by Ali Berman
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Roseanne Barr, former sitcom star, talk show host and stand up comedian, has become a farmer. What kind? Macadamia nuts.

If you grew up watching Barr’s life unfold on her hit show or in the tabloids, a farm might be the last place you’d expect to see the comedian. Now, at 58 years old, Barr is enjoying a quieter life living in Hawaii with her animals and over 5,000 nut trees. She spends her days working on the farm and writing.

Roseanne said on Oprah about her new life:

“I’m a farmer now, and it’s fantastic. My goal is to be totally self-sufficient and grow everything that I eat. There’s something about earning your dinner that’s cool.”

While she may be no fan of vegans, it’s nice to see that she’s embraced the locavore lifestyle.

Have to see it for yourself? You’ll be able to. Roseanne’s life with her family on the macadamia farm will be taped for a 16 episode reality TV series on Lifetime.

Barr said, “I’m coming back down to earth and keeping it real. They’ve said ‘Roseanne’s nuts’ for years, and now I’m going to make that a reality— I’m all about nuts now, macadamia nuts!”

On her interview with Oprah, Barr addresses more than just her new life, she also revisited her past and some mistakes she has made. She even addresses personal topics such as the abuse she endured as a child. Read the story about her interview with Oprah here.

About Ali Berman

Ali Berman is a writer, teacher and activist. She works as a humane educator for HEART teaching kids about issues affecting people, animals and the environment. Ali is also a fiction writer. Her published work can be found on her website at aliberman.com. In early 2012 Ali co-founded flipmeover, a production company with the mission to use media to raise awareness of social issues.

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    WOW roseanne going green! That’s crazy to know that she of all people is loving how to make and grow her own food.