. . . This is such a book” (The San Diego Union-Tribune).
Author: Sue Hubbell
Publisher: Open Road Media
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).
We called the book Living a Country Year: Wit and Wisdom from the Good Old Days, and Voyageur Press published it in 2007. One reviewer wrote, “The meat of this new book is lovely stories about being a country boy, contemplation about ...
Author: Jerry Apps
Publisher: Wisconsin Historical Society
Category: Biography & Autobiography
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.
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.
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
A Country Year - Nature uncovered month by month is an amusing and informative anthology of nature through the year.
... sold his circus and gone to live with a daughter in Vermont. Arthritis in his hands, you know; he couldn't do his tricks anymore,” said Grandmother. “What about Tim the tumbler and the Mexican Tom Thumb?” 102 Elly's Country Year.
Author: Marjorie Sheffer
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.
... and he had to hunt them with his dog through the darkness of the night , and the treacherous and blinding snows . Such snows used to be . Of late years they have been seldom seen in this country , as many believe from the increase ...
Heaven bless us ! that was a country to live in , that merry England ! They could make holidays , I warrant you ... Perhaps they went off with the leatherbreeches - makers , forty years ago ? How is it ? there has been a queer change ...
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Flora Thompson is perhaps best-known as the author of the country classic, Lark rise to Candleford, and her remarkable observations about the countryside form a valuable part of the history of rural England.
Author: Flora Thompson
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Category: Country life
A collection of the articles Flora Thompson wrote for a small magazine, the Catholic fireside, between 1916 and 1928, when she lived in Liphook in Hampshire as the postmaster's wife. Her interest was captured by many things, including a kestrel hunting in the January skies, the return of migrant birds in April, the remedial properites of the elder tree, and the solitary life of the ploughman. Flora Thompson is perhaps best-known as the author of the country classic, Lark rise to Candleford, and her remarkable observations about the countryside form a valuable part of the history of rural England.
Gleaned from short essays and speeches composed over the last five years and plentifully illustrated with artwork by the author throughout, "Only Kidding" delivers Vonnegut both speaking out with indignation and writing tenderly to his ...
Author: Kurt Vonnegut
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Gleaned from short essays and speeches composed over the last five years and plentifully illustrated with artwork by the author throughout, "Only Kidding" delivers Vonnegut both speaking out with indignation and writing tenderly to his fellow Americans.
NONFICTION A Book of Bees, by Sue Hubbell (Random House, $17.95) continues the excellent nature writing first revealed three years ago in "A Country Year." Ms. Hubbell is a beekeeper — with 300 hives — in the Missouri Ozarks, ...
Established in 1911, The Rotarian is the official magazine of Rotary International and is circulated worldwide. Each issue contains feature articles, columns, and departments about, or of interest to, Rotarians. Seventeen Nobel Prize winners and 19 Pulitzer Prize winners – from Mahatma Ghandi to Kurt Vonnegut Jr. – have written for the magazine.
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Issues for 1901/07-1901/20 include corrected statistics for the period 1788 to 1900.
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Rainfall throughout the year but usually heaviest from November to January. Society Population: 2,674,362 in July 1989. Low birth and death rates; at some points in the 1980s, negative rate of population increase.