An Iowa farm girl getting back to the farm.
Hi Judy,I'm currently reading Driftless by David Rhodes - it was Barb's recommendation (Big Red Barn blog).One of my favs that I read over and over again is A Very Small Farm by William Paul Winchester. Every time I read it I am more inspired.I am also reading Starting and Running Your Own Small Farm Business by Sarah B. Aubrey.
This time of year, when I start getting the urge to really "nest", I always pull out my copy of A Reasonable Life: Toward a Simpler, Secure, More Humane Existence by Ferenc Mate.He tends to blubber a lot, but he also gets me into the "cheap" mode and into the mood for cooking from scratch, doing without, and just basically being happy with a simple life!
I have two reading projects that I'm working on. I am reading a biography on every president of the United States to give me insight into our country in a way I've never seen before. The biographies that I read on Washington and Adams were outstanding and eye opening.The second project that I am working on is reading through a list of the 100 Greatest Adventure Books of All Time. It is a list that I found in National Geographic Adventure Magazine some time ago and have been working my way through it. They have been excellent reads and have given me insights into parts of the world I knew nothing about.
Last month I read The Hearts of Horses by Molly Gloss - loved it and am planning to re-read an earlier book from her - The Jump-Off Creek. Both fiction based on historical fact.Am currently reading In the Company of Mules by Jody Foss. This book chronicles her trip by mule from her homestead in Idaho to the Oregon coast in 1984.When the snow flies I am going to read an oldie from our home library - We Took To The Woods by Louise Dickinson Rich - 1942. It is quoted as being "A true story of a Maine Family Robinson". Old books can have some excellent tips in them.I am very glad that we have a home library as I think the public library could be a great place to catch something. I used to work at a library and you just wouldn't believe what some people do to the books!
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