The name of the farm comes from “The Tales of Skylandia”, a series of children’s stories written by Jim’s father, Charles Cook, for his grandchildren. Skylandia was a mythic and magical kingdom where new cousins arrived through looking-glass lakes, and popover-pan stealing wyverns were defeated by a moose and leopard dancing the Mango-Tango.
We are now collecting “New Tales of Skylandia”, stories of both the farm, and the imagination. We will add links to these soon.
Rivera Sun, oldest of the Cook kids, also wrote a book of poems inspired by her time on Skylandia Organic Farm. These poems have been read in church services, at activist gatherings, and as an impromptu grace at dinner table. Enjoy!
In a collection of writings delightfully and aptly referred to as “farm poetry”, author Rivera Sun reveals an intimate portrait of her days growing up on an organic farm in Maine. With wry humor and lavish precision, the words of this volume evoke the essence of pine forests, summer fields, cold snow . . . and the authenticity of a farm girl in Maine.
Find Skylandia: Farm Poetry From Maine here. All proceeds from the sale of this book go directly to sustaining Skylandia Organic Farm. Thank you for your support!