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The Space Between A Locovore And A Peasant

On the face of it, it would appear that small family farmers of the kind that are unkindly considered to be peasants in many societies and the more privileged locovores who engage in community farming and seek to encourage the … Continue reading

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Book Review: The One-Block Feast

The-One Block Feast:  An Adventure In Food From Yard To Table, by Margo True This book was a somewhat alienating read.  There is certainly a market for a book like this, but I’m not it.  That isn’t to say that … Continue reading

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Book Review: A Practical Treatise On Olive Culture

A Practical Treatise On Olive Culture, Oil Making, And Olive Picking, by Adolphe Flamant It is a good thing to remember that when one is looking for wisdom and insight about various matters that it is fortunate we still have … Continue reading

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Book Review: Raising Goats For Dummies

Raising Goats For Dummies, by Cheryl K. Smith One can learn a lot about the preoccupations of an author by reading their books.  And although one might think that a book in a series like this one would be devoid … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Dairy Goat Handbook

The Dairy Goat Handbook:  For Backyard, Homestead, And Small Farm, by Ann Starbard What accounts for the appeal of goats?  As is the case in many aspects of existence, there is a wide disconnect between the importance of goats worldwide, … Continue reading

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Book Review: Flash

Flash:  The Homeless Donkey Who Taught Me About Life, Faith, And Second Chances, by Rachel Anne Ridge This book is in the genre of books where a clueless and comically inept person, in a fit of temporary insanity and generosity … Continue reading

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Book Review: Kentucky Derby Dreams

Kentucky Derby Dreams:  The Making Of Thoroughbred Champions, by Susan Nusser This book is one of those volumes that takes advantage of a period of access granted to the author by a noted horse farm in Kentucky to provide a … Continue reading

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Book Review: Horses Never Lie About Love

Horses Never Lie About Love:  The Heartwarming Story Of A Remarkable Horse Who Changed The World Around Her, by Jana Harris I must say that what I got from this book was not quite as enjoyable as what I expected … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Secret Life Of Cows

The Secret Life Of Cows, by Rosamund Young Although I thought that my own personal interest in the psychology of animals was an unusual one, I have found that it is one that is shared by at least a few … Continue reading

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Book Review: Cold Comfort Farm

Cold Comfort Farm, by Stella Gibbons It is admittedly a shame that this sparkling and lighthearted book was the first novel published by the author and one that has overshadowed her later work, but this is a sparkling novel that … Continue reading

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