“The meat of this new book is lovely stories about being a country boy, contemplation about the ways of nature and sage dollops of advice, sometimes delivered with gentle, dry humor. From his thoughts for May: Do nothing in haste, except running away from an angry dog.”
Jerry Apps, bestselling author of Country Wisdom, chronicles a country year through warm-hearted tales of months growing up on a Midwestern dairy farm in the 1940s. Adding aphorisms and the occasional recipe for good measure, he tells of skating on a frozen pond on a moonlit night, driving the hired man’s Model T touring car at the age of 10, recovering from polio by driving a tractor during disking season, and learning to ride bareback on a pony named Ginger. Throughout, Apps is a delightful companion, by turns witty and profound, getting to the heart of the country.