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In Watershed Days, the reader embarks on adventures shared in seasonal order over a period of two years. When the focus is not on the immediate homestead activities of making apple butter, telling stories to his child at bedtime, coming to terms with an aging dog, planting fruit trees, building garden beds, stacking firewood, butchering hogs, keeping chickens, hunting deer behind the barn, Thorpe Moeckel zooms in on his escapes to the woods and rivers, creeks and coasts. The twenty-four adventures provide a textured portrait of a young man, his family, and their evolving intimacy and distance with each other and the natural world.