Thursday, August 18, 2011

A Heath Rose

Dear friend and neighbor Pat Leuchtman has been tending a column in the Greenfield Recorder for years, has raised five remarkable adults, and spent more time than one can imagine cultivating a superb garden in Heath, Massachusetts. She is an accomplished baker and her cooking is such that one covets a dinner invitation. She was a much-loved librarian in Buckland, Massachusetts creating a literary haven for adults and a playground for the mind for her young readers. Pat served two long tours of duty in Beijing, editing an English language women's magazine. During her time in China, during the Tiananmen Square uprising, Pat was the de facto foreign correspondent for her hometown newspaper, cabling astonishing and detail-filled accounts of each day's events. Pat is married to Henry, and the combination of these two is simply frosting on the cake: their creation - End o' the Road Farm - is a sanctuary for family and friends, filled with books, good food, farm animals, gardens and fields, and... roses. Every year on the last weekend of June, Pat and Henry host an open house, the Rose Viewing. Pat is one who would admire the sentiment "comfort me with apples" but would vastly prefer to be comforted with roses. Now Pat shares the source of her comfort and delight. She is publishing a new book, The Roses at the End of the Road.

Pat's new book - order yours today!
The Roses at the End of the Road, illustrated with her husband’s humorous drawings, is available by writing Pat at: End of the Road Farm, 43 Knott Road, Charlemont, MA 01339. Checks for $14.95 plus $.93 tax and $2.95 for shipping and handling for each book should be made out to Pat Leuchtman. If you prefer, you can email Pat at and pay via PayPal. As soon as Pat gets some books, she’ll sign it and send you yours. Whether you garden or not, take a moment to visit Pat's web site: 

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