Little Farm in the Foothills - Browne, Susan Colleen
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When two Boomers flee the city for a slower, simpler, and more serene lifestyle, they discover that simplicity can get awfully complicated… and life becomes anything but serene. In this award-winning, feel-good tale for gardeners, nature-lovers, and dreamers of all ages, Little Farm in the Foothills follows a midlife couple's pursuit of the "new" Great American Dream-living closer to the land-as they start growing their own organic food, living locally, and transforming an old clearcut into a little homestead. When Susan and her husband John first came up with the idea of having a country…mehr

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When two Boomers flee the city for a slower, simpler, and more serene lifestyle, they discover that simplicity can get awfully complicated… and life becomes anything but serene. In this award-winning, feel-good tale for gardeners, nature-lovers, and dreamers of all ages, Little Farm in the Foothills follows a midlife couple's pursuit of the "new" Great American Dream-living closer to the land-as they start growing their own organic food, living locally, and transforming an old clearcut into a little homestead. When Susan and her husband John first came up with the idea of having a country place, they were settled into a comfortable and convenient home in the city, happily raising some vegetables and berries in the back yard. Being experienced gardeners, they figured that relocating would be no big deal-they'd expand the garden a little, have a bit more peace and quiet. So they bought 10 acres in the middle of the woods and prepared to pretty much transfer that comfortable town life to the new property. But this modest plan becomes an adventure that is more life-changing than they could have ever imagined. There was so much to this new life they never faced before-breaking ground by hand and wildlife predation of their first crops. Despite a tight budget and many roadblocks along the way, they must also cope with unexpected adversity like isolation, infrastructure failures, and extreme weather. Little Farm in the Foothills is not a memoir about farming…it's a warmhearted story of making a dream come true. As Susan writes of their Foothills home, "it's not a farm, it's not even a 'farmette,' but it's the dream of a farm." A Washington State Library "Summer Reads" book selection: "The Browne's foray into slower living in Whatcom County is an enjoyable read. Their delightful, yet very real, experiences in making the big leap toward their dreams make for a humorous and charming book." -Washington State Librarian Jan Walsh "A delightful account." -The Bellingham Herald
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  • Verlag: Whitethorn Press
  • Seitenzahl: 214
  • Erscheinungstermin: 1. Mai 2009
  • Englisch
  • Abmessung: 216mm x 140mm x 11mm
  • Gewicht: 276g
  • ISBN-13: 9780996740845
  • ISBN-10: 0996740848
  • Artikelnr.: 47679054
Autorenporträt
Susan Colleen Browne is a graduate of Huxley College of the Environment, Western Washington University. An avid gardener and the author of 9 books, she weaves her love of Ireland and her passion for country living into her Village of Ballydara series, novels and stories of love, friendship and family set in the Irish countryside. Susan is also the author of an award-winning memoir, Little Farm in the Foothills, the first book of the Little Farm in the Foothills series, as well as the Morgan Carey fantasy-adventure series for tweens. A community college instructor, Susan runs a little homestead with her husband John in the Pacific Northwest, USA. When Susan isn't wrangling chickens or tending vegetable beds, she's working on her next Village of Ballydara book!