Country Living Series

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Coming soon - a new ebook: Bear Poop and Applesauce

Have you ever wondered how on earth my husband and I ended up living in the country? Well believe it or not, I wrote a book about it, drolly called Bear Poop and Applesauce.

It's been metaphorically languishing in my drawer for years, so I decided to dust it off and make it available as an ebook. I haven't finished the final layout yet, but so far it's running around 200 pages and has many photos to illustrate.

This ebook chronicles our first decade in the country, all of which were spent in southwest Oregon. It details why we left the city, how we started a homestead, how we started our business, and when our girls were born. It covers our early livestock experience, how we started a garden, how we fixed up a fixer-upper, etc. In short, it covers the first ten years of our rural experiences.

The book runs over 200 pages and is laid out in half-page sheets, so two pages can be printed on one sheet of paper (or of course, the book can be read on your computer screen). At the end I include what was then a monthly chronicle of what happened in a typical year, along with a recipe for each month. I'm pricing the ebook at $9.95.

And how, you may ask, did we come up with the title? Well you'll just have to read the book to find out.


  1. Phyllis (N/W Jersey)August 15, 2012 at 6:21 PM

    O.K. Patrice, 'ya got me with that title! Can't wait for publishing day!

  2. Ohh, I'll be watching for this one!

  3. Hello Patrice, A while back I ordered some of your ebooks. Paypal sent me the receipts June 2nd, and I figured you or Don would be sending a link to retieve them when things slowed down. So, don't forget me, please. Jeff

    1. Jeff, you must have gotten lost in the shuffle. If you'll email me privately at, we'll get you taken care of.

      - Patrice

  4. Miss Patrice,
    Will you publish your book on paper?
    Some of us do not like ereaders or kindles or other electro do-hickies...
    I look forward to your reply.
    Lower Idaho

  5. yes patrice...will you publish your book on paper? some of us do not have what is required to read ebooks.

  6. I am ready to buy! Let's get that Kindle on the job!