BarnHeart: The Incurable Longing for a Farm of One's Ownby Jenna Woginrich
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/i>… See more details below
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.
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My dream is to homestead with chickens, goats and other animals. I find her writing inspirational. Her insight is amazing. I have read all of her books!
I too have an incurable longing for a farm of my own. I just wish that I had been aware of it while I was Jenna's age. But I have started on a similar path as hers and encourage anyone that has felt this tug to read this book for inspiration. I look forward to reading her blog and her other books.
Love Jenna's writing and makes me proud to have a small farm. With her words I am transported there beside her.
Wonderful book! Very inspiring!