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Review and Giveaway: Drawn to the Land

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drawn to the land
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.

MaryAnne is a craft loving educator, musician, photographer, and writer who lives in Silicon Valley with her husband Mike and their four children.

10 thoughts on “Review and Giveaway: Drawn to the Land”

  1. How lovely! My girls and I have recently been discussing how food is grown; we’re city slickers, but have been getter closer to the source of our produce through a CSA, and soon hope to be eating local eggs from a coworker’s chickens.
    .-= Sadia´s last blog ..Curiosity =-.

  2. We would love this book! We live in upstate new york and see the farms all around us and my son has so many questions I don’t know the answers to. We will probably be leaving here in a few years and I would love to have this to remind the boys of where they were born and lived during their early years. :)
    .-= Monica´s last blog ..Blog What blog =-.

  3. I would like to win because I want my children to appreciate where their food comes from.
    .-= Elisa | blissfulE´s last blog ..memorizing the Ten Commandments =-.

  4. I come from a long line of farmers. Born and raised in Minnesota, I spent summers on my grandparent’s farm. In an effort to save money and provide healthier food for my family, I am interested in starting a vegetable garden now that we finally have the yard space for one!

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