It is hard to deny that a new generation is taking an interest in farming. Considering the graying of farmers today, we should be thankful for these young folks. Each of them has a story, and The Wisdom of the Radish and Other Lessons Learned on a Small Farm is that of Lynda Hopkins.
At it’s essence, the book is quite simple and not particularly unique – city girl struggles to become a self-respecting farmer. But throw in the romantic tale of her boyfriend (now husband) and you get an entertaining look at the mentality and life of an educated, young, passionate girl who seeks to make her home on the land instead of in a city loft.
Hopkins is a first-time author, but she is gifted nonetheless. Her writing skills stand out as among the best of farming memoirs I’ve read, and in many ways help to make up for the slightly redundant premise.
If it is a farming memoir you seek, look no further. If you’ve already read two such books this month, I suggest you keep looking.
You might also like: Growing a Farmer by Kurt Timmermeister.