Friday, June 1, 2012

Book Beginnings: Get Your Pitchfork On

Please join me every Friday to share the first sentence (or so) of the book you are reading, along with your initial thoughts about the sentence, impressions of the book, or anything else the opener inspires. Please remember to include the title of the book and the author's name.

Leave a link to your post. If you don't have a blog, but want to participate, please leave a comment with your Book Beginning.


So, you want to move to the country.
-- from the author's Introduction to Get Your Pitchfork On!: The Real Dirt on Country Living by Kristy Athens. 

After all the expensive massages, lavender footbaths and boxes of herbal tea that I had acquired as an urbanite, I loved that in the country all I had to do to relax was look around me -- the sun setting over the Cascades; the trickle of water flowing through the woods; the juncos shuffling around in the snow looking for fallen thistle seeds and leaving little footprints on the deck.

-- from "Land," the first chapter.

This is terrific! It is a practical, no-nonsense guide for urbanites who want to go live in the country -- and don't we all have those fantasies every now and again?

Thanks go to intrepid publicist, Mary Bisbee-Beek for my copy.  This is right up my Food Freedom alley!


  1. That sounds hilarious. Totally agree with just having to look around to relax as a born and bred country girl!

  2. That sounds awesome.

  3. I think we all have those dreams. Then you remember what is not around if you move out of the city.

  4. Hi,
    Your blog is fantastic...I'm now following! Just added Get Your Pitchfork On and A Time of Hope to my TBR pile. Happy Reading ~
    Beth :-)

  5. I already feel more relaxed! Thanks for sharing.

  6. I am a confirmed city girl but I can also appreciate the serenity of the country once in a while.

  7. 'Get Your Pitchfork On' -- I don't know why I think this could be a really fun dance's Friday, that's why.

    Also, I think I would like lavender footbaths and herbal tea as I sat on a porch in the country to relax.

  8. Sounds tempting. I do like peace and quiet.

  9. A little country peace & quiet does sound good every once in a while...

  10. I have lived on a farm all my life so I would love to read another perspective of country living. Thanks for hosting!

  11. It sounds like an idyllic setting. Being that she is watching the sun set over the Cascades it's also obviously taking place in the lovely PNW.

  12. And in the country, what the heck, you could grow your own lavender!

    I, too, love books like this, if only for the fantasy factor.


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