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Helen Rebanks

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Memoir of domestic life on a farm in the Lake District of England in the early 21st century. The author is the wife of James Rebanks who wrote [A Shepherd's Life] a few years ago. It is a nice companion piece to that.

There is a lot about raising a family and putting food on the table, with a wealth of hearty home recipes. A shared perspective with her husband on the importance of sustainable farming, caring for the land and the animals, and healthy living.
tangledthread | Hi ha 2 ressenyes més | Feb 3, 2024 |
THE FARMER’S WIFE: MY LIFE IN DAYS is written by Helen Rebanks.
“Helen Rebanks is the mother of four and works with her husband, James, running their family farm in the English Lake District. This is her first book.”
The chapters move from past to present as Helen describes her life and her moments of discovering her very own unique personality and mindfulness.
The writing is soft and gentle, warm and real - lyrical. It is more than a lovely heart-felt thank you card; it is a love letter, a prayer of thanks and sincerity. An ode to motherhood, to farm life, to shepherding, to the seasons, to Mother Earth, to marriage, to prosperity and the hearth.
The book is full of recipes and helpful lists.
The acknowledgements are very heartfelt.
I like the pages about sustainable agriculture. It is so true, so vital to our personal health and the planet’s.
The illustrations are beautifully drawn.
The section entitled EVENING is my favorite.
Five Stars *****
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diana.hauser | Hi ha 2 ressenyes més | Jan 8, 2024 |
I really enjoyed this book. The transitions were occasionally very weird -- I would just be getting into a story and then a sudden skip to the next place, the next time. This was sometimes confusing because it's not at all linear, but in general I like the concept of the stories weaving through the day, I like her message about choosing good food, and I think it's cool that she's celebrating a life she wasn't at all sure that she wanted when she was young, but has grown into.

advanced reading copy provided by… (més)
jennybeast | Hi ha 2 ressenyes més | Dec 4, 2023 |