Animal, Vegetable, Miracle Setting & Symbolism

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The Farm

Barbara Kingsolver and her family – including her husband Steven and daughters Camille and Lily – moved to a farm in the Appalachian region of the United States. The farm was situated between two mountains with a spring-fed creek at the bottom. There was a small area of land suitable for actual row crop farming, but they utilized it to the fullest. The farm included a coop for chickens and turkeys, fruit trees, and the house. There was evidence of their work over the previous summers spent on the farm, including an asparagus bed.

Farmers Markets

For Barbara's family, farmers markets provided an outlet for locally-grown produce that supplemented their diets during their year-long experiment. Both Barbara and Steven tout the successes of farmers markets as a means of getting local produce into the hands of local buyers.

Bourbon Red Turkeys

This is the breed Barbara chose for...

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