The Wisdom of the Radish and Other Lessons Learned on A Small Farm

The Wisdom of the Radish and Other Lessons Learned on A Small Farm

Book - 2011
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Who knew that the hot career choice for recent college grads would be farming? Lynda Hopkins, a farmer's girlfriend, took her master's degree in environmental science communication and planted kale, radishes, and tomatoes on a small farm in Northern California to earn a living (sort of). What at first sounds pastoral and idyllic soon becomes a series of challenges as the realities of what it takes to run a farm come to light. From making the classic neophyte agronomist error of getting emotionally involved with her chickens to ruminating on the value of radishes, Hopkins's retelling of life on a farm in the modern age is engaging, even gripping. Through it all, Hopkins cultivates a sense of belonging, and with a lot of hard work and a little luck, she becomes quite a bit more than just a farmer's girlfriend.
Publisher: Seattle, WA : Sasquatch Books, c2011
ISBN: 9781570616426
1570616426
Branch Call Number: 630.9794 HOP 2011 22
Characteristics: 248 p

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twintoes
Jun 02, 2015

A complete whine fest, as expected from a Southern California suburbanite. The author manages to insult every demographic; uses the F-word liberally; despite having a BS, BA, and MS from Stanford, one of which was in Writing. Is it really the best use of the English language to use so much profanity to express your views? I really wish I had spent my time on something more worthwhile.

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scraphappen
Feb 11, 2012

excellent read I like this one

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