Country Grit: A Farmoir of Finding Purpose and Love

Scottie Jones lived a typical suburban, professional life in Phoenix until her husband, Greg, got into a near-fatal car accident. While recovering, he became convinced that they needed a change and a simpler way of life, one more connected with nature and with each other. So, driven by a desire to cut ties with a material and convenient suburban life that had left them feeling empty, they bought a peaceful-looking farmhouse on sixty acres in Oregon and said goodbye to everything they knew.

But though the grass may look greener, the road to pastoral bliss is fraught with financial woes, relentless rural roadblocks, and colossal failures. When the burden becomes almost too much to bear, Scottie hits on the idea of turning a house they initially built for their daughter into a farm stay, where people could visit and learn about Leaping Lamb Farm. The farm stay becomes the niche that rescues them from foreclosure -- having found both a sense of purpose and a sense of place, the couple now finds the means to sustain it.

In a world increasingly filled with questions of where our food comes from and dissatisfactions about our modern lives, Country Grit is a story that will resonate with countless people itching to get back to the land. Told with humor and hard-earned wisdom, it is also an account of what small-scale farmers across the country experience every day and a warning that the farming life is not for everyone.

Upcoming Events

Country Grit Book Signing and Reading Philomath

Book Reading and Sip & Shop at Spindrift Cellars in Philomath. Join us for a day of shopping and wine fun. Scottie will be doing her reading at 12pm and taking questions, followed by sales and signing of the book.

Sip & Shop starts at 1pm. Pick up gifts and treats for the holidays and enjoy samples and wine tasting. This event is free to attend, wine sold by the tasting $7 or the glass $6-$8.

Date: Saturday, December 9, 2017
Time: 12 PM to 4:00 PM
Location: Spindrift Cellars
810 Applegate Philomath Oregon 97370

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Country Grit Book Signing and Reading Seattle

Join Scottie Jones at University Book Store in Seattle on Sunday, December 10th for a reading and signing of her new book Country Grit: A Farmoir of Purpose and Love

Date: Sunday, December 10, 2017
Time: 3 PM to 4:30 PM
Location: University Book Store
4326 University Way NE, Seattle, Washington 98105

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Country Grit Book Signing and Reading Portland

Join Scottie Jones at Powell's Books on Hawthorne on Thursday, December 14th at 7:30 PM for a reading and signing of her new book Country Grit: A Farmoir of Purpose and Love.

Date: Thursday, December 14, 2017
Time: 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM
Location: Powell's Books on Hawthorne
3723 SE Hawthorne Blvd, Portland, Oregon 97214

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