Among the phenomena of the chaotic 1960s, the back-to-the-land movement attracted many urban folk, the author among them. Silber and her photographer husband Mark found that the house and acreage they originally visited only on weekends began to feel like home and exerted a pull that, ultimately, made them give up careers in publishing. Here the author engages the reader with the story of how she and Mark built a mail-order produce business at Hedgehog Hill Farm, near the small community of Buckfield, Maine, and detailsthe rewards of the grueling work and daily challenges they've experienced since leaving Boston 20 years ago. This beautifully written book also chronicles the history of the area and recalls neighborhood friendships. There are, as well, tips on farm management. (March)
Reviewed on: 03/01/1988 Release date: 03/01/1988 Genre: Nonfiction
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