Home spun wisdom with a touch of humor
From the dust jacket: "Traditional farm life has always focused on the production of a meadow...My own focus is more frequently on the bloom of the thistle, the sunflowers, the daisies flourishing on the fringes...
...readers will discover the surprisingly varied qualities of a 'meadow'...a place of escape, recreation, and small adventure. Whether picking berries and 'weedflowers,' meditating, or dreamily dawdling in one-the meadow is a magic place.
In eleven theme-chapters, readers will enjoy the rich life in all her (the author's) meadows: the pasture lots and 'secret places' of her fruit-farm childhood; the pond meadows, hill meadows, river meadows, and fertile fields of the vegetable farm she works with her husband and sons; the ever broader meadows and vistas of American farmland she visits and shares; the meadows of Bohemia, Austria, and other 'far places' that are part of a modern farmwife's experiences."