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1879 book: ‘How Two Girls Tried Farming’


Could we go West and buy a farm, a real farm, a man’s farm?

By Dorothea Alice Shepherd – pseud. of Ella (Farman) Pratt
D. Lothrop and Co.
Originally published in the Atlantic Monthly Feb 1875
Boston 1879, 175 pages
(Must read. Mike)


“We will take our moneys” – I had three hundred of my own? – “and go into the great Northwest and make the best bargain we can for a little farm, which, however, shall be as big as possible, for from the very beginning we must keep a horse and a cow and a pig, and some hens. Don’t open your eyes so wide, dear – I got it all from you. It’s is your own idea – I have only put it in practical working order.

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January 16, 2014   Comments Off on 1879 book: ‘How Two Girls Tried Farming’

One-Woman Farm


My Life Shared with Sheep, Pigs, Chickens, Goats, and a Fine Fiddle

By Jenna Woginrich
Storey Publishing

Jenna Woginrich’s inspiring journey from city cubicle to rural homestead has captivated readers of her blog and previous books. Now, in One-Woman Farm, Woginrich shares the joys, sorrows, trials, epiphanies, and blessings she discovers during a year on her own land, finding deep fulfillment in the practical tasks and timeless rituals of the agricultural life.

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