Hit by a Farm

How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Barn
Narrated by: Catherine Friend
Length: 6 hrs and 55 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (37 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Farms have fences. People have boundaries. Mine began crumbling the day I knelt behind a male sheep, reached between his legs, and squeezed his testicles. This took place one blustery November day when I joined other shepherd-wannabes for a class on the basics of raising sheep. I was there with my partner Melissa, the woman I'd lived with for 12 years, because we were going to start a farm. When self-confessed "urban bookworm" Catherine Friend's partner of 12 years decides she wants to fulfill her lifelong dream of owning a farm, Catherine agrees. What ensues is a crash course in both living off and with the land that ultimately allows Catherine to help fulfill Melissa's dreams while not losing sight of her own. Hit by a Farm is a hilarious recounting of Catherine and Melissa's trials of "getting back to the land". It is also a coming-of (middle)-age story of a woman trying to cross the divide between who she is and who she wants to be, and the story of a couple who say "goodbye city life" - and learn more than they ever bargained for about love, land, and yes, sheep sex.

©2009 Catherine Friend (P)2012 Dog Ear Audio

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Really Enjoyed!

I actually found Sheepish first, then went back to Hit by a Farm. I loved Catherine Friend’s Reading. She has a very pleasant voice and does a fine job reading with just the right amount of intensity and inflection. I hope she narrates all her own books from now on. I will admit, I was a little concerned because I thought our values were too different. But I was misinformed. Indeed, I wish she were a neighbor and friend. She is genuine, caring deeply about her life, her work and her wife Melissa.

The vignette style of Writing is great for listening in an interrupted fashion. The chapters stand alone nicely.

I found this book because I too am a Farmer’s wife, and a newbie avid knitter. I will undoubtedly listen to anything Catherine Friend has and narrates in Audible within this genre due to her ability to tell a great story!

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Loved this....

The truth of living the ranch/farm life and its ups and downs. Raising horses I can relate and appreciate the struggles and joys.

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it's a fair book

I loved the story of how the two females ups and downs on the farm and at the same time was the farm that brought the closer and more in love with each other but throw the book she really wants u to knew that there are lesbians every charter who cares