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Country Grit : A Farmoir of Finding Purpose and Love - by Scottie Jones (Hardcover)
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Scottie Jones lived a typical suburban, professional life in Phoenix until her husband, Greg, got into a near-fatal car accident. While recovering, he became convinced that they needed a change and a simpler way of life, one more connected with nature and with each other. So, driven by a desire to cut ties with a material and convenient suburban life that had left them feeling empty, they bought a peaceful-looking farmhouse on sixty acres in Oregon and said good-bye to everything they knew.But though the grass may look greener, the road to pastoral bliss is fraught with financial woes, relentless rural roadblocks, and colossal failures. When the burden becomes almost too much to bear, Scottie hits on the idea of turning a house they initially built for their daughter into a Farm Stay, where people could visit and learn about Leaping Lamb Farm. The Farm Stay becomes the niche that rescues them from foreclosure—having found both a sense of purpose and a sense of place, the couple now finds the means to sustain it.In a world increasingly filled with questions of where our food comes from and dissatisfactions about our modern lives, Country Grit is a story that will resonate with countless people itching to get back to the land. Told with humor and hard-earned wisdom, it is also an account of what small-scale farmers across the country experience everyday and a warning that the farming life is not for everyone.
Number of Pages: 215
Genre: Technology, Biography + Autobiography
Publisher: Two Rivers Distribution
Author: Scottie Jones
Street Date: September 5, 2017
Item Number (DPCI): 248-47-9776
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Country Grit....True Grit!
5 out of 5 stars
phx native — 1 year ago
Very well written and descriptive account for us baby boomers, or anyone for that matter, who are contemplating a "change in lifestyle" and all that comes with it i.e. family concerns, making the move financially and physically and the big question "are we doing the right thing"? I felt like I was o...see moreof the reviewer's review