Betty Howatt has spent half a century on her family's fruit farm, within sight and sound of the Northumberland Strait. In this collection, she shares her gardening lore, her memories of days gone by, and her prodigious knowledge of the flora and fauna around her. Told with wisdom, humour, and a refreshing lack of sentimentality, these chronicles are both entertaining and informative, and give the reader a tantalizing glimpse into a fast-disappearing world of peace and beauty on a small family farm.