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Growing a Farmer: How I Learned to Live Off the Land

Kurt Timmermeister.
Publisher Norton  
Format paperback
ISBN 9780393341294
Pages/Publication Date 335/2012
Daedalus Item Code 49422
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When he purchased four acres of overgrown land on Vashon Island in 1991, Kurt Timmermeister was only looking for an affordable home near his café in Seattle. But as he was settling into his new property, he was also becoming more aware of the connection between what he ate and where it came from. With refreshing honesty, Timmermeister details the initial stumbles and subsequent realities he faced as he transformed from a city-based restaurateur into a homestead farmer and a maker of artisan cheeses, including the true economics of keeping bees, milking cows, and raising livestock.

"What sets this book apart is its practical, calm, confidence-inspiring tone. The message is: Farming may not be easy, but just do it."—LATimes

"Half memoir, half farm guide, Kurt Timmermeister's book is perfect for anyone with agrarian fantasies."—Food & Wine

"Successful baker, chef, and restaurateur Timmermeister's leap from food preparer to food producer should not have been a large one, yet the steps he took to become a working farmer were monumental. Starting with the purchase of a modest but woefully overgrown tract of land on Washington's Vashon Island, Timmermeister quickly became ensconced—some would say mired—in the vagaries of self-sufficiency. As he set out to transform his acreage into a viable farm, raising vegetables, fruit, livestock, and even bees, Timmermeister had more will than wisdom, and he recounts his failures and setbacks with disarming honesty. Yet though his hodgepodge of animals and equipment was assembled in a haphazard fashion by relying both on the kindness of strangers and the miracle of Craigslist, somehow it all works. Think of it as the Little Farm That Could. With pluck, luck, and admirable determination, Timmermeister not only manages to supply his paying customers but, more importantly, succeeds in feeding his soul."—Booklist

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