Too Wet to Plow

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Here in words and photographs is the yearly cycle of a reasonably innocent profession, dairy farming. A complex craft, that calls on the physical and intellectual powers of men and women who work in it, requiring rather more character than is required of most of us, and now, in its unnatural twilight, a larger endowment of stubborn hope. The text of this book and the photographs chronicle the varied tasks of each season. Much work, some beauty, capped with heartbreak.
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Overview

Here in words and photographs is the yearly cycle of a reasonably innocent profession, dairy farming. A complex craft, that calls on the physical and intellectual powers of men and women who work in it, requiring rather more character than is required of most of us, and now, in its unnatural twilight, a larger endowment of stubborn hope. The text of this book and the photographs chronicle the varied tasks of each season. Much work, some beauty, capped with heartbreak.
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Editorial Reviews

Book Reader
A moving collection…Simonelli writes vividly, her prose a moving testimonial.
Book Reviews
Concrete, vivid, personal, and evocative writing
— Gilbert Kushner
Midwest Book Review
A vivid piece of photographic and literary representation.
— Diane C. Donovan
New York City Audubon Society Newsletter
A tale of pleasures and sadness…a paean to the farms and farmers.
— Geoffrey Ryan
The Book Reader
A moving collection…Simonelli writes vividly, her prose a moving testimonial.
Book Reviews - Gilbert Kushner
Concrete, vivid, personal, and evocative writing
Midwest Book Review - Diane C. Donovan
A vivid piece of photographic and literary representation.
New York City Audubon Society Newsletter - Geoffrey Ryan
A tale of pleasures and sadness…a paean to the farms and farmers.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780941533645
  • Publisher: Dee, Ivan R. Publisher
  • Publication date: 1/28/1990
  • Pages: 128
  • Product dimensions: 8.80 (w) x 10.22 (h) x 0.61 (d)

Meet the Author

Jeanne Simonelli (Ph.D., U. Oklahoma), an applied cultural anthropologist, is professor and chair of Anthropology at Wake Forest University. Her anthropological field experiences are united by the broad theme of change and choice in Mexico, Oklahoma, rural New York, Canyon de Chelly, Arizona, and Jerusalem. At Wake Forest, she directs the Southwest Summer Program, and is co-director of the University of Texas-El Paso/Wake Forest Chiapas Project. She has also writtenCrossing Between Worlds, Uprising of Hope, andTwo Boys, a Girl and Enough.
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