This book is collection of true fall and winter stories about growing up on a small family dairy farm in Wisconsin 40 years ago.
The stories are appropriate for readers of all ages and are stand-alone short stories, which means you can read one, and if you don't get back to the book for a while, you won't have to try to pick up on a plot line.
When I was a kid, I never thought I would end up writing about farm life because small family farms were common and it seemed like everyone lived on a farm. In the last 40 years, Wisconsin -- always known as the "Dairy State"-- has lost about 85 percent of its dairy farms.
Recently I have heard experts on National Public Radio talking about Nature Deficit Disorder. People have become so disconnected with nature, the land, and where our food comes from that they do not realize how important it is to take care of the earth. People have become so disconnected, according to the experts, that they have very little understanding of the life and death cycle and how humans fit into it. So now, more than ever, it is important to try to connect with nature and the land. Remembering our agricultural roots, it seems to me, is one place to start.