Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Sheepish: Two Women, Fifty Sheep, and Enough Wool to Save the Planet

Catherine Friend has done it again!  About six-years-ago her book Hit By a Farm: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Barn came out.  Then this year Hit by a Farm was released on audiobook courtesy of Dog Ear Audio, high in the mountains of Colorado.
Here's a description of the book:
When self-confessed "urban bookworm" Catherine Friend's partner of twelve years decides she wants to fulfill her lifelong dream of owning a farm, Catherine agrees. What ensues is a  crash course in both living off and with the land that ultimately allows Catherine to help fulfill Melissa's dreams while not losing sight of her own. Hit by a Farm is a hilarious recounting of Catherine and Melissa's trials of "getting back to the land." It is also a coming-of (middle)-age story of a woman trying to cross the divide between who she is and who she wants to be, and the story of a couple who say "goodbye city life" — and learn more than they ever bargained for about love, land, and yes, sheep sex.

Now the library has the next book called Sheepish: Two Women, Fifty Sheep, and Enough Wool to Save the Planet--and it does not disappoint.  Full of Friend's trademark humor, Sheepish takes us back to the farm and fills us in on what the ladies, the sheep, and the rest of the critters have been up to for the last few years. Who knew menopause, knitting, and sheep could be so entertaining? 

Try one of Ms. Friend's other books too.

And for other great books read some of these titles:

Farm City: the Education of an Urban Farmer by Novella Carpenter

The Cow's Tale: a City Girl's Country Education by Dorothy J. Franke

Still Life with Chickens by Catherine Goldhammer

Dog Days: Dispatches from Bedlam Farm by Jon Katz

Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: a Year of Food Life by Barbara Kingsolver

50 Acres and a Poodle by Jeanne Marie Laskas

500 Acres and No Place to Hide by Susan McCorkindale

1 comment:

Amy Phillips said...

Yes! I've had this book on my list! Can't wait to read it!