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.

Publisher: Cambridge, MA :, Da Capo Lifelong, a member of Perseus Books Group,, [2011]
Edition: First Da Capo Press edition
Copyright Date: ©2011
ISBN: 9780306818448
Branch Call Number: ANF 630.977609 FRI
Characteristics: xi, 263 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm


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cynan2014 Mar 28, 2014

Very nice book, fun, informative and real. LOVED IT

Aug 16, 2012

This book is writen in an interesting way. Short blurbs about things that are happening in here life related to farming, almost journal syle. Good book, humorous, and a light easy read. Makes you think.

Jun 08, 2011

Short, interconnected essays and anecdotes on all things related to sheep farming told in a humorous and engaging style. I learned more about raising sheep than I ever though I wanted to!

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