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Dirty Chick: Adventures of an Unlikely Farmer

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Staff Review: "Dirty Chick: Adventures of an Unlikely Farmer" by Antonia Murphy


Meet Antonia and Peter, a couple who move from America to New Zealand and end up becoming farmers of a sort. This is the story of how this couple traveled to New Zealand in a sail boat, how they started a family and then became hobby farmers. The hobby farm grew one animal at a time as their family constantly fell in love with the idea of a new animal to add to their growing herd. Not for the faint of heart, Antonia dishes on all the dirty details involved with raising different types of animals, and what makes her enjoy the work still. Antonia's accounts of her first year of learning to farm various types of animals are honestly hilarious! Some pages had me laughing so hard that I would start to cry! Don't think this is a humor book though. She experiences some very wonderful people who help them along the way and has hard times just like all of us do. These stories will have you grabbing the tissues and pulling at your heartstrings. I have no desire to farm myself, however, the story of their family and farm is so very charming, funny, and endearing in our digital age.

Audience: adults | Genre: nonfiction

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