If you can read, you can do anything.

We have always told our children “if you can read, you can do anything”. It’s the truth. I have learned more by chasing my passion than I ever thought. My passion is the farm life. Yes, it’s hard work now, and will be even harder if/when we own more land someday. But, at the end of the day, I feel fulfilled. People will say that some people have romanticized farming. I say it’s true. For 9 years it has been our dream to own farmland. But, well, I’m sure some of you know life gets in the way. When children get sick and the bills are piling up, dreams get put on hold. But it’s the romance about getting my hands dirty, watching my children grow, seeing how they respect the earth and its creatures, the sense of pride when my husband builds me a chicken coop, or the fact that I feel closest to my Creator when I’m doing all these things. Yes, to me, that’s romantic. When you are passionate about something being your spouse, children, pets, plants, heck good old Martha, who is our grumpy hen but is as sweet as pie to the chicks….it’s romantic. It’s when the romance dies you stop trying. Don’t let any passion you have die.

So what started my passion for farming are these books I’m listing below.What books spark your passion? Now grab a cup of coffee or some tea and get reading!!

Encyclopedia of Country Living by Carla Emery


Back to Basics by Readers Digest


The Backyard Homestead by Carleen Madigan


Country Living and Know How by The Editors of Storey Publishing ‘s Country Wisdom Bulletins