Ordinary Days: Family Life in a Farmhouse

Ordinary Days: Family Life in a Farmhouse

by Dorcas Smucker


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Ordinary Days: Family Life in a Farmhouse by Dorcas Smucker

          Imagine raising six spirited kids on a grass farm. Today. That'll test any mama's strength. Dorcas Smucker and her brood live out their days in full view in this collection of musings—picking blueberries while watching for bears, hoping for angels driving off the nearby freeway, moving into the "thousand-story house." Then there was the four-week road trip, which, Dorcas says, "My sister-in-law warned me would be like putting your whole family in the bathroom and staying there for three days."           There are no recipes here. But there is story upon story. Dorcas has three daughters and three sons. And she has a voice—encouraging, doubting, entertaining, but never taking herself too seriously. Often slightly off-stride, and with disarming humility, Dorcas keeps finding resource in her life at home.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781561485222
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing
Publication date: 12/28/2006
Edition description: Original
Pages: 155
Sales rank: 1,307,652
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)

About the Author

Dorcas Smucker, a mother of six and a Mennonite minister’s wife, lives in a 95-year-old farmhouse near Harrisburg, Oregon. In addition to her normal responsibilities of pulling splinters, settling arguments, and mopping floors, she writes a column, “Letter from Harrisburg,” for the Eugene, Oregon, Register-Guard. She also speaks to various groups, which she enjoys because everyone listens and no one interrupts. Her interests and hobbies include reading, crafts, sewing, travel, and exploring the Internet. She is the author of Upstairs the Peasants Are Revolting and Ordinary Days: Family Life in a Farmhouse, both published by Good Books.

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