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Carving Out a Living on the Land: Lessons in Resourcefulness and Craft from an Unusual Christmas Tree Farm by Emmet Van Driesche - Book Review

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ISBN: 9781603588263
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Published: Chelsea Green Publishing Company - June 3rd, 2019

Part memoir, part how-to guide, if you're looking to start a small business on the land, this book is going to get you (at least) one step closer. Van Driesche's lovely prose is a bonus. ~ Reviewed by Laurel Rhame


Animal, Vegetable, Miracle - Tenth Anniversary Edition: A Year of Food Life by Barbara Kingsolver - Book Review

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ISBN: 9780062653055
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Published: Harper Perennial - May 2nd, 2017

The Kingsolver family's plan to grow (or buy locally) the majority of their food for a year transformed their farm and their lives. Includes recipes and references to help readers in their own local food journeys. ~ Reviewed by Laurel Rhame


Goat Song: A Seasonal Life, A Short History of Herding, and the Art of Making Cheese by Brad Kessler - Book Review

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ISBN: 9781416561002
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Published: Scribner - June 8th, 2010

A love song to the seasons, to the fields, and to the goats. The most elegant prose about soft cheese I've ever read. ~ Reviewed by Laurel Rhame


Desert Notebooks: A Road Map for the End of Time by Ben Ehrenreich - Book Review

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ISBN: 9781640093539
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Published: Counterpoint LLC - July 7th, 2020

Desert Notebooks is a unique blend of cultural essays, drawing on literature going back to the ancients and walks around Las Vegas, interwoven with natural world explorations. It is sequential entries into a journal, sort of, with meanderings into owls, the origins and nature of time and the progression of climate change. In the end, it is Ehrenreich's writing which wins the day in this fascinating, meditative, sad and Covid appropriate delving into life on planet earth right now. Highly recommended. ~ Reviewed by Chris Morrow


Bee People and the Bugs They Love by Frank Mortimer - Book Review

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ISBN: 9780806540832
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Published: Citadel - March 30th, 2021

This book will have you laughing out loud! Mortimer introduces us to the many varied, and often eccentric, characters who make bees a part of their everyday lives, in the most readable, and delightful way. Not a how-to, but much more of a why, in regard to beekeeping, rich in history, science and anecdotes. For anyone curious about bees, this book is a must read. ~ Reviewed by Becky Doherty


Bird Therapy by Joe Harkness - Book Review

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ISBN: 9781783528981
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Published: Unbound - April 7th, 2020

I devoured this in a couple of days, it was such a compassionate and compelling read. Harkness’ most recent breakdown, after many years of anxiety and depression, led him to nature, and most specifically the observation of birds. Medications and more traditional routes to recovery were just not working, and yet, the most simple of ways, to immerse oneself in nature seemed to be the way for Harkness to find a respite, and more importantly, a path to healing. This book delights in the beauty of nature, the importance of slowing oneself down and making those minute observations that give us connection with our world. I highly recommend this to all. ~ Reviewed by Becky Doherty


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