Honey Farm Dreaming book

Honey Farm Dreaming (available in paperback, ebook and audiobook) is a memoir receiving great reviews for its honest, moving and funny depiction of life on a…
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A memoir about sustainability, small farming and the not-so simple life
Love a good memoir? You've found the next one to read. Available in paperback, Kindle and audiobook from your local bookseller, library and online retailers.
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Honey Farm Dreaming: A Memoir about Sustainability, Small Farming and the Not-So Simple Life
Audiobook now available from your favourite online audiobook stores!
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Honey Farm Dreaming: A Memoir about Sustainability, Small Farming and the Not-So Simple Life
I look around at the harvested tables, windrows of empty cartons, farmers earned and spent. Husks, hulls, empty punnets. Office workers of the earth, minus the luxury of nine to five.
an image of a glass vase with a quote about the power of nature in it
Honey Farm Dreaming: A Memoir about Sustainability, Small Farming and the Not-So Simple Life
Farm p**n swamps Facebook and Instagram as though the ghost of Hugh Hefner is riding the tractor. Luscious herbs are tinted and cropped to beckon. Soft-filtered, oinking-porcines have their abattoir future edited. Buxom heads of broccoli bulge out like centrefolds.
there is a bottle of liquid sitting on the table next to some red hoses
Honey Farm Dreaming: A Memoir about Sustainability, Small Farming and the Not-So Simple Life
So now, in addition to backpackers reclining around the house, beetroot does too. It reclines in its 25 litre carboys – bulging glass barrels the size of a small child – and converses in a meditative blub-blub-blub as it metamorphoses into vegetable moonshine.
the sun is setting behind a covered area with sheep grazing in the distance and text that reads, not being able to say no
Honey Farm Dreaming
Not being able to say ‘no’, to have it quickly and firmly roll off my tongue, has been making our lives ever more complicated. It’s one of the shortest and simplest words in the English language, but for people-pleasers like me, the softer and longer ‘yes’ is much more automatic to pronounce.
an alpaca is looking at the camera with its head close to the camera
Honey Farm Dreaming: A Memoir about Sustainability, Small Farming and the Not-So Simple Life
Alpacas are the push-me-pull-me of hilarious animal jokes: a combo giraffe-bunny-cat-goat-camel-koala-sheep-Pokémon fantasy creature that you want to cuddle desperately – until the moment it spits vile mucousy grass into your adoring open mouth.
a brown and white cow standing on top of a lush green field
Honey Farm Dreaming: A Memoir about Sustainability, Small Farming and the Not-So Simple Life
Everything’s salvageable…until it isn’t. Any moment can turn to gold or mud.
there are people who return again and again to enjoy the experience and others who steal again and again so they can take it with them
Honey Farm Dreaming: A Memoir about Sustainability, Small Farming and the Not-So Simple Life
There are people who return again and again to enjoy the experience and others who steal again and again so they can take it with them.
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Honey Farm Dreaming
The problem with producing, I’m finding, is there’s always production, always something needing to be done or needing a place – at my place.
some chickens are standing in the grass near a building and trees with a quote on it that reads, no chicken will ever want to cross the road after that
Honey Farm Dreaming: A Memoir about Sustainability, Small Farming and the Not-So Simple Life
No chicken will ever want to cross the road after that.
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Honey Farm Dreaming: A Memoir about Sustainability, Small Farming and the Not-So Simple Life
It seems Queen bees are intent on diversified sperm, not company. (If you're a beekeeper, this book has some wonderful beeswax balm recipes).
three people in white outfits doing karate moves with the caption,'apparently, my free range cotton wrap the kids in cotton
Honey Farm Dreaming
Apparently, my free range motto: “Wrap the kids in cotton wool after they have an accident, not so they never do”, makes me a bad mother tonight.
two hands holding four leaf clovers in front of green grass with text that reads,
Honey Farm Dreaming
Stubble charcoals his cheekbones and jaw, tattoos fence his arms. Our latest farmhand is a veteran of the Middle East, coiled and twangy like cat gut.
some plants that are growing out of the ground with purple and yellow stems on them
Honey Farm Dreaming
We perspire. She inspires. We transpire. Slowly, ever so slowly, the earth transforms. Just as she transforms us.