Hit by A Farm

Hit by A Farm

How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Barn

Book - 2006
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Farms have fences. People have boundaries. Mine began crumbling the day I knelt behind a male sheep, reached between his legs, and squeezed his testicles. This took place one blustery November day when I joined other shepherd-wannabees for a class on the basics of raising sheep. I was there with my partner Melissa, the woman I'd lived with for twelve years, because we were going to start a farm . When self-confessed "urban bookworm" Catherine Friend's partner of twelve years decides she wants to fulfill her lifelong dream of owning a farm, Catherine agrees. What ensues is a crash course in both living off and with the land that ultimately allows Catherine to help fulfill Melissa's dreams while not losing sight of her own. Hit by a Farm is a hilarious recounting of Catherine and Melissa's trials of "getting back to the land." It is also a coming-of (middle)-age story of a woman trying to cross the divide between who she is and who she wants to be, and the story of a couple who say "goodbye city life" -- and learn more than they ever bargained for about love, land, and yes, sheep sex.
Publisher: New York : Marlowe & Co., c2006.
ISBN: 9781569242988
Branch Call Number: 630.9776 FRIEND C
Characteristics: xiii, 240 pages ; 21 cm.


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Catherine Friend's descriptions of the adventures she and her partner face on their new farmstead are both smart and hilarious.

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Aug 08, 2012

Funny and enjoyable without all the relationship drama one tends to get from gay authors.

Apr 15, 2008

I thoroughly enjoyed this book. Catherine's descriptions of adjusting to farm life are hilarious, as I could see myself reacting the same way! I read this book poolside while I was on holiday last week, and I laughed outloud at least once every chapter! That makes a good book.

Her writing style is honest and funny and easy to relate to. She doesn't gloss over the difficult parts of her relationship with her partner or the farm. As readers, we journey along with her as she figures out how to balance all the parts of her life.

This is a great read!


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