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Title:
Farm hands : hard work and hard lessons from Western New York fields
Author:
Rivers, Tom.
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Publication Information:
Batavia, NY : Hodgins Printing , [2010]

©2010
Physical Description:
153 pages : illustrations, map ; 23 cm
Summary:
Tom Rivers introduces readers to the rigors of farm labor and some of the people who do the grueling work. Rivers, a reporter for The Daily News of Batavia, N.Y., spent a year working a dozen different jobs on various Western New York farms-- picking apples, harvesting cabbage, prepping dairy cows for the show ring, and more.
General Note:
"Adapted with permission from The Daily News in Batavia, N.Y." -- T. p. verso.
Language:
English
Contents:
Missing the big story -- Finding a host farm and my former physique -- Planting onions requires fast fingers and strong back -- Juggling many chores as a night-time milker -- Seeking a sweet reward : the hunt for cherries -- Picking berries is picky, prickly, hot, sweaty work -- Showing animals calls for attention to details -- Succeeding in the show ring -- Mixing it up with organic veggie variety -- Skipping the middle man : fresh food, straight to customers -- Cutting cabbage proves hardest harvest yet -- Scrambling to catch up in the cuke rows -- Learning from a public market pro : "don't be stingy" -- Picking plump pumpkins is no treat -- Eating humble pie in the orchard -- Joining the Jamaicans for a day of apple-picking excellence -- Hurrying to keep pace (and failing) with the Haitians -- Testing farm-built endurance on the marathon trail -- Seeing citizenship : dream for many, fulfillment for few -- "Paying a price".
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ISBN:
9780984565603
Format :
Book

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