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The Rural Diaries: What Moving to Mischief Farm Taught Me About What Really Matters in Life, Love, and Making Dandelion Wine The Beloved Actress And Star Of One Tree Hill, White Collar, And Lethal Weapon, Hilarie Burton, Tells The Inspiring Story Of Leaving Hollywood For A Radically Different Kind Of Life In Upstate New York With Her Husband Jeffrey Dean Morgan A Celebration Of Community, Family, And The Value Of Hard Work In Small Town AmericaWhile Hilarie Burton S Hectic Lifestyle As An Actress In New York And Los Angeles Gave Her A Comfortable Life, It Did Not Fulfill Her Spiritually Or Emotionally After The Birth Of Their First Son, She And Her Husband Jeffrey Dean Morgan, The Star Of The Walking Dead, Decided To Make A Major Change They Bought A Working Farm In Rhinebeck, New York, And Began A New Chapter In Their LivesThe Rural Diaries Chronicles Her Inspiring Story Of Farm Life Chopping Wood, Making Dandelion Wine, Building Chicken Coops Burton Looks Back At Her Transition From Urban To Country Living Discovering How To Manage A Farm While Raising Her Son And Making Friends With Her New Neighbors She Mixes Charming Stories Of Learning To Raise Alpacas And Buying And Revitalizing The Town S Beloved Candy Store, Samuel S Sweet Shoppe With Good Friend Paul Rudd And His Wife Julie, With Raw Observations On The Ups And Downs Of Marriage And Her Struggles With Infertility Burton Also Includes Delicious Recipes That Can Be Made With Fresh Ingredients At HomeBurton S Charisma, Wide Eyed Attitude, And Fortitude Both Internal And Physical Propels This Moving Story Of Transformation And Self Discovery The Rural Diaries Honors The Values And Lifestyle Of Small Town America And Offers Inspiration For Anyone Longing To Embark On Their Own Unconventional JourneyThe Rural Diaries Includes Pages Of Color Photographs

  • ebook
  • 272 pages
  • The Rural Diaries: What Moving to Mischief Farm Taught Me About What Really Matters in Life, Love, and Making Dandelion Wine
  • Hilarie Burton Morgan
  • 01 August 2019
  • 0062862723

About the Author: Hilarie Burton Morgan

Hilarie Burton Morgan is an actor, producer, farmer, candy dealer, and kid chauffeur Known for her roles as Peyton on One Tree Hill, Sara Ellis on White Collar, her work as an MTV VJ, and her leading roles in popular Lifetime movies, she lives with her husband, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, in New York s picturesque Hudson Valley with their son Gus, daughter George, and a whole menagerie of animals.



10 thoughts on “The Rural Diaries: What Moving to Mischief Farm Taught Me About What Really Matters in Life, Love, and Making Dandelion Wine

  1. says:

    Shit I laughed and cried my way through this book And it s on my favorites list I didn t even know who Hilarie was until I started watching Friday Nights In With The Morgan s I mean I researched Jeffrey way back in the day when he was the dad John Winchester on Supernatural He loved dogs and animals, I loved him The end Since watching the show I still didn t recognize his wife, maybe if I watch some of her stuff BUT, I damn well fell in love with this woman I don t even know Thi Shit I laughed and cried my way through this book And it s on my favorites list I didn t even know who Hilarie was until I started watching Friday Nights In With The Morgan s I mean I researched Jeffrey way back in the day when he was the dad John Winchester on Supernatural He loved dogs and animals, I loved him The end Since watching the show I still didn t recognize his wife, maybe if I watch some of her stuff BUT, I damn well fell in love with this woman I don t even know This book was EVERYTHING We learn about her and Jeffrey, the kids, the farm, the heartaches, the triumphs, a wonderful community of people and so muchI wouldn t have known about this book unless one of the people on the show didn t mention her book I jumped onthat moment and ordered the book After it set in quarantine for awhile, I picked it up and didn t put it down All I can say I recommend it for so many reasons And after many years, they got married and guess who got ordained just to marry them Jensen Ackles See below picture of Jensen s wife pointing to him in one of the many photos in the book She got the dream life I always wanted but will never get and they went through some really tough times I love them both so muchfor so many reasons Mel

  2. says:

    I ve never really been big on celebrity memoirs, choosing usually to enjoy the characters they play on movies, TV, concert stages, and various other forms of media Sometimes there is such a thing as don t ask, don t tell when it comes to these types of things, that I fully support Memoirs in general are tricky things for me, and very hit or miss In order for me to really invest in someone s life story, they have to first convince me that their story is worthy of my time, and my money.I have I ve never really been big on celebrity memoirs, choosing usually to enjoy the characters they play on movies, TV, concert stages, and various other forms of media Sometimes there is such a thing as don t ask, don t tell when it comes to these types of things, that I fully support Memoirs in general are tricky things for me, and very hit or miss In order for me to really invest in someone s life story, they have to first convince me that their story is worthy of my time, and my money.I have been a Hilarie Burton fan since I first saw the movie The Secret Life of Bees and though it was a bit part, something about her performance really resonated with me and I connected to her character I didn t even know who she was at the time, because I never subscribed to the teenie bopper One Tree Hill fandom, having had quite enough of the teen angst filled television drama after watching devotedly, I might add Dawson s Creek However, as a young adult, I watched and was a big fan of the television show White Collar and when Hilarie graced us with her presence on that show I was like HER I KNOW HER So anyway, most people know Hilarie because of her hubby Jeffrey Dean Morgan, otherwise known asand though I have been a fan of his also, she is the one I fangirl over So when I saw that she had written a book I was likeAnd so I requested it from Netgalley And when I was approved I was likeNo but all joking aside, the reason that I wanted this book is not because I love Hilarie Burton as an actress, or that I love Jeffrey Dean Morgan as an actor, or I love the characters these two have played I requested and ultimately read this book because of Hilarie s story And let me tell you, I LOVED her story It is a story that spoke to me personally, and inspired me in so many ways Hilarie s voice is so genuine and I loved reading this story of leaving Hollywood to raise a family in a small provincial town in upstate New York, eventually growing that dream from a tiny cabin in the woods to an all out running organic farm, animals, plants, and all.There was a candor to her writing that I appreciated and she really delved into a range of topics, not just the nitty gritty of farming life, but all of the hard work it takes to make adult relationships work, the complex range of emotions caused by fertility issues, the ugly side of Hollywood including the MeToo movement, the stress of having a partner whom everyone in the world recognizes and who is gone working for long stretches of time, and all of the blood, sweat, and tears in between Sprinkled here and there were recipes for Dandelion Wine totally making this year , her thoughts on coffee, tips and tricks for planting, growing, farming, cooking Also a whole section dedicated to manure Yep, you know you got a farm girl when she can talk that in depth about, well, shit And she s also really funny to boot She and Jeffrey really ingrain themselves in their new small town of Rhinebeck, New York, befriending a lot of people in town, volunteering with local projects, and even eventually buying a business there in addition to the farm For being celebrities, they also really come across as small town farmers, and it was a breath of fresh air The way she discussed obstacles they went through in their relationship, the struggles of motherhood and work, the constant go go go of an actor s lifestyle, while just trying to be a regular person through it all was very heartfelt, and I really connected to it I also couldn t stop reading There was so much to learn, and I felt like I learned with her as she dreamed up a dream for herself She says early on in the book that she never grew up on a farm herself, and though she had grandparents who did, she herself didn t become a farmer until she saw an opportunity and just started doing it There is a message here that really comes through, that life is too short to keep waiting for opportunities to present themselves, that if you really want something, it is yours to lose, or yours to have, depending on your perspective I also read this at a crossroads, as my partner and I are looking at a move some point in the next year Both of us have always had the dream of moving to West Virginia, to livein nature, becomeself sufficient, rely less on technology, andon the Earth To not necessarily start a farm, but grow food for ourselves, plant herbs as medicine, and be around less people After reading this book, I realized that this can happen sooner rather than later, and though change is sometimes really scary, a lot of time it pulls and twists us into much better humans, partners, friends, parents, whatever This book wasthan just entertaining,than just juicy celebrity gossip though I did, in fact, find out that Ben Affleck is just as creepy IRL as he appears ,than just I m famous, read my story Hilarie s voice doesn t come off as wanting sympathy or accolades, or even acceptance It became evident to me that this book wasn t written about her, it was written to express her love for a small town that changed her life, her way of thinking It is a love letter to Rhinebeck, to her family, to all of those people who helped her achieve her goals It was an absolute pleasure to read and a privilege to journey with Hilarie and she bore her heart and soul to the world Thank you to Netgalley, for providing an ARC of this wonderful book in exchange for an honest review

  3. says:

    This was such a great memoir I wanted to read it because I love love love books about farms or making a big life change and moving to a quieter place Full disclosure I ve never seen One Tree Hill, so my interest in this memoir was purely because of the rural aspect.There are so many great things about reading this story, but the becoming a farmer aspect was my favorite Hilarie begins the story after One Tree Hill, at the beginning of her relationship with Jeffrey Dean Morgan She talks of This was such a great memoir I wanted to read it because I love love love books about farms or making a big life change and moving to a quieter place Full disclosure I ve never seen One Tree Hill, so my interest in this memoir was purely because of the rural aspect.There are so many great things about reading this story, but the becoming a farmer aspect was my favorite Hilarie begins the story after One Tree Hill, at the beginning of her relationship with Jeffrey Dean Morgan She talks of their common interests and their shared dream of starting over somewhere else I could tell that they both wanted and felt a connection to their new place in rural New York, not far from New York City, and I could tell they really wanted to build things and put their hands in the dirt There is so much nature in here I loved it so much There is also a lot of food and renovation Hilarie shares about projects she took on that were successful and she talks about projects that didn t turn out so well She talks about finding a small community and really digging into it, and I found that I really like all of her friends She talks openly about hard things that happened in her life, and she talks about the best things that have happened to her The entire memoir is threaded with friendships and parenting, and all of it made my heart warm Really, this was the perfect read for me during this stayathome time This was my immediately before bedtime book and I was careful to dole it out in small portions over an entire month I m here for every story like this, stories where a person makes a goal and achieves it Especially when it involves home renovation, gardening, and animals I think that fans of Hilarie and Jeff will love this one, but I was able to connect to it in a huge way even without having seen them in the shows and movies that they are famous for There is a lot of vulnerability and heart in this book, and it was an immensely enjoyable and uplifting read A huge thanks to HarperOne HarperCollins and NetGalley for sending me a copy of this book for review

  4. says:

    This homage to the simple life caught my attention in a NetGalley email Then I read chapter 1 and realized that Hilarie s mother and I both grew up in Pella, Iowa Like Hilarie I have a great fondness for that little corner of Iowa and have beloved relatives who still reside there It was fascinating to read about the transformation of Hilarie Jeff s family from LA dwellers to farmers As with all of our lives, there are times of triumph, times of laughter, and times for tears I was drawn in This homage to the simple life caught my attention in a NetGalley email Then I read chapter 1 and realized that Hilarie s mother and I both grew up in Pella, Iowa Like Hilarie I have a great fondness for that little corner of Iowa and have beloved relatives who still reside there It was fascinating to read about the transformation of Hilarie Jeff s family from LA dwellers to farmers As with all of our lives, there are times of triumph, times of laughter, and times for tears I was drawn in and engaged for most of the book just felt like there were a few times when there was just too much detail on one particular piece like when they took over the sweet shop I also don t know if they ever did officially tie the knot Anyway, I would heartily recommend this on audio especially if you are a fan of Hilarie from One Tree Hill, Lethal Weapon, or one of her many other acting gigs.Thank you to HarperCollins and NetGalley for a DRC in exchange for an honest review

  5. says:

    Originally published on The Nerd Daily Review by Beth MowbrayHilarie Burton Morgan started her career off with a bang at the young age of 18 as a VJ on MTV s hit music request show TRL, followed by years playing the beloved character of Peyton Sawyer on fan favourite One Tree Hill While these experiences weren t without their bright spots, in her mid 20s Morgan found herself craving a new path forward, a different life This is where her charmingly down to earth memoir The Rural Diaries begin Originally published on The Nerd Daily Review by Beth MowbrayHilarie Burton Morgan started her career off with a bang at the young age of 18 as a VJ on MTV s hit music request show TRL, followed by years playing the beloved character of Peyton Sawyer on fan favourite One Tree Hill While these experiences weren t without their bright spots, in her mid 20s Morgan found herself craving a new path forward, a different life This is where her charmingly down to earth memoir The Rural Diaries begins.Simply put, you ll want to add this one to your list of must read books The Rural Diaries is a beautiful love letter to Morgan s husband, children, and home in Rhinebeck, New York It is a fantastic, multilayered read for both fans and those seeking inspiration for their own lives.Read the FULL REVIEW on The Nerd Daily

  6. says:

    I just finished reading The Rural Diaries by Hilarie Burton and I am in awe of this woman I have been a fan of Hilarie s ever since I watched the show One Tree Hill Whenever I saw her on her shows and interviews, she came across as a fierce, confident, and friendly person and that was fascinating So, when I read the first few pages of the story, I was captivated.As I got deeper into the story, I loved Hilarie s openness and vulnerability She details everything from her time as a VJ on MTV, I just finished reading The Rural Diaries by Hilarie Burton and I am in awe of this woman I have been a fan of Hilarie s ever since I watched the show One Tree Hill Whenever I saw her on her shows and interviews, she came across as a fierce, confident, and friendly person and that was fascinating So, when I read the first few pages of the story, I was captivated.As I got deeper into the story, I loved Hilarie s openness and vulnerability She details everything from her time as a VJ on MTV, wanting to be an actress, meeting her person in Jeffrey Dean Morgan, and finally going after what she wanted One of the main reasons why I loved this book so much is because she reminded me that no matter what path you thought you were on, you can follow your dreams and can accomplish it if you take a risk and at least try.In Hilarie bearing it all, she allows readers to see her love of her family, friends, animals, plants, and Mischief Farm I may not know Hilarie personally but I know this woman is a hard worker, loving mother, and she was made to live on Mischief Farm Mischief Farm is a huge part of her growth and it is apparent as she tells us about her ups and downs that occurred at the Farm Hilarie writes with so much heart and truth and I felt that especially when she talked about her town, Rhinebeck Her use of imagery made me feel like I was there on the farm I am going to be taking Hilarie s advice and I can t wait to try some of her recipes I give The Rural Diaries 5 stars It is an inspiring and moving memoir about living a life that important to you Through all the obstacles Hilarie made it and reminds us that we can too

  7. says:

    I would now like to move to a farm

  8. says:

    I know that Hilarie Burton Morgan didn t write this book specifically for me personally but it spoke to my soul so much that it almost felt like she did Only ever knowing Hilarie from watching her on One Tree Hill, MTV, and the holiday movies I love so much I knew reading her book Rural Diaries was going to be a treat What I didn t expect was that her story would stir up so many emotions within myself Reading this book felt like sitting down and chatting with an old friend She is fierce, fil I know that Hilarie Burton Morgan didn t write this book specifically for me personally but it spoke to my soul so much that it almost felt like she did Only ever knowing Hilarie from watching her on One Tree Hill, MTV, and the holiday movies I love so much I knew reading her book Rural Diaries was going to be a treat What I didn t expect was that her story would stir up so many emotions within myself Reading this book felt like sitting down and chatting with an old friend She is fierce, filled with gumption, and bares her soul within these pages This women is an absolute wordsmith, there are so many quotes and phrases I want to forever remember Life isn t always perfect and Hilarie doesn t side step opening up about her struggles There was no in between for me, if I wasn t smiling or laughing listening to her talk about her beautiful family and their life on the farm I was sobbing because I could feel her pain I feel very confident in saying this was one of the best memoirs I have ever read I love that Hilarie believes whole heartedly in signs and even refers to herself as a witchy women I cannot wait to try all the recipes that this book is filled with I have already added Ray Bradbury s book Dandelion Wine to my must read soon list Most of all this book truly was a beautiful love letter to a town, a farm, and a man but I also felt like it is a push to anyone reading it to just try Whether your dream is to reinvent yourself on a farm or something totally different, push yourself to build that life and go after your dream

  9. says:

    A lovely and heartwarming true love story human love, children love and love of community and land that was a welcome respite from the pandemic we are living through.

  10. says:

    I loved this book, and I liked it for different reasons than I expected I m probably in the minority on this one as far as why I chose to read this Yes I ve watched One Tree Hill have seen her in the cute Christmas movies which I loved but I m not going to read a memoir autobiography on someone just based off of their fictional character Typically I read a memoir based off of something that is relatable maybe an addiction, or an eating disorder, things every day people deal with on a dai I loved this book, and I liked it for different reasons than I expected I m probably in the minority on this one as far as why I chose to read this Yes I ve watched One Tree Hill have seen her in the cute Christmas movies which I loved but I m not going to read a memoir autobiography on someone just based off of their fictional character Typically I read a memoir based off of something that is relatable maybe an addiction, or an eating disorder, things every day people deal with on a daily basis or a story based off a historical event time period or things that are worldly slavery, the diamond drug trade, Holocaustyou get the point I have zero desire to read celebrity news or about the luxuries of being in their position not saying I thing all celebrities have it easy by any means or that they don t endure their own personal struggles Anyways off topic here The title grabbed me..Hilarie Burtonfarming..say what I can t say I really knew what to expect from this but I sure was going to find out Reading this I felt it, I felt her emotions, it was like I was hanging out with my friend establishing a bond through a book she was so genuine raw I loved the way this was written, it was like a perfect mixture of salty sweet She s got the cuss words the heart I really enjoyed hearing her tell her story of her transition from celebrity life of being an actress, to meeting the future love of her life, to becoming a mommy eventually a farmer a store owner Listening to her talk about her relationship, the good the bad, her experiences with motherhood trying to get pregnant it was refreshing to know that yes celebrities have struggles too but especially just being able to relate to her as a woman Learning about all her endeavors in remodels, being a handyman being all crafty, that she can cook garden, make the time to volunteer her time also maintain friendships being involved in the community I love her heart how much she gives her all into everyone and everything Quite frankly she impresses the shit out of me, she makes me want , to doto be a better person mother wife Reading about how she added to her farm as time went on was icing on the cake made for a fun read I also enjoyed her little additions of recipes not gonna lie I saved a couple haha gardening tidbits I mean how many books, especially by a celeb give pointers on which poo is best for fertilizer Also the brand that made me laugh, very creative Nicely done Hilarie this was a perfect composition of life, humor, starting adding to your little farm, motherhood womanhood I don t reread many books but I could see myself reading this again I d recommend this to any of my friends family ladies looking for an inspirational down to earth read Thank you to NetGalley HarperCollins Publishers for the uncorrected proof of The Rural Diaries in exchange for an honest review

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