Good Husbandry by Kristin Kimball is a winner. For those who read The Dirty Life, it's a chance to pick up on her story after ten years. For anyone else, it’s an opportunity to do a deep dive into contemporary farming. She and her husband Mark own Essex Farm in upstate New York and raise a variety of crops and animals for a CSA of 300 people. The amazing amount of work that is involved in a successful farm is awe-inspiring. The number of important factors you have no control over (weather being the big one), combined with the sheer physical labor involved gives you a real appreciation for the people growing the food we eat. She is a great writer--highly recommended.