New Publication Now Available
My essay about how deer hunting has helped me fall in love with November appears in the inaugural edition of Vermont Almanac, a 288-page, 7×10 book that has just arrived in bookstores.
Published by For the Land Publishing, the Almanac is organized by month and is filled with stories, information, illustrations and photography about life in Vermont, where we are connected to the land by weather, agriculture, forests, the rural economy, and each other. Vermont Almanac is especially about the people of this land: the farmers, loggers, conservationists, homesteaders, scientists, hunters, poets and writers “who are preserving and pioneering a rural way of life” according to a land ethic that “combines economic vitality with environmental stewardship and the values of rural life.”
While publication of this year’s Vermont Almanac is the first of what is to be an annual event, frequent dispatches of observations about life on the land we call Vermont appear through the year on the Vermont Almanac website.
Deborah Lee Luskin is learning to read the landscape of Vermont by learning how to hunt whitetail deer.