If you have ever longed for the country life, especially if the fulfillment of that longing has escaped you thus far, you must read Jenna Woginrich’s “The Happy Homesteader: Yearning to be a Farmer” post over at Mother Earth News. Jenna lays out the longing in terms we can all relate to, and even coins the term “Barnheart” to reflect that yearning to live closer to the land.
She followed up the post by writing a book by the name of her new term: “Barnheart: The Incurable Longing for a Farm of One’s Own,” in which she “records her offbeat observations and poignant moments with honesty, humility, and humor,” “as she learns traditional farming skills by trial and error.”*
I hope to read Jenna’s book soon and review it fully for you, but didn’t want to wait before passing on what appears by the writing in the blog post to be a fun and informative book that speaks the language of everyone who is being drawn to the farm – either figuratively or literally.
Check it out and let me know what you think 🙂
* (Quoted from Amazon.com)