I may have freaked a little when I started reading it, because the information my brain was absorbing was everything that I need to know in life. Everything that I have wondered about, pondered on, and tried to Google.
How could this be?! I had found my knowledge salvation and I couldn’t contain my enthusiasm. So naturally I attacked my sister with out loud readings (more like out loud yellings…I was excited) of basically the entire book. I had to share it with someone or I was going to burst! Plus the author is an Illustrator, so it’s filled with amazing drawings and graphics. It’s my dream book!
What’s it called you ask? Drum roll please…Farm Anatomy: The Curious Parts and Pieces of Country Life. Ahh yes with a name like that how could I not go coco for cocoa puffs? All of this country knowledge that has been lost from generation to generation in my family has now been restored! There is so much fun info in this book I really can’t do it justice by trying to explain it to you. But I will tell you a few of my favorites.
There is a weather section, where you learn how to predict the weather, how to watch animal behavior to know when bad weather is coming and it also lists and describes all of the different cloud formations. You can learn about all of the farm animals, from chickens up to horses. It lists all of the species and how to care for them and for you meat lovers, it shows all of the cuts for cows and pigs. So now I can tell chickens apart and tell if their eggs are fresh or not. It teaches you patterns for plowing a field and how to plant a garden right. Even how to plant an orchard! It also shows you all the different types of barn styles and their construction. These are the sort of things I need to know! Magic!
|How can I choose? One of each please!|
|I got these pics from Google images.|
I’m telling you, its mind boggling how perfect this book is. I have to stop talking about it now because I’ll want to tell you everything that’s written in it and we’d be here until next Tuesday. But if you’re interested in the rural way of life, definitely check this book out!!! It’s right up there with Harry Potter as one of my favorites. Yes. I said Harry Potter. I’ll just warn you that once you start reading it you probably won’t be able to put it down, so make sure you have some time! I’m going to go stare at and categorize clouds now…have a great day, dear reader!