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Singing Meadow: The Adventure of Creating a Country Home

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Told with the excitement of a novel, SINGING MEADOW is the much-requested sequel to THE VIEW FROM FOLEY MOUNTAIN. Here is the inspirational story of a couple searching for and creating a small, simple home in a beautiful, natural setting. For thirty years, writer Peri McQuay and her conservation educator husband, Barry, were fortunate to live within Foley Mountain, an 800 ...more
Paperback, 206 pages
Published May 9th 2016 by Wintergreen Studios Press (first published March 9th 2015)
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For 30 years Peri McQuay and her family lived in the idyllic 700-strong village of Westport in Eastern Ontario. Her husband, Barry, was the park supervisor at Foley Mountain Conservation Area, the subject of her first nature-themed memoir, The View from Foley Mountain (1995), and they lived on site amid its 800 acres. The constant push to engage in fundraising gradually made it a less pleasant place to live and work, so as Barry’s retirement neared they knew it was time to find a new home of the ...more
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Now I want some land! :)
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This is a beautiful, beautifully written book. Peri McQuay's loving attention to detail, the luck of finding the right land, finding the way to situate and build her home so that it is close to nature, her appreciation of birds, trees, plants all make this book extra special. Her partnership with her husband, her circle of family and friends who all contribute to the adventure of creating a country home make the book steeped in love.
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Peri McQuay became committed to nature through the inspiration and teaching of her Canadian artist parents, Ken Phillips and Marie Cecilia Guard.

For thirty years Peri and her conservation educator husband Barry took joy in living and working at Foley Mountain. This eight-hundred-acre conservation area of granite ridges, beaver ponds and towering pines overlooks the beautiful little village of West