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How to Walk a Pig, and Other Country Lessons in Country Living

3.50  ·  Rating Details  ·  22 Ratings  ·  3 Reviews
A former hippie offers a memoir of his experiences after buying a run-down farm and going "back to the land" with his wife, children, and a varied cast of animal characters including an unlovable pig named Ahog. IP.
Hardcover, 208 pages
Published April 1st 1995 by Lyons and Burford Publishers
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Jamie
Feb 19, 2008 Jamie rated it liked it
Recommends it for: animal lovers
This memoir is a collection of lighthearted and often very amusing anecdotes about a couple from the city who move to a country farm in the 1960s and raise a family. The chapters are very short, and are usually about encounters with various kinds of animals, both pets and wildlife. I thought it would be a good book to read since I recently moved to the country, and I definitely learned a thing or two that may come in handy. For instance, it's easier to wring a chicken's neck than to cut its head ...more
Daniel Brown
Jan 22, 2016 Daniel Brown rated it it was ok
Sorry but I was just disappointed. It started off with potential but it felt like after a while it was just filler. I was hoping it would have more of a flow and tell a story, but it was just lots of little stories. The writing was good, but it seems like a lot of time was wasted on the birds.
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Dec 09, 2014 Peter Mantius rated it really liked it
A sentimental romp by a gifted writer (who lives 10 miles away in the Finger Lakes region of NYS.)
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