Jeanne Marie Laskas had a dream of fleeing her otherwise happy urban life for fresh air and open space â€” a dream she would discover was about something more than that. But she never expected her fantasy to come true â€” until a summer afternoonâ€™s drive in the country.Thatâ€™s when she and her boyfriend, Alex â€” owner of Marley the poodle â€” stumble upon the place she thought existed only in her dreams. This pretty-as-a-picture-postcard farm with an Amish barn, a chestnut grove, and breathtaking vistas is real ... and for sale. And itâ€™s where she knows her future begins.But buying a postcard â€” fifty acres of scenery â€” and living on it are two entirely different matters. With wit and wisdom, Laskas chronicles the heartwarming and heartbreaking stories of the colorful two- and four-legged creatures she encounters on Sweetwater Farm.Against a backdrop of brambles, a satellite dish, and sheep, she tells a tender, touching, and hilarious tale about life, love, and the unexpected complications of having your dream come true.