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Two great books
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Tom A    Posted 07-16-2002 at 04:01:38       [Reply]  [Send Email]
While we were still dreaming of finding our little farm, we read a lot of books. I think the two best were

10 Acres Enough. Written in 1850-1860s, it could be today. The author gets sick of city ratrace, buys 10 acres in the country and learns to make it pay.

The Land Remembers. Guy writes about growing up on a family farm in the '30s.

Anybody else read either of them? I've eventually read them both a couple of times, and if you haven't read them I'd suggest 'em.

Tom


Larry    Posted 07-16-2002 at 17:52:40       [Reply]  [Send Email]

"The Land Remebers" was writin by Ben Logan from Seneca Wisconsin. The last I heard he had bought the home place(house) and was still living there. Some day I'm going to take a drive up there to see if that big maple tree is still standing.


U.P. Pete    Posted 07-16-2002 at 08:06:50       [Reply]  [No Email]
Tom, I read "The Land Remembers" and thought it
was GREAT! I picked it up at a book wharehouse
sale mainly because it was cheap and looked
interesting, but when I started reading it I could
hardly put it down. It almost made me wish I was
born 40 years earlier; but, then I'd be 83 now
instead of a young 43!! We found our dream 4 years
ago; a "40" in the U.P. of Michigan. Not exactly a
farm, but more of a deer camp, even though it once
was part of farm that belonged to my wife's aunt's
grandmother!?! It has alot of cedar and white pine
with a small creek cutting through one corner.We
put a used mobile on it, planted some apple trees
and bunch of spruce/pine and planted approx. 4-5
acres in clover for the deer. Also, had a small
pond dug when we needed some fill when we put the
trailer in. Got myself a '48 Allis Chalmers "C"
and a couple of 4-wheelers for the girls. Right
now it's just our getaway (we live in the
Milwaukee, Wi area) but, who knows what the future
will bring. Keep on dreaming. You never know when
or how it will happen!! Pete


Steve L. in INDIANA    Posted 07-17-2002 at 19:27:29       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Hey Pete,
Where is your place up there in the U. P?? I was born and raised in between Rapid River and Manistique, but now live in the Hoosier state.
I take my family there to see my folks, my sibblings families, and just to enjoy some "cool" during the summer. (Indiana is very humid!) We love the beaches up there too. Sounds like you are having a ball!!!!! Steve


U.P. Pete    Posted 07-18-2002 at 09:46:20       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Steve,
Our camp is in Wallace, about 20 miles north of
Menominee just of Hwy 41. Not out in the
"boonies", but far enough for the whole family to
enjoy. We just took a road trip acouple of weeks
ago to see more of the U.P. Went to Mackinac
Island , up to the Soo to see the locks, Whitefish
Point, Tahquamenon Falls, Munising, Ishpeming(the
"Yooper" store), and some other, smaller
waterfalls. Great time!!
Pete


Steve L in INDIANA    Posted 07-18-2002 at 20:13:51       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Pete,
I lived on Mackinac Island in 1972 (when I was 18) to go to college when Rex Humbard, the television evangelist, had a school there. It sure is a great place, isn't it? I know the falls area, too, since I have a sister who lives near there. I am an English teacher here in Indiana.....what do you do? Steve


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