Little Farm in the Foothills: A Boomer Couple’s Search for the Slow Life


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In this feel-good memoir for gardeners, nature-lovers, and dreamers of all ages, Little Farm in the Foothills follows a midlife couple’s pursuit of the “new” Great American Dream—living closer to the land—as they start growing their own organic food and transforming an old clearcut into a little homestead.  “A delightful account.” —The Bellingham Herald

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When two Boomers flee the city for a slower, simpler, and more serene lifestyle, they discover that simplicity can get awfully complicated… and life becomes anything but serene.

In this award-winning, true-life tale, Book 1 of the Little Farm series, Susan and John embark on the adventure of a lifetime…Despite a tight budget and many roadblocks along the way, they must also cope with unexpected adversity like isolation, infrastructure failures, and extreme weather.

Little Farm in the Foothills is not a memoir about farming…it’s a warmhearted story of making a dream come true. As Susan writes of their Foothills home, “it’s not a farm, it’s not even a ‘farmette,’ but it’s the dream of a farm.”

“The Browne’s foray into slower living…is an enjoyable read.  Their delightful, yet very real, experiences in making the big leap toward their dreams make for a humorous and charming book.”  —Washington State Librarian Jan Walsh

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