Little Farm Homegrown: A Memoir of Food-Growing, Midlife, and Self-Reliance on a Small Homestead

Little Farm Homegrown: A Memoir of Food-Growing, Midlife, and Self-Reliance on a Small Homestead

by Susan Colleen Browne


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A gardening book for anyone who’s dreamed of going back to the land and living a simpler life…

After two city-bred Boomers weather their first, tumultuous year on their rural backyard farm, the couple foresees smooth sailing for the future…then they discover their homesteading journey has only begun. In this sequel to the award-winning memoir, Little Farm in the Foothills, Little Farm Homegrown follows the continuing adventures of modern homesteaders Susan and her husband John as they pursue organic food-growing and self-reliance in the foothills of the Pacific Northwest—experiencing life-changing adversity and the ongoing joys and challenges of living closer to the land and transforming an old clearcut into a working homestead.

In this lively true story, John and Susan cope with the demands of their middle years while raising chickens, creating a self-sufficient lifestyle, and living closer to—and often battling—nature.

Like the first Little Farm in the Foothills memoir, Little Farm Homegrown is a warmhearted tale for gardeners, nature-lovers, and dreamers of all ages!

Praise for Little Farm in the Foothills, Book 1:

“The Browne’s foray into slower living…is an enjoyable read. Their delightful, yet very real, experiences in making the big leap toward their dreams make for a humorous and charming book.” —Washington State Librarian Jan Walsh

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780996740890
Publisher: Whitethorn Press
Publication date: 06/26/2018
Series: Little Farm in the Foothills , #2
Pages: 270
Sales rank: 853,578
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.61(d)

About the Author

Susan Colleen Browne is a graduate of Huxley College of the Environment, Western Washington University. An avid gardener and the author of 9 books, she weaves her love of Ireland and her passion for country living into her Village of Ballydara series, novels and stories of love, friendship and family set in the Irish countryside.
Susan is also the author of an award-winning memoir, Little Farm in the Foothills, the first book of the Little Farm in the Foothills series, as well as the Morgan Carey fantasy-adventure series for tweens. A community college instructor, Susan runs a little homestead with her husband John in the Pacific Northwest, USA.
When Susan isn't wrangling chickens or tending vegetable beds, she's working on her next Village of Ballydara book!

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