Bean Blossom Dreams, With a New Afterword

Bean Blossom Dreams, With a New Afterword : A City Family's Search for a Simple Country Life

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Sallyann J. Murphey and her husband did what a lot of us have dreamt of but never quite built up the courage to do. In 1990, Murphey, who was a successful BBC producer, and her husband, Greg, a commercial photographer, left their high stress, hectic life in Chicago and moved to a dilapidated 40-plus-acre farm in Brown County, Indiana, hoping to raise their daughter in a more natural and less stressful environment. In Bean Blossom Dreams, Murphey warmly and humorously details life on the family's farm. Though Brown County might not offer the idyllic country life they were expecting, Sallyann and Greg have realized through trial and error, laughter and tears, that they made the right decision to relocate. A delightful fish-out-of-water story!show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 336 pages
  • 152.4 x 226.06 x 22.86mm | 430.91g
  • Indiana University Press
  • Bloomington, IN, United States
  • English
  • With a New Afterword
  • 0253219876
  • 9780253219879

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"For those who dream of living in the country or those who already do, this is a delightful book, full of good humor, wisdom, and personal honesty." -The New Garden Journal "Infused with considerable charm... lyrical, humorous writing... a colorful cast of characters, both human and animal, inhabits this book." -Kirkus Reviewsshow more

About Sallyann J. Murphey

Sallyann J. Murphey began her career as a producer for the British Broadcasting Corporation. She has worked as an investigative journalist for a number of publications, including IPC Magazines, the Daily Mail, the London Observer, The Chicago Times Magazine, and The Utne Reader. Murphey is now the high school history, government, and media studies teacher at Harmony School in Bloomington, Indiana, where she is also the high school coordinator. She lives in Brown County, more

Table of contents

ContentsPreface: Bean Blossom Farm-20071. The Wings of Change2. And Weeds as Tall as Trees3. Snakes, Ticks, and Tornadoes4. Brown County Blues5. Tools of the Trade6. Our Furred and Feathered Friends7. The Glittering Prizes8. Lady and the Tramp9. Just Another Day10. Footprints in the Snow11. "God Bless Us Every One!"12. Simple GiftsAppendices The Appendices: An Explanation A. Food from the Farm Kitchen B. Herbal Recipes and Garden PlansAfterwordAfterword: Bean Blossom Farm-2007show more

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