Maybe you're a city dweller or suburbanite who tends to a small patch of earth in your backyard. You might even be the adventurous type raising a handful of chickens or rabbits at the same time. What would your life be like if your miniature farm transformed itself into a full-size version?
Find out with these true farm tales:
Dog Days Dispatches from Bedlam Farm  by Jon Katz
The Dirty Life: On Farming, Food, and Love  by Kristin Kimball
Barnheart: The Incurable Longing for a Farm of One's Own  by Jenna Woginrich
Masala Farm: Stories and Recipes from an Uncommon Life in the Country  by Suvir Saran