Books I'm Reading

Currently Reading

The Ultimate Book of Homeschooling Ideas
Linda Dobson

The Day Before America
William H.  MacLeish

A Journal of the Seasons on an Ozark Farm
By Leonard Hall

Nuts and Bolts of the Past
A History of American Technology, 1776 - 1860
By David Freeman Hawke

To Read List

Albert Nobbs
By George Moore

I wish I could give my son a wild raccoon
Edited by Eliot Wigginton

Small World Long Gone
By Avis Carlson

Recent Reads

How We Die
Reflections on Life's Final Chapter
By Sherwin B. Nuland

Discipline without Stress Purnishments or Rewards
Dr. Marvin Marshall

Country Matters
The Pleasures and Tribulations of Moving from a Big City of an Old Country Farmhouse
By Michael Korda

In the Heart of the Sea
The Tragedy of the Whaleship Essex
By Nathaniel Philbrick

Pioneer Woman
Voices from the Kansas Frontier
By Joanna L. Stratton

Folks, This Ain't Normal
A Farmer's Advice for Happier Hens, Healthier People, and a Better World
By Joel Salatin

The Generous Years
Remembrances of a Frontier Boyhood
By Chet Huntley

The Worst Hard Time:
The Untold Story of Those Who Survived the Great American Dust Bowl
By Timothy Egan

Sod and Stubble
By John Ise


  1. I have read Pioneer Woman. I like Joanna Stratton very much.

  2. If you and especially Paul find some time you will like "One Second After". When you are finished you will be glad you live where you do!

    1. Paul read it....honestly, I've been "avoiding" it because although there's probably some good info. in there I'm taking a break from those books for a little bit....gets me angry/depressed.

  3. I saw the movie "Albert Nobbs" first and then sought out the book. This was an instance where I thought the movie was much better. But at the end of both, my reaction was . . . Whoa! (Whoa as in "Oh, my!" Totally believable, but intrinsically sad.)