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Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Jane Kirkpatrick

Posted by Dawn-Ann on May 3, 2009

Further to my decision of yesterday, I did a search on to see if there are any other Kirkpatrick writers of note. There are many. But a happy coincidence I discovered was a lady named Jane Kirkpatrick who lives in Oregon. She has written a number of books that seem to be on many of the same themes I enjoy exploring – homesteading, community and spirit.

Of particular interest to me in my “urban homesteading” phase is her book called Homestead: Modern Pioneers Pursuing the Edge of Possibility. The Amazon review says, “Joining her husband in the fight to create a home out of a rugged stretch of sagebrush, rattlesnakes, and sand in eastern Oregon, Jane Kirkpatrick uneasily relinquishes the security of a professional career; the convenience of electricity, running water, and a phone line; and, perhaps most daunting, the pleasures of sporting a professional manicure. But the pull of the land is irresistible, and they dream of gathering their first harvest from a yet-to-be-planted vineyard.”

Looks interesting! I think I’ll have to order this and have myself a good read!


2 Responses to “Jane Kirkpatrick”
  1. David says:

    Fascinating entries! I am a Kirkpatrick from Kentucky and you are right about there being an over abundance of info on the Kirkpatrick name but a drought of info that can be backed up by primary sources. I work at the state archives and have become stumped at 1804. Regarless, if it would not be too much trouble I would love to see more pictures of the manor. Please feel free to email me. Thank you for your time

  2. Dawn-Ann says:

    Thanks for the feedback, David! I am getting so many visitors to my blog looking for the Kirkpatrick info that I may start focusing more on that than anything else. I’ll drop you a line soon. :)

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