In 2005 Rick and Sarah Scully picked up and moved to Vermont. After a few months in Montpelier, they settled in the beautiful and friendly town of Tunbridge, Vermont. This website is the story of their adventure as they transition to life in the country.
Rick was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania but was raised in the suburbs of Washington, DC. After graduating from the University of Maryland in 1990, he spent some time in Los Angeles, California where he worked for various environmental public relations firms and advocacy groups. Shortly after the 1994 Northridge earthquake, Rick returned to the Washington, DC area where he worked at the prestigious Urban Institute.
Currently, Rick spends his days managing the farm, working at the South Royalton Market, creating websites for friends and neighbors and volunteering his time as a member of the Tunbridge Neighbors Helping Neighbors board of directors.
Sarah was born near St. Johnsbury, Vermont and was raised in Columbia, South Carolina. She spent her summers at Shambhala Mountain Center in Colorado. Sarah graduated from The American University with a B.S. in Audio Technology and, as of 2010, has a Master of Library & Information Science from the University of North Texas.
In addition to working and going to school, Sarah is very active in the local community. Since 2006 she has served as a Town Auditor. Recently she also assumed duties as the Superintendent of Sheep & Goats at the Tunbridge World’s Fair.
A couple of years ago Sarah learned how to knit from her mother, and the venture into fiber farming soon took shape. While Rick takes care of most of the daily farm chores, Sarah enjoys networking with other fiber artists and learning new techniques in knitting, felting, and spinning. She designs Terrapin Gardens fiber products and selects other items for the shop.