*** This collection is a small sampling of essays from the longer memoirette – “I.T. Geek to Farm Girl Freak: Leaving High Tech for Greener Pastures”. ***
S.A. Molteni is well loved for her essays on hobby farming and animal husbandry – from the pain of losing a cherished pet cow and calf during childbirth to the sweetness of spending Christmas Eve in a manger with two Jersey cow babies.
In this new collection of short stories, she poignantly and reflectively brings to the surface the highs and lows of living on a hobby farm and the deep connection that a farmer has to her animals.
From predatory hawk attacks on her beloved chickens, to a goat with an attitude, to bottle-feeding a calf, along with a fictional tale based on Chicken Little, the narratives give a condensed version of the best times and the worst times during her past five years on a hobby farm.