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Publisher Description

From a “graceful, luminous writer with an eye for detail” (Minneapolis Star Tribune), this riveting memoir explores a year on a sustainable farm.

When Kristin Kimball left New York City to interview a dynamic young farmer named Mark, her world changed. On an impulse, she shed her city self and started a new farm with him on five hundred acres near Lake Champlain. The Dirty Life is the captivating chronicle of the couple’s first year on Essex Farm, from the cold North Country winter through their harvest-season wedding in the loft of the barn.

Kristin and Mark’s plan to grow everything needed to feed a community was an ambitious idea, and a bit romantic. It worked. Every Friday evening, all year round, over a hundred people travel to Essex Farm to pick up their weekly share of the “whole diet”—beef, pork, chicken, milk, eggs, maple syrup, grains, flours, dried beans, herbs, fruits, and forty different vegetables—produced by the farm. In The Dirty Life, Kristin discovers the wrenching pleasures of physical work, learns that good food is at the center of a good life, falls deeply in love, and finally finds the engagement and commitment she craved in the form of a man, a small town, and a beautiful piece of land.

GENRE
Biographies & Memoirs
RELEASED
2010
October 12
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
288
Pages
PUBLISHER
Scribner
SELLER
SIMON AND SCHUSTER DIGITAL SALES INC
SIZE
8.4
MB

Customer Reviews

RMSmith50 ,

Excellent story

Glad people are getting back to healthier living!! In the beginning
I was motivated to start more home grown food but as I read
on I got more and more exhausted just trying to envision all
that work and think being a member of such an operation is
More fitting. Best of luck!!!

Jennbec ,

The dirty life

Breathtaking. Poetic but realistic reflection on farming, especially animal husbandry.

Nfairb ,

Now I want a farm!

Interesting book, really makes me want to have a cow and live on a farm!

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