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

Collection Type

  • Books and periodicals

GUSN

GUSN-287445

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.

Details

Descriptive Terms

Childhood and youth.
Family.
History.
Farm life History.
Dairy farms History.
Family farms History.
Farmers
Social life and customs.
History, Local.

Originator

Bellerose, George.
Vermont Folklife Center.

Publication

Middlebury, Vt. : Vermont Folklife Center

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

Includes bibliographical references (p. 221-222).
Gift of Ken Turino, 2013.

ISBN

9780692004333
0692004335

Call Number

Stacks SF229.7.W96 2010

Other People and Orgs

Bellerose, George
Wyman Farm (Weybridge, Vt.)

Material Type

Biography.

Places

Vermont Weybridge
Vermont
Weybridge (Vt.)

Variant Title

Wyman Farm, Weybridge, Vermont