My book is finally complete!

Well it’s taken a long time for me to get this book finished but it’s finally done and out in the stores for sale! This is thanks to the hard work of the Caitlin Press Publishing crew. I am very happy with how it turned out. Vici (the owner of Caitlin Press) said she wanted to try to get it in color but was not sure it would be possible. But she managed the impossible and it looks great. There are many color photos inside that illustrate what I was up to. Some you will have seen on this blog and some are new.

It was a nice surprise to wake up to a box of my very own book on my front porch last week. Even funnier surprise to hear that my mum bought a copy for my dad for Father’s Day!


Filed under Books, Educational, Food preservation, Food Sovereignty, Hunting, Learning to Farm, personal food sovereignty, Politics of Food, Recipes, Uncategorized

15 responses to “My book is finally complete!

  1. Jo

    Congratulations 😀 😀 😀

  2. Fantastic! I’m delighted for you.

    I’d been thinking about you the last couple of days, hope you’re well and that we’ll be seeing more blogging. Please. Pretty please.


    • Hey SBW,

      I’m going to try to make a concerted effort to get back to it now that the book editing work is done, whew! Gotta say, I’m delighted for me too. How often can your mother go out and buy your book for your father on Father’s day! lol. True story.



  3. Whoo Hooo! Congratulations! LOVE the title!

  4. Mitch

    Hey Kristeva Its Mitch!!!

    its been a while since i last spoke to you . Congratulations on the Book, it looks Great!!. Do you know if it is going to be available in Australia anytime soon?? I would love to read it !

    Congratulations again

    • Hi MItch,

      I really don’t know if it will be available in Aussie. I am going to see if I can get paypal working and sell some directly (need to verify with publisher first). But if so, then I’d be able to send you a copy. So, keep checking back (though don’t hold your breath, I’m not the most technically savvy person on the planet so it’s going to take me a few weeks to figure this out I’m sure!).

      Nice to hear back from you. Hope all is well. BTW, be sure to check the acknowledgments page when you do get a copy!



  5. Congrats! Can’t wait to read it!

  6. Well done! I wonder if I will ever get to read a copy….

    • Why wouldn’t you? Oh, you mean because you’re all the way over in the UK. Well, be patient. I’m working on getting my own website developed where I’ll be able to sell the book directly! Coming soon.



  7. Joan Towarnicki

    Kristeva, Congratulations on your book. You are an incredible gal and I am so glad we are related. Must be that Irish background of yours that makes you such a prolific writer. I just love reading all of your blogs and am very glad you are blogging again. Spent some time with your mom , aunt and uncle this past weekend in Montreal. It was so great seeing all the cousins again. Wish you could have been there too. Do you still have email. If so, please email when you can. Love Joan

  8. I have just finished reading your book, Kristeva, and had to come and say I loved it. It is so well written. I was mad at your husband for ruining various parts of your garden, I was sad when the duck was killed, I fell in love with your goats, I was jealous of Clarence and your time with him, I was excited (and scared) when you were chasing various wild animals, and generally couldn’t wait to read more. It is entertaining, educational, inspirational and motivational!

    My family and I are working on our urban homestead, in between our ‘everyday’ lives, and occasionally have these little fantasies about running away for a ‘farm-change’ and starting a CSA or the like (here in Australia). Lately, with a lot going on in our ‘everyday life’ it was refreshing to read your book, and remind ourselves that being farmers is hard work and so challenging… if I quit my part-time job to ‘grow/ raise/ make/ source’ all our own food, it would be so exhausting. Instead we need to ‘adapt in place’ (as Sharon Astyk says) and make the most of our backyard and the opportunities we have here, as well in our local area, like the great farmers markets and outlets.

    Thank you for writing your book, I am recommending to everyone I know that they read it!

  9. Well done on the book! looking forward to reading it.

    • Bob Towarnicki

      Hi Kristeva,

      How are things going? Guess you have finished your semester, so what are you up to now?

      We are all well here.

      Write when you have a moment.

      Love Joan

      Date: Wed, 29 May 2013 02:59:50 +0000 To:

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