Adventures at Apple Jack Creek: Part One [NOOK Book]

Overview

This book is a collection of blog postings that narrate the adventure of building your own house in the country.


Follow along as six acres of former cattle pasture are turned into a small working farm: building a house, living in a shed during construction (in the winter), dealing with scheduling problems, acquiring and losing animals ... all the chaos, the crazy times, the progress, the fun.

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Adventures at Apple Jack Creek: Part One

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Overview

This book is a collection of blog postings that narrate the adventure of building your own house in the country.


Follow along as six acres of former cattle pasture are turned into a small working farm: building a house, living in a shed during construction (in the winter), dealing with scheduling problems, acquiring and losing animals ... all the chaos, the crazy times, the progress, the fun.

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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940032918455
  • Publisher: Apple Jack Creek Books
  • Publication date: 12/5/2011
  • Sold by: Smashwords
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 30,296
  • File size: 3 MB

Meet the Author

Lonna Cunningham lives on a very small farm in rural Alberta where she and her family raise sheep, chickens and veggies, accompanied by a Dexter cow, several dogs and a fluctuating number of cats. You can read Lonna’s musings about life on the farm, knitting, gardening and a variety of other somewhat random subjects on her website at blog.applejackcreek.com.


Lonna rarely goes anywhere without a knitting project in hand and once sat at the side of the road after a car accident working on a sock while waiting for the police to arrive. She is engaged in an ongoing effort to balance the size of the fibre stash in such a way as to ensure that there is always enough on hand to allow for the immediate implementation of suddenly-inspired projects while at the same time attempting to stay within the available storage space. In addition to knitting, Lonna also enjoys spinning, particularly on her beloved century-old Canadian Production Wheel, and she can often be found online in the Ravelry or Homesteading Today forums, where she is known as Frazzlehead.


The onset of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder brought Lonna’s twenty-year career in Information Technology to a rather unexpected end, and she is now exploring other ways in which she can contribute to the family’s financial stability (and pay for yarn).


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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 6, 2012

    Great story!

    I am very impressed that this blog has become a book. The blog posts were much more like reading a short story. I enjoyed the trials and tribulations that they went through with purchasing and building the house as well as the difficulties with the animals. I lood forward to Apple Jack Creek: Part Two!!!!!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 16, 2012

    Really great read

    Found myself really enjoying the day to day descriptions of building a farm fromthe ground up. Author is very open about the struggles you can face in both the building of the house, building of the animal aspects, and having regular mom stuff to do all the while. Really enjoyed the pictues...well worth readind!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 20, 2013

    Recommended read

    Loved this heartfelt blog about Apple Jack Creek. Reminiscent pf Laura Ingalls Wilder stories about growing up on the frontier, this modern day blog about City Girl, Union Man and The Boy building their home and learning about farm life is filled with practical comments on kitchen design, solar energy and energy efficiency, and how to install pine floors, but its the pithy observations about life's priorities, well-placed photographs, descriptions of schedule delays and losses, while discovering what is really essential, told in straightforward narrative, that kept me wanting to read more and celebrating her success. Looking forward to the sequel.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 16, 2012

    Inspirational Homesteading

    Great journal account of building a home and farm from the ground up in a place and way that would seem too hard for most folks. Interesting and inspiring.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 23, 2013

    Rosebud To RD

    I love it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 16, 2013

    The Case of the Parasprites: Chapter One

    Apple Jack walked out her front door and smelt the apple-smelling air. It's apple-pickin' season, she thought as she picked her way through the farm to the apple trees. She brought out a latter and leaned it up against one of the trees. She started to climb up the latter and looked at one of the apples. "Holy apples!" Apple Jack said. "Literally!" There was a big, huge hole in the apple. She looked at all the rest of the apples in the tree. Everyone of them had a hole in it. "My oh my," Apple Jack said. "If one tree has no good apples, that means all the trees have holes in the apples! Better go tell Big Macntosh." She climbed out of the tree, and nearly crashed into Pinkie Pie. "Watch where you're going!" Apple Jack exclaimed. "Sorry!" Pinkie Pie said. "What are you doing?" she asked. "Tryin' to figure out who took a bite outa all my apples," Apple Jack replied. Suddenly, Pinkie Pie screamed and ducked. "What the?" Apple Jack said, surprised, as Parasprites surrounded the two ponies. "Let's get outa here!" She yelled, and the ponies ran as fast as they could into Apple Jack's house. They exchanged a glance. "That was a close one," Apple Jack remarked. "Maybe we should get the others," Pinkie Pie suggested, and the two ponies troted off to find the others. ~End of chapter one. Sorry if it was a bit short. Plz rate and review! ~RD 8\/\

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 3, 2013

    Book

    Awesome book

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