By Mardi Jo Link
Poignant, irreverent, and hilarious: a memoir approximately survival and self-discovery, by means of an indomitable girl who by no means loses sight of what issues such a lot.
It’s the summer time of 2005, and Mardi Jo Link’s dream of residing the straightforward lifestyles has unraveled into debt, heartbreak, and ceaselessly ragged cuticles. She and her husband of 19 years have simply referred to as it quits, leaving her with critical cash-flow difficulties and a looming divorce. extra broke than ever, hyperlink makes a probably very unlikely answer: to hold directly to her century-old farmhouse in northern Michigan and proceed to elevate her 3 boys on good water and wooden cutting and grime. Armed with an unfailing humorousness and 3 resolute accomplices, hyperlink confronts blizzards and foxes, learns approximately Zen divorce and tips on how to butcher a hog, dominates a zucchini-growing contest and wins a year’s offer of neighborhood bread, masters the paintings of discount cooking, wrangles rampaging chicken, and withstands any blow to her satisfaction for you to defend the existence she wants.
With an infectious optimism that might positioned Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm to disgrace and a deep appreciation of the wildlife, hyperlink tells the tale of ways, over the process one lengthy yr, she holds directly to her sons, saves the farm from foreclosures, and unearths her as far back as a lifetime of richness and which means at the land she loves.
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Bootstrapper: From Broke to Badass on a Northern Michigan Farm by Mardi Jo Link