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Hit by a Farm is a hilarious recounting of Catherine's attempt to become a farmer; it is also a coming-of(middle)-age story of a woman trying to close the divide between who she wants to be, and who she really is. After helping Melissa fulfill her dream, Catherine eventually finds a way to recapture her own. By turns funny and moving, Hit by a Farm is a crash course in both living off and living with the land that will appeal to anyone hungering for a connection to rural life.
Praise for Hit by a Farm:
"A sweet and funny book in the classic Hardy Girls Go Farming genre, elegantly told, from the first two pages, which are particularly riveting for the male reader, through the astonishing revelation that chickens have belly-buttons and on to the end, which comes much too soon. It has dogs, sheep, a pickup truck, women's underwear, electric fences, the works."--Garrison Keillor
"What a funny, touching delightful, human story! Catherine is not only a farmer; she is most certainly a writer too."--Marion Dane Bauer, Newbery Honor Book author
"If you ever thought farming could be a fabulous back-to-basics adventure, if you ever wondered about the difference in raising, say, a sheep or a peacock, if you ever wanted an honest -- but jaundiced -- peek at farm living, read Catherine Friend's Hit by a Farm. You'll be hit by her candor and humor, and your thoughts about farming will never be the same."--Cindy Rogers, author, Word Magic for Writers, childhood farmer
"Tractor mommas, this is the book for you!"--Rita Mae Brown
"I simply could not put the book down. Catherine Friend is a luscious writer. She packs this memoir of two women starting a farm together in Southern Minnesota with hilarity, tenderness, grim reality and suspense. This memoir is, hands down, the best story I've read in ages."--Ellen Hart, author of 21 mystery novels, five-time winner of the Lambda Literary Award
I really enjoyed this book because it hit the highs and lows, of not just the farming life itself, but how these highs and lows are intertwined with personality and life... Read morePublished 5 months ago by Elaina M. Kenyon
I hadn't had such a delightful read in a long time. the author 'hits' you with her humor when least expected and is soo down to earth. thank you catherine friend. Read morePublished 5 months ago by ann Gillett
You have to admire two novices who buy a farm and then begin buying livestock without practical experience. Read morePublished 5 months ago by William G. Schmidt
I'm a recent owner of sheep and goats. I found the book to be realistic and fun to read. I've rethought expanding my herd, just so I can have a more manageable life. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Amazon Customer
Tells the trials and troubles along with the good things.
Loved reading it.
Very informative even if you never want to implement a sheep farm.
and after reading this book I will continue to be. Catherine whines a bit too much, but she does provide a lot of insight to what it is like to run a small farm. Read morePublished 6 months ago by RestlessTime
This book was O.K.. I guess I expected more of actual farm activities. It was just O.K. to me. I wouldn't reecommend it to anyone.Published 6 months ago by Gael Tryles
Great book! I never wanted to put it down, could not wait to hear what happened next in this great venture!Published 6 months ago by homey Henry
Great book. I actually read "Sheepish" first, then came back and ordered this when I realized there was a first book. Read morePublished 7 months ago by kysa