Get Your Pitchfork On!: The Real Dirt on Country Living (Paperback)

The Real Dirt on Country Living

By Kristy Athens

Process, 9781934170342, 341pp.

Publication Date: May 8, 2012



A city girl's straightforward and amusing advice about farming and the social aspects of country living.

About the Author

Kristy Athens and her husband Michael always had visions to get out of the city and get farming. And farm they did on the Washington side of the Columbia gorge. "Get Your Pitchfork On!" is both an amusing how-to from Kristy and hubby's hard-earned personal experiences.

Kristy Athens' nonfiction and short fiction have been published in a number of magazines, newspapers and literary journals, most recently High Desert Journal, Barely South Review and the anthology Mamas and Papas. In 2010, she was a writer-in-residence for the Eastern Oregon Writer-in-Residence program and Soapstone. Kristy has served on the boards of the Hood River County Cultural Trust, Independent Publishing Resource Center, and Northwest Writers. She has been a guest blogger for New Oregon Arts & Letters; editor of Columbia Gorge Magazine; and coordinator of the Columbia Center for the Arts Plein Air Writing Exhibition, and of Literary Arts' Oregon Book Awards and Oregon Literary Fellowships programs.

This is Kristy's first book.

Praise For Get Your Pitchfork On!: The Real Dirt on Country Living

"An entertaining and practical handbook that should be mandatory reading for urban dwellers considering a move to the country." - Rustik Magazine

"A nice change from the standard how to, this book may be more of a how not to, but proves equally effective." - Indie Reader

"Kristy Athens' observations hold plenty of joys and warnings for urbanites wanting to chuck it all or for those bluesy for the bucolic." - Publisher's Weekly