Robert Kimber has led a largely rural life as a farmer, writer, and woodsman. The essays gathered in this wide-ranging collection reflect a lifetime of adventures and misadventures. Kimber writes of canoeing and fishing, stubborn sheep and old tractors, and the joys of roaming the woods with his dog. Seasoned with a dash of wit and self-irony, this paean to the upcountry life is as fresh and bracing as it is affectionate.
Robert Kimber's work has appeared in Adubon, Country Journal, Down East, Field & Stream, Harrowsmith, Horticulture, Yankee, Northern Woodlands, and the Missouri Review. He is the author of the books, Upcountry, A Canoeist's Sketchbook, Made for the Country, and Living Wild and Domestic. He lives in Temple, Maine.