I received this book as an early reviewer from Library Thing.
This is an entirely satisfying book. There were times when it made me laugh out loud. And times when it made me shake my head in wonder at how the author could have such a fantastic, irreverent sense of humor in the face of all she had to deal with. And there were times it made me cringe in revulsion at some of the horrors of farm life. It's an easy, quick read. I would recommend it to anyone who ever dreamed of moving to a farm and raising livestock. Murphy doesn't romanticize the pursuit like so many other books in this genre. She pulls no punches in describing her experiences. Honestly, how can you not like a book that has racist camel zombies (alpacas), stripper calves with satan tongues, cheeses that grow cat hair, and vampire worms? WARNING: if you are offended by salty language and strange descriptions of animal behavior, this book may not be for you. Especially the prologue.
I am looking forward to Murphy's next book.
Completed On: November 9, 2014