Sheepish by Catherine Friend
Two Women, Fifty Sheep, and Enough Wool to Save the Planet

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What do you do when you love your farm . . . but it doesn’t love you? After fifteen years of farming, Catherine Friend is tired. After all, while shepherding is one of the oldest professions, it’s not getting any easier. The number of sheep in America has fallen by 90 percent in the last ninety years. But just as Catherine thinks it’s time to hang up her shepherd’s crook, she discovers that sheep might be too valuable to give up. What ensues is a funny, thoughtful romp through the history of our woolly friends, why small farms are important, and how each one of us—and the planet—would benefit from being very sheepish, indeed.

 

About Catherine Friend

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Catherine Friend lives on a farm with her partner in Minnesota. A children’s book author, Friend is also at work on an adult novel.
 
Published April 26, 2011 by Da Capo Lifelong Books. 282 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Nature & Wildlife, Sports & Outdoors, Science & Math, Professional & Technical. Non-fiction

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The author's humility is engaging, and she is well aware that sheep farming isn't the broadest of interests: “If people are relying on me to show them the way, they’re in big trouble…basically because I’ve begun turning to memoirs myself in search of direction and encouragement.” But she's quite ...

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In this latest installment of Friend’s farming memoir saga, Sheepish: Two Women, Fifty Sheep & Enough Wool to Save the Planet, after fifteen years of farming, it’s starting to feel like the farm doesn’t love the author.

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What ensues is a funny, thoughtful romp through the history of our woolly friends, why small farms are important, and how each one of us—and the planet—would benefit from being very sheepish, indeed.

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Wearing her Birkenstocks and Pink Roses socks, Friend is questioned about the gorgeous yarn and proudly answers the question, “Did you knit those socks?” Friend’s stories of life on a farm are reminiscent of Herriott’s and will bring both tears of laughter and sorrow...

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