Flat Broke with Two Goats: A memoir by Jennifer McGaha
Reviewed by: Becki, KPL Patron
Rating: 4 Stars
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.
"In this book, a family confronts losing their home and the way they were used to living to move to a cabin by a waterfall. (that's important) The wife is the narrator and she takes you along on their journey. Her struggle to adjust to life at the cabin, trading middle class life concerns for black snakes, wolf spiders, chickens, and of course goats."
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