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The Incurable Longing for a Farm of One S Own

By Jenna Woginrich

Storey Publishing, Paperback, 9781603427951, 184pp.

Publication Date: November 16, 2011

With humor and poise, Jenna Woginrich describes her adventurous self-education in homesteading. Poignant offbeat observations on learning to farm by trial and error punctuate the story of her quest to find a permanent home for herself and her livestock: chickens, geese, sheep, ducks, rabbits, a goat, and a turkey. Alone and on a shoestring budget, Woginrich takes on cranky neighbors and small-town politics without ever losing her trademark humility or comedic style.

About the Author
Jenna Woginrich is a homesteader and the author of "Barnheart", "Chick Days", and "Made from Scratch". She blogs at Cold Antler Farm, as well as "Mother Earth News" and "The Huffington Post". A Pennsylvania native, she has made her home in the mountains of Tennessee, in northern Idaho, in rural Vermont, and most recently in upstate New York, where she lives with a flock of Scottish Blackface sheep, a border collie in training, chickens and geese, a hive of bees, a horse, and several amiable rabbits.