Plot summaryBarbara, along with her husband and their two daughters, grows weary of feeling like a drain on the environment and food system. They decide to pack up and move the family from Arizona to the mountains of Appalachia, where her husband owns a farmhouse and some land. They've set out on a family project - to spend one year producing as much of the family's food as possible, and finding the rest of their food from local sources. The book moves chronologically through the months of the year and the seasons. Some months are just exhausting to read, with all of the harvesting and canning and freezing and chopping they have going on! I definitely have the homesteading bug again after reading this book! (I've made a promise to myself to wait until we're done with a few current projects before we take on anything new, though!)
I found this copy at my local library (So if you're reading from Tangipahoa parish, you know you've got access to a free copy - after I return it!).
Maybe you should check your local library for it! My doctor saw me reading and said "I forgot you could get books at a library." I had, too, until Izzy got old enough to start enjoying going to the library each week. We literally get a couple of hours of entertainment each week picking out and reading the books we find there. I like to sneak over there by myself once in a while an peruse shelves and magazine racks. I have a list as long as my arm of cookbooks I want to thumb through. Am I the only one that reads cookbooks like novels?
So, your homework for this week is to go check out your local library and see if they have a copy of Animal, Vegetable, Miracle - a year of food life.
When's the last time you visited your local library? Did they still have those big card catalogs with drawers of shelves?