Growing a Feast
In Growing a Farmer (2011), Kurt Timmermeister recounted the toil and joy of turning an empty plot of land on Vashon Island, Washington, into a dairy farm. Now he tells the story of making a feast for friends using only what his farm provides. It began two years earlier with the birth of a calf named Alice, who supplied the milk for the butter and cheese. Along the way, Timmermeister slowly walks readers through the many seasons, animals, plants, and people who contributed to this bountiful meal.