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The Dandelion Insurrection Guide to t...

The Dandelion Insurrection Guide to the St. John Valley

by Rivera Sun My novel, The Dandelion Insurrection, begins in the St. John Valley in Northern Maine.  I chose this location for many reasons, one of which is that I grew up there as a teenager. The other reason is that the Acadians have a long history of resistance and resilience – perfect for the […]

Sign Our Guest Book!

Sign Our Guest Book!

Greetings! Please enjoy our online guest book, which shares some of the stories, memories, hopes, and impressions of our beautiful and wild home. If you have visited us, please leave a comment about your time on Skylandia Farm. Love, the Cook Family.

Skylandia: Farm Poetry From Maine

Skylandia: Farm Poetry From Maine

In 2015, Rivera wrote a book of poems about growing up on Skylandia Farm. The poems tell stories, laugh at memories, celebrate the joys of wild forests and speak honestly about the daily life of a farming family. These poems have been widely celebrated and enjoyed. Find out more about them at http://www.riverasun.com/skylandia/ From Skylandia: Skylandia […]

New Chapters and Exciting Beginnings

New Chapters and Exciting Beginnings

This is the beginning of a new chapter on Skylandia Farm. We grew up at the very tip of the state of Maine, right on the border of Canada, in a land that must be experienced to be believed. We five Cook kids moved there with our parents, Jim and Kate Cook, in 1993. Today, […]