Dora, hermana mayor (Big Sister Dora!)

Dora, hermana mayor (Big Sister Dora!)

by Alison Inches, Dave Aikins
     
 

From a writer who traded her single life in the big city to marry a farmer, a riveting account of a year on their sustainable farm—and a real world epitome of Michael Pollan’s food philosophy.

Single, thirtysomething, working as a freelance writer in New York City, Kristin Kimball was living an unencumbered life that she’d constructed as &ldquo

Overview

From a writer who traded her single life in the big city to marry a farmer, a riveting account of a year on their sustainable farm—and a real world epitome of Michael Pollan’s food philosophy.

Single, thirtysomething, working as a freelance writer in New York City, Kristin Kimball was living an unencumbered life that she’d constructed as “an adventure.” She was on a certain path but was developing a sense of longing for “home.” When she went to Pennsylvania to interview a young farmer, everything changed. On an impulse, she moved out of the city to a sparsely populated corner of the Adirondacks to start a farm with him. The Dirty Life is a fascinating chronicle of their first year on the farm, from the cold North Country winter through the following harvest season—complete with their wedding, in the loft of their barn.

Kimball shares how she and her husband have created a sustainable farm from scratch—on a disused and not entirely cooperative piece of land. Life is not always convenient (the work is done by draft horses instead of tractors) but their mission: to grow and provide a whole diet—beef, pork, chicken, milk, eggs, vegetables, grains—for a hundred people is invaluable to their community and personally transformative. Kimball discovers the wrenching pleasures of physical work, argues that good food is at the center of a good life, and falls deeply in love, finally finding the permanence she craved in the form of a man, a small town, and a good piece of land.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781416950530
Publisher:
Libros Para Ninos
Publication date:
01/08/2008
Series:
Dora the Explorer Series
Edition description:
Spanish-language Edition
Pages:
24
Product dimensions:
7.90(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.10(d)
Age Range:
3 - 7 Years

Meet the Author

Alison Inches has written over 80 books for children, including a bestseller, Go to Bed, Fred! She is also the author In the Kitchen with Miss Piggy, The Candy Bar Cookbook: Baking with America's Favorite Candy and Designs and Doodles: A Muppet Sketchbook. Alison lives in California with her husband, Ric and their son, Hunter.

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