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What do you do when you love your farm...but it doesn’t love you? After 15 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 90 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.

©2011 Catherine Friend (P)2014 Audible, Inc.

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  • Pam
  • United States
  • 12-23-14

We're all a little sheepish

"Sheepish" is the story of a city girl who falls in love and marries a farmer—and then falls in love with the farm. Her tale of raising sheep and learning to spin wool is touching and sometimes laugh-out-loud funny. Anyone who crafts with yarn will enjoy learning more about where wool comes from, and what farmers go through to bring it to us.

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A must read fir snall farmers

Thiss sequel has given me the heart to keep moving forward with our farm. The anecdotes, facts and opnions are a great blens of information. Thank you.

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Witty woolly wonders

This book was such a treat! I particularly recommend it to knitters, spinners and wool lovers alike.

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Fantastic!

Loved the story. Kept my attention and really makes me think I can live that lifestyle.

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Funny and sometimes preachy

Great and inspiring memoir! Hilarious although a bit preachy on the wool end. I learned a lot about wool and would love to meet these preserving farmers. I resolve to be more sheepish in my life!

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Ewe will really enjoy this!

Sheepish is part autobiography, part guide-to-farming, part research, part wonderful narrative and all worth reading, er, listening to. The author has embedded lots of very thoughtful quotes from non-sheepy people and some pretty quirky humor that makes this book something you'll laugh-out-loud at one moment, and have to pause to consider in another moment. The narrator seemed to have a bit of a snarky attitude, in a few bits, that I didn't really attribute to the author, but that was only a minor distraction.

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I love this book

This book is great. I have listened to it multiple times. The content is well wonderful and so is the narration. Because of this book, I am going to take a spinning class and so how I like it.

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  • J. Moreno
  • Medford, OR United States
  • 06-03-17

I'm Sheepish

Loved this book. I've been farming for 20 years and been raising fiber sheep (Gotlands and Shetland) for the last 9.i is I had discovered the joy of sheep earlier. I totally understand the ups and down so beautifully written here. Also love all the explanation of sheep related terms. What an enjoyable read. Thank you.

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Delightful, informative

I loved this book... the author is honest and fun. I am a long time knitter and happily learned so much as I followed these gals lives.

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I am a shepherd.. of course I love it

I think this book was written out of quandary the author finds herself in. She is the assistant farmer... the farm was not her dream. But she loves someone who wants to farm... so she finds herself farming Sheep, ducks, chickens... and trying to figure out how to make it work in her own mind. It is funny. and I cheer as she finally gets fiber and fiber folks. I thank the author in that I also struggle with the how's and the why's of raising sheep. I come away with renewed purpose. Now if I can get my grumbling husband and sons to lend a hand without complaining.... I need another book.

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