For Link, haying lasted a week.
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For Tom, haying lasted the whole dang summer. I hayed the day I got there; I hayed the day I left. Uff da. But then their pioneer farm was mostly for grain. The milk they produced went into butter. Fluid milk needs daily pickup which means having a decent road system and the county equipment to keep those roads in good order. That would take a few generations to accomplish. Iowa roads always were something of a joke; even when I was a kid.
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Page here I will give Mr. One rule of life for sure; whether in the field or on the factory floor; that harder the work; the less it pays.
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On page , Hamlin manages to conflate tigers with Africa; this during a discussion of geography and schooling. Then again; it was Iowa.
This is getting a bit long-winded but on page , during a visit of the Sun Prairie school to the Glover school, at recess, the boys engage in wrestling contests. Having defeated the big lug once, Rance had decided to have no more to do with the mentally unhinged monster. It finally came down to Rance having to pull a knife on the goon. The thing is; nothing is made of Rance having drawn a knife to defend himself. And once more, we find ourselves in Iowa. This is, no doubt, in reference to the second wave of Norwegians that was experienced at the turn of the century.
They had come down through Quebec, Canada; then through the Great Lakes; and then the land trek to their new home on the frontier. Lard sandwiches fueled many a workday. Jun 30, Jan rated it really liked it.
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About Hamlin Garland. Hamlin Garland.
From wikipedia: Hannibal Hamlin Garland September 14, — March 4, was an American novelist, poet, essayist, and short story writer. He is best known for his fiction involving hard-working Midwestern farmers.
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The boy was named after Hannibal Hamlin, then candidate for vice-president under Abraham Lincoln. He lived on various Midwestern farms throughout his young life, but settled in Boston, Massachusetts, in to pursue a career in writing. He read diligently in the public library there. His first success came in with Main-Traveled Roads, a collection of short stories inspired by his days on the farm.
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