Once upon a time last century, two city slickers made a 'tree change' and moved to a friend's wheat and sheep farm in Western Australia, to commence a farming 'apprenticeship'. This first book in the series of farming memoirs is called 'Brave Beginnings' - and they most certainly were all of that... and more.
I invite you to come along and enjoy this read about the joyous, uplifting moments (and many reality checks) that lay in wait to teach us not only about farming, but how to survive against the odds, and the weather, and just Life itself with all its ups and downs, as we also adjusted to the early years of our marriage.
Each chapter is a 'stand-alone' tale of our experiences - happy and sad, and the whole gamut in between, but always learning how to laugh at ourselves; how to become stronger; how to survive.
Could there have been a better preparation for the trials and tribulations that lay ahead of us, in our home State, on a completely different farm? I'll let you be the judge - but in my opinion, still being farmers 40+ years later, and still the 'Missus' of Old McLarsen, for nearly 5 decades? Must be doing something right?
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About the Author
Christine Larsen is a wife, mother, grandmother and farmer, now living with husband on a retirement farm in South Australia. Reading has been her passion all of her life, to herself and to two generations of her offspring. Christine believes you can learn anything in this world if you first have a love of reading, and a questioning mind. With this as her credo, she has begun her 'born-again' writing career with a series of children's stories. At the same time, she is working on another series... this time adult farming memoirs, with short-short stories of a farming career spanning 40+ years.