One Potato Review
Should they stay, or should they go? The writer grew up on a farm in Vermont, and it shows. Her recollections of tapping maples and fishing for hornpout and “picking stone” ring with an authority that validates several generations of Vermonters who have resisted the call of someplace warmer, less demanding and less routine. From their first Scottish ancestors “who left their rocky farms to journey to America for a better life,” to most of the author’s cousins and brothers and sisters, the occasional frozen finger is nothing to match the inconvenience of living anywhere you cannot ski off the roof of your barn. Even mud season looks fun.
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