We have some wonderful news today. A good friend of ours, Siggy Buckley, has a new book out. Take a few minutes to read about her and this 5 star rated book.
Educated in Germany with a Master’s Degree in English, Siggy Buckley lived in Ireland for over 15 years, first teaching at the University of Limerick as an adjunct professor, while building up an organic farm. She later ran her own businesses in Dublin before coming to the USA in 2003. In 2005, Siggy married an American and pursued her life-long dream of writing.
About the book:
A wheelbarrow, a cable drum, gardening tools, and a pickaxe are unusual items on a wedding registry. They are what Mac and Siggy, a German professional couple, need to fulfill their dream of organic gardening. When Chernobyl blows up a few years later, they are scared enough to undertake fundamental changes in the lives of their young family to seek a simpler and healthier lifestyle in an unspoiled country.
They buy a farm in Tipperary, Ireland. They give up their jobs, friends and home to raise their children in an unpolluted environment. Although Siggy shares her husband’s environmental convictions, she would prefer a warmer climate, maybe an olive farm in Tuscany.
A period of intense learning and acquiring new skills follows: how to raise chickens, pluck geese, breed cattle and sheep, and how to grow all kinds of vegetables. Soon they find out that farming means a never ending workload. They almost kill themselves ─and each other─ to produce healthy food.
I Once Had a Farm in Ireland not only gives advice for budding organic gardeners but it is also the story of a woman who sacrifices her own ideals for the sake of her family until she discovers her own dreams.
I Once had a Farm in Ireland:
Living the Organic Lifestyle
Author: Siggy Buckley
Cover: Tayyana Bano
Paper Back List price: $12.80
Available from Amazon: http://tinyurl.com/njcnrqs
“As the descendant of central Virginia agricultural families, I relate to the candor of Siggy Buckley’s words – “For almost ten years, we nearly killed ourselves — and each other! — producing healthy food.” Buckley’s book I Once Had a Farm in Ireland: Living the Organic Lifestyle is a ‘must read’ for any one who considers or views modern day homesteading as idyllic. For, enabling an organic life-style as Siggy found, can be an all consuming life altering experience. —- Sylvia Hoehns Wright, an eco-advocate, challenges all to ‘Move from eco-weak to eco-chic – green life’s garden, one scoop at a time!”
Sylvia Hoehns Wright is a nationally recognized eco-advocate, contributing writer and communications specialist; in her spare time she is a passionate historian and member of the American League of Pen Women.(www.NLAPW.org). To learn more about Wright’s eco-legacy: Wright’s eco advocacy, visit web site www.TheWrightScoop.com
Amazon Author Page: http://tinyurl.com/oj4tr3k
Siggy Buckley has appeared several times on local NPR with Melissa Ross’ First Coast Connect and On First Coast Living (Local TV – NBC) and had numerous interviews on blog talk radio. Her experience as a former Irish matchmaker makes her a welcome guest for local paper interviews. She also wrote articles for http://www.Opednews.com and http://www.Americanchronicles.com
Next Time Lucky: Lessons of a Matchmaker – http://tinyurl.com/ok8rxb4
Next Time Lucky: How to Find Your Mr. Right – http://tinyurl.com/nn6p3a4
I Once Had a Farm in Ireland: Living the Organic Lifestyle – http://tinyurl.com/njcnrqs
There’s no Going Back: A short story – http://tinyurl.com/o2b65ew
Mother Knows Best – http://tinyurl.com/qysmmgb
Book Trailer for “I Once Had a Farm In Ireland” – https://youtu.be/xDMStHRlecg
Thanks for joining us today and be sure to check out all of Siggy’s books!!
K.R. and T.L.