Title: The Contrary Farmer
Author: Gene Logsdon
Blurb: Critics of American agriculture bemoan the widespread decline of family farms and the dominion of chemical-intensive factory farming. Gene Logsdon asserts that the solution to this crisis is cottage farming – farming part-time, for fun as well as profit.
The Contrary Farmer combines the virtues of a manual for the practicing farmer with eloquent meditations in praise of work and pleasure. The book gives its readers tools and tenets, but also hilarious stories and beautiful evocations of the Ohio countryside Logsdon knows as his place in the universe.