The Shape Of A Year Author:Jean Hersey A story of month to month events in a womans life -for 12 months. This takes place in her Connecticut house set in a meadow bounded by a rushing brook and hills.Jean Hersey took the time to share her life in a one-year gardening memoir. The setting took place in Connecticut sometime during the 1960's. She talks about her husband and neighbors. S... more »he lets you experience cold winter nights with her children and grandchildren. There are birds to feed and seeds to plant and harvest.
You are allowed to glimpse daily moments in her life. Recipes are given. Grape juice is made, forsythias are forced and patchwork pillows are sewn. How to make maple peppermint tea, what to do with boiled day lilies and how you should winterize your perennials is included in this personal cycle of life.
This is a book written for someone who enjoys gardening. Or if you are looking for easy moments and simple times. It has calming qualities and is a smooth read« less