EXETER, N.H. – After growing up and living on a farm most of his life, author and retired farmer David F. Lambert is now sharing some of the touching and often amusing adventures of life on a farm in his new book “Free to a Good Home: Small Farms – Big Dogs.” Lambert and his wife and enabler, Janet, resided on a small farm in Southeastern New Hampshire where they were surrounded by a cast of animal characters including Maggie a mixed dog and principal subject of the book, as well as her dog buddies Thatcher and Tucker, and Pete, the killer cat.
Filled with stories about adventures on the farm with Maggie and her animal friends, the book will leave readers laughing out loud with tears in between. The book also presents a historical snapshot of small farm life in New Hampshire at the end of the 20th Century.
“New Hampshire, like a healthy but awkward teenager, was suffering a growth spurt at the time and agriculture was wrestling with its new neighbors and architecture for space to grow corn,” said Lambert. “Our farm was as involved as any other and my book brings some of this competition into clearer focus.”
“This is a beautiful story. If you are a dog lover and even if you aren’t, you will enjoy reading about Maggie and her friends on the farm….The author is clearly passionate about this dog – an incredibly intelligent canine that knows what she wants and how to go about getting there!” – 5-star Amazon reviewer
Readers will be entertained while learning more about life on a farm in New Hampshire and the furry friends that made every day a joy. If it were not for Lambert’s Parkinson’s Disease diagnosis, he would still be living on the farm surrounded by dogs, loving family and old farm machines as he asks, “Could life have been any better?”
“Free to a Good Home: Small Farms – Big Dogs”
By David F. Lambert
ISBN: 978-1-6657-0237-9 (sc); 978-1-6657-0236-2 (hc); 978-1-6657-0238-6 (e)
About the author
David F. Lambert was born in 1942 in Norwich, Connecticut. At the start of WWII, his father found work at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard and the family moved to Kittery, Maine. At the war’s end, they bought a small farm on Moulton Ridge Road in Kensington, New Hampshire. Except for enlistment in the Marine Corps after high school, Lambert did not leave Moulton Ridge Road for 70 years. And there, their constant visiting grandchild and companion Charlie Hoffman captured the true feeling of the farm and animals in the illustrations in FREE TO A GOOD HOME. David and Janet currently reside in Exeter, New Hampshire.