The Dirty Life A Story of Farming the Land and Falling in Love

by Kristin Kimball

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The Dirty Life A Story of Farming the Land and Falling in Love Synopsis

When Manhattan writer Kristin Kimball arrived to interview Mark on a Pennsylvanian farm, she was wearing high heels and a crisp white shirt and had been vegetarian for thirteen years. That evening, she found herself helping him to slaughter a pig. By the next morning she was tucking into sizzling homemade sausages drizzled with warm maple syrup, and within a few months she'd given up her life in the city and moved with Mark, their combined savings, and a dozen chickens to a derelict farm in a remote corner of upstate New York. They gave themselves a year to transform 500 badly neglected acres into an organic community farm. Passionate, inspiring and gorgeously written, this is a story about falling in love with a man and with a different way to live, complete with runaway piglets and dew-fresh lettuce, sceptical locals and a wedding in a hayloft.

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ISBN: 9781846273278
Publication date: 07/04/2011
Publisher: Portobello Books Ltd an imprint of Granta Books
Format: Paperback

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ISBN: 9781846273278
Publication date: 7th April 2011
Author: Kristin Kimball
Publisher: Portobello Books Ltd an imprint of Granta Books
Format: Paperback
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About Kristin Kimball

Before becoming a farmer, Kristin Kimball graduated from Harvard University and worked as a freelance writer, writing teacher, and an assistant to a literary agent in New York City. Since 2003, she and her husband have run Essex Farm in the Adirondacks, where they live with their young daughter.

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