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Farm life; United States

  • Birth, Death, and a Tractorby Kelly Payson-Roopchand

    Down East Books 2015; US$ 14.99

    Once there were no stone walls. For the fiercely idealistic Yankee homesteader, a small family farm was worth fighting for, and the rocky soil yielded far more than walls. Cleared and plowed, it fed a family and provided a living. Oxen gave way to horses, horses to tractors, and still the farm persisted and the family persevered, each generation... more...

  • Dirty Chickby Antonia Murphy

    The Text Publishing Company 2015; US$ 32.99

    Sitting in traffic on your morning commute, with a day of staring at a screen and answering emails ahead of you, you catch yourself wondering: what if I threw it all in for a peaceful life in the country? Antonia Murphy knows the feeling - and she did something about it. Swapping deadlines for feeding times, traffic jams for homemade cheese, Antonia... more...

  • Food and Everyday Life on Kentucky Family Farms, 1920-1950by John van Willigen; Anne van Willigen

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 30.00

    Based on interviews conducted by the University of Kentucky's Family Farm Project and supplemented by archival research, photographs, and recipes, Food and Everyday Life on Kentucky Family Farms, 1920--1950 recalls a vanishing way of life in rural Kentucky. Focusing on the family farm in the first half of the twentieth century, John van Willigen and... more...

  • Letters from Hillside Farmby Jerry Apps

    Fulcrum Publishing 2013; US$ 12.95

    George Strunkmeyer is challenged with connecting to his family in Cleveland, while making new friends in a rural environment. more...

  • Prosperity Far Distantby Charles M. Wiltse; Michael J. Birkner

    Ohio University Press 2012; US$ 23.99

    Fresh from receiving a doctorate from Cornell University in 1933, but unable to find work, Charles M. Wiltse joined his parents on the small farm they had recently purchased in southern Ohio. There, the Wiltses scratched out a living selling eggs, corn, and other farm goods at prices that were barely enough to keep the farm intact. In wry and often... more...

  • Life on the Old Farmby Editors of David & Charles

    F+W Media 2012; US$ 14.99

    "Life on the Old Farm takes you back to a time, not so long ago, when country life in Britain followed a pattern that had remained largely unchanged for centuries. In this series of fascinating reminiscences, farmers from all over Britain reveal their knowledge - the last generation who know at first hand traditions dating back to Saxon times. Life... more...

  • Around Homeby James Anderson

    Shell Education 2012; US$ 8.99

    This reader describes four basic shapes—triangles, rectangles, squares, and circles. Students look at common objects found around home to find and describe shapes. more...

  • Colonial Farmsby Verna Fisher; Andrew Christensen

    Nomad Press 2011; US$ 5.99

    Taking young readers on a journey back in time, this dynamic series showcases various aspects of colonial life. Each book contains creative illustrations, interesting facts, highlighted vocabulary words, end-of-book challenges, and sidebars that help children understand the differences between modern and colonial life and inspire them to imagine what... more...

  • Hay Feverby Angela Miller; Ralph Gardner

    Wiley 2011; US$ 24.95

    The compelling, funny story of a high-powered professional’s life-changing journey from Manhattan big cheese to Vermont goat cheesemaker In the tradition of food memoirs like Under the Tuscan Sun and A Year in Provence, Hay Fever tells the story of New York City literary agent Angela Miller and how looking for tranquility on a Vermont farm... more...

  • The Quarter-Acre Farmby Spring Warren; Jesse Pruet

    Seal Press 2011; US$ 19.00

    When Spring Warren told her husband and two teenage boys that she wanted to grow 75 percent of all the food they consumed for one year—and that she wanted to do it in their yard—they told her she was crazy. She did it anyway. The Quarter-Acre Farm is Warren?s account of deciding—despite all resistance—to take control of her family?s food choices,... more...