Tuesday, June 17, 2014
I am really intrigued
What I love about this book is that you can relate... its not a traditional farming family. It is the story of a city family who have a passion to grown their own food on a very small scale in the city (like a lot of us) and then make this transition to rural life... who give up the industrial vending machine and fast food for a year of home grown. And its not all dreamy... like when they stay up well into the night to finish planting. The story is warm and inspiring and I especially liked the children's perspective in that year. Even though moving to a farm is not possible for the most part there are so many other ways to eat more seasonally.
"This is the story of a year in which we made every attempt to feed ourselves animals and vegetables whose provenance we really knew . . . and of how our family was changed by our first year of deliberately eating food produced from the same place where we worked, went to school, loved our neighbors, drank the water, and breathed the air." ~ Barbara Kingsolver