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Farm, Ranch & Rural

Writing about farming or ranching, or rural life everything written from blogs to poetry, fiction onward.  Share here and join us whether you live it or wish to.

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Any favorite books with Farm, Ranch, Rural setting?

Started by Shanyn Silinski. Last reply by Kate Powell Nov 30, 2013. 3 Replies

Thanks for asking this question Patricia... I'd have to say that some of John Sandford's books really cover their rural area well, as do Stephen Hunter's books with the Swagger family.  Louis l'Amour…Continue

AUTUMN--INSPIRATION?

Started by Patricia A. McGoldrick. Last reply by Deborah Armstrong Nov 4, 2011. 3 Replies

Autumn seems to put a timer onto everyday work on a farm.With colder temperatures, everything becomes more immediate.There is only so much time left to plough that field or harvest the corn.Weather…Continue

Tags: Anne, McGoldrick, Patricia, WEATHER, IN

SPRING ON THE FARM!

Started by Patricia A. McGoldrick. Last reply by Patricia A. McGoldrick Mar 23, 2011. 4 Replies

Any thoughts about the coming of spring?When I was growing up, it seemed that the farm came alive in the spring.Sure there was a lot of snow melting and muddy days but there was a renewed sense of…Continue

Tags: spring, rural

Poetry Challenge: Winter Farm Morning

Started by Shanyn Silinski. Last reply by Patricia A. McGoldrick Feb 26, 2011. 3 Replies

Can you write a poem, in three to five stanzas, about a winter morning on the farm?  Would love to see your words!  If you aren't a poet, give it a try! Sample: Crisp and cold morning sun,bare limb'd…Continue

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Comment by Brenda McClain on February 21, 2011 at 8:19am
Hi Shanyn!  I bet that was fun.  We had cows, beef cattle -- Herefords -- but I didn't show.
Comment by Shanyn Silinski on February 20, 2011 at 8:55pm
Brenda! We did 4-H but it was showing horses, a lot of fun though.
Comment by Deborah Armstrong on February 19, 2011 at 12:12pm
Ladies, I am in awe of your websites.
Comment by Brenda McClain on February 19, 2011 at 11:25am
Hello Good Folks!  So wonderful to meet up with you all here and read about what you're writing/doing.  As for me, I'm writing a novel about a time-honored rural experience, 4-H boys and girls feeding out steers for the big show and sale.  Beyond it all, it's a story about maternal love.  I grew up on a farm in SC.  http://www.brenmcclain.com
Comment by Deborah Vogts on February 19, 2011 at 9:33am
Yep, I grew up on a farm and my husband and I now live on some of my grandpa's farmland. We have horses and crops.
Comment by Shanyn Silinski on February 19, 2011 at 9:23am

Deborah V - thanks for being here! I'll have to go and check out your books!  Are you originally from ranch country?

 

Thanks for joining us Patricia!

Comment by Deborah Vogts on February 18, 2011 at 9:18pm

I'm so glad to see this group here. I love country life and also write about it in my books. I am an author for Zondervan and have a series of books called Seasons of the Tallgrass, which are contemporary romance stories about a ranching community in the Flint Hills of Kansas. If you'd care to learn more, please visit my profile or my web site: http://www.deborahvogts.com

 

Great to be here! 

Comment by Shanyn Silinski on February 18, 2011 at 8:43pm
We are Deborah!  Yes I share those same peeves.  One thing that gets me is that so many people don't understand that ALL FOOD is farmed!  No one is living on wild plants and animals as a sole source of food, and no one is living on petroleum by products or rocks! LOL...they think the grocery store just magically has food, no idea that it comes from somewhere!
Comment by Deborah Armstrong on February 18, 2011 at 12:56pm
We're practically neighbours! One of my pet peeves is how farmers and farm animals are portrayed in television commercials. Old MacDonald is not the norm anymore and why would a cow say it tastes better with steak sauce. We give farm tours to educate people about how milk is produced. It's surprising how many people don't know that milk comes from a female cow and that 2 per cent milk is 98 per cent fat free.
Comment by Shanyn Silinski on February 18, 2011 at 12:01pm
we are in Eastern Manitoba, right on the edge of the prairies...
 

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