Not Far from the Tree
Not Far from the Tree: A Brief History of the Apples and the Orchards of Palermo, Maine, 1804-2004 by John Bunker, 200 pages, 8-1/2 x 11, softcover. Palermo is one of countless typical New England towns where for ages nearly everyone lived on small diversified farms. Although the area was never famous for its apple production, every farm had an orchard, some with just a dozen trees, others numbering a hundred or more. Over the past thirty-five years, John has spent hundreds of hours exploring the orchards of Palermo and listening to stories from the old-timers. Here is his account of those experiences. Generously illustrated with his drawings, including maps of the orchards and detailed diagrams of the historic varieties themselves. $22.
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