Monday, November 17, 2008

animal, vegetable, miracle.

i finally finished "animal, vegetable, miracle" by barbara kingsolver. what an awesome book. i recommend it highly to everyone. not just hippie farmers like myself. it's the true story of one family's attempt at eating totally local for one year and being as self-suffient (food-wise) as they can. it has given me all kinds of inspiration. and helped bring validity to my new life.

so, the book is done and i'm sad. i'm always sad when i finish a book. i don't like things to end. but that's me. i get depressed on the last few days of a vacation or a tour. "oh, no, only one more week in italy," or "i can't stand it! only two more shows on this tour!" i dread reality. but now a days, my reality is pretty good. or rather, i have altered my reality so that i can hold conversations with goats, dogs, donkeys, and chickens. they are my staff. porkchop's the boss. and guido is my apprentice.

2 comments:

Think Pink Dana said...

Please mail me Guido for christmas. I think you would like the book "Better Off: Flipping the switch on technology"
http://www.amazon.com/Better-Off-Flipping-Switch-Technology/dp/0060570040

It was really well done and has a lot in there about self sufficient living--even if you don't want to give up technology.

Kate said...

I was sad when I finished that book too, which I did while Sam and I were on our honeymoon in Montana, in the middle of the woods, discussing how we could move there and ranch and make yarn for a living. Ah, dreams...

Even though it's fiction, you should read her book "The Poisonwood Bible." I read it in Tanzania, which was perfect. And, you should join GoodReads. I'll send you an invite.