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Forty-six years of pretty straight going :the life of a family dairy farm : the Wyman Farm, Weybridge, Vermont /George Bellerose.

Collection Type
Books
Variant Title
Wyman Farm, Weybridge, Vermont
Originator
Bellerose, George.
Vermont Folklife Center.
Publication
Middlebury, Vt. : Vermont Folklife Center
Date
c2010.
Description
233 p. : ill. ; 22 x 26 cm.
In 1790, about 90% of Vermonters lived on and earned at least part of their livelihood from farming. In 2009, about 1% of the state's population lived on Vermont's 1,050 dairy farms. As historians have noted, America was born in the country and has moved to the city. By our breakfast, dairy farmers have put in half a day's work. By noon, many have logged an eight-hour day. By nightfall, they have often added another eight-hour day. Given the long hours, the toll on the body, and the scant economic returns, why would anyone want to be a family farmer today? Forty-Six Years, in documenting the farming lives of Larry and Grayson Wyman and their Weybridge farm, addresses that question. Farming, the Wymans would answer, is for those who value the rhythm and routine of the seasons and the diversity of each day's challenges, for those who accept that farming is a difficult way to make a living but steadfastly believe that it can be a fulfilling way of life. -- taken from back cover.
Notes
Gift of Ken Turino, 2013.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 221-222).
ISBN
0692004335
9780692004333
GUSN
287445
Call Number
Stacks SF229.7.W96 2010
Other People and Orgs
Bellerose, George
Wyman Farm (Weybridge, Vt.)
Descriptive terms
Childhood and youth.
Dairy farms History.
Family farms History.
Family.
Farm life History.
Farmers
History, Local.
History.
Social life and customs.
Material Type
Biography.
Places
Vermont
Vermont Weybridge
Weybridge (Vt.)

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