Sheepish: Two Women, Fifty Sheep, and Enough Wool to Save the Planet

Paperback | April 26, 2011

byCatherine Friend

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What do you do when you love your farm . . . but it doesn’t love you? After fifteen years of farming, Catherine Friend is tired. After all, while shepherding is one of the oldest professions, it’s not getting any easier. The number of sheep in America has fallen by 90 percent in the last ninety years. But just as Catherine thinks it’s time to hang up her shepherd’s crook, she discovers that sheep might be too valuable to give up. What ensues is a funny, thoughtful romp through the history of our woolly friends, why small farms are important, and how each one of us—and the planet—would benefit from being very sheepish, indeed.

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What do you do when you love your farm . . . but it doesn’t love you? After fifteen years of farming, Catherine Friend is tired. After all, while shepherding is one of the oldest professions, it’s not getting any easier. The number of sheep in America has fallen by 90 percent in the last ninety years. But just as Catherine thinks it’s ...

Catherine Friend is the author of Hit by a Farm and The Compassionate Carnivore, as well as seven children’s books and three novels. She farms in Minnesota with her partner of twenty-eight years.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:280 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.75 inPublished:April 26, 2011Publisher:Da Capo PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0306818442

ISBN - 13:9780306818448

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“The author's humility is engaging…Friend ably weaves together comical stories, strands of self-help, historical and environmental facts. Like sheep themselves, the author’s account often wanders outside the confines of the pasture and into the readers’ hearts.” Ode, Spring 2011“A witty collection of farm life tales and an examination of the world’s “other oldest profession” shepherding.” Minneapolis Star Tribune, 5/8/11“Friend writes with honesty as biting as a cold apple, and a sweet self-deprecating good humor…This memoir is special…a humble page-turner.” Rochester Post-Bulletin, 5/2/11“Fans of Friend’s previous books about her farm adventures and what she’s learned on that farm north of Zumbrota will like Sheepish.” San Francisco Book Review, May 2011“Plenty to enjoy.” Examiner.com, 5/19/11“Slip the book in your knitting bag. It is a perfect read for the beach.” “The Bookworm Sez” nationally syndicated column, 5/30/11