Hit by a Farm: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Barn

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Marlowe & Company, 2006 - Biography & Autobiography - 240 pages
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Farms have fences. People have boundaries. Mine began crumbling the day I knelt behind a male sheep, reached between his legs, and squeezed his testicles. This took place one blustery November day when I joined other shepherd-wannabees for a class on the basics of raising sheep. I was there with my partner Melissa, the woman I'd lived with for twelve years, because we were going to start a farm .
When self-confessed "urban bookworm" Catherine Friend's partner of twelve years decides she wants to fulfill her lifelong dream of owning a farm, Catherine agrees. What ensues is a crash course in both living off and with the land that ultimately allows Catherine to help fulfill Melissa's dreams while not losing sight of her own.
"Hit by a Farm" is a hilarious recounting of Catherine and Melissa's trials of "getting back to the land." It is also a coming-of (middle)-age story of a woman trying to cross the divide between who she is and who she wants to be, and the story of a couple who say "goodbye city life" -- and learn more than they ever bargained for about love, land, and yes, sheep sex.

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User Review  - Ben_Harnwell - LibraryThing

The farm/homesteading is really good - I especially enjoyed the stories about the sheep, llamas and poultry. However, I was disappointed with the authors inability to understand farm life. It's sad ... Read full review

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User Review  - LauraBLough - LibraryThing

What I didn't love about this book: I was a little disappointed by how much the author whines about life on the farm. I understand that this is the story about how she *learned* to love the barn ... Read full review

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About the author (2006)

Catherine Friend lives on a farm with her partner in Minnesota. A children’s book author, Friend is also at work on an adult novel.

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