We were married some years later, and the legal arrangement that is called marriage worked well enough while we were children and while we had a child. But we grew older, and the son went off to school, and marriage did not serve as a ...
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).
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
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.
country of ours . It was in that fine old country where the poets lived , and where flowers actually bloomed in May , and people had time to gather them ; and where there were rural games in the villages instead of a rural police ...
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
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.
( See “ Soviet Military Direct - Costing at Purchasing Expenditures , " above , for a discussion of alternative Year in US Prices Power Parity estimating methodologies . ) ( 1 ) ( 2 ) For Eastern European countries , the ratios of ...
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.
The countries are arranged in the same order as in the table on pages 208-9 of the Population chapter. ... Ratcsfa) True death rates (6) Country Year Marriage Birth Death Infant mortality Year Male Female Africa — South Africa — Asian ...
Issues for 1901/07-1901/20 include corrected statistics for the period 1788 to 1900.
Persons over 50 the divorces in the country , increasing 1867-86 years who have never married are 19.2 of the from 1071 to 2600 , and Chicago has but little population of similar age in Bavaria , 14.4 in higher a divorce rate than the ...
Our family of country publications : Country Reports monitor and analyse recent political and economic developments , and give two - year outlooks for over 180 countries every quarter . In an easy - to - read format each report can be ...
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.
But foreign taxes cannot be carried from a year in which the " per country " limitation is used to a year in which the " overall ” limitation is used or from an " overall ” to a " per country ” year . Rules for computing carrybacks and ...
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If however, the individual has been domiciled in the country of which he is not a citizen for five or more years out of the seven-year period, his domicile for purposes of the treaty would be determined under the “tie-breaker” rules ...
When the Committee reviewed the scale of assessments two years ago, it recognized the existence of a number of serious maladjustments in the scale, some arising because of changes in the relative capacity to pay of certain countries ...
In a few years after the adoption of the new policy, he said, the whole economic landscape has taken on a new look, with people' s living standards improving considerably and the country's overall development being tuned to the right ...
ACTIVITIES OF THE DAIRIES (Protein content of cows' milk in the main milk products) Country Year Produced Code Product quantity () Entry () Contents () (1 000 T) 1 2 3 1 | Fresh products 11 || Drinking milk 112 | Whole milk 113 ...