Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Waiting On Wednesday - Barnheart

Hosted by Breaking the Spine

Title: Barnheart: The Incurable Longing for a Farm of One's Own
Author: Jenna Woginrich
Publisher: Storey Publishing
Publication Date: November 16, 2011
Format: Trade Paperback
Genre: Memoir

Book Description:

Whether they’re about raising chickens or herding sheep, the tales of Jenna Woginrich have caught the imagination of thousands of young homesteaders. As she learns traditional farming skills by trial and error, Woginrich records her offbeat observations and poignant moments with honesty, humility, and humor.

In BarnHeart, she lands at a small rented farm and struggles to find her place in a reserved rural community filled with working farmers who are scraping by and wealthy vacation-home owners with fancy barns that never house livestock. Although her barnheart — a term Woginrich coins to describe her state of longing for a farm of her own — never subsides, she makes do on her rented farmstead, caring for her sheep, chickens, geese, ducks, rabbits, a goat, and a turkey, until relationships sour and she’s abruptly forced to leave. Where will she and her animals go? Will she finally be able to afford the farm she’s always dreamed of?

Even when dealing with cranky neighbors, small-town politics, and the loneliness that comes with running a farm on her own, Woginrich never loses her sense of humor. Readers will recognize themselves and find inspiration in this appealing story of longing and striving for a more authentic life.

I enjoyed her previous book Made From Scratch and I look forward to reading this one as well.


Jessica (Peace Love Books) said...

Hmmm I've never heard of that one before, but it sounds great! Nice pick :)

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Anonymous said...

I haven't heard of this book before, but it sounds quite interesting. Great pick! Thank you for sharing it! :)

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Giselle said...

Never heard of this one before it sounds neat!

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Beth(bookaholicmom) said...

This title is new to me and sounds very interesting. I will put it on the wish list! The cover is adorable!