Hit by a Farm by Catherine Friend audiobook

Hit by a Farm: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Barn

By Catherine Friend
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“Farms have fences. People have boundaries. Mine began crumbling the day I knelt behind a male sheep, reached between his legs, and squeezed his testicles … Janet, the instructor of this course on raising sheep, had indicated it was my turn. ‘Grab his testicles here, around the widest part.’ Right, no problem. At that very moment all my friends were attending a writing conference. They were warm, clean, and not feeling up a ram with sixteen-inch testicles … Wincing, I reached between the ram’s back legs with my thumb and forefinger. ‘Don’t pinch him,’ Janet cried.” Hit by a Farm is a hilarious recounting of Catherine’s attempt to become a farmer; it is also a coming-of (middle)-age story of a woman trying to close the divide between who she wants to be, and who she really is. After helping Melissa fulfill her dream, Catherine eventually finds a way to recapture her own. By turns funny and moving, Hit by a Farm is a crash course in both living off and living with the land that will appeal to anyone hungering for a connection to rural life.

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“Farms have fences. People have boundaries. Mine began crumbling the day I knelt behind a male sheep, reached between his legs, and squeezed his testicles … Janet, the instructor of this course on raising sheep, had indicated it was my turn. ‘Grab his testicles here, around the widest part.’ Right, no problem. At that very moment all my friends were attending a writing conference. They were warm, clean, and not feeling up a ram with sixteen-inch testicles … Wincing, I reached between the ram’s back legs with my thumb and forefinger. ‘Don’t pinch him,’ Janet cried.”

Hit by a Farm is a hilarious recounting of Catherine’s attempt to become a farmer; it is also a coming-of (middle)-age story of a woman trying to close the divide between who she wants to be, and who she really is. After helping Melissa fulfill her dream, Catherine eventually finds a way to recapture her own. By turns funny and moving, Hit by a Farm is a crash course in both living off and living with the land that will appeal to anyone hungering for a connection to rural life.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“What a funny, touching, delightful human story! Catherine is not only a farmer; she is most certainly a writer too.” Marion Dane Bauer, Newbery Honor Book Award–winning author
“A sweet and funny book in the classic Hardy Girls Go Farming genre, elegantly told, from the first two pages, which are particularly riveting for the male reader, through the astonishing revelation that chickens have belly-buttons and on to the end, which comes much too soon. It has dogs, sheep, a pickup truck, women’s underwear, electric fences, the works.” Garrison Keillor, author and public radio personailty

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Author Bio: Catherine Friend

Author Bio: Catherine Friend

Catherine Friend left a career in technical writing in Minneapolis to move with her spouse to a small farm in southeastern Minnesota. Her adult memoirs, Hit by a Farm and Sheepish, chronicle her many adventures and mishaps in the country. Her children’s picture book, The Perfect Nest, was chosen by the Wall Street Journal as one of the best read-aloud books of 2007.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Nonfiction/Biography & Autobiography
Runtime: 6.90
Audience: Adult
Language: English