A Country Year

. . . This is such a book” (The San Diego Union-Tribune).

Author: Sue Hubbell

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 9781504042468

Category: Nature

Page: 221

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A “delightful, witty” memoir about starting over as a beekeeper in the Ozarks (Library Journal). Alone on a small Missouri farm after a thirty-year marriage, Sue Hubbell found a new love—of the winged, buzzing variety. Left with little but the commercial beekeeping and honey-producing business she started with her husband, Hubbell found solace in the natural world. Then she began to write, challenging herself to tell the absolute truth about her life and the things she cared about. Describing the ups and downs of beekeeping from one springtime to the next, A Country Year transports readers to a different, simpler place. In a series of exquisite vignettes, Hubbell reveals the joys of a life attuned to nature in this heartfelt memoir about life on the land, and of a woman finding her way in middle age. “Once in a while there comes along a book so calm, so honest, so beautiful that even the most jaded or cynical readers have to say thank you. . . . This is such a book” (The San Diego Union-Tribune).
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Living a Country Year

I begin each month of Living a Country Year with a memory from my childhood days on a small central Wisconsin dairy farm during the years just before, during, and after World War II. After the stories, I include some personal outdoor ...

Author: Jerry Apps

Publisher: Wisconsin Historical Society

ISBN: 9780870208621

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 170

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Jerry App’s farm stories open the barn door to understanding life in the country. “Even with the all the hard work, we had more time (perhaps we took more time) to enjoy what was all around us: nights filled with starlight, days with clear blue skies and puffy clouds. Wonderful smells everywhere—fresh mown hay, wildflowers, and apple blossoms. Interesting sounds—the rumble of distant thunder, an owl calling in the woods, a flock of Canada geese winging over in the fall.” In this paperback edition of a beloved Jerry Apps classic, the rural historian tells stories from his childhood days on a small central Wisconsin dairy farm in the 1930s and 1950s. From a January morning memory of pancakes piled high after chores, to a June day spent learning to ride a pony named Ginger, Jerry moves through the turn of the seasons and teaches gentle lessons about life on the farm. With recipes associated with each month and a new introduction exclusive to this 2nd edition, Living a Country Year celebrates the rhythms of rural life with warmth and humor.
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Round of a Country Year

The Round of a Country Year Copyright © 2017 by David Kline Preface copyright © 2017 by Wendell Berry First Counterpoint paperback edition: July 2017 All rights reserved under International and Pan-American Copyright Conventions.

Author: David Kline

Publisher: Catapult

ISBN: 9781619029835

Category: Social Science

Page: 224

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David Kline has been called a "twentieth–century Henry David Thoreau" by his friends and contemporaries; an apt comparison given the quiet exuberance with which he records the quotidian goings–on on his organic family farm. Under David's attentive gaze and in his clear, insightful prose the reader is enveloped in the rhythms of farm life; not only the planting and harvesting of crops throughout the year, but the migration patterns of birds, the health and virility of honeybees left nearly to their own devices, the songs and silences of frogs and toads, the disappearance and resurgence of praying mantises in fields–turned woodlands, the search for monarch butterflies in the milkweed. There's rhythm in community, too—neighbors gathering to plant potatoes or to maintain an elderly friend's tomato garden, organic farming conferences and meetings around family dining tables or university panels. Interspersed with local lore (when the spring's first bumblebee appears the children can go barefoot) is deep technical knowledge of cultivation and land management and the hazards of modern agri–business. Kline records statewide meetings of district supervisors, knows which speakers and committee chairmen are in the pockets of the oil and gas lobbyists, stands up and says his part. At a time when America's population is being turned toward the benefits of small, local farming practices on our health and our environment, Kline's daybook offers a striking example of the ways in which we are connected to our environment, and the pleasure we can take in daily work and stewardship.
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The Country Year Book Or the Field the Forest and the Fireside

Oh ! multifarious are the doings of the country schoolmaster , and amusing their variety . What an air of pedagogue pomp ... In copying this letter , whatever a any of my readers may think , I alter not 54 ( FEB THE COUNTRY YEAR - BOOK .

Author: William Howitt

Publisher:

ISBN: NYPL:33433074965819

Category: Country life

Page: 438

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An Illustrated Country Year

Our climate may be changing but nature has a wonderful way ofputting things right — a long cold winter and you'd expect everything to be behind for the year, but somehow it always catches up and the same things flower or fly at the same ...

Author: Celia Lewis

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781408181348

Category: Nature

Page: 192

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A Country Year - Nature uncovered month by month is an amusing and informative anthology of nature through the year.
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Elly s Country Year

Auntie Nan was a tall, rawboned, no-nonsense girl from the country who could do almost anything. ... had always been there to take care of them, and Elly could barely remember her mother, who had died six years ago when Elly was five.

Author: Marjorie Sheffer

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9780557113118

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Page: 135

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Elly and her sisters move from Brooklyn to Centre County, Pennsylvania, to spend a year on a farm. They learn a lot about country life, and by the time she has returned to Brooklyn, Elly has become a published writer.
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The Year book of the Country Or The Field the Forest and the Fireside

Of what use is it that the mob should understand it ? It is our glorious constitution — that is enough . Are you not contented to feel how good it is , without going to peer 112 THE COUNTRY YEAR - BOOK . [ April .

Author: William Howitt

Publisher:

ISBN: OXFORD:590508875

Category: Country life

Page: 445

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Country Years

... 79 Westwood, 24, 104-5, 170, 171 Wheatear, 162 Wheatland country, 177 Wheel of Worfield, 58-9 Whimbrel, 164, 165, ... 218–19 Zoological Photographic Club, 83, Io8 Zoom lens, 135 Z.P.C. Photographic Exhibition,83 240 Country Years.

Author: Frances Pitt

Publisher:

ISBN: CORNELL:31924001117708

Category: Country life

Page: 272

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