Friends of the Festival
Scottie Jones lived a typical suburban, professional life in Phoenix until her husband was involved in a near-fatal car accident. While he was recovering, they decided they needed a simpler way of life. They bought a peaceful-looking, 60-acre farm in Oregon. "Country Grit" is Scottie's story, a memoir describing the good, bad and ugly of her transition from city girl to farmer. She also serves as executive director of the U.S. Farm Stay Association, a nationwide network of farmhouses that offer lodging and rural experiences to visitors.