Wednesday, September 21, 2011

A Homemade Life

Ooh! This book looks really good! Have any of you read it?

Here's the description:

One day Woginrich, a Web designer, threw her hands in the air and vowed to change her life. She was going to be more self-sufficient: produce her own food, make her own clothing, live a simpler and more fulfilling life. Easier said than done, she soon learned. This amiable memoir charts her course to self-sufficiency, documenting her successes and disappointments, exploring what it means to make the shift from consumer to producer. It’s almost two books in one: each chapter (for example, the one in which she tells us about her early misadventures in chicken raising) is accompanied by a brief guide to its subject (in this case, she talks about the importance of selecting a breed, choosing the right food, and providing a proper, poultry-friendly environment). The book, therefore, is simultaneously a lighthearted fish-out-of-water, city-girl-turns-homesteader memoir and a more serious primer on making a lifestyle change. Perfect for environmentally conscious, do-it-yourself readers.

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Anonymous said...

i've read it, and i liked it a lot! she also has a blog, which is really good and really honest. she doesn't sugarcoat when things don't go right, and has a really fun, casual style of writing.

Kate said...

I'm not sure you have the right link attached. I clicked through and got the "Vegetarian 5-Ingredient Gourmet".

Sara E. Cotner said...

Thanks, Kate! I just fixed it. I appreciate your help!

Bridey said...

I enjoyed the book, and Jenna's blog is great to. She's got a new book coming out soon to - Barnheart which will probably be going on my wishlist!

Kelsey said...

Ooo, looks like a great book. I can't wait until I can have hens one day!

Moxie said...

Saw this book on Goodreads and added it to my To-Read shelf. Glad others have read it--sounds like it will be entertaining & educating!

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