“…a great read. See You, The Omnivore’s Dilemma [by Michael Pollan], and [Barbara Kingsolver’s] Animal, Vegetable, Miracle complement each other beautifully as an unintentional Virginia farming trilogy.”

Boston Globe


“This lyrical account of keeping the 21st century at bay is more real, and more rewarding, than any survival TV show.”

–Publishers Weekly

“A lively tale, told with admirable honesty.”

Raleigh News & Observer

“Ward’s ‘experiment’… fills a dream-niche — the desire we all have (on some days more than others) to radically change our lives.”

Los Angeles Times

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3 thoughts on “Home

  1. Ann Hill

    I greatly enjoyed your book. I can’t get it off my mind. I am wistful. My husband was a historical re-enactor for years so I am familiar with some of the things you have done. I have thought often about moving somewhere in the mountains, but I am not sure about being self-sufficient there. My grandmother was born in 1900 so I enjoyed seeing her world through your eyes. I wish I could try it. I admire you for your successful project and your engrossing book. I don’t know how you came back (except I am sure that hard labor got really old). I feel like I know you. Thank you for that! I loved your book.
    Ann Hill

  2. Mary Ostrowski

    I loved your book! What a great adventure! It made me feel like I was
    there! Thank you for sharing it with us!

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