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Greenhorns: The Next Generation of American Farmers 50 Dispatches from the New Farmers' Movement Paperback – 8 May 2012
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"bursting with determination and optimism. These essays by beginning farmers are chatty, colorful reports that made me laugh and left me in awe of all the hard work that goes into growing our food. The farmers revel in simple pleasures and big challenges."-- "Kristin Kimball, author of The Dirty Life"
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- Publisher : Storey Publishing; 1st edition (8 May 2012)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 256 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1603427724
- ISBN-13 : 978-1603427722
- Dimensions : 15.24 x 1.91 x 22.86 cm
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This book well, at least the first 5 or 6 essays, are nothing more than people complaining about how tough it is to be a farmer. There is all of this work to do, there are all of these deadlines, there are so many things to juggle, being a farmer is far more difficult than they ever imagined. "Here is a typical day in my life, look how hard it is." Again and again and again. I may revisit the book, or maybe when I begin farming this book will in some way be therapeutic as I'll be comforted by others that have also walked this difficult path. Who knows. But, for someone that has worked in construction, lived in Central America for half a decade, and now works in a blue collar job, the last thing that I want to do at the end of a long day is sit through page after page of complaining.
An honest book.