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Author McGaha, Jennifer, author.

Title Flat broke with two goats : a memoir of Appalachia / Jennifer McGaha
Published Naperville, Illinois : Sourcebooks, [2018]


Description 1 online resource (356 pages)
Contents Front Cover -- Title Page -- Copyright -- Chapter One -- Nostalgia Pesto -- Chapter Two -- Citrus Chicken Marinade -- Chapter Three -- Cajun Shrimp -- Chapter Four -- Taco Soup -- Chapter Five -- Chapter Six -- Chipotle Chicken Burritos for a Crowd -- Chapter Seven -- Mamawãas Cornbread -- Chapter Eight -- Snow Cream -- Chapter Nine -- Homemade Yogurt -- Chapter Ten -- Smoky Poached Eggs with Chickpeas and Feta -- Chapter Eleven -- Molasses Cocktail for Finicky Goats -- Chapter Twelve -- Chapter Thirteen -- Spicy Crock-Pot Chicken for Chicken Lovers -- Chapter Fourteen -- Prenatal PiäA«a Coladas -- Chapter Fifteen -- Arugula Salad for a Snaky Picnic -- Chapter Sixteen -- How to Milk a Stubborn Doe -- Chapter Seventeen -- Post-Surveillance Gazpacho -- Chapter Eighteen -- Goat Cheese -- Chapter Nineteen -- Ringneck Season Mojitos -- Chapter Twenty -- Lemon Whey Pie -- Chapter Twenty-One -- Goatãas Milk Custard -- Chapter Twenty-Two -- Pasta with Goat Cheese, Sun-Dried Tomatoes, and Broccoli -- Chapter Twenty-Three -- Cajeta -- Chapter Twenty-Four -- Chapter Twenty-Five -- Goat Milk Soap -- Reading Group Guide -- A Conversation with the Author -- Acknowledgments -- About the Author
Summary When life gets your goat, bring in the herd. Jennifer McGaha never expected to own a goat named Merle. Or to be setting Merle up on dates and naming his doeling Merlene. She didn't expect to be buying organic yogurt for her chickens. She never thought she would be pulling camouflage carpet off her ceiling or rescuing opossums from her barn and calling it "date night." Most importantly, Jennifer never thought she would only have $4.57 in her bank account. When Jennifer discovered that she and her husband owed back taxes -- a lot of back taxes -- her world changed. Now desperate to save money, they foreclosed on their beloved suburban home and moved their family to a one-hundred-year-old cabin in a North Carolina holler. Soon enough, Jennifer's life began to more closely resemble her Appalachian ancestors than her upper-middle-class upbringing. But what started as a last-ditch effort to settle debts became a journey that revealed both the joys and challenges of living close to the land. Told with bold wit, unflinching honesty, and a firm foot in the traditions of Appalachia, Flat Broke with Two Goats blends stories of homesteading with the journey of two people rediscovering the true meaning of home
Notes Print version record
Subject McGaha, Jennifer.
Goats -- Anecdotes
Farmers -- Biography
Appalachian Region -- Biography
Appalachian Region
Genre/Form autobiographies (literary works)
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2017015544
ISBN 1492655406