Seasons on the Farm: A Celebration of Country Life Through the Year
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Seasons on the Farm: A Celebration of Country Life Through the Year

by Amy Glaser, Roger Welsch, Michael Perry, Jerry Apps, Ben Logan
     
 

From the awakening of the land in the spring to the fireside planning on a chilly winter night, life on a farm revolves around the seasons of the year. The rural music of this seasonal rhythm sounds through the pages of this volume. Writers offer memories of farm life and reflections on its seasonal unfolding, from spring planting through hay baling to harvest

Overview

From the awakening of the land in the spring to the fireside planning on a chilly winter night, life on a farm revolves around the seasons of the year. The rural music of this seasonal rhythm sounds through the pages of this volume. Writers offer memories of farm life and reflections on its seasonal unfolding, from spring planting through hay baling to harvest suppers in a two-room country schoolhouse.

Some funny, some poignant, these evocative essays are illustrated with black-and-white historical photographs and crisp color images that conjure the life of a farm for readers who have known that world intimately, or have only dreamed of it.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
Small Farm Today, July 1, 2006

“I recommend you read a little each night for a pleasant night’s sleep of memories.”

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780760327760
Publisher:
Voyageur Press
Publication date:
10/15/2007
Edition description:
First
Pages:
160
Product dimensions:
8.70(w) x 11.10(h) x 1.00(d)

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From the Publisher
Small Farm Today, July 1, 2006

“I recommend you read a little each night for a pleasant night’s sleep of memories.”

Meet the Author

Philip Hasheider is a fifth-generation farmer raising pasture-grazed livestock with his wife and two children near Sauk City, Wisconsin. A former cheesemaker's assistant, his interests in agriculture and history have led him to write eleven books, including Voyageur Press' The Complete Book of Butchering, Smoking, Curing, and Sausage Making and The Hunter's Guide to Butchering, Smoking, and Curing Wild Game and Fish. He has also penned how-to books for raising livestock, which include How to Raise Pigs and How to Raise Cattle. Hasheider has written numerous articles for national and international dairy breed publications, and his diverse work has appeared in the Wisconsin Academy Review, the Capital Times, Wisconsin State Journal, Sickle & Sheaf, and Old Sauk Trails.

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 \u201cthe fat guy in overalls on CBS Sunday Morning, where he offered up essays on rural and small-town life on the plains.

Michael Perry is a Wisconsin-based author who wrote Population 485: Meeting Your Neighbor One Siren at a Time. Roger Welsch is a well-known rural scholar whose latest book is about how to keep your sanity while living in the country. Jerrp Apps is a professor emeritus of agriculture at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and writes about growing up on a farm. Ben Logan also writes about his childhood on a farm in the driftless area of Wisconsin.

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

Ben Logan grew up on a farm in the Coulee region of Wisconsin during the 1920s and 1930s. His memoir, The Land Remembers, has sold nearly a half million copies. He also wrote a novel, The Empty Meadow. He lives in Viroqua, Wisconsin.

Robert N. Pripps has authored and co-authored dozens of farm tractor books, including Classic Farm Tractors, Vintage Ford Tractors, Big Book of Caterpillar, Big Book of Massey, and more. Pripps lives near Park Falls, Wisconsin, where he owns a maple syrup farm.

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