Get Your Pitchfork On!

Get Your Pitchfork On!: The Real Dirt on Country Living

by Kristy Athens Author

For ambitious office professionals Kristy Athens and husband Michael, farming was a romantic dream. After purchasing farm land in Oregon's beautiful Columbia Gorge, they were surprised by the challenges of rural living. Practical and often hilarious, Get Your Pitchfork On! gives urban professionals the practical tools they need to realize their dreams, with basics of home, farm, and hearth. It also offers straightforward advice about the social aspects of country living, from health care to schools to small-town politics. Ravaged by the elements, the economy, and the social structure of their rural area, Athens and husband sold their farm and retreated to Portland, giving Athens the freedom to write honestly about her extraordinary experience.Having learned from mistakes, thye are saving to buy another farm, this time to live a practical dream rather than an uninformed nightmare.