Wisconsin Farm Lore: Kicking Cows, Giant Pumpkins & Other Tales from the Back Forty [NOOK Book]

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It's well nigh impossible to break into Wisconsin's history without picking up some respectable dirt in the way of farm lore, country wisdom and undisputed records of agricultural prowess. And when it comes to the Badger State, few people are as familiar with the soil of its stories as Martin Hintz. In his company, tramp across cranberry bogs, study centuries of beer and cheese pairings and give an affectionate thump to a 1,810.5-pound pumpkin. Discover variety beyond crops and livestock and share in the ...
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Wisconsin Farm Lore: Kicking Cows, Giant Pumpkins & Other Tales from the Back Forty

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Overview

It's well nigh impossible to break into Wisconsin's history without picking up some respectable dirt in the way of farm lore, country wisdom and undisputed records of agricultural prowess. And when it comes to the Badger State, few people are as familiar with the soil of its stories as Martin Hintz. In his company, tramp across cranberry bogs, study centuries of beer and cheese pairings and give an affectionate thump to a 1,810.5-pound pumpkin. Discover variety beyond crops and livestock and share in the dedication that planted victory gardens during World War II and the unadulterated joy of sliding down a straw pile in threshing season.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940014965545
  • Publisher: The History Press, Inc.
  • Publication date: 7/17/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 160
  • Sales rank: 1,167,168
  • File size: 5 MB

Meet the Author

Martin Hintz, author of Forgotten Tales of Wisconsin and A Spirited History of Milwaukee Brews and Booze with The History Press, has written about one hundred books for various publishers (Lerner, Capstone, Arcadia, Scholastic, Globe Pequot, Franklin Watts, Voyageur, Trails, Big Earth and others) on various topics. These include Celebrate the Legend: 25 Years of Milwaukee Irish Fest (Milwaukee Irish Fest, 2005); Got Murder? The Shocking Story of Wisconsin's Notorious Killers (Trails Publishing, 2007); Wisconsin Cheese: A Cookbook and Guide to the Cheeses of Wisconsin (Globe Pequot, 2008); and Off the Beaten Path: Wisconsin (Globe Pequot Press, 1989, with various reprints).
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