Bob Artley's Book of Farm Chores: As Remembered by a Former Kid

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For more than 50 years, beloved artist Bob Artley has delighted us with his distinctive, folksy recording of farm history. In Bob Artley’s world, every moment of farm life—from chores to walking to school—is an opportunity to impart his wisdom and insight into the rural way of life. His wonderful artwork and stories reflect his sense of pride about the country and farm heritage and speak to anyone with a farming background, or to those who yearn for simpler times. Bob Artley’s Book of Farm Chores is a delightful ...

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For more than 50 years, beloved artist Bob Artley has delighted us with his distinctive, folksy recording of farm history. In Bob Artley’s world, every moment of farm life—from chores to walking to school—is an opportunity to impart his wisdom and insight into the rural way of life. His wonderful artwork and stories reflect his sense of pride about the country and farm heritage and speak to anyone with a farming background, or to those who yearn for simpler times. Bob Artley’s Book of Farm Chores is a delightful look at the farm chores facing a kid—many of them Artley’s own remembrances. From milking cows to baling hay, Artley presents farm life with just the right amount of whimsy, nostalgia, and wisdom.

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  • ISBN-13: 9780896584341
  • Publisher: Voyageur Press
  • Publication date: 9/28/2002
  • Pages: 96
  • Product dimensions: 7.78 (w) x 10.96 (h) x 0.28 (d)

Meet the Author

Growing up on a farm in Iowa, the young Bob Artley not only had prowess milking a cow but could skillfully draw any bovine's likeness with a pencil and paper. He went on to study art at Grinnell College and the University of Iowa before becoming an editorial cartoonist first at the Des Moines Tribune and later at the Worthington (Minnesota) Daily Globe newspapers. Artley's long-lived series of autobiographical drawings "Memories of a Former Kid" is his masterpiece and continues to be syndicated in daily and weekly newspapers. Born and raised near Hampton, Iowa, he now lives in Winter Haven, Florida.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments 5
To begin with 6
First came the chickens 10
Coping with pigs 18
Our great and gentle beasts 24
Cattle call 36
The education of a milker 46
Housecleaning and other calamities 64
Chores on ice 88
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