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Farming Truffles – video

Farming Truffles – video

Video – What do authors do besides writing? They farm truffles

This is a video about author and farmer SD Gentill and how she combines writing with growing black truffles. It consists of an interview in which she answers questions posed by Will, a young boy. To a background of scenes from her Snowy Mountains farm and a Brisbane restaurant she supplies, Gentill explains how truffles are grown and hunted for with dogs, and how the seasonal nature of truffle growing allows her time to write. The video lasts for 3:18 min and in the latter part Gentill cites her own experience in telling Will that being born in the country is not necessary for becoming a farmer.


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