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Dirty chick : adventures of an unlikely farmer, Antonia Murphy, (large print)

Label
Dirty chick : adventures of an unlikely farmer
Title
Dirty chick
Title remainder
adventures of an unlikely farmer
Statement of responsibility
Antonia Murphy
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "An uproarious memoir chronicling the misadventures of a San Franciscan woman who leaves city life to become an artisan farmer in New Zealand"--
  • "Antonia Murphy, you might say, is an unlikely farmer. Born and bred in San Francisco, she spent much of her life as a liberal urban cliche, and her interactions with the animal kingdom rarely extended past dinner. But then she became a mother. And when her eldest son was born with a rare, mysterious genetic condition, she and her husband, Peter, decided it was time to slow down and find a supportive community. So the Murphys moved to Purua, New Zealand--a rural area where most residents maintained private farms, complete with chickens, goats, and (this being New Zealand) sheep. The result was a comic disaster, and when one day their son had a medical crisis, it was also a little bit terrifying. Dirty Chick chronicles Antonia's first year of life as an artisan farmer. Having bought into the myth that farming is a peaceful, fulfilling endeavor that allows one to commune with nature and live the way humans were meant to live, Antonia soon realized that the reality is far dirtier and way more disgusting than she ever imagined. Among the things she learned the hard way: Cows are prone to a number of serious bowel ailments; goat mating involves an astounding amount of urine; and roosters are complete and unredeemable assholes. But for all its traumas, Antonia quickly embraced farm life, getting drunk on homemade wine (it doesn't cause hangovers!), making cheese (except for the cat hair, it's a tremendously satisfying hobby), and raising a baby lamb (which was addictively cute until it grew into a sheep). Along the way, she met locals as colorful as the New Zealand countryside, including a seasoned farmer who took a dim view of Antonia's novice attempts, a Maori man so handy he could survive a zombie apocalypse, and a woman proficient in sculpting alpaca heads made from their own wool. Part family drama, part cultural study, and part cautionary tale, Dirty Chick will leave you laughing, cringing, and rooting for an unconventional heroine"--From publisher's website
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1975-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Murphy, Antonia
Dewey number
  • 630.92
  • B
Index
no index present
LC call number
S522.N48
LC item number
M87 2015b
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Murphy, Antonia
  • Murphy, Antonia
  • Women farmers
  • Farmers
  • Americans
  • Farm life
  • Career changes
  • Women
  • Large type books
  • New Zealand
Label
Dirty chick : adventures of an unlikely farmer, Antonia Murphy, (large print)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Unabridged
  • Originally published: New York, New York : Gotham Books, 2015
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn899267389
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
335 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781628995107
Isbn Type
(library binding : alkaline paper)
Lccn
2014050340
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Label
Dirty chick : adventures of an unlikely farmer, Antonia Murphy, (large print)
Publication
Note
  • Unabridged
  • Originally published: New York, New York : Gotham Books, 2015
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn899267389
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
335 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781628995107
Isbn Type
(library binding : alkaline paper)
Lccn
2014050340
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n

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