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Trauma Farm - A Rebel History of Rural Life

Brian Brett

An irreverent and illuminating journey through a day in the life of the affectionately named Trauma Farm, with numerous side trips into the natural history of farming. Beginning naked in darkness, Brian Brett moves from the tending of livestock, poultry, orchards, gardens, machinery, and fields to the social intricacies of rural communities and, finally, to an encounter with a magnificent deer in the silver moonlight of a magical farm field. Brett understands both tall tales and rigorous science as he explores the small mixed farm-meditating on the perfection of the egg and the nature of soil while also offering a scathing critique of agribusiness and the horror of modern slaughterhouses. Whether discussing the uses and misuses of gates, examining the energy of seeds, or bantering with his family, farm hands, and neighbours, he remains aware of the miracles of life, birth, and death that confront the rural world every day. Trauma Farm tells a story that's poetic, passionate, practical, and frequently hilarious, providing an unforgettable portrait of one farm and our separation from the natural world, as well as a common-sense analysis of rural life.

An irreverent and illuminating journey through a day in the life of the affectionately named Trauma Farm, with numerous side trips into the natural history of farming. Beginning naked in darkness, Brian Brett moves from the tending of livestock, poultry, orchards, gardens, machinery, and fields to the social intricacies of rural communities and, finally, to an encounter with a magnificent deer in the silver moonlight of a magical farm field. Brett understands both tall tales and rigorous science as he explores the small mixed farm-meditating on the perfection of the egg and the nature of soil while also offering a scathing critique of agribusiness and the horror of modern slaughterhouses. Whether discussing the uses and misuses of gates, examining the energy of seeds, or bantering with his family, farm hands, and neighbours, he remains aware of the miracles of life, birth, and death that confront the rural world every day. Trauma Farm tells a story that's poetic, passionate, practical, and frequently hilarious, providing an unforgettable portrait of one farm and our separation from the natural world, as well as a common-sense analysis of rural life.
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An irreverent and illuminating journey through a day in the life of the affectionately named Trauma Farm, with numerous side trips into the natural history of farming. Beginning naked in darkness, Brian Brett moves from the tending of livestock, poultry, orchards, gardens, machinery, and fields to the social intricacies of rural communities and, finally, to an encounter with a magnificent deer in the silver moonlight of a magical farm field. Brett understands both tall tales and rigorous science as he explores the small mixed farm-meditating on the perfection of the egg and the nature of soil while also offering a scathing critique of agribusiness and the horror of modern slaughterhouses. Whether discussing the uses and misuses of gates, examining the energy of seeds, or bantering with his family, farm hands, and neighbours, he remains aware of the miracles of life, birth, and death that confront the rural world every day. Trauma Farm tells a story that's poetic, passionate, practical, and frequently hilarious, providing an unforgettable portrait of one farm and our separation from the natural world, as well as a common-sense analysis of rural life.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Michael Puttonen

Length:

12h 1m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

19:39


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

19:23


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

13:07


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

11:52


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

17:18


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

12:15


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

13:15


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

12:20


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

10:12


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

11:40


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

11:38


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

07:51


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

10:00


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

12:58


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

20:03


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

13:55


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

11:54


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

05:45


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

14:31


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

09:41


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

16:49


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

14:48


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

13:47


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

14:02


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

18:25


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

15:38


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

14:47


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

12:26


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

14:01


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

16:06


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

11:50


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

18:43


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

12:03


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

10:35


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

14:57


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

09:52


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

16:26


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

13:08


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

11:52


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

18:07


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

13:14


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

14:22


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

12:52


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

18:43


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

10:03


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

14:02


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

10:40


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

11:33


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

10:01


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

15:06


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

12:25


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

15:14


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

15:29