Sleep Tight Farm: A Farm Prepares for Winter
By Eugenie Doyle
Becca Stadtlander, Illustrator
Chronicle Books (Ages: 2-7)
This delightful and colorful picture book lays out all the chores that a family must do to prepare their farm for winter. Each aspect of farm life that must be properly taken care of as the winter approaches is also shown as it will be in its prime, and thus readers get a taste of what all the seasons are like on a working farm. These include: going from a hoop house with open sides in the hot seasons to one that is secured for winter to protect against the cold winds; surrounding bee hives with hay bales so that the honey can be harvested in September; cutting back berry bushes; and harvesting cold-weather vegetables for barn storage. Evident is the idea that a good work ethic can be learned in the home, with all pitching in together. Young readers also get a glimpse of the hard work that is involved in keeping a family farm functioning.
This article appeared in Wise Traditions in Food, Farming and the Healing Arts, the quarterly journal of the Weston A. Price Foundation, Fall 2022🖨️ Print post