Friday, December 6, 2013

When Did She Find Time to Write a Book?

Yes, I'm speaking of our very own Leigh over at 5 Acres and A Dream.  How she ever found time to do the thousand and one time-consuming tasks necessary for this book project of hers to become a reality is a mystery to me.

Talk about a busy lady.  Leigh and her husband have spent the last several years building their homestead, and it's been an intense period for them.  They've tackled so much . . . from completely renovating their home and related energy-efficient, self-sufficient systems to delving into homestead animals and their care to maintaining a huge garden and preserving much of their own food supply to conscientiously improving their previously neglected fields and pastures.  All this while maintaining their zest for life and dreams of things yet to be done.

Knowing her as I do from her blogging, this book was written with the thought that it will offer practical help and insight to everyone who reads it.  She's a generous person always willing to share.

Although I've not gotten a copy of Leigh's book in my hands, I'm sure it will be chock full of informative materials for homesteading wanna-bes and seasoned back-to-the-landers alike.  I've always greatly admired Leigh because of her finely honed researching abilities and careful record keeping.  Knowing the way Leigh writes on her blog, I'm certain it will be an enjoyable read, too.

She's presently offering a giveaway drawing on her blog for a copy of this hot-off-the-presses book.  You couldn't go wrong by entering your name for a chance to win.  Just click HERE to see how to sign up.

This lady knocks my socks off with all she accomplishes.  Now all of us interested in the self-sufficient, homesteading/farming type of life can benefit from her disciplined efforts in creating this book.

I still don't know where she found the time to do it.


Susan said...

Mama Pea - Do you think she may be a bionic homesteader??? Nah. She just must be WAY more organized than I am - in every conceivable way. I am looking forward to reading this book! How's the snow up by you???

Sparkless said...

It looks like a fantastic book and it's available in a lot of countries except for Canada! Seems weird that the country next door can't buy a copy but people in the UK and other European countries can.

Mama Pea said...

Susan - I really don't know how she found the time! There's so much more "behind the scenes" stuff to getting a book ready for publication than just having the actual written words ready to go.

We got only about 3-4" more of snow at the end of the storm but high winds which made lots of drifting. That's okay though 'cause we didn't have anything else to do but shovel and plow, shovel and plow. (Cough-snort-gak!)

Mama Pea said...

Sparkless - Yes, that is strange . . . but who are we to try to figure it all out?! (Tongue in cheek!)

Sandy Livesay said...

Mama Pea,

I love following Leigh, and can't wait to read her book.
She's a wonderful person, and I've learned thing from her.

How's your weather, were freezing!!!

Mama Pea said...

Sandy - Our weather is right down there. Very cold for the past couple of days, ever since the snow stopped. It's right at zero now at 7 p.m. I can hardly believe the cold, cold weather you all in the south are having right now. Hope it warms up for you soon.

My sincere condolences on the loss of your dad, Sandy. Losing our parents, the people who have always, always been in our lives, is very hard.

Anonymous said...

I know what you mean about her finding time...she is amazing!

Mama Pea said...

Stephanie - AND organized!