Lime Rock Days: Life on the Farm, 1930's

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Joseph Olney, 2004 - Farm life - 35 pages
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Lime Rock Days is a charming account of the boyhood of the author, Professor Ray Houghton, spent on the farm of Morton Phetteplace in Lime Rock, Rhode Island, more than half a century ago durng the last days of agrarian live in New England.It has been said that people living on New England farms early in the twentieth century experienced lives little changed from those a full century earlier. In fact, farmers would have easily recognized tools and equipment used during the middle ages or even in the time of the Roman Empire.Planting, plowing, harvesting, husbandry are all described. So are the activities of young people; work and play, joy and sorrow, pain and pleasure.Buildings are remembered; barns, sheds, privys, spring houses and homes. Characters on the farm assume personal identies. The culture is sensitively described. The natural environment is extolled.The book is illustrated with photographs of the farm and village, many of which were taken by the author in the 1930's.Many readers will wish they had had the experience in Lime Rock Days.

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