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The Dirty Life by Kristin Kimball
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Dec 10, 10

Read in December, 2010

Kristin Kimball chronicles her transition from a writer in her 30's living in the East Village to a new life as a farmer in upstate New York, near Lake Champlain. Her story begins when she interviews a Pennsylvania farmer for an article, then falls in love with him and his way of life. The book poignantly describes the hardships and rewards of her new relationship with her boyfriend/husband and the overwhelming challenge of learning to raise animals and farm the land -- and the tremendous work it entails. I heard the author interviewed on NPR and found the book to be a fascinating account of her first year on Essex Farm, which is now a CSA providing year-round meat, dairy and vegetables to a community of over one hundred families.

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message 1: by Nan (new) - rated it 4 stars

Nan Hey guess what? Kristin is from Rome, NY! I believe she is a couple of years older than I am, so I don't know her personally, but I know of her. She just spoke to my mother's Wednesday Morning Club last month. I really want to read this. My mom loved her talk. (You would love the history of the Wednesday Morning Club . . . they have had great speakers since the early 1900s . . . including Amelia Earhart!

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