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Living a Country Year: Wit and Wisdom from the Good Old Days
     

Living a Country Year: Wit and Wisdom from the Good Old Days

by Jerry Apps, Danielle J. Ibister (Editor), Danielle J. Ibister
 

In his bestselling Every Farm Tells a Story, Jerry Apps brought color and detail to the dreams so many of us have of simple rural life. Here, in his signature style, he spins warm-hearted tales about growing up on a Midwestern dairy farm in the 1940s—stories that make his country year our own.

Wearing his hard-earned wisdom lightly, Apps tells a tale for

Overview

In his bestselling Every Farm Tells a Story, Jerry Apps brought color and detail to the dreams so many of us have of simple rural life. Here, in his signature style, he spins warm-hearted tales about growing up on a Midwestern dairy farm in the 1940s—stories that make his country year our own.

Wearing his hard-earned wisdom lightly, Apps tells a tale for each month of the year in the heart of the country, and adds aphorisms and the occasional recipe for good measure. We skate with him on a frozen pond on a moonlit night. We watch him drive the hired mans Model T touring car at the age of 10, recover from polio by driving a tractor during disking season, and learn to ride bareback on a pony named Ginger.

Whether shooting off firecrackers on the Fourth of July or suffering through "potato vacation" or overcoming stage fright at the annual Christmas program, Apps is a delightful companion, teaching us a gentle lesson as he learns. By turns witty and profound, his book reaffirms our nations rural heritage.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
Madison.com, May 25, 2007

“The meat of this new book is lovely stories about being a country boy, contemplation about the ways of nature and sage dollops of advice, sometimes delivered with gentle, dry humor. From his thoughts for May: Do nothing in haste, except running away from an angry dog.”

Wisconsin State Journal (Madison, WI), July 1, 2007

“Jerry Apps, the UW-Madison emeritus agriculture professor, is one of the people who define Wisconsin, not only for those from other states, but also for those of use who are natives.”

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780760328408
Publisher:
Voyageur Press
Publication date:
06/15/2007
Edition description:
First
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 7.25(h) x 0.50(d)

What People are Saying About This

From the Publisher
Madison.com, May 25, 2007

“The meat of this new book is lovely stories about being a country boy, contemplation about the ways of nature and sage dollops of advice, sometimes delivered with gentle, dry humor. From his thoughts for May: Do nothing in haste, except running away from an angry dog.”

Wisconsin State Journal (Madison, WI), July 1, 2007

“Jerry Apps, the UW-Madison emeritus agriculture professor, is one of the people who define Wisconsin, not only for those from other states, but also for those of use who are natives.”

Meet the Author

Jerry Apps is a professor emeritus of agriculture at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

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