GREEN MOUNTAIN FARM by Elliott Merrick


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A quiet book along familiar lines, as Elliott Merrick tells of the depression years' experiment on a Green Mountain farm. From several months on a rented farm, through the purchase- for $1,000 of a farm of their own, this recounts chronologically in essay form, the arduous, impoverished years of inexperienced farming, the beauties of the Green Mountains and rural Vermont, the local characters and personalities, the neighborly errands of mercy and friendship, skiing and the descent on the Merrick's of long lost friends over ski weekends. The author combined with his farming periods of teaching, working for the agricultural service, trips to see his NY publisher- and always writing. An experienced craftsman, he writes vividly and well.

Pub Date: Nov. 1st, 1948
Publisher: Macmillan