tradition of Thoreau’s Walden, William Paul Winchester offers
a chronicle of everyday life on Southwind, his farm of twenty acres.
|As a subsistence farmer, he builds his
own house and barn, puts in a garden and an orchard, acquires a milk
cow, and takes up beekeeping.
these pages, we hear his thoughts on such subjects as the weather,
seasonal changes, machinery repair, the flora and fauna of the region,
and vegetarian cooking.
His philosophy, like his lifestyle, is simple,
yet profoundly wise.
Very Small Farm
of Oklahoma Press, 2006.