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Drawn to the Land: The Romance of Farming, written by Elizabeth J. Cockey and Barton M. Cockey, is a beautifully illustrated journey through small farms in upstate New York. Full of beautiful paintings and descriptive prose, it transports readers into the everyday lives of modern farmers. The authors introduce farmers dedicated to winemaking, beekeeping, potatoes, maple syrup, and much more. The book explores farm techniques, how farming has changed over time, and how different farming techniques affect the health of animals and produce. Drawn to the Land also discusses the health and economic benefits of growing your own food, the growing organic and sustainable farming movement, and everyday lives of farmers.
I spent my early childhood on a farm, and while I understand how difficult farming can be I fully enjoyed this book’s focus on the beauty in farming, and the importance of keeping small farms alive and well. I feel that this is a book that could appeal to a wide range of readers, from readers who are passionate about small farms to those with little prior exposure to farms and farm life.
Phenix & Phenix Literary Publicists sent me a copy of this book to review, and they are offering a second copy for a reader of this blog. To enter, tell me why you are interested in reading this book. Leave separate comments for extra entries if you follow this blog, subscribe via email, or like this blog on facebook. This giveaway will run through 9am US Eastern Time Friday, September 24th, when a winner will be chosen via random.org.