Fifty Acres and a Poodle: A Story of Love, Livestock, and Finding Myself on a Farm
Jeanne Marie Laskas had dreams of life on a farm that she couldn't get out of her head. A dream of fleeing her otherwise happy urban life for fresh air and open space. A dream she would discover was about something more profound than that. A dream she never ever expected to come true. Until a hot summer afternoon led to a drive in the country, where a place that had existe...more
ebook, 288 pages
Published March 31st 2010 by Bantam
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I wanted to love this book, but I was kind of disappointed in how much of the time was NOT on the farm, but thinking about buying a farm, and getting married. I thought it was a good story, and I felt really pulled in by the characters, but I just was hoping for a slightly different angle. Also, I felt like she used the "poodle" in the title to attract a bit of sensationalism and then she spends considerable time talking about how much SHE would never have gotten a poodle herself. And how they g...more
I usually don't care for the memoir genre, but this was entertaining and even had a few serious parts to keep it from being total fluff. I would recommend this to anyone who loves a pet (especially if you spent many years as a single pet owner: as I watch one of my cats dying, the part about Bob was very poignant for me)
I liked the book and the idea of city people moving to a farm when they knew nothing about it. The country people were so kind and helpful to them. It was great that they had enough money to take care of the many things that they needed to do and equipment they needed to buy. It was kind of a heartwarming story.