FARM LIFE NEWS
A Farm Dies Once a Year
Urban C. Lehner Editor Emeritus
Mon Jun 16, 2014 11:04 AM CDT

The romantic notion of "going back to the land" and starting a farm appeals to many people, but few try it and fewer succeed. Jim and Moie Crawford are among those who've done it and made it. They left the city 40 years ago and built a farm that earns them, by one account, a decent though hardly luxurious living.

In that account, the recently published book "A Farm Dies Once a Year," the Crawfords' son Arlo describes his ambivalence with the life on the land his parents so enthusiastically embraced. He left as a teenager and after college came ...

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