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Following the Water, Working the Land
Following the Water, Working the Land
by James Tighe


 
Profiles of Mississippi Outdoorsmen
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From the Delta to the north Mississippi hills to the Gulf Coast and points in between, Following the Water, Working the Land is a journey in the footsteps and in the wakes of Mississippi's skilled farmers, fishermen, trappers and others who gain their livelihood from the outdoors. Wherever the story leads—to a shrimper traveling the Mississippi Sound, a trapper discussing the fine points of his trade, an alligator farmer holding forth on the habits of gators, or a boatbuilder designing and building a 42-foot wooden schooner—these Mississippi outdoorsmen reveal the special knowledge and instincts required to function in their vocations and avocations.

Other stops along the way include a day in the life of a Delta catfish farmer, a morning on the water with a Gulf Coast oyster fisherman, and a visit with a cotton farmer who struggles to survive against global market forces beyond his control. These are the stories of strong, skilled men who share their inside shop-talk, and allow us the opportunity to come along for the ride in their unique worlds. The book offers a rare glance, and in some cases a last-chance opportunity, to witness their skills and knowledge that will be lost forever when they are gone. Award-winning writer James Tighe has tracked down these stories and others to provide the next best thing to a ringside seat in the great Mississippi outdoors.

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