Thursday, May 31, 2012

boy, has this ever become important lately...

13 Comments:

OpenID ourdiylife said...

I've got my signed copy on my shelf! Got it when he came to speak at Kilpatrick's last year. There's some serious highlighting I did in there!

May 31, 2012 at 10:21 PM  
Blogger polly said...

amen, brother. it's all we've been thinking about for the last 3 months. like. daily. nay - hourly.

May 31, 2012 at 10:58 PM  
OpenID sailorssmallfarm said...

I love this book, it's the one I took to a seminar. Joel signed it: Oh, yes you can!". Turns out he's signed many like that - but I find that little phrase very empowering.

May 31, 2012 at 11:04 PM  
Blogger Jenna said...

how did I not know he was in washington county?! I'm crushed...

June 1, 2012 at 4:26 AM  
OpenID rawketstarling said...

I LOVE Joel Salatin. I've refrained from buying this book until I have a place I can actually farm on though, because I hate that barnheart longing.

June 1, 2012 at 10:05 AM  
OpenID rawketstarling said...

I LOVE Joel Salatin. I've refrained from buying this book until I have a place I can actually farm on though, because I hate that barnheart longing.

June 1, 2012 at 10:05 AM  
Blogger Meredith A said...

anyone know where you can get the book for less than $30.00?!

June 1, 2012 at 3:12 PM  
OpenID alewyfe said...

That was one of the many oddball requests I made of our culinary school librarian for interlibrary loan from one of the farm schools downstate... I made that lady work more than probably any other student ever with book requests but for some reason she still liked me.

Probably because I actually loved books and shushed the other students using the "study center" as a party room more than the staff did. Yeah, I'm a curmudgeon, but libraries are sacred, people! Respect the *shush*!

I love Joel Salatin... probably more than any other Christian conservative writer outside of Wendell Berry. We might not agree on everything, but where it matters they're right on.

June 1, 2012 at 3:46 PM  
OpenID ourdiylife said...

It was an event through RAFFL so I'm guessing it might have gone out through their newsletter or something. I promise if he comes back, I will tell you. I might actually drive down in Aug/Sept if you can get away at all.

June 1, 2012 at 4:46 PM  
Blogger Jenna said...

Meredith, you can borrow mine. I have a spare copy. Just email me your mailing address and I'll send it down.

June 1, 2012 at 9:03 PM  
Blogger Erika said...

Meredith A - You can purchase his book from amazon.com for $21.82 - a steal since us Canadians have to pay $28.67 for it.

OR you can get it free through inter-library loan. Sure, you can only have it as *yours* for 2 weeks, but that will give you an idea on whether or not you'd want to add it to your personal library. I've saved thousands of dollars by using my local library - it's a completely underused resource.

June 1, 2012 at 9:08 PM  
Blogger Karen said...

I picked up a copy recently on Half.com - it takes patience, but less expensive copies crop up. I got mine for about $15 plus shipping. It had been VERY gently read - he warns in the book that it's a great investment if all it does is change your mind and tell you that you DON'T want to farm. I think I got that copy. :) I'm not very far into it yet, but the highlighter has been busy. If anyone ever gets my copy, they'll know I read it.

June 1, 2012 at 9:59 PM  
Blogger Kelly said...

I loved him in Food Inc. he has an ideal farm and sells farm fresh foods, ♥ it! My library system doesn't have this book :( They didn't have Barnheart until I asked them to get it, I guess I will ask them to get this one too!

June 1, 2012 at 11:55 PM  

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