When Tim and Liz Young decided to leave their comfortable suburban life and become first-time farmers in rural Georgia, they embarked on a journey that would change their lives. The Accidental Farmers reveals how the couple learned that hamburgers, bacon, and eggs don't come from the supermarket but from real animals that forge emotional bonds with their human caretakers. Seeking a middle path between a meatless lifestyle and the barbarism of factory food, Tim and Liz created Nature's Harmony Farm, a sustainable oasis where rare-breed animals and humans live together, searching for something nearly lost by both humans and the animals...how to live naturally off the land.
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By Ray on 21-02-16
Not So Much
I can see now why some people have criticized this guy. The book overall is entertaining enough but it's definitely on the bottom of the list for this genre.
The author suffers from having had some success as a businessman in his prior life and subsequently brings a kind of smugness to his farming and writing. Starting with a substantial bank-roll, he fails to appreciate what it is really like to start a farm with an eye of actually needing to be a successful farmer in order to survive - as a farmer. I've read plenty of testimonies from true, bootstrapping homesteaders who shared this zeal for natural food, etc and there is always a sincere humility in their learning process.
All in all he doesn't seem to have set out to be a full time farmer inasmuch as someone who writes about farming and maybe builds a small brand of sorts so he can do seminars, etc. i.e. it was never about farming for farming's sake but rather to create a kind of farming brand for himself.
11 of 12 people found this review helpful
By KH Bone on 04-04-16
Redundant and boring.
It started out promising and exciting. It could have been half the length. A lot of the information was shared multiple times especially with the inclusion of blog post readings at the end of each chapter. There was a whole chapter done in the third person which was almost unbearable. Knowing that these two accidental farmers no longer farm makes it much less enchanting.
6 of 7 people found this review helpful