The Good Life Setting & Symbolism

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New York

Where the Nearings live when they decide to seek the "good life" in Vermont.

Winhall, Vermont

Where the Nearing's first farm is located.

Jamaica, Vermont

The town near where the Nearings buy a farm.

Pike Falls, Vermont

The town seven miles from the Nearings' homestead.

The Ellonen Place

The name of the house where the Nearings set up their farming enterprise, named for the former owner.

Forest Farm

The name of one of the farms bought by the Nearings.

Harborside, Maine

Where the Nearings take up homesteading in 1952.

Compost

A purposeful piling of clippings and other organic refuse that eventually breaks down and is used to improve the quality of soil for growing plants.

The Good Life

Described by the author as a way of life in which the participants are not tied to "bread labor" in order to purchase both necessities and those things that...

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