Kayaking with Lambs


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Front Porch Republic Books
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6.0 X 9.0 X 0.39 inches | 0.57 pounds

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About the Author

Brian D. Miller has farmed with his partner, Cindy, since 1999 in one of what naturalist John Muir called the "small slanting valleys" of East Tennessee. They raise sheep and hogs to provide meat for their own table and those of their lucky customers, as well as growing far more food than the two of them could possibly eat.


"This is a beautifully sensual account of the sights, sounds, smells, tastes, and emotions entailed in daily life on a Tennessee farm, very lovingly rendered with gratitude for being in a place worth caring about."
--James Howard Kunstler, author of the World Made by Hand novels

"I've long been an admirer of Brian Miller's writing, and I hope this delightful book will find him many new readers. With perfect authorial control, it combines lyricism, self-deprecating humor, a grounding in place, political wisdom that's all the more powerful for its understatement, and deep practical knowledge from a life on the land. A book to be read and enjoyed, but also--more unusually--to be acted upon."
--Chris Smaje, author of Saying No to a Farm-Free Future

"What a beautiful and inspiring book! Brian Miller has given us a wonderful meditation on the glories and difficulties of life on his well-ordered East Tennessee farm. Chronicled according to the liturgy of the hours, Miller reminds us of the importance of learning 'to walk and not run though the seasons.' It is rich in both literary allusion and sober practical advice. Kayaking with Lambs is a celebration of the archaic arts, the joy of duty, and the rich rewards of the habit of attention."
--Scott H. Moore, author of How to Burn a Goat

"From the taste of a fat blackberry on a warm afternoon to 'the sound of the moon rising' to the sweet smell of lamb poop, Brian Miller conveys the small joys, alongside the modern perplexities, of shepherding a small farm. His attention to the cycles of life, of the seasons, and of each day transforms his 'farm notes' into a form of poetry."
--Allan Carlson, author of The New Agrarian Mind

"Good books about farm life and rural community are rare to say the least. Great books are rarer still. In Kayaking with Lambs, Brian Miller has accomplished the latter. Arranged as daily meditations, Miller takes readers on a delightful journey of his working farm, baring his heart and soul in the process. Along the way, we meet a menagerie of farm animals, as well as his best and sometimes not-so-good neighbors. A fantastic read."
--Donald E. Davis, author of Where There Are Mountains