One of my favorite childhood memories was listening to my parents read to us farming stories like Baby farm animals, Johnny apple seed, Charlottes web, Anne of green gables, Farmer boy and Little house in the big woods. I am so grateful to my kind parents for reading to me as a child. I have always been a big fan of learning about people lives growing up on a farm and my thirst for these stories has only grown stronger this past year since I bought the farm. Today I wanted to share some of my favorite books that I have read about farming with you all. Some of these books I listened to on Audible while I was driving a tractor in low gear around the orchard.
What are some of your favorite farming books, friends? These books have been so grounding, normalizing and inspiring to me in my first year of farming. I have cried big fat tears along with these authors as they bravely shared their losses and I laughed out loud when they shared funny mishaps and farming wins. I really want to encourage you all to take the time to read one of these books and learn more about how your food is grown. All this is vital to the sustainability of farming, growing food and carrying on life on this planet. I am so grateful to these farmers, authors, pioneers for taking the time to write our these important stories. xoxo your grateful farmer
PS I love book recommendations if you have one that I would love please share it forward with me.