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This is an artist’s story of stepping into the past, living on an isolated northern farm, far from home. It is the tale of one woman who learned to face the challenges of living on her mountain farm with patience and good-natured humour. Over time, she learned also to care for the sheep and other animals, and to appreciate the beauty in her extreme environment.


The story is told in both words and pictures, speaking to the heart, an illustrated adult storybook infused with a gentle but triumphant spirit.


Helen sees and appreciates the world through the eyes of an artist, captivating the reader with her love and understanding of wilderness, filling the senses with beautiful images of nature.


Jacqueline Baldwin, Threadbare Like Lace; A Northern Woman 


There is much to love in this book, but of them all, I like best Helen’s wonderful and rare sense of humour. She laughs not just at the amazing and bewildering situations in which she finds herself, but at herself as well.


Sharon Butala, The Perfection of the MorningAn Apprenticeship in Nature

Berkeley to the Barnyard

  • Product details

    • Softcover: 96 Pages

    • Publisher: Tudor House Press, Victoria

    • Language: English

    • ISBN: 0969385242

    • Book Size: 6 x 9 in. / 155 x 225 mm

    • Publication Year: 2004

  • Awards

    • DIY, New York, honourable mention
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