Gaining Ground - Forrest Pritchard

Gaining Ground

By Forrest Pritchard

  • Release Date: 2013-05-21
  • Genre: Nature
Our rating: 5/5 stars

4.5 Score: 4.5 (From 10 Ratings)

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One fateful day in 1996, upon discovering that five freight cars’ worth of glittering corn have reaped a tiny profit of $18.16, young Forrest Pritchard undertakes to save his family’s farm. What ensues—through hilarious encounters with all manner of livestock and colorful local characters—is a crash course in sustainable agriculture. Pritchard’s biggest ally is his renegade father, who initially questions his career choice and eschews organic foods for sugary mainstream fare; but just when the farm starts to turn heads at local markets, his father’s health takes a turn for the worse.With poetry and humor, this timely memoir tugs on the heartstrings and feeds the soul long after the last page is turned.

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  • Family memories

    5
    By UNCTre
    I grew up on family farm in Southern Va. I remember riding with my great grandfather around the farm on his tractor. He passed when I was 5 and the farm business went with him. My grandfather and father had their own businesses and the farm was too much. This book was a great reflection into my early childhood. Next time I travel home I will take a deeper look at the old barns and rolling Virginia hills. Thanks for the insight Forrest.

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