Thursday, January 22, 2015

Dirty Chick

Dirty Chick
Adventures of an Unlikely Farmer
Antonia Murphy
Antonia had only had traumatic experiences with chickens when she and her husband relocated to New Zealand. But the different grocery options and lack of gourmet shops meant that if she wanted wine, cheese, or organic eggs, she would need to grow it herself. Before she knews it, Antonia found herself with her family in rural New Zealand learning to farm. With the kids and animals out of control Antonia found a happy place amidst all of the poop and trials of family and country life.

Filled with lots of zany, tongue in cheek humor, this book initially appeared to be a light, funny read about farm life. But the more I read, the more I realized that the author had infused life lessons and thoughts of what true family was all about. Even if you've never seen a chicken in your entire life, you'll love the different approach the author took when telling her story and find humor in her numerous attempts to raise farm animals. The scenes and word pictures that she paints will take you right into rural New Zealand and make you feel like one of her friends. There is some language, but it wasn't a lot and didn't clog up the story. I look forward to reading more by this author and I hope she writes a follow up to this story.

I received this book free of charge in exchange for my honest review.

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