A Garlic Testament by Stanley Crawford
Seasons on a Small New Mexico Farm

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From his New Mexico mountain home, award-winning author Stanley Crawford writes about growing garlic and selling it.

"To dream a garden and then to plant it is an act of independence and even defiance to the greater world."--Stan Crawford


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Stanley Crawford lives in Dixon, New Mexico.

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"Rich with respect for human toil. . . . detailing the healing and annealing aspect of the repetitive tasks that bring his crop to market in clearsighted, eloquent prose."
-- New York Times Book Review


"Crawford tells us what's right with American agriculture by telling us what's right in the life of one farmer who's found his place in the sun."
-- The Washington Post


"Superb, quiet. . . . a plainspoken wisdom."
-- The New Yorker
 

About Stanley Crawford

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Stanley Crawford lives in Dixon, New Mexico.
 
Published April 1, 1998 by University of New Mexico Press. 208 pages
Genres: Crafts, Hobbies & Home, Education & Reference, Nature & Wildlife, Science & Math, Biographies & Memoirs. Non-fiction

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Crawford's prose is always deliciously spare and understated: ``Winds arriving late in the day...the vultures are circling closer and closer to their roost and readying themselves to drop, with darkness itself, into their dead trees at the very last moment of light.'' At times his musings seem a ...

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An eloquent paean to physical effort and to the land he cares for and depends on, his chronicle is a treasure trove of planting lore, from the autumn planting of garlic cloves to the winter-long ``hibernation,'' the sighting of first shoots in spring, the formation of seed stalks in early summer,...

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