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Download Book Ç The $64 Tomato Ì How One Man Nearly Lost His Sanity õ Goproled Ý [Ebook] ➯ The $64 Tomato: How One Man Nearly Lost His Sanity, Spent a Fortune, and Endured an Existential Crisis in the Quest for the Perfect Garden ➮ William Alexander – Goproled.cThis wildly entertaining memoir recounts the joysand horrorsof trying to grow your own foodThe Boston Globe Bill Alexander had no idea his simple dream of having a vegetable garden and small orchard in his backyard would lead him into life and death battles with groundhogs webworms weeds and weather; midnight expeditions in the dead of winter to dig up fresh thyme; and skirmishes with neighbors who feed the deer and other vermin Not to mention the vacations that had to be planned around the harvest the near electrocution of the tree man the limitations of his own middle aged body and the pity of his wife and kids When Alexander runs a cost benefit analysis adding up everything from the live animal trap to the Velcro tomato wraps and then amortizing it over the life of his garden it comes as uite a shock to learn that it cost a staggering 64 to grow each one of his beloved Brandywine tomatoes But as any gardener will tell you you cant put a price on the unparalleled pleasures of providing fresh food for your family Engaging funny and down to earth Entertainment Weekly A hilarious horticultural memoir Publishers Weeklystarred review A delightful guide to achieving gardening bliss Minneapolis Star Tribune Humouros book that hits very close to home Having a garden myself with most of his problems I can understand the titile

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This wildly entertaining memoir recounts the joysand horrorsof trying to grow your own foodThe Boston Globe Bill Alexander had no idea his simple dream of having a vegetable garden and small orchard in his backyard would lead him into life and death battles with groundhogs webworms weeds and weather; midnight expeditions in the dead of winter to dig up fresh thyme; and skirmishes with neighbors who feed the deer and other vermin Not to mention the vacations that had to be planned around the harvest the near electrocution of the tree man the limitations of his own middle aged body and the pity of his wife and kids When Alexander runs a cost benefit analysis adding up everything from the live animal trap to the Velcro tomato wraps and then amortizing it over the life of his garden it comes as uite a shock to learn that it cost a staggering 64 to grow each one of his beloved Brandywine tomatoes But as any gardener will tell you you cant put a price on the unparalleled pleasures of providing fresh food for your family Engaging funny and down to earth Entertainment Weekly A hilarious horticultural memoir Publishers Weeklystarred review A delightful guide to achieving gardening bliss Minneapolis Star Tribune Wonderful book funny easy to read and instructive The autor's struggles with birds deers groundhogs and suirrels are awfully amusingIn some way it reminded me the Durrel's classical My Family and Other Animals I recommend it to those people who love to grown their own food

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The $64 Tomato How One Man Nearly Lost His Sanity Spent a Fortune and Endured an Existential Crisis in the Quest for the Perfect GardenThis wildly entertaining memoir recounts the joysand horrorsof trying to grow your own foodThe Boston Globe Bill Alexander had no idea his simple dream of having a vegetable garden and small orchard in his backyard would lead him into life and death battles with groundhogs webworms weeds and weather; midnight expeditions in the dead of winter to dig up fresh thyme; and skirmishes with neighbors who feed the deer and other vermin Not to mention the vacations that had to be planned around the harvest the near electrocution of the tree man the limitations of his own middle aged body and the pity of his wife and kids When Alexander runs a cost benefit analysis adding up everything from the live animal trap to the Velcro tomato wraps and then amortizing it over the life of his garden it comes as uite a shock to learn that it cost a staggering 64 to grow each one of his beloved Brandywine tomatoes But as any gardener will tell you you cant put a price on the unparalleled pleasures of providing fresh food for your family Engaging funny and down to earth Entertainment Weekly A hilarious horticultural memoir Publishers Weeklystarred review A delightful guide to achieving gardening bliss Minneapolis Star Tribune The 64 Tomato at first glance may seem to be simply a gardening book However once you take a glance inside you'll find William Alexander's story a funny and insightful tale of the author's ongoing attempt to gain a modicum of control over his fate in Alexander's case aptly represented by his own backyard garden Tomato is as much about the struggle of a man with his nature as man against natureWhether trying to outsmart an alpha groundhog which Alexander with an appropriate if not appreciative nod to a formidable opponent names SuperChuck or contending with bizarre contractorsone of whom bears a striking resemblance to the actor Christopher Walken or reassuring his wife and kids of his sanity after wandering through his garden in January Alexander keeps us asking Is it really right to be so entertained by someone's angst? and Why am I laughing out loud when he is hurting the most?In between all of this we learn fascinating facts about the food we usually take for granted For instance Alexander informs us the tomato originated in Central America with the Aztecs was hauled off to Europe by Cortez and the conuistadors returned 300 years later to the New World with the colonists and was finally promoted to culinary prominence by none other then Thomas JeffersonThe 64 Tomato is both a funny and thought provoking examination of how much emotional upheaval consternation and struggle we willingly endure in pursuit of our most cherished pastimes In Alexander's case it's so called weekend gardeningWhether you are into gardening or just an observer of people and their foibles The 64 Tomato may not compel you to rush out and buy a hoe and wheelbarrow But it will undoubtedly leave you thinking about your own favorite obsessions and compulsions in an entirely new light