Joel Salatin is a great writer and performer. I love that he narrated the book himself. Joel leads the life I wish I could have, even though I do in small ways. He also brings the issues of the lives that most of us lead and the food that most of us consume into sharp relief. He brings humanity to farming and, by contrast, makes the reader question how animals are raised and how the rest of their food is raised. The more of us who are aware, the sooner the tide will turn in the food industry. We all should begin to follow his recommendations on taking responsibility for how we source our own food.
Great book that puts common sense to a lot of subjects. I am a Soldier and will retire in a few years. I am totally convinced that I'm supposed to buy some land and start a farm. Thanks.
What we are really supposed to be doing.
It ranks at the top of the pile.
This book has no peer. I've never read anything similar to it.
I believe this book should be a must read for most Americans.
Farm fresh inspiration
It was great to hear Joel reading the book...it personalized it and you can hear his passion and enthusiasm while he speaks...
What Are We Thinking??
It should be listened to/read by everyone...how far we have seem to come from living in normalcy.
I would like to go over things to hear them again, because I would like to find a way to tell others about what I have learned and my graso of it all is very vague. I think everybody should read this book to understand about food, the industry, and the earth and how we all relate to it - animals and humans and plants.
I think Joel is great. I would love to meet him and visit his farm. He is a true American hero.
I love how he talks about his ways of farming and how he is a steward of the land.
No, this book is long but there is never a dull moment.
Love this book and will listen to it again and have others listen too.
I loved listening to Joel Salatin's narration of his book. He is at times preachy and long-winded but ultimately his passion for his cause and beliefs shines through.
This is one of the best books I have ever listened to
The wealth of information about raising and using every aspect of your land no matter how big or how small of a place you have was extremely real and motivating
I had to listen to this twice because there is so much information to take in. I'm sure I'll give it a few more listens over the next couple of years as I learn more about green living.
Each chapter ends with a list of practical steps to improve our food quality and become more environmentally friendly. The author's delivery is also excellent!
This book is definitely worth your time.
Joel Salatin is a hoot. And he's right about more than is comfortable to admit. I picked this up because of Michael Pollan's books. I am glad I did. MORE, Joel, MORE.
Joel's voice is warm and given to bubble over in laughter at the humor of creation.
Couldn't listen to it in one sitting: too long and varied.
One has to be tolerant of other people's crazy ideas in order to really enjoy this book. You are not likely to agree with him about everything. If you did, you probably wouldn't be listening to audio books during your commute. If you are into organic food, it is a great read. He explains how the farm works. If you are into character building, he explains how his version of that works. If you are into healthy families, alternative lifestyles, prairies, agriculture, folklore, insightful social commentary, living off the grid, canning pickles, libertarianism, American history. . . the list goes on and on. Oh, just listen to it. Thanks Joel.
No. This was an excellent reference book, however, in this audio format there is no way to mark sections, topics, or facts for later reference. I think I would have enjoyed it more in print version.