Nancy Knight is a freelance graphic designer and writer. She and her wife of 30 years live on a farm in Western New York, where they are bossed around by one very spoiled dog, two ornery but adorable goats, about 23 chickens (give or take a few), three demanding but loving barn cats, and by the ongoing threat of Nature trying to reclaim her 53 acres of pasture and forest.

This never-ending battle makes Nancy an expert with a chainsaw and a blade-spinning weed whacker, so try not to anger her. With no men around to take the wheel of the tractor or the handle of the cordless drill, both women have figured out many farm chores on their own, like how to attach all three points of the 300-pound brush hog to the back of the Kubota without the benefit of testosterone or mansplaining. (Hint: Archimedes was right when he said you can move just about anything with a wedge and a lever.)

In what little time she has left over, Nancy loves to paint in acrylics, hike in the woods, and scuba dive in the ocean. She’s also recently completed a sappy, tawdry romance novel for which she’s trying desperately to find a publisher. You can see her professional work at

Read Nancy’s Articles:

How A Limping Goat Made Me Question My Sexuality

Midlife Musings: Nancy Knight “Beatrice needs to see the doctor,” my wife Laura said, her [...]

How I Was Mistaken For Homeless By A Taco Bell Employee

Midlife Musings: Nancy Knight I don’t always look my best. Frankly, I’m reasonably confident I [...]

When You Catch On Fire, And No One Notices

Midlife Musings: Nancy Knight The movies have it all wrong. And, if they’re at all [...]

Proving That It’s Never Too Late To Love Exercise

See that woman below in the photo, the one with the strong core, solid muscles, [...]