Forty Acres and a Fool: How to Live in the Country and Still Keep Your Sanity
  • Forty Acres and a Fool: How to Live in the Country and Still Keep Your Sanity
  • Forty Acres and a Fool: How to Live in the Country and Still Keep Your Sanity

Forty Acres and a Fool: How to Live in the Country and Still Keep Your Sanity

by Roger Welsch
     
 

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            In Forty Acres and a Fool, Roger Welsch condenses thirty-plus-years of experience learning about country life the hard way into one indispensable volume. In these pages you’ll learn how not to insult the locals the way Rog did. How not to get ripped off the way Rog did. How

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            In Forty Acres and a Fool, Roger Welsch condenses thirty-plus-years of experience learning about country life the hard way into one indispensable volume. In these pages you’ll learn how not to insult the locals the way Rog did. How not to get ripped off the way Rog did. How not to torque off the neighbors the way Rog did. How not to put your house in the wrong place the way Rog did. How not to… well, you get the point.

When Welsch first bought a place near the small town of Dannebrog, Nebraska (pop. 352) in 1975, no one had yet written a book to inform him how not to do things. Hence he ventured forth into this brave new rural world and proceeded to do a whole bunch of things he should not have done.

            But he learned from his mistakes, maybe even more so than if he had done it right the first time. Eventually he developed an expertise at the elusive art of country living that rivals that of his neighbors, people who had lived on the same plats of land their entire lives. In these pages he shares what he learned from his mistakes.

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            Roger Welsch can best be described as a cross between Erma Bombeck and Dr. Ruth, except male and living in Nebraska with his wife and dogs. Before turning his talents to canine psychology, Roger was best known as “the fat guy in overalls” on CBS’ Sunday Morning, where he offered up essays on rural and small-town life on the plains.

            Many also know him as the fat guy with the fetish for old tractors, as an advocate for Native American interests, and as the second most prominent citizen of Dannebrog, Nebraska, (pop. 352).

            He’s also an author of numerous books of fiction and folk humor, and writes for publications from Successful Farming to Reader’s Digest.

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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

St. Paul Pioneer Press, Nov. 22, 2006

“It provides enough insight into rural living to help anyone decide if they want part of the action, or to stay safely within the confines of a metropolitan beltway.”

Two-Cylinder, November-December 2006

“Learn from the mistakes of a master, and laugh harder than you thought possible while doing it.”

Yankton Daily Press & Democrat, Dec. 29, 2006
“To miss this book would be just plain foolish.”

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780760322567
Publisher:
Voyageur Press
Publication date:
10/01/2006
Edition description:
First
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.75(d)

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St. Paul Pioneer Press, Nov. 22, 2006

“It provides enough insight into rural living to help anyone decide if they want part of the action, or to stay safely within the confines of a metropolitan beltway.”

                                                                                                                                                                     

Two-Cylinder, November-December 2006

“Learn from the mistakes of a master, and laugh harder than you thought possible while doing it.”

Yankton Daily Press & Democrat, Dec. 29, 2006
“To miss this book would be just plain foolish.”

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