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The New Shepherds in Town

Aug 19, 2019

Peterson Farm Shepherds Diana Wickman and Simon Therrold
Credit 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. 

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