Gift Idea: Farm Anatomy by Julia Rothman

Here’s a gift idea for the foodie, farmer’s market lover, or illustrator in your life: Farm Anatomy: The Curious Parts and Pieces of Country Life by Brooklyn-based illustrator Julia Rothman. I suppose I’m recommending this book as a gift idea since it’s a book I wouldn’t mind receiving as a gift myself. This book is a colorful, visual tour of farm life, inspired by the author’s visits with her parents-in-law who run a small farm in Iowa. Everything from crop rotation patterns to farm tools are illustrated to give you a glimpse into the world of a small country farm. I’m sure one book can’t adequately show us just how hard farmers work to produce the food we consume, but I think it’s a fun way to peek into at least some components of the beginning of the food production cycle, and definitely would be a fun book to look over with the kids.

Images via Growing with Plants and renest.

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