Summary/Review: As the title implies this is a book about a man taking up running a family farm with pigs and chickens while also raising a family. There is his wife, a step-daughter, and a brand new baby and it’s touching how he tries to do right by all of them. This book is also very much a memoir as Perry reflects back to growing up on his parents’ farm. He grew up a member of a small and nameless Christian denomination and while no longer practicing the faith appreciates the sincere devotion of his parents that lead him to grow up in a household with dozens of adopted and foster children. This is a touching, insightful, and quiet peak at one man’s attempts at the country life in the modern age.
Recommended books: Pilgrim at Tinker Creek by Annie Dillard and Blue Like Jazz by Donald Miller.