What began as a simple desire on the part of Lillian Burgess and her husband to build a house and work the land turned into a decades-long relationship with a small piece of the earth they named Skyhill Farm. The slow process of shaping and in turn, being shaped by this farm, has given all beings who live there a home, a place where they truly belong.
Skyhill Stories offers a quilt-like piecing together of many years of observations. Some early readers have suggested this book is a love story…
Fully illustrated in colour. Quality softcover.
Lillian Burgess is an artist, an author, and a farmer,(also mother to Skyler, mother-in-law to Brenda, and grandmother to Emma!). Her passion for the natural world began with a childhood spent in Angola. One of five children in a Canadian missionary family, she left home at age seventeen to study in New Brunswick. After two years towards a BA, she began the hands-on learning that has continued through her life: a diploma in agriculture, apprenticeship in organic farming, and certificates in dairy-herd work, permaculture, and entrepreneurship.
A founding member of both the Saugeen Trading Community and the Skyhill Collective, she has applied her interests in permaculture and building community at Skyhill Farm for more than three decades.
Readers can visit her on-line at www.lillianburgessart.blogspot.com