This is the story of a farm like no other. Cookshire’s Pine Hill Farm is unique in so many ways – its geographic features, the great variety of crops grown and the Noah’s ark collection of animals raised. Among its physical features are hilly fields and flat meadowland, a rich conifer forest, a maple sugar bush, spring-fed ponds stocked with fish, a babbling brook and a river that runs right through the property. It is also the story of six generations of the Bailey-Fraser family, who tilled this land since the 1790s, and of the Abenaki First Nations peoples whose presence preceded that of my ancestors.
“. . . informative, illustrated and above all interesting . . . an impactful contribution to the history of a prominent Cookshire family . . . a unique perspective into life in the rural Eastern Townships . . . goes back to the beginning, giving voice to the first Indigenous Peoples.” (Ron Planche, marketing communications executive, Niagara Falls, Ont.)
“. . . a well-researched and richly illustrated book that celebrates the family farm – a mainstay of human existence since biblical times . . . Be prepared to be informed, entertained and inspired by Fraser’s latest labour of love.” (John Thévenot, pastor, Deux-Montagnes, Que.)
“You are invited into the home and life of one of our early settler families. Well researched with historical facts. A must-read for anyone interested in the history of life in the Eastern Townships of Quebec.” (Rodger Heatherington, founder and past president of Everest Equipment Inc., East Angus, Que.)