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Ridge Stories: Herding Hens, Powdering Pigs, and Other Recollections from a Boyhood in the Driftless

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Author: Gary Jones
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208 pages. 5.5 x 8.5"
ISBN: 9780870209239
Publication Date: Fall 2019
Published by Wisconsin Historical Society Press

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By Gary Jones

Straight talk from up on the farm.

Raised on a small dairy farm in the Driftless Area in the mid-twentieth century, Gary Jones gets real about his rural roots. In this collection of interrelated stories, Jones writes with plainspoken warmth and irreverence about farm, family, and folks on the ridge.

Readers will meet Gramp Jones, whose over-sized overalls saved him from losing a chunk of flesh to an irate sow; the young one-room-school teacher who helped the kids make sled jumps at recess; Charlotte, the lawn-mowing sheep who once ended up in the living room; Victor the pig-cutter, who learned his trade from folk tradition rather than vet school; and other colorful characters of the ridge. Often humorous and occasionally touching, Jones's essays paint a vivid picture that will entertain city and country folk alike.


By Gary Jones

Straight talk from up on the farm.

Raised on a small dairy farm in the Driftless Area in the mid-twentieth century, Gary Jones gets real about his rural roots. In this collection of interrelated stories, Jones writes with plainspoken warmth and irreverence about farm, family, and folks on the ridge.

Readers will meet Gramp Jones, whose over-sized overalls saved him from losing a chunk of flesh to an irate sow; the young one-room-school teacher who helped the kids make sled jumps at recess; Charlotte, the lawn-mowing sheep who once ended up in the living room; Victor the pig-cutter, who learned his trade from folk tradition rather than vet school; and other colorful characters of the ridge. Often humorous and occasionally touching, Jones's essays paint a vivid picture that will entertain city and country folk alike.


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Publication Year2019
Page Count208
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PublisherWisconsin Historical Society Press
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978-0-87020-923-9

Publication Year2019
Page Count208
Illustrations
Format/BindingPaperback
Trim Size5.5 x 8.5 inches
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