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Farm Wanted

3.86  ·  Rating details ·  7 ratings  ·  2 reviews
It all began when a city couple took a drive in the country one day and bought a place "just for summer weekends."

Fifteen years, two children, several hundred hens, four goats, some cows and a number of pigs later, the feminine half of the couple took stock of things.
Paperback, 252 pages
Published September 12th 2007 by Kessinger Publishing (first published January 1st 1951)
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Faye Johnson
Sep 26, 2019 rated it liked it
Dated, but interesting read. Farm Wanted chronicles the journey of a city family as they tackle the idea of being part time farmers on a rundown farm they purchased one fateful weekend on a drive through the country. Having grown up on a farm in the deep south during the same time frame, it took me back to my own childhood and brought up great memories. It seemed to drag a lot as she described the many ways they learned to utilize various crops which caught them unaware in their abundance. ...more
There is a saying that came to mind when I started reading this book, "The rich are different than you and me."

For a city-girl-playing-at-being-a-farmer, I would probably recommend The Egg and I over this book, keeping in mind the time period in which these books were written and that different people have different ideas about what is "roughing it" and what is not. The only reason I gave this book three stars instead of two is because I am always interested in a book with a local setting.

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