If you’ve read Evenfall, you know it takes place on a farm. I lived in rural Connecticut for ten years, sandwiched between two dairy farms, and it was an eye-opening experience for this suburban girl. It’s where I first tasted fresh (as in from the cow) milk, learned that newly laid eggs are warm, and discovered all the many things goats are good at. (Creating milk for yogurt, keeping the lawn mowed, escaping – the list is endless.)
A lot of what I learned made it into the book. And even though I’m back in the suburbs, I still love and miss the country life. Farmers are some of the hardest working people I know, and without them, I’d be pretty hungry.
I’m hanging out with some farmers this summer, starting this Sunday. I’ll be at the Salem New Hampshire farmer’s market. (See the news page of my web site for details.) It’s the first of four stops on my farm tour. There will be fresh eggs, honey, and me of course. I make no promises about goats.