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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 Innocent Days of a North Dakota Farm Boy By Carmen James Lee
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It was a time of innocence for author Carmen James Lee, growing up on a rural farm in North Dakota in the 1950s. In The Innocent Days of a North Dakota Farm Boy, he shares a nostalgic collection of... More > stories telling about his experiences as a child during a much simpler time. In this memoir, he narrates how he walked in the fresh snow to milk the cows with a kerosene lantern in his hand, what it was like attending a one-room school, and how he sawed a huge hay stack in half with a rope made of barbwire. Recalling a fun-filled youth, Lee tells about his challenges, his dream, his successes, and his failures. The Innocent Days of a North Dakota Farm Boy shares real-life stories of a North Dakota boy growing up and experiencing these and many more fun and exciting things—from plowing with a tiny, two-bottom plow behind the Ford tractor to marching in the school band at the Indianapolis 500 car race.< Less
The Innocent Days of a North Dakota Farm Boy By Carmen James Lee
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It was a time of innocence for author Carmen James Lee, growing up on a rural farm in North Dakota in the 1950s. In The Innocent Days of a North Dakota Farm Boy, he shares a nostalgic collection of... More > stories telling about his experiences as a child during a much simpler time. In this memoir, he narrates how he walked in the fresh snow to milk the cows with a kerosene lantern in his hand, what it was like attending a one-room school, and how he sawed a huge hay stack in half with a rope made of barbwire. Recalling a fun-filled youth, Lee tells about his challenges, his dream, his successes, and his failures. The Innocent Days of a North Dakota Farm Boy shares real-life stories of a North Dakota boy growing up and experiencing these and many more fun and exciting things—from plowing with a tiny, two-bottom plow behind the Ford tractor to marching in the school band at the Indianapolis 500 car race.< Less
The Innocent Days of a North Dakota Farm Boy By Carmen James Lee
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It was a time of innocence for author Carmen James Lee, growing up on a rural farm in North Dakota in the 1950s. In The Innocent Days of a North Dakota Farm Boy, he shares a nostalgic collection of... More > stories telling about his experiences as a child during a much simpler time. In this memoir, he narrates how he walked in the fresh snow to milk the cows with a kerosene lantern in his hand, what it was like attending a one-room school, and how he sawed a huge hay stack in half with a rope made of barbwire. Recalling a fun-filled youth, Lee tells about his challenges, his dream, his successes, and his failures. The Innocent Days of a North Dakota Farm Boy shares real-life stories of a North Dakota boy growing up and experiencing these and many more fun and exciting things—from plowing with a tiny, two-bottom plow behind the Ford tractor to marching in the school band at the Indianapolis 500 car race.< Less
Five Acres and Independence, the Farm That Won't Wear Out By Maurice G. Kains, Cyril G. Hopkins
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A Collection containing: Five Acres and Independence: a practical guide to the selection and management of the small farm by Maurice G. Kains The Farm That Won't Wear Out by Cyril G.... More > Hopkins People who think they “would like to have a little farm” naturally fall into two groups; those who are sure to fail and those likely to succeed. This book is written to help both! Its presentation of advantages and disadvantages, essential farming principles and practises should enable you to decide in which class you belong and whether or not you would be foolish or wise to risk making the plunge. In either case it should be worth many times its price because, on the one hand it should prevent fore-doomed failure, and on the other, show you how to avoid delay, disappointment, perhaps disaster, but attain the satisfaction that characterizes personal and well directed efforts in farming. Get Your Copy Today!< Less
Five Acres and Independence - A Practical Guide to the Selection and Management of the Small Farm By Maurice G. Kains
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PEOPLE who think they “would like to have a little farm” naturally fall into two groups; those who are sure to fail and those likely to succeed. This book is written to help both! Its... More > presentation of advantages and disadvantages, essential farming principles and practices should enable you to decide in which class you belong and whether or not you would be foolish or wise to risk making the plunge. In either case it should be worth many times its price because, on the one hand it should prevent fore-doomed failure, and on the other, show you how to avoid delay, disappointment, perhaps disaster, but attain the satisfaction that characterizes personal and well directed efforts in farming. (From the Introduction) This classic bestseller became that way because of it's very practical and honest appraisal of how a person can get from crowded, noisy, dangerous city life to a peaceful, calm, satisfaction-filled lifestyle in a rural or even suburban setting. Get Your Copy Today!< 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