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So We Bought the Farm

3.13  ·  Rating Details  ·  45 Ratings  ·  8 Reviews
When Steve Riddle moved his family to the country, he never planned on starting a farm. Raised a military brat accustomed to the nomadic life, he never dreamed about putting down roots and raising animals. Most of all, he never imagined he'd write a book about it. In this collection of anecdotes about raising sheep, goats, cattle, and chickens, Mr. Riddle is a storyteller ...more
Kindle Edition, 54 pages
Published November 16th 2011 by Knuckledown Press LLC
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Angelia Griffin
Jul 07, 2015 Angelia Griffin rated it did not like it
While this book would probably be entertaining to the friends and family of the author, it has little merit for readers outside his personal circles. There is no real discernible plot, but rather a multitude of loosely connected experiences gleaned from living on a farm. Though some of the stories had possibility for more, he did little to keep an unfamiliar reader's attention. With the incessant subject skipping, overuse of parentheticals, and generally poor grasp of the grammatical necessities ...more
Oct 09, 2014 Lis rated it liked it
Three stars for the story about the dog and the mama sheep. One star for the rest, which was not really that interesting.
Jun 09, 2014 Rebekah rated it did not like it
The way the author describes the day-to-day treatment of sheep and other animals kept me up at night.
Mar 16, 2015 Jennifer rated it did not like it
Shelves: kindle

So not very entertaining but also not informational.
Jul 23, 2014 Wendy rated it really liked it
Quick, fun read.
Nov 17, 2013 grundoon rated it did not like it
I have an affinity for the whole "so, I/we did this somewhat out of the ordinary thing" and "one day, this happened" story-telling genre. Be it Peter Mayle or Novella Carpenter or Richard Feynman, humorous or educational or just homey, I enjoy real life anecdotes. I had hopes going in here, but the potential quickly fizzled out - the author lost focus, then pretty much abandoned the entire effort. At least it didn't take long.
Jun 17, 2013 Tarissa rated it it was ok
It had the makings of a funny book about the "trials" of starting a farm. However, I didn't enjoy the type of "humor" that the author used, nor his strong language. Although some parts were nice enough, I still don't like the book, overall.
Kesh Butler
Apr 05, 2013 Kesh Butler rated it really liked it
This book was a cute, quick read that kept me laughing through the city-slicker hijinx of urban folks buying farms. The learning curve alone was hilarious!
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