Item description for Any Dam Fool Can Be A Farmer by Bob Knopes...
What was it like to live, work and play on a small dairy farm durnig the great depression? Here's a first hand account from a farm boy who would later travel the world, but never forgot his childhood years on the family farm in Janesville, Wisconsin. Relive the daily challenges and joys of farm life; technological advances like milking machines, threshers, and indoor plumbing changed the way families lived. From barn burning fires to blinding blizzards, from Model Ts to pickup trucks, from large family gatherings to quiet nights around the radio, this is an intimate look at life on the farm.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9" Width: 6" Height: 0.42" Weight: 0.65 lbs.
Release Date Jun 1, 2005
Publisher Badger Books LLC
ISBN 1932542353 ISBN13 9781932542356
Availability 144 units. Availability accurate as of Oct 21, 2016 09:18.
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A bittersweet and hard-hitting glimpse into what farm life was really like. Dec 5, 2006
An Honorable Mention title of the 2006 Independent Book Publisher Awards, Any Damn Fool Can Be a Farmer: Growing Up on a Wisconsin Farm is the true-life memoir of author Bob Knopes, who matured on a small dairy farm during the lean times of the Great Depression. But even though Knopes' father was wont to stoutly declare "Any damn fool can be a farmer!" the truth was that not just any damn fool could apply the necessary money, time, resources, and 14-hour days of labor to successfully keep a farm solvent. A handful of black-and-white photographs illustrate this touching picture of farm life from barn-burning fires to block-in blizzards, and the remarkable changes wrought by technological advancements such as milking machines, threshers, and indoor plumbing. A bittersweet and hard-hitting glimpse into what farm life was really like.