Horsekeeping: One Woman's Tale of Barn and Country Life (Hardcover)

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Why would successful urbanites, used to clean, controlled and orderly lives, take on the task of restoring a near collapsing empty barn littered with haphazard and decayed fencing, pastures deep in standing water, and try to turn it into a thrivin...

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Roxanne Bok is a writer and mother committed to the preservation of land and wildlife in the global community as well as her own backyard. She lives in New York City and Salisbury, Connecticut with her husband, two children, a dog and a cat.
Why would successful urbanites, used to clean, controlled and orderly lives, take on the task of restoring a near collapsing empty barn littered with haphazard and decayed fencing, pastures deep in standing water, and try to turn it into a thriving horse farm?

Initially motivated only by a city dweller’s fantasy and obscure memories of childhood visits to the country, Roxanne Bok oversees the reconstruction of a thirty-seven stall barn and painstakingly discovers something about both large animals and running a small business.

Follow an equine novice as she leads her equally naïve family in an eighteenmonth long adventure of breathing life back into a once great horse farm in rural New England. A thoughtfully detailed memoir, Roxanne Bok learns it all the hard way, from the agony of repeatedly being tossed off a beloved horse, to the thrill of winning a blue ribbon.

For those who love horses, the dream of country life or simply the sight of an otherwise urban family on great rural adventure, here is a tale that plumbs the full range of human emotions but ends with a deepened love of the land and the extraordinary equine creatures that inhabit it.

Proceeds from book sales will be donated to support horse rescue charities.

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ISBN 9781935212522
Genre BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Personal Memoirs
Format Hardcover
Pages 358
Publisher Date 2011-11-08 00:00:00.0
Publisher Easton Studio Pr
Copyright Year 2011
Height 9.0 in
Wdth 6.0 in
Thickness 1.25 in
Unit weight 1.52 lb
Language English
Subtitle One Woman's Tale of Barn and Country Life
Audience General/trade
Authors Bok, Roxanne

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