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The Land of Milk and Uncle Honey free pdf "The river was in God's hands, the cows in ours." So passed the days on Indian Farm, a dairy operation on 700 acres of rich Illinois bottomland. In this collection, Alan Guebert and his daughter-editor Mary Grace Foxwell recall Guebert's years on the land working as part of that all-consuming collaborative effort known as the family farm. Here are Guebert's tireless parents, measuring the year not in months but in seasons for sewing, haying, and doing the books- Jackie the farmhand, needing ninety minutes to do sixty minutes' work and cussing the entire time- Hoard the dairyman, sore fingers wrapped in electrician's tape, sharing wine and the prettiest Christmas tree ever- and the unflappable Uncle Honey, spreading mayhem via mistreated machinery, flipped wagons, and the careless union of diesel fuel and fire. Guebert's heartfelt and humorous reminiscences depict the hard labor and simple pleasures to be found in ennobling work, and show that in life, as in farming, Uncle Honey had it right with his succinct philosophy for overcoming adversity: "the secret's not to stop."

About Alan Guebert

Alan Guebert has written the nationally syndicated column "The Farm and Food File" since 1993. His awards include Writer of the Year and Master Writer from the American Agricultural Editors' Association. He can be found on the Web at www.farmandfoodfile.com. Mary Grace Foxwell is the co-founder of Foxwell Digital and can be found on the Web at www.foxwelldigital.com.

Details Book

Author : Alan Guebert
Publisher : University of Illinois Press
Data Published : 01 January 2015
ISBN : 0252097483
EAN : 9780252097485
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 153 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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