Featuring beautiful photographs and inspirational stories, Joan Tapper's work takes the reader on a tour of ten fiber farms and ranches across the U.S. Ranging from the gentle rolling hills of Massachusetts to a serene valley in Montana's Bridger Mountains, each farm or ranch is run by fiber enthusiasts whose lives are devoted to the sheep, goats, alpacas or llamas that they raise for food and fiber. Many of them strive to "live off the grid" and produce everything that they need themselves, while others raise a few animals for the simple joy of spinning, weaving and knitting beautiful yarn. Knitting patterns and sources are also included.
This is a fascinating look at the lives of people who have chosen to slow down and live their lives on their own terms. They have turned their dreams into reality and although it often requires long hours of work, they love what they do and are an inspiration to those who may be contemplating a similar lifestyle change.
Reviewed by nk, 01/09. Other reviews by nk.