Glamorgan Farm in North Saanich, BC is one of the oldest farms on Vancouver Island. Owner Anny Scoones rescued the original farm buildings from near-destruction and has carefully restored them. The barns now house rare breeds of livestock, while the gardens and orchards flourish with heirloom plants and vegetables. In a collection of stories, told with clear-eyed observation and gentle humour, Scoones conveys some of the challenges, joys and griefs involved in preserving the farm for future generations to enjoy. She also explains how a period of solitary confinement in Russia led to her purchase of the farm and to the pholosophy that underlies her way of life there.
Lorna Crozier, Susan Musgrave and P.K. Page are among those who have been inspired by Glamorgan farm. Home contains previously unpublished poems by each of them.
"Not only is it beautifully done in literary terms, the portraits of animals, people and events sharply drawn, it also funny, charming, and while very perceptive in an off-beat, quirky way, it never fails in its generosity." SHARON BUTALA
"All good and heavy words have just one syllable. Here they are revealed, beautifully. Home is a blessing." BILL RICHARDSON