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Folks, This Ain't Normal Audiobook

Folks, This Ain't Normal: A Farmer's Advice for Happier Hens, Healthier People, and a Better World

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Publisher's Summary

From farmer Joel Salatin's point of view, life in the 21st century just ain't normal. Here, he discusses how far removed we are from the simple, sustainable joy that comes from living close to the land and the people we love. Salatin has many thoughts on what normal is and shares practical and philosophical ideas for changing our lives in small ways that have big impacts.

>Salatin, hailed by the New York Times as "Virginia's most multifaceted agrarian since Thomas Jefferson [and] the high priest of the pasture", and profiled in the Academy Award-nominated documentary Food, Inc. and the best-selling book The Omnivore's Dilemma, understands what food should be: wholesome, seasonal, raised naturally, procured locally, prepared lovingly, and eaten with a profound reverence for the circle of life.

And his message doesn't stop there. From child-rearing to creating quality family time, to respecting the environment, Salatin writes with a wicked sense of humor and true storyteller's knack for the revealing anecdote.

Salatin's crucial message and distinctive voice - practical, provocative, scientific, and down-home philosophical in equal measure - makes Folks, This Ain't Normal a must-listen book.

©2011 Joel Salatin (P)2011 Hachette

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    Vickey 12-31-16
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    Expansion, expansion , expansion
    I am forever changed in a positive, sustainable manner. Thank you Joel Salatin

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    Traycie 12-29-16
    Traycie 12-29-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Very wise and insightful!"

    Joel Salatin is a wise man. I would listen intently to every word he has to say on any topic. I hope to meet him in person.

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    mom of 3 12-28-16
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    "Amazing and enlightening!!"

    I really enjoyed this book, it has inspired me to seek a "normal" lifestyle with my husband and kids!!

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    Amazon Customer 12-21-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Back to normal"

    Thank you Joel and your family and staff got putting out this book. I've now read 2 of your books and I'm hooked. You have helped inspire me to have some backyard chickens and also to process those chickens myself in my back yard. It was a liberating experience. Keep going with your work writing and speaking. You changed my mind about what I eat. Thank you!

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    "Wow! What a wealth of information!"

    I thought I was well acquainted with the subtleties of the local food movement. After reading this book I realized there is so much more going on especially in the regulatory environment that inhibits the local food movement from getting started in the first place.
    Thank you for another inspiring call to action, Joel!

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    S. Raynette Baer Vancouver, WA 11-08-16
    S. Raynette Baer Vancouver, WA 11-08-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Wow... truly enlightening, support small business!"

    loved the audio book... so much information! I'll listen again! I so recommend this to folks with the question "Are you living as green as you think?"

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    Eddie Mcdow 11-05-16
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    "great book"

    good read good points awesome would recommend to freinds and family must have in your life

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    "Words everyone needs to hear!"

    I pretty much loved everything about this book. The information, the honesty, the humor, and the much needed call for change in our food system. I have so many ideas now of what I can do to better our own family and I don't feel like I've been laden with guilt to do it.

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    Pamela Taylor 10-19-16 Member Since 2013
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    "Loved it!"

    Loved it. Joel brought out many many ways we can do better for ourselves and our families concerning food. Honestly, he reminds us of some things we already know deep down about food but don't want to admit.
    And the facts on the government's "food safety" : common sense is dead.
    Overall, I learned some good stuff about the soil, farm animals and their symbiotic relationship. His personal experiences were interesting too. Very interesting book for anyone who is interested in these topics

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    Robert Clinkscales 10-17-16 Member Since 2016
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    "incredible"

    the content of this book is beyond belief. To have Joel salatin narrate the entire thing is incredible

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