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Tuesday, March 5, 2013

The Dirty Life: A Memoir of Farming, Food and Love

I cannot put this book down.
Sometimes I get crazy and when my blog money comes at the end of the month, instead of putting it towards a bill, I buy a book or two, or three.
This month I bought the husband this one {he's been dying to read it} and myself two.  The library had neither of them and I just wanted a good book to read!  Hey, I don't ask for much in my life.  I'm not big on beauty products, I rarely go shopping {although, I do enjoy it} so often the things I splurge on are books and yummy food.

Anyway, I'm about 100 pages into this book and cannot put it down!
The Dirty Life: A Memoir of Farming, Food and Love is about about Kristin Kimball's life.  By day she is living in NYC working as a freelance writer just getting by.....she travels to rural PA to interview a up and coming farmer who is doing it the old fashioned way {no tractors, no pesticides, living off the land}.  The next thing you know she is spending weekends with him helping out on the farm, then they are engaged and she is giving up her social life in NYC.
With a dream to find their own land and live on a sustainable farm while feeding others, they get started.  Does she just want to kill him at times with his weird old-fashioned ways?  I think so, but their love prevails.
Now, I'm not finished yet, but you do get hints in the book that they later have two daughters and turn their farm into the ultimate dream.  Each Friday over 100 families come to pick up their food.  For a set yearly fee, families come out and get whatever they need for that week....beef, chicken, cheese, milk, vegetables, flours, fruit, honey....whatever they need.  And there is NO limit.
What a fun concept. 
I highly recommend this book, if you are needing a good read.  And that is saying something because I haven't even finished it yet!

Would you like to comment?

  1. Steph@Been There Baked ThatMarch 5, 2013 at 2:14 PM

    I wish we had something like that around here, that would be great! Makes me anxious for farmer's market season!

  2. Jolene (www.everydayfoodie.ca)March 5, 2013 at 7:28 PM

    Thanks for the review!