James and Wilhelmina Minton have been married for over 60 years. When he retired, they packed up their Harlem apartment where they lived for 40 years and moved upstate.

James and Wilhelmina Minton pose at their home in Windsor, N.Y., Saturday, August 8, 2020. James Minton, Sr., bought the 20-acre parcel that included the Triple J Farm a decade ago because he said he wanted a place his family could find refuge, whenever they might need. “This will be here for ages,” Minton said. “As long as there’s a descendant from the Minton family, this place will be here for them.”
Before moving to Windsor, the 85-year-old farmer and his wife raised seven children in New York City. They now have 28 grandchildren, 40 great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandchild, many of whom have lived on and frequently visit the farm.
(Heather Ainsworth/NPR)