Farming Around The Countryby Brian J. Bender
Farming Around the Country reveals the humor and hardship of life dominated by a revolving door of
For twelve consecutive months, author Brian Bender lived a nomadic life on small organic farms across the United States. Leaving behind a teaching career, he hopped from farm to farm through an organization called WWOOF: World-Wide Opportunities on Organic Farms.
Farming Around the Country reveals the humor and hardship of life dominated by a revolving door of farm animals, injuries, eccentric farmers, and unexpected wisdom. The heart of this story lies with the unusual people and tasks on each farm. Bender entered his year of transformation as a high school science teacher and came out educated in the ways of sustainable living and human happiness.
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- 0.55(w) x 8.50(h) x 5.50(d)
- Age Range:
- 15 Years
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I am currently only halfway through this book and it has done nothing but entertain my inner humor about the vast differences between people in today's society. I will admit that I have ZERO interest in farming, yet I have been absolutely absorbed by the writing and insight that Bender unleashes on his readers. The subtle comedy in this book, whether it is about unique "hippy families", or Benders descriptive narration about the various farms is very captivating. Whether you are truly interested in organic farming, or if you typically spend the weekend drinking a beer and watching football, this read is an absolute delight for all!
If you've ever had the slightest thought of packing up all your belongings and trying something new BUT didn't have the courage to do it, you must read this book! Bender takes us on his journey across the United States and introduces us to the hardworking, yet simple workers and farmers of our great country. The book is extremely well written, honest, and humorous; however, you will be left with knowledge and a greater inspiration to re-examine your life as you know it.
I just finished your book. WOW! What a story. Your story was fantastic from beginning to end. I like the way you paint a vivid picture of the places you have traveled. "Farming Around The Country" is a delight to read. One can only hope that a writer of this talent, there will be many more books to come!!!! Anyone who has wanderlust or is interested in WWOOF (World-Wide Opportunities on Organic Farms) should read this book.