The Curious Parts and Pieces of Country Life
Storey Publishing, Paperback, 9781603429818, 224pp.
Publication Date: October 1, 2011
What'sthe difference between a weanling and a yearling, or a farrow and a barrow? Country and city mice alike will delight in Julia Rothman'scharming illustrated guide to the curious parts and pieces of rural living. Dissecting everything from tractors and pigs to fences, hay bales, crop rotation patterns, and farm tools, Rothman gives a richly entertaining tour of the quirky details of country life. From the shapes of squash varieties to the parts of a goat; from how a barn is constructed to what makes up a beehive, every corner of the barnyard is uncovered and celebrated. A perfect gift for gardeners, locavores, homesteaders, and country-living enthusiasts alike.
About the Author
Julia Rothman is an illustrator, pattern designer, and author. In addition to working for clients such as the "New York Times", Target, and Ann Taylor, she has her own lines of wallpaper, stationery, fabric, and dishware. Rothman has authored and co-authored six books and counting, including "Food Anatomy", "Nature Anatomy", and "Farm Anatomy". She lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.