Homesteaders Hopes: Taming the Wild Prairie

Homesteaders Hopes: Taming the Wild Prairie Author Larry Odin Opseth
ISBN-10 9781521118825
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Publisher Independently published
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Homesteading the unbroken buffalo grass Great Plains in the late 1800s wasn’t for the weak or fainthearted. Settlers like my grandparents arrived with little more than hope and the promise of free land. They fought snow, forty degrees below zero temperatures, and blizzards that lasted for days. They suffered through the summer heat, untimely droughts, prairie fires, grasshoppers, exploitation by the railroads and the crooked politicians. Homesteaders came from all over including the flood of European Immigrants. They set up their own society with the strangers who happened to homestead next to them. Working together was essential for survival. Many of them failed or died trying. These were hard working folk who knew if they failed they could starve and lose everything. Theirs are the stories that were repeated by the thousand-fold. Those Homesteaders were hardworking, determined people who had successes and failures and endured the Great Depression and the dust bowl of the Dirty Thirties that forever changed the landscape of that rural society. Many of my family and friends will recognize some of the people, places, and stories in this novel even though I have changed the names and places to protect their privacy.



Women of the Frontier

Women of the Frontier Author Brandon Marie Miller
ISBN-10 9781613740002
Release 2013-02-01
Pages 256
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In 1849 Luzena Wilson set out for California in a covered wagon with her husband and two little boys, hungry to join the tide of gold seekers. Like thousands of others, Luzena undertook the nearly 2,000 mile journey to an unknown land, where she'd rise from flood and fire, a survivor of the wild frontier. From months on the trail to life in a sod hut, western women adapted to their new lives and found beauty in the rugged, often dangerous landscape. They helped tame the Wild West as they farmed, ranched, kept shops, founded libraries and churches, staffed schools, and won the right to vote. Using journal entries and letters home, author Brandon Marie Miller lets the women speak for themselves in tales of courage, enduring spirit, and adventure. Meet women such as homesteader Miriam Colt, entrepreneur Clara Brown, army wife Frances Grummond, naturalist Martha Maxwell, missionary Narcissa Whitman, and political rabble-rouser Mary Lease. Women of the Frontier also recounts the impact pioneers had on those who were already living in the region. As white settlers gobbled up the lands of Native Americans and people of Spanish descent, the clash of cultures brought pain to many including Rachel Plummer and Cynthia Ann Parker, and spearheaded the work of Susette la Flesche and Sarah Winnemucca, who fought the government's treatment of American Indians.



Animals

Animals Author
ISBN-10 UIUC:30112005742199
Release 1917
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Animals has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Animals also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Animals book for free.



Our Dumb Animals

Our Dumb Animals Author George Thorndike Angell
ISBN-10 OSU:32435063612675
Release 1917
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Our Dumb Animals has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Our Dumb Animals also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Our Dumb Animals book for free.



The Small Scale Poultry Flock

The Small Scale Poultry Flock Author Harvey Ussery
ISBN-10 9781603583671
Release 2011-10-07
Pages 416
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The most comprehensive guide to date on raising all-natural poultry for the small-scale farmer, homesteader, and professional grower. The Small-Scale Poultry Flock offers a practical and integrative model for working with chickens and other domestic fowl, based entirely on natural systems. Readers will find information on growing (and sourcing) feed on a small scale, brooding (and breeding) at home, and using poultry as insect and weed managers in the garden and orchard. Ussery's model presents an entirely sustainable system that can be adapted and utilized in a variety of scales, and will prove invaluable for beginner homesteaders, growers looking to incorporate poultry into their farm, or poultry farmers seeking to close their loop. Ussery offers extensive information on: The definition of an integrated poultry flock (imitation of natural systems, integrating patterns, and closing the circle) Everything you need to know about your basic chicken (including distinctive points about anatomy and behavior that are critical to management) Extended information on poultry health and holistic health care, with a focus on prevention Planning your flock (flock size, choosing breeds, fowl useful for egg vs. meat production, sourcing stock) How to breed and brood the flock (including breeding for genetic conservation), including the most complete guide to working with broody hens available anywhere Making and mixing your own feed (with tips on equipment, storage, basic ingredients, technique, grinding and mixing) Providing more of the flock's feed from sources grown or self-foraged on the homestead or farm, including production of live protein feeds using earthworms and soldier grubs Using poultry to increase soil fertility, control crop damaging insects, and to make compost-including systems for pasturing and for tillage of cover crops and weeds Recipes for great egg and poultry dishes (including Ussery's famous chicken stock!) And one of the best step-by-step poultry butchering guides available, complete with extensive illustrative photos. No other book on raising poultry takes an entirely whole-systems approach, or discusses producing homegrown feed and breeding in such detail. This is a truly invaluable guide that will lead farmers and homesteaders into a new world of self-reliance and enjoyment.



Heritage of the Great Plains

Heritage of the Great Plains Author
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105131537164
Release 2003
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Red River Valley Historical Review

Red River Valley Historical Review Author
ISBN-10 WISC:89065986598
Release 1974
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Red River Valley Historical Review has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Red River Valley Historical Review also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Red River Valley Historical Review book for free.



Taming Wildflowers

Taming Wildflowers Author Miriam Goldberger
ISBN-10 0985562269
Release 2014-03-04
Pages 194
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Easily cultivate wildflowers in your own garden...and have a year-after-year supply of gorgeous flowers at your fingertips. Wildflower farmer and floral designer Miriam Goldberger is here to show you how.



The Land Breakers

The Land Breakers Author John Ehle
ISBN-10 9781590177945
Release 2014-11-25
Pages 368
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Set deep in the Appalachian wilderness between the years of 1779 and 1784, The Land Breakers is a saga like the Norse sagas or the book of Genesis, a story of first and last things, of the violence of birth and death, of inescapable sacrifice and the faltering emergence of community. Mooney and Imy Wright, twenty-one, former indentured servants, long habituated to backbreaking work but not long married, are traveling west. They arrive in a no-account settlement in North Carolina and, on impulse, part with all their savings to acquire a patch of land high in the mountains. With a little livestock and a handful of crude tools, they enter the mountain world—one of transcendent beauty and cruel necessity—and begin to make a world of their own. Mooney and Imy are the first to confront an unsettled country that is sometimes paradise and sometimes hell. They will soon be followed by others. John Ehle is a master of the American language. He has an ear for dialogue and an eye for nature and a grasp of character that have established The Land Breakers as one of the great fictional reckonings with the making of America.



Raising Goats Naturally

Raising Goats Naturally Author Deborah Niemann
ISBN-10 9781550925432
Release 2013-09-23
Pages 304
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Produce your own milk, cheese, meat, fiber, fertilizer and more



Humanities

Humanities Author
ISBN-10 UCBK:C054549276
Release 1996
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Humanities has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Humanities also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Humanities book for free.



The Big Burn

The Big Burn Author Timothy Egan
ISBN-10 0547416865
Release 2009-10-19
Pages 336
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National Book Award–winner Timothy Egan turns his historian's eye to the largest-ever forest fire in America and offers an epic, cautionary tale for our time. On the afternoon of August 20, 1910, a battering ram of wind moved through the drought-stricken national forests of Washington, Idaho, and Montana, whipping the hundreds of small blazes burning across the forest floor into a roaring inferno that jumped from treetop to ridge as it raged, destroying towns and timber in the blink of an eye. Forest rangers had assembled nearly ten thousand men to fight the fires, but no living person had seen anything like those flames, and neither the rangers nor anyone else knew how to subdue them. Egan recreates the struggles of the overmatched rangers against the implacable fire with unstoppable dramatic force, and the larger story of outsized president Teddy Roosevelt and his chief forester, Gifford Pinchot, that follows is equally resonant. Pioneering the notion of conservation, Roosevelt and Pinchot did nothing less than create the idea of public land as our national treasure, owned by every citizen. Even as TR's national forests were smoldering they were saved: The heroism shown by his rangers turned public opinion permanently in favor of the forests, though it changed the mission of the forest service in ways we can still witness today. This e-book includes a sample chapter of SHORT NIGHTS OF THE SHADOW CATCHER.



A Place Called Winter

A Place Called Winter Author Patrick Gale
ISBN-10 9781472205322
Release 2015-03-24
Pages 400
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** Shortlisted for the Costa Novel Award 2015 ** If you've never read a Patrick Gale, stop now and pick up the Sunday Times Top Ten hardback and paperback bestseller, A PLACE CALLED WINTER - picked for the BBC Radio 2 Simon Mayo Book Club and the Waterstones Book Club. To find yourself, sometimes you must lose everything. A shy but privileged elder son, Harry Cane has followed convention at every step. Even the beginnings of an illicit, dangerous affair do little to shake the foundations of his muted existence - until the shock of discovery and the threat of arrest force him to abandon his wife and child and sign up for emigration to Canada. Remote and unforgiving, his allotted homestead in a place called Winter is a world away from the golden suburbs of turn-of-the-century Edwardian England. And yet it is here, isolated in a seemingly harsh landscape, under the threat of war and madness that the fight for survival will reveal in Harry an inner strength and capacity for love beyond anything he has ever known before.



Farmer Minnesota Ed

Farmer  Minnesota Ed  Author
ISBN-10 MINN:31951D00212374K
Release 1902
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Farmer Minnesota Ed has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Farmer Minnesota Ed also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Farmer Minnesota Ed book for free.



Brokeback Mountain

Brokeback Mountain Author Annie Proulx
ISBN-10 9780743275309
Release 2005
Pages 55
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The friendship between Ennis del Mar and Jack Twist, two cowboys, evolves into an intimate relationship while they are working together as a herder and camp tender, sharing a bond that spans many years and frequent separations.



Our McCoy family history

Our McCoy family history Author
ISBN-10 WISC:89061965059
Release 1989
Pages 256
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Our McCoy family history has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Our McCoy family history also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Our McCoy family history book for free.



O Pioneers

O Pioneers Author Willa Cather
ISBN-10 UOM:39015005089597
Release 1913
Pages 306
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On the Banks of Plum Creek

On the Banks of Plum Creek Author Laura Ingalls Wilder
ISBN-10 9780062484062
Release 2016-03-08
Pages 352
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The fourth book in Laura Ingalls Wilder’s treasured Little House series, and the recipient of a Newbery Honor—now available as an ebook! This digital version features Garth Williams’s classic illustrations, which appear in vibrant full color on a full-color device and in rich black-and-white on all other devices. The adventures of Laura Ingalls and her family continue as they leave the prairie and travel in their covered wagon to Walnut Grove, Minnesota. Here they settle in a new home made of sod beside the banks of Plum Creek. Soon Pa builds a wonderful new little house with real glass windows and a hinged door. Laura and her sister Mary go to school, help with the chores, and fish in the creek. At night everyone listens to the merry music of Pa's fiddle. Misfortunes come in the form of a grasshopper plague and a terrible blizzard, but the pioneer family works hard together to overcome these challenges. The nine Little House books are inspired by Laura’s own childhood and have been cherished by generations of readers as both a unique glimpse into America’s frontier history and as heartwarming, unforgettable stories. Correlates to the Common Core State Standards in English Language Arts