Cookshire’s Pine Hill Farm, The land, the people


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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.


Review comments:


“. . . 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.)

Additional information

Weight 0.479 kg
Dimensions 22.86 × 2.54 × 15.24 cm


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