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Ex-military couple takes up farming after moving to Mathews

Scott Eno and his wife Robin have taken up hobby farming since moving to Gwynn’s Island three-and-a-half years ago, and the business has become increasingly lucrative for the ex-military couple.

The Eno family was living in Newport News and Scott and Robin were stationed at the Norfolk Naval Base when they decided in 2014 that they wanted a place with some land to raise their children and some animals. They had family in Gloucester, so the Middle Peninsula was a natural choice, and they bought a renovated 1910 farmhouse on five acres in Mathews County.

Raised in rural Iowa, Scott went to college in Kansas City, Missouri and taught band before joining the U.S. Navy, where he met Robin. They were both part of the Navy band, with jobs that involved traveling around the world and performing. They were stationed in Naples, Italy, for two years and, while there, were deployed five times to Africa on musical missions before returning to the U.S. Along the way, they had two children, a...

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