The Road to My Farm

Nora Janssen Seton, Author Viking Books $21 (240p) ISBN 978-0-670-84514-9
With her master's degree in agricultural economics, practical farming and ranching experience and four years spent working in agribusiness, Seton was bound to fantasize about having a farm of her own. In this delightful chronicle of her pursuit of her dream, she rules out a ``pick-your-own'' operation, but keeps her mind open to other options. What kind of crops would she grow? Would she raise sheep? Goats? Cattle? Pigs? Chickens? Turkeys? Visiting farmers and breeders, collecting information and advice, Seton explores each possibility. While her husband leans towards having sheep, she remains undecided during their search for a small farm in New England. They finally find the ideal place in Connecticut, but then comes the blow. Her husband, a banker, is transferred to Switzerland and Seton puts her farming aspirations on hold--leaving her the opportunity, at least, to pen this charming memoir. (Aug.)
Reviewed on: 08/02/1993
Release date: 08/01/1993
Genre: Nonfiction
Paperback - 240 pages - 978-0-14-017045-0
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