Thursday, April 19, 2012

The Dirty Life: On Farming, Food, and Love by Kristin Kimball

The Dirty Life by Kristin Kimball
This is a very interesting story about how Kristin and her husband met and how they began running their organic CSA farm.
Although Mark knew how to farm, he knew little about animals and together they learned how to plow using draft horses, raise cows, pigs and chickens and how to breed, slaughter and butcher animals.
She tells how they ate parts of animals that most of us do not want to eat and how cats helped rid their old farmhouse of rats.
It is quite a different life from how Kristen grew up, but it sounds like she is enjoying it.
The food sounds great, and after reading the book, I am sure I would much rather pay money to participate in a CSA than to actually run one the way they do.      
Here is her blog:

1 comment:

  1. Reading "The Dirty Life" is like receiving a wonderfully generous gift. You're able to accept it without feeling guilty for not wanting to make the same trade-offs. You just want to say a heartfelt "thank you" and share it with the people you care about.