Country Grit

Country Grit

A Farmoir of Finding Purpose and Love

Book - 2017
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Baker & Taylor
Told with humor and hard-earned wisdom, the author shares her experience cutting ties with a material and convenient suburban life in order to start the Leaping Lamb Farm in Oregon, which, after many trials and tribulations, gave her and her husband a sense of purpose and a sense of place. 20,000 first printing.

Perseus Publishing
For Fans of Barbara Kingsolver's Animal, Vegetable, Miracle, a Memoir about Leaving the City Behind for a Life on a Farm.
Scottie Jones lived a typical suburban, professional life in Phoenix until her husband, Greg, got into a near-fatal car accident. While recovering, he became convinced that they needed a change and a simpler way of life, one more connected with nature and with each other. So, driven by a desire to cut ties with a material and convenient suburban life that had left them feeling empty, they bought a peaceful-looking farmhouse on sixty acres in Oregon and said good-bye to everything they knew.But though the grass may look greener, the road to pastoral bliss is fraught with financial woes, relentless rural roadblocks, and colossal failures. When the burden becomes almost too much to bear, Scottie hits on the idea of turning a house they initially built for their daughter into a Farm Stay, where people could visit and learn about Leaping Lamb Farm. The Farm Stay becomes the niche that rescues them from foreclosure—having found both a sense of purpose and a sense of place, the couple now finds the means to sustain it.In a world increasingly filled with questions of where our food comes from and dissatisfactions about our modern lives, Country Grit is a story that will resonate with countless people itching to get back to the land. Told with humor and hard-earned wisdom, it is also an account of what small-scale farmers across the country experience everyday and a warning that the farming life is not for everyone.

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The author discusses her life running a small-scale sheep farm, describing how she cared for her animals and coped with financial difficulties by setting up Farm Stay, a guest house where people wanting to learn about farm life could stay.

Publisher: New York, NY : Skyhorse Publishing, [2017]
ISBN: 9781510722149
Characteristics: 215 pages ; 26 cm


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