Jenn's Reviews > The Dirty Life: On Farming, Food, and Love

The Dirty Life by Kristin Kimball
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Aug 07, 2011

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bookshelves: 2011, sustainability
Read from August 06 to 07, 2011

The book grew on me—I started out annoyed, and ended up enthralled, respectful, and sometimes moved. It's unromantic and unflinching—many people would not be inspired to live the farming life after reading it (I wasn't!). The descriptions of food and cooking are gorgeous and tempting—that a meal of deer liver sounded appetizing is a testament. So, start a farm, no. A small garden, maybe, and so much more appreciation for the farmers and the food they share at the farmers' market.

Cook things, eat them with other people. If you can tire your own bones while growing the beans, so much the better for you.

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