The "Rio Oscuro" begins as snowmelt in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains and makes its way through wandering but determined tributaries, watering pueblos, pastures, fields, and orchards in the chain of narrow valleys that lead to the Rio Grande. In Cidermaster of Rio Oscuro, one of these orchards is the setting for fourteen seasons of growth and harvest and for one man's meditations on the natural cycles of life and death. Harvey Frauenglass, the current steward of this orchard, walks us through his days of incessant, humbling ...

Cidermaster of Rio Oscuro 2000, University of Utah Press

ISBN-13: 9780874806601