Down East Books
Trim: 6¼ x 9¼
978-1-60893-411-9 • Hardback • June 2015 • $24.95 • (£18.99)
978-1-60893-412-6 • eBook • June 2015 • $14.99 • (£11.99)
Kelly Payson-Roopchand farms and writes at the end of the road in Somerville, Maine. As a Fulbright Fellow, she researched small farms in Trinidad, returning home with her own Trini farmer, her amazing husband Anil. With their two children Keiran and Sarita, Kelly and Anil are reviving a six-generation family farm, giving Kelly ample material to write about.
To learn more about life on Pumpkin Vine Family Farm, visit them at pumpkinvinefamilyfarm.com or connect with them on Facebook.
Kelly Payson-Roopchand, with her elegant account of life on one small farm in Somerville, Maine, Birth, Death, and a Tractor: Connecting an Old Farm to a New Family deftly intersperses her family's first years establishing a goat dairy with stories of the six previous generations who worked the land. . . .This blend of memoir and agricultural history is shot through with poetry and philosophy. . . .Birth, Death, and a Tractor abounds with the joys of simple living and connection to land and community.
— Foreword Reviews