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To a Daffodil, Life on an Oregon Flower Farm Ione Reed

To a Daffodil, Life on an Oregon Flower Farm

Ione Reed

Published 1993
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Paperback
151 pages
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 About the Book 

For most, the title probably evokes a vision of picking posies in the sun for a living. Having worked one winter on a bulb farm, planting lilies and picking daffodils, I wondered if Ione Reed would capture the true misery of flower farming along the Pacific north coast.From her earlier memoir (http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/95...), I knew Ione Reed was one tough lady with quite a work ethic and a positive attitude. While she puts a positive spin things, her descriptions of daffodil farming ring true to life, especially the rash most people get from handling the flowers. It was a factor for both of us abandoning the work. I quit after 1 season, she kept at it for 25 years. Im amazed that she kept at it. Daffodil poisoning is like poison oak and is almost impossible to avoid once you become sensitized.The book also includes tales of camping trip around Oregon over a period of nearly 40 years.