About the Author
Morgan Bulkeley, Sr., was born a Connecticut Yankee in Hartford in 1913. Upon graduating from Yale University in 1936, he lived a Thoreavian year in a cabin on the shores of Plantain Pond in the tiny hilltop town of Mount Washington. Five years later, he came back to the mountain and settled down to life as a self-sufficient farmer, raising a family and always deepening his knowledge and love of nature. He worked, too, as a writer and poet, and studied with Robert Frost at the Bread Loaf Writers Conference. In the early 1960s he began to write the "Our Berkshires" column for the Berkshire Eagle. Over the years he wrote more than 750 articles from which the amazing collection Berkshire Stories is drawn. Presently, he and his wife tend a small garden at their home in Pittsfield, Massachusetts.