A Year and a Day on Just a Few Acres (Paperback)
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When Peter Larson, a 44 year old principal at an architectural firm decides to leave his job to restart his family's seventh generation farm near Ithaca, New York, he encounters doubting ghosts of his former self, hundreds of frankenchickens, fifty personable turkeys, three pigs, one enduring friendship, and the true self he has searched for his whole life. Filled with the psychology of change and down to earth stories of farming and homesteading, this is the true story of making the leap so many wish for but dare not.
About the Author
Peter Larson is a former architect who lives with his wife, Hilarie and their three children in Lansing, New York. They own Just a Few Acres farm, which produces broiler chickens, eggs, turkeys, beef, and pork. Peter is the seventh generation on his family's farm. He and his family aspire to live self sufficiently and produce healthy food for their community. They harvest their own power via solar electricity, their own heat via firewood harvested from their farm, and much of their own food via their livestock, gardens and orchard. More information on their farm can be found at justafewacres.com. Peter's writings on sustainability and architecture can be found at peterlarson.org.