Audrey Levatino is a self-sufficient farmer — she has to be since, she runs it singlehandedly. So when it came to using a chainsaw, she knew she had to overcome her trepidation.
“I didn’t start using a chainsaw when I first started farming for three or four years because I was afraid of it. I always asked my husband to do it. But once you learn how, it’s easier than a lot of things women do every day,” Levatino says. “It’s intimidating because it always seems like it’s been in the realm of the man’s world, but it’s not. It’s just another tool.”