Rochelle Bilow’s The Call of the Farm chronicles Rochelle’s year at Stonehill farm, and her love affair with Ian, a farmer, and her life long love of great food. Ro struggles with confidence issues, and feeling like maybe shes still an outsider at the farm while dealing with her rocky relationship with Ian. She makes you love him and want to strangle him for breaking her heart for his own selfish, condescending reasons.
“obviously we need to check in,’ I repeated ‘I’ve given this a lot of thought, and I just don’t think..’ I stopped, swallowing hard.”
I had to force my self to put this book down, It was like escaping into a simpler place, and you just don’t want to leave it. With all books, the true test of how good it is, is if it leaves you feeling something when you are done. The Call of the Farm: An Unexpected Year of Getting Dirty, Home Cooking, and Finding Myself left me feeling heartbroken for Ro, and wanting desperately to escape to the country, or at least a decent farmers market, so I could pick up ingredients for the mouth watering recipes in the book.