Peace at Heart: An Oregon Country Life

Peace at Heart: An Oregon Country Life

by Barbara Drake
     
 

Many dream of leaving the city for a new life in the country. Few follow that dream. In the late 1980's, Barbara Drake and her husband sold their home in Portland and moved to a farm in western Oregon's Yamhill Valley. Home was now a modest white house, an old red barn, and a small vineyard. In Peace at Heart, Barbara Drake reflects on ten years of country living.

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Many dream of leaving the city for a new life in the country. Few follow that dream. In the late 1980's, Barbara Drake and her husband sold their home in Portland and moved to a farm in western Oregon's Yamhill Valley. Home was now a modest white house, an old red barn, and a small vineyard. In Peace at Heart, Barbara Drake reflects on ten years of country living.

Weather, seasons, plants, and especially animals figure prominently in these stories. The constant company of animals--domestic and wild--on the farm inspires what Drake calls "the sacramental character of country life." In essays on birthing lambs, keeping bees, raising geese, and making wine, Drake combines gentle humor, practical advice, and deep respect for the work and the land. This rich gathering of observations and meditations--on everything from border collies to Oregon mud--captures the ordinary joys and everyday blessings of country life.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780870714559
Publisher:
Oregon State University Press
Publication date:
09/01/1998
Pages:
176
Product dimensions:
6.01(w) x 9.01(h) x 0.57(d)

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