As New. 4to-over 9¾"-12" tall. "GROWING ON GOOD LAND is based on a journal the author kept during the years 1950-52 when she and her husband purchased a Minnesota farm and moved from Northern Iowa. The soil was deep and rich, but in desperate need of tile to drain the sloughs and potholes that dotted half the farm. Dilapidated turn-of-the century buildings needed immediate attention. A month of blizzards followed their move in March 1951. They had left their two toddlers with their grandparents for three days but the stay turned into four snowy weeks, Wthout telephone or mail and usually snowed in, they began to paint long neglected walls, putty windows, and sand floors. They contended with antiquated buildings during blizzards outdoors, feeding and caring for milk cows and bred sows in neglected and run down barns. At last on Easter morning, weather permittedf the Mett grandparents to bring the children to their Minnesota home. During those hectic years they cleared away overgrown trees, fenced fields, began a major tiling operation, and their son was born. In 1954 Margaret resumed teaching English in Comfrey, Minnesota, while Morris kept their two pre-schoolers with him most of the time while choring or working on the farm. She reflects on the thriving small town of Comfrey, rearing a family, her teaching career, and women at work. Margaret evaluates the evolution of Minnesota farming and small towns. Above all, she exudes love of the landm gardens, teaching, and family." This book has 267 pages and is illustrated throughout. Overall, this is an AS NEW copy of this VERY SCARCE title.
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