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The Flawed Farm By Christen Shepherd
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Although she grew up with parents in the music business, author Christen Shepherd held one lifelong dream--to live on a farm. After suffering a grand mal seizure, Shepherd finally took the steps... More > necessary to realize her childhood wish, and moved her family to a small hobby farm. Shepherd candidly recounts her first two years of farm life, which is not entirely bucolic and relaxing. This vivid memoir weaves readers through the trials of realizing a dream in the hilarity of the unknown. Shepherd finds herself doing things she didn't anticipate, like milking a cat and catching a runaway llama. Shepherd learns to love each animal, and in doing so, comes to terms with the flawed aspects of herself. Above all else, The Flawed Farm is a timely, true story of risking failure in order to pursue a dream, following ones heart, and about the peace that comes from truly becoming oneself.< Less
The Dunlap Farmstead By David Stothers, Patrick Tucker
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Historical and archaeological investigations of the Robert Dunlap family farmstead from 1831 to 1839.
The Edgefielders By Judith Wright Favor
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Foreclosed by the bank during the Great Depression and evicted from her modest home at age sixty-six, Margaret Mary Wright must make a new life for herself. Broke but not broken, she deals with her... More > change of fortune and her new status as an “inmate” at the Edgefield Poor Farm in Oregon, joining the 535 men and 63 women who lived in this public institution during the Great Depression. A missing husband, a mystical nurse and three Magi intersect in paranormal realms. Even eros awakens between penniless people, although The Manor House is an unlikely setting for romance. Trying to hide her failures and keep her faith, the elderly woman struggles with her own frailties. She proceeds with caution and courage, learning to trust folks who’ve been tossed together by hard times. Eventually, Margaret Mary forms friendships with troubled strangers and learns unforgettable secrets. She fine-tunes her spiritual ear, experiments with acts of kindness and forges bonds with people of different races and religions.< Less
Canals and Dams: Investigate Feats of Engineering with 25 Projects By Donna Latham
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Illustrated by Andrew Christensen. Canals and Dams invites children ages 9 and up to explore the innovation and physical science behind the amazing waterways and barriers our world depends on. Trivia... More > and fun facts illustrate engineering ingenuity and achievements from ancient aqueducts to the Suez Canal and the Hoover Dam. Readers will discover that engineers and builders alike put their lives on the line to advance civilization, experiencing triumphs and tragedies in building big. Through dazzling success and heartbreaking failure, they developed increasingly sophisticated tools and building methods. Activities encourage children to explore the engineering process and to try, try again through trial and error. They’ll create a paper-cup zip line, build an arch, and simulate a tsunami, while experimenting with gravity, hydroponics, and velocity. In Canals and Dams children will gain an appreciation for the important field of engineering as they develop their own building skills.< Less
The Seeds of Spring; Lessons from the Garden By Steve Bates
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"The Seeds of Spring; Lessons from the Garden" documents the compelling adventures of a suburban resident who takes up gardening on a plot on a horse farm. Steve plunges into the foreign... More > world of chickens, tractors and predatory wildlife and becomes inspired by John, the quirky owner of the farm who seems to have discovered the secret path to happiness. "The Seeds of Spring" follows the challenges, failures, joys and revelations that Steve experiences, intertwining practical gardening advice with deep insights about the importance of sustainability for individuals and the planet. "The Seeds of Spring" takes the reader beyond the ordinary, revealing the extraordinary in everyday activities. Written in the spirit of "Under the Tuscan Sun" and "Pilgrim at Tinker Creek," "The Seeds of Spring" is a must-read for every gardener and every would-be gardener who is looking for a better understanding of the gardening experience or deeper meaning in their life.< Less
Cane and Able By Stephen Cheek
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Some people called them Cane & Able, but to Justin they were just Dad and Abe, two of the greatest men in his life... Remember how you felt when you were learning how to drive? You were nervous.... More > You were scared. Your heart raced and your mouth was dry. You were so afraid of failure, you almost called it quits. It's the summer of '59 and young Justin Cane is learning to drive the family farm truck. Able Johnson, his father's longtime, trusted black farmhand becomes his mentor and teacher. Life, as Justin knew it to be, was about to change forever when the two unlikely traveling companions are confronted with the wonder of God's creations and the cruelty of life when they take to the open road.< Less
Cane and Able By Stephen Cheek
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Some people called them Cane & Able, but to Justin they were just Dad and Abe, two of the greatest men in his life... Remember how you felt when you were learning how to drive? You were nervous.... More > You were scared. Your heart raced and your mouth was dry. You were so afraid of failure, you almost called it quits. It's the summer of '59 and young Justin Cane is learning to drive the family farm truck. Able Johnson, his father's longtime, trusted black farmhand becomes his mentor and teacher. Life, as Justin knew it to be, was about to change forever when the two unlikely traveling companions are confronted with the wonder of God's creations and the cruelty of life when they take to the open road.< Less
50 Greatest Poems of John Clare By John Clare
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John Clare was born in Northamptonshire in 1793 , a son of a farm labourer he grew up working on the land. It was this connection with nature that would form the basis of his early works and led to... More > him being known as the “Peasant Poet.” However Clare also illustrated the problems of alienation, the success of his early poems led to him being torn between the Literary world and the often insular rural world. Failure to fit in to either of these worlds led to bouts of depression and other mental health problems. As his behaviour became more erratic , he was admitted to an Asylum in Essex. These later poems are now considered amongst his best works portraying a man of nature dealing with imprisonment. In the late 20th Century, Clare’s work gained wider readership and he is now considered one of the main Romantic poets.< Less
The Story of Young Abraham Lincoln By Wayne Whipple
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Abraham Lincoln was born on February 12, 1809 in a one-room log cabin, located on a farm near Hodgenville, Kentucky. When he was only nine years old, his mother, Nancy Hanks Lincoln, died. A year... More > later, his father, Thomas Lincoln, remarried a woman named Sarah Bush, who had a tremendous influence on the young Abraham Lincoln. To support his family, Abraham had to work at a neighboring farm. Working denied him the opportunity to go to school, so the total amount of formal education he received was less than one year. Although his formal education ended very quickly, his self-education was just beginning. An avid reader, he read everything he could get his hands on, studying a variety of subjects, such as mathematics, literature and law. Eventually this self-educated man became a lawyer. Lincoln had a very strong desire to make a difference, so he entered politics and had many failures but because he was determined and committed to make his political dreams come true, he turned his goals into reality,< Less
The Great South African Land Scandal By Dr. Philip Du Toit
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In 2007, thirteen years after adopting black rule, South Africa became a net food importer for the first time ever. This book tells the story of South Africa’s “land reform” which,... More > although proceeding at a slower pace than in Zimbabwe, is no less insidious and is leading to the same disastrous consequences. Afrikaner farmers are being driven from the land through a combination of murder, terrorism, and state coercion. Almost every farm taken over by black farmers has collapsed and food production has plummeted. When first published, pressure was exerted by the South African government to suppress this book—and the reader will soon discover why as examples of black failure is laid out. This book lifts the lid on what is happening to white South Africans and serves as a dramatic warning to Western nations of their future should they allow Third World immigration to swamp their lands as well. Now updated with two appendices dealing with land reform in 2012 and the statistics on farm murders.< Less