baa0000Ways of Life airs every second Monday at 8:40am and 5:45pm.Our series Ways of Life is A collection of stories about people who live down the street... our neighbors: Fishermen, scientists, craftspeople, recovering addicts, surgeons, dog rescuers, motorcycle gang members, nursing home residents, musicians, the homeless, kid athletes, social activists, and all the others who share this place.Each portrait becomes part of the surprising, interwoven tapestry of our lives together here on the Cape, Coast and Islands. Ways of Life is edited by Jay Allison and produced by our production partners at Atlantic Public Media Ways of Life is made possible by The Circle of Ten, ten local businesses and organizations committed to local programming on WCAI.

The New Shepherds in Town

download.jpg
courtesy of Wickman and Therrold
/

Peterson Farm in Falmouth is one of the oldest farms on Cape Cod. It dates back to 1679, and was farmed by the same family for nearly 300 years. The town of Falmouth purchased the land in 1998 to preserve the open space. But after its last tenant left, the farm was handed over to two somewhat unlikely shepherds. Diana Wickman and Simon Thorrold are now working to restore the land with the help of their flock.

 

You can follow Diana and Simon on Instagram  or Facebook  and see some great photos. 

This piece came to us from our production partners at Atlantic Public Media through their media training program, The Transom Story Workshop in Woods Hole. Anna is a graduate of the workshop and you can find out more about that program at Transom.org.

Ways of Life is made possible by the Circle of Ten - ten local businesses and organizations committed to local programming on WCAI.