With One Stroke of the Pen, Their Dream of a Peaceful Rural Escape Evaporated. Before They Knew What Happened, They Were Ranchers.
“We’d planned to relax on 120 acres of lush beauty, but instead found we had inherited six cows, two cats, a flock of wild turkeys, and a working cattle ranch,” says Mary Lynn Archibald, author of Accidental Cowgirl: Six Cows, No Horse and No Clue, a delightful memoir of 12 years on a Trinity County, CA cattle ranch, dealing with deer hunters, poachers, marijuana growers, critters, temperamental rural water systems and wandering cows."
This book is a lighthearted look at the world of cattle ranching through the eyes of two rank greenhorns who would make the men of City Slickers look like experts. Statistics show many people today yearn to do likewise. But should they? Ah, that is the question this memoir poses in an entertaining way.
Says Ray Raphael, author of An Everyday History of Somewhere and a dozen other books, “So you want to move to the country? Before closing escrow or mounting your horse, try galloping through the pages of Accidental Cowgirl. You might die laughing, but if you survive with your dreams still intact, at least you will have been warned.”