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Book Title: The Land Remembers: The Story of a Farm and Its People (Wisconsin)|
The author of the book: Ben Logan
Edition: Creative Publishing International
Date of issue: July 1st 1999
ISBN 13: 9781559717182
Format files: PDF
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It is hard for city-dwellers to know what rural life is/was like. Particularly, now when those on the farm are such a small minority of the USA's population. That wasn't always the case, and Ben Logan's book is an almost poetic reminiscence of growing up on a farm in Wisconsin.
Reading the major newspapers on either coast, or listening to the national news, it is rare when a reporter goes much beyond the usual stereotypes of those Americans who occupy America's Heartland. Logan did actually return to his boyhood farm when he was much older. He shares his thoughts about what it was like in the couple of decades before World War II.
The farm was several hundred acres of cropland, pasture and forest. The nearest neighbor was over a half mile away. Logan and his three brothers knew every inch of it.
He crystalizes tiny elements of rural life, and the beauty is in the details -
His description of daily chores;
The family and neighbors;
How parents help their children to grow up with confidence and take responsibility;
How their rural values help to deal with tragedy; and,
What was necessary, not on a mega farm, but one that could give only subsistence, to make it to the next year.
Logan's observations of the seasons were special touches ("Wisconsin has six months of winter and three months of late fall"), as were some about the nature of rural character. One example: Their farm was on a hilltop, and the family believed that there were two kinds of people --- those who chose to live on the ridge and those who chose to live in the valley. You'll have to read the book to discover the humorous differences and whether they ring true. For me, most of the book was right on target.
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