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Dirt: Back to the land in poetry

Long before Mark and I moved back to the land, my parents made the same journey. They stayed just long enough to get me hooked on the idea then fled to the nearest town a decade later.

Now's your chance to hear about their journey straight from the horse's mouth. My father's newest poetry collection spans those eleven years and includes gems like Food Rules (showing how strangely obsessive I was at 5 years old), along with many farming verses that are both beautiful and insightful.

Since I know the word "poetry" probably made many of you hyperventilate in a corner as soon as you read it, I thought I'd sweeten the pot this time around. Dirt is free on Amazon today and tomorrow. I hope you'll try a copy and then leave a review if you like what you read. My father would really appreciate it!

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About us: Anna Hess and Mark Hamilton spent over a decade living self-sufficiently in the mountains of Virginia before moving north to start over from scratch in the foothills of Ohio. They've experimented with permaculture, no-till gardening, trailersteading, home-based microbusinesses and much more, writing about their adventures in both blogs and books.

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To be honest, I only downloaded the book because I was curious about your context Anna.

Beautiful. I read every word. How lucky you are to have grown up knowing such integrity.

Thanks for sharing, and thank your father for writing it.

Comment by Maggie Turner Tue Nov 1 09:19:48 2016

I am so happy I caught this post - nno real chance of missing it, though, as I come here every day ;) I LOVE poetry, write some myself, without hyperventilatin'. I bought the book and will read it tonight if I can get the kindle started up. THANK YOU Ana and Ana's Dad

Comment by kaat Tue Nov 1 18:28:26 2016

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