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Category Archives: The Dirty Life
This is the final discussion question for The Dirty Life by Kristen Kimball. Feel free to go back and visit past discussions at your leisure. Link to these are at the bottom of this post. Question #11 Kristin write that there are types of marriages: the comfortable kind and the fiery kind. Do you agree? … Read the Rest
Join our discussion of The Dirty Life by Kristin Kimball Question #9 As a new farmer, Kristin struggles with where she fits in the socioeconomic spectrum. It bothers her when a neighbor brings over some kitchen things because she thinks Kristin is needy. Later Kirstin writes that farming makes her feel rich even though she’s … Read the Rest
We are discussing The Dirty Life by Kristin Kimball. Join us! Question #7 Have your views on sustainable farming changed after reading about the trials and triumphs of Essex Farm? Have your views on farm-fresh food versus supermarket food changed? Question #8 Kirstin repeatedly finds that her prior assumptions about farming and farmers are false. … Read the Rest
We are discussing The Dirty Life by Kristin Kimball. Please join us! Question #5 One of the biggest adjustments Kristin has to make when moving to Essex Farm is learning to live with the absence of instant gratification. She finds that a farmer must continuously put forth effort in order to reap benefits. How does … Read the Rest
We are discussing The Dirty Life by Kristin Kimball. Please feel free to jump right in! Question #3 Mark and Kristin start a farm that aims to provide a whole diet for their year-round members. If a farm in your area did the same thing, would you become a member? How would it change the … Read the Rest
I just received my copy of his book in the mail yesterday. Can’t wait to dig in! I noticed that there are some discussion questions at the end of the book. I’m going to post one of them here. I will post 2 questions every week (starting on Sunday) through the end of the month. … Read the Rest
Happy April, Everyone! Today officially starts the reading and discussion of The Dirty Life by Kristin Kimball. If you are just joining us, you can read more about her book here. Now for my confession, this book is still on order for me. Estimated delivery isn’t until the first week of May. So I’m not … Read the Rest
Join us the Farm Chick’s at Polyface Book Club for our April & May Read. We will start reading the book on April 1st and will discuss different aspects of it throughout the two months. Coming up next: June & July – MADE FROM SCRATCH by Jenna Woginrich The Dirty Life on Farming, Food and … Read the Rest