I had a book that was a gift from Linda years ago...I read the first part of the book and never got around to finishing it. I suggested that it be a book club read, everyone liked it and I finally got to finish the book!
I give it a 9 out of 10. We were fortunate to connect with the Author who lives in Barnesville Minnesota and he joined us virtually for a very interesting discussion.
It chronicles five farm families in Minnesota and how they make hay.
Thank you Linda for sharing this great book!
One of the authors discussion questions was very thought provoking.
What do you believe to be the FIVE greatest fears of farm children. Rank them one to five.
Here are mine.
Silo Death....sileage fermenting makes a gas either carbon dioxide or nitrogen dioxide that renders you unconscious and death follows.
Grain Auger...will take off a foot or arm
Electric Fence...won't kill you but it really hurts!
Drowning in the stock tank...especially since you were not supposed to play in there.
Animals being injured and hurt
What do you suppose are the biggest fears of kids that live in town?
Here are Far Guy's answers.
Being the last one chosen when they picked sides for a game
Being singled out in the classroom at school
Getting caught smoking or drinking
Loss of parent or family member
Interesting differences between farm kids and town kids.