Available now from HarperCollins–Chickens in the Road: An Adventure in Ordinary Splendor, the wild and juicy memoir of my life at Stringtown Rising Farm. (Cows, cookies, high water, and love!) Plus special sections with recipes, crafts, and photographs. (What more could you ask for?)
From never-before-told stories to behind the scenes peeks at how and why it all really happened, the book bares all for the seasoned CITR reader and the brand new alike. This book is for you! (More info here.)
“[McMinn] found her road to self-realization much rockier than she imagined, but ultimately very satisfying…in her heart-on-her-sleeve, nutty narrative, she had to face the necessity for her own self-sufficiency…In this enjoyable memoir, she learned by trial and error how to do everything from scratch.” (Publishers Weekly)
- Daily Farm: August 21, 2014 - Come Prepared
- House & Garden: August 20, 2014 - Big Garden Project
- Country Living: August 13, 2014 - A Girl, A Loaf of Bread, and A Goodbye
- Barn: August 18, 2014 - Maia’s Day Out
- Cooking: August 21, 2014 - Dairyland
Photo by Jerry Waters.Old-fashioned recipes, crafts, cute farm animals, and fun with simple living. Browse the latest posts at the top or check out some of the featured favorites below.
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"It was a cold wintry day when I brought my children to live in rural West Virginia. The farmhouse was one hundred years old, there was already snow on the ground, and the heat was sparse-—as was the insulation. The floors weren’t even, either. My then-twelve-year-old son walked in the door and said, “You’ve brought us to this slanted little house to die." Keep reading our story....
And she's ornery. Read my barnyard stories!
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