It is not easy to find extra time with two children under age five, multiple jobs between us and a small farm. Once in a while, though, it is absolutely essential to clear your head by reading a book, whether you have the time, or not! Recently I have fallen in love with these two:
ON THE FARM by Jimmy Doherty.
It is a fabulous book with stunning photography — it is full of real insights by a real (really good looking) guy who has all of the same real experiences that we do in rural Western Massachusetts.
It chronicles Jimmy Doherty’s efforts to set up a farm in the Suffolk countryside, where he rears top-quality traditional breed pigs.
Another book that I have made time to read is decidedly different: THE HARD WAY by Carol Lea Benjamin. Confession: It is a mystery, but — the author is a noted dog trainer. Readers will absolutedly fall in love with the investigators trusty partner, Dashiell.