If you have ever nursed even the most faint hope of having a patch of land to homestead on this book is for you. A memoir of the enigmatic Jenna Woginrich as she makes the move cross-country from one rental homestead to another, and slowly builds her dream. Written in a no-nonsense tone with exultation at her successes and sorrow at her follies, Barnheart is a book that will inspire you to tackle your dreams in whatever small steps you can. Highly recommended (and check out her ongoing adventures via her blog at coldantlerfarm.com)! --Jessica — From Jessica's Picks
“This is the delightfully entertaining story of a young woman who longs to own her own farm. Woginrich wants to plant her garden, raise chickens and sheep, and play her banjo -- all excellent pursuits, but hard to do while holding down a nine-to-five job and struggling on a rented farm. By sheer determination, she finally gets her own farm and everything that goes along with it. Written with great humor, and sure to be enjoyed by those with farm envy!”
— Sherri Gallentine, Vroman's Bookstore, Pasadena, CA
Jenna Woginrich is the author of An Absolute Beginner's Guide to Keeping Backyard Chickens, Barnheart and Made from Scratch. She blogs at coldantlerfarmny.com, as well as for the Huffington Post and Mother Earth News. She shares her farm in rural New York with chickens and geese, sheep, a hive of bees, and some amiable rabbits.