Cutting Hill: A Chronicle of a Family Farm

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Garrett County Press, Oct 31, 2012 - Business & Economics - 279 pages
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This is the true story of how you get your milk. And because this is the story of a family dairy farm in Vermont it is also the true story of how you get delicious, Grade A maple syrup. Author Alan Pistorius embedded with the Treadway family for a year, recording four seasons of milking, fixing, plowing and syrup making. Pistorius' careful observations make for a powerful meditation on farming, business and family.

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Comparable to Richard Rhodes's Farm ( LJ 10/1/89; "Best Books of 1989,'' LJ 1/90, p. 54), this book tells the story of the Treadways, a farm family struggling to preserve a way of life that is too ... Read full review


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Alan Pistorius is a writer and naturalist living in Leicester, Vermont. He received his A.B. from the State University of Iowa and his M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley. He is the author of The Country Journal Book of Birding and Bird Attraction, co-author of several books, and co-editor of Treasury of North American Birdlore. He is also the author of numerous magazine articles and reviews.

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