Essex Farm is a 500 acre draft horse-powered farm that produces a full diet for 200 people. The Dirty Life is Kristin's memoir about the farm's startup year.



Posted 05/22/15 by admin

Essex Farm Note

Week 21, 2015

Im filing the note remotely this week, from a six day writing residency at the heavenly Blue Mountain Center, in Blue Mountain Lake. Ill be back on the farm next week, with a cartload of fresh pages for my new book, which is due in the fall. In my absence, Mark has been on a tool acquisition spree. Weve got steel in the field now, as he likes to say. Besides the new Ford tractor (which arrived just as the antique 504 Massey Ferguson took a serious turn for the worse) he bought a 3 bottom plow that will be very helpful for opening up more ground for corn. He also bought a used S tine harrow. Finally,...

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