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A Countryman's Journal

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In A Countryman's Journal, originally published in 1981, author Roy Barrette describes life on his small coastal Maine farm. Equipped with a few barnyard animals, a library full of his favorite literature, and an abundance of home-grown produce, Amen Farm in Brooklin gave Barrette the fuel to create thoughtful and evocative weekly essays out of his everyday life for his local newspaper, The Ellsworth American. Through his appreciation of the old New England country―from canning his own vegetables and steaming fresh clams to taking walks with his spaniel and aiding in the birth of new calves―Barrette creates a world apart from the regimentation of urban living. After departing from city life himself in 1958, Barrette spent time digging clams, making jam, and taking in the Maine countryside. A Countryman's Journal, a collection of his weekly columns, serves as his love letter to these simple pleasures.