Sarah Joplin | GRIT

Sarah Joplin | GRIT

The Yellow Barn

By Sarah Joplin

Occupation: Art Sales and Publishing

Residence: Mid-Missouri

Background: Born in Mid-Missouri, Sarah spent her first 10 years in the heartland before she headed to the east coast in the 1980s and took the long way home via Boston, France, Colorado and California. The saying “You can take the girl out of the country but you can’t take the country out of the girl.” applies to her. She now spends much of her time at Redbud Farm, the family farm that was her father’s until his passing in 2003.

Though she’s traveled and continues to enjoy doing so, speaks French and is involved in an art business in California, Sarah is equally happy home-making and getting her hands in the dirt. In fact, all of the varied experiences she has had only serve to deepen her appreciation for time on the farm. Writing and time in nature have always kept Sarah present and centered, while gardening and fresh-picked food preparation and preservation have only deepened her connection to the land.

Current Projects: Completing the refurbishment of the lower portion of the barn and building out a shop space. That will position us to build out the studio in the upstairs loft which, when complete, will likely be nicer than the farmhouse. We’ll be raising chickens as meat birds come spring 2020.