Autobiography of a Farm Boy

But as the stumps rotted away the soil changed in character and the farmer
learned to construct iron - toothed harrows that were more efficient . Let me
remark here that working farmers were the original inventors of nearly every
agricultural ...

Author: Isaac Phillips Roberts

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 9780801475498

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 209

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This autobiography of the first Dean of the College of Agriculture at Cornell University offers an unconventional account of farm life in New York and the Middle West during the nineteenth century, and of the difficulties attendant upon building up a vital and progressive agricultural college. Born in Seneca County, New York, in 1833, Isaac Phillips Roberts emigrated west?first to Indiana, where he worked as a carpenter until he was able to buy a farm, and taught school during the winters; then, in 1862, to Mount Pleasant, Iowa, in a pioneer wagon with his wife, Margaret, and daughter. In 1869, he became the Superindent of the Farm and Secretary of the Board of Trustees of the Iowa Agricultural College at Ames, where he soon became Professor of Agriculture. In 1873, he returned to New York to take a similar position at Cornell University; shortly thereafer, he was made Dean of the Faculty of Agriculture and Director of the Experiment Station. During his thirty years of service in Ithaca, he wrote voluminously on agricultural subjects, and after his retirement, penned Autobiography of a Farm Boy, initially published in 1916, reissued by Cornell University Press in 1946, and now made available in paperback. He died in Palo Alto, California, in 1928.

Farm Boy

He took a pin from his shirt collar, a piece of string from his hip pocket, and cut a
willow twig with his jackknife while Guy hustled around with his hat catching
grasshoppers. More than ever, Harlan admired these farm boys who always had
the ...

Author: Phil Stong

Publisher: eNet Press

ISBN: 1618867725


Page: 53

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As a nine-year old city boy travels from Des Moines, Iowa by train to visit his grandfather's farm in the early 1900s, he imagines how he will impress his cousins ― with stories of skyscrapers and trolley cars, automobiles and the Union Park Zoo, Ingersoll Amusement Park, and the Capitol ― things he thinks might dazzle farm boys. However, as his cousins and his grandfather introduce him to country life, the eyes that are dazzled become his own. The Iowa Kids 1910 series is a collection of three unforgettable stories -- humorously captured and simply told. Farm Boy, High Waters, No-Sitch the Hound.

Farm Boy

“Father was just a farm boy when the war broke out: fourteen, that's all. Like me,
he didn't get a lot of schooling. He never reckoned much to schooling and that.
He said you could learn most of what was worth knowing from keeping your eyes

Author: Michael Morpurgo

Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

ISBN: 0545450152

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 80

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Farm Boy is the heartwarming sequel to War Horse, the beloved novel that has been made into a hit play and a major motion picture. For years, Joey was a war horse, pulling ambulance carts and artillery through the battlefields of World War I. When he finally returned home to Albert and the farm, he was treated like a hero. But his adventures had only just begun. Now, generations later, Albert's son loves to tell his own grandson stories about the remarkable horse. He tells him of Joey's feats in the war, and of the time when the family risked everything betting that Joey could win a daring race. As he tells the stories, he slowly reveals a shameful secret--a secret that he's kept to himself for years. This charming book speaks to the bond between generations, and captures the spirit of rural life and the love of horses.

Farm Boy

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Author: Joyce Gibbons

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1477165452

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 38

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The little farm boy always helped his daddy with all of the farming chores. One day while getting up the cows to be milked, he tied two cows tails together just to see what they would do. Turns out it wasn’t nearly as funny as he first thought when one cow pulled so hard that she pulled the other cows tail plum off. During the whole milking process, the little farm boy was in a tizzy, worried that his daddy would find out what he had done.

Farm Boy

Author: Jim Beezley

Publisher: Trafford Publishing

ISBN: 1425123198


Page: 341

View: 881

Remember when? Jake does. Share in his enlightenment about who he really is as opposed to who he thought other people thought he was. Turn a page and enjoy!

Kill the Farm Boy

Remember how I sent you out on an errand to find a certain farm boy who
thought he was The Osen-chay Oneway, and you were supposed to bring me his
ill-stay eatingbay eart-hey?” Poltro looked befuddled and in profound need of

Author: Kevin Hearne

Publisher: Del Rey

ISBN: 1524797758

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

View: 240

In an irreverent new series in the tradition of Monty Python, the bestselling authors of the Iron Druid Chronicles and Star Wars: Phasma reinvent fantasy, fairy tales, and floridly written feast scenes. “Ranks among the best of Christopher Moore and Terry Pratchett.”—Chuck Wendig “When you put two authors of this high caliber together, expect fireworks. Or at least laughs. What a hoot!”—Terry Brooks Once upon a time, in a faraway kingdom, a hero, the Chosen One, was born . . . and so begins every fairy tale ever told. This is not that fairy tale. There is a Chosen One, but he is unlike any One who has ever been Chosened. And there is a faraway kingdom, but you have never been to a magical world quite like the land of Pell. There, a plucky farm boy will find more than he’s bargained for on his quest to awaken the sleeping princess in her cursed tower. First there’s the Dark Lord, who wishes for the boy’s untimely death . . . and also very fine cheese. Then there’s a bard without a song in her heart but with a very adorable and fuzzy tail, an assassin who fears not the night but is terrified of chickens, and a mighty fighter more frightened of her sword than of her chain-mail bikini. This journey will lead to sinister umlauts, a trash-talking goat, the Dread Necromancer Steve, and a strange and wondrous journey to the most peculiar “happily ever after” that ever once-upon-a-timed. Praise for Kill the Farm Boy “A rollicking fantasy adventure that upends numerous genre tropes in audacious style . . . a laugh-out-loud-funny fusion of Monty Python–esque humor and whimsy à la Terry Pratchett’s Discworld.”—Kirkus Reviews “Dawson and Hearne’s reimagining of a traditional fairy tale is reminiscent of William Goldman’s The Princess Bride and William Steig’s Shrek! Irreverent, funny, and full of entertaining wordplay, this will keep readers guessing until the end.”—Library Journal “Will have you laughing out loud until strangers begin to look at you oddly.”—SyFy “A smart comedy . . . nuanced, complicated, and human.”—Tordotcom “[Delilah Dawson and Kevin Hearne] make fun of the typical ‘white male power fantasies,’ and in that, they succeed, with their heroes all characters of color and/or falling somewhere under the LGBTQ umbrella.”—Publishers Weekly

Farm Boy s Dream

... let me know about when it was. I gather the props were still clear of the 101

Author: John O. Jacobs

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1477152911

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 118

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My vision of flying started with C. Lindberg flying solo across the Atlantic and the pictures of him landing in France at night, I believe. I believe there was also a fellow by the name of Chamberln not sure of the spelling on his name who had planned the same trip, but Lindberg beat him to it; I believe he was from Iowa. And then there was Col. Roscoe Turner, who held world s speed record at, I believe it was, 300 mph sometime in the early thirties. And then there was Wily Post one-eyed pilot, who, with Will Rogers, a humorist from Oklahoma, attempted a round-the-world flight and crashed; and both were killed in Alaska. And then the China Clipper on its maiden flight John Music I used to; believe me. And then there was Amelia Earhart. Flying was in my blood, until I did not get to attend high school; so my flying dreams went out the window, knowing that I would need all the education to get there. So WW II came along, and as you see, my dream did come true to come out of service and to be qualified to fly any aircraft that was being flown in the world. And now you would wonder: why would anyone pass up an opportunity such as that? Good question . . . you were allowed only twenty hours a week flying time . . . free time that bothered me; being a farmer, we had no free time to speak of. There was nothing more boring than flying hours on end with nothing to look at. It was not boring on the way to a target but on the way back to base five hours of blue sky and water. We did not fly every day, maybe three missions a week. There was no recreation down there, believe me. Since I was the youngest, it was expected of me to take care of my parents on the farm.

Iowa Farm Boy

It was not to be, unfortunately. I trailed the buck all the way through our woods
and he ran down our lane almost to our farm buildings. He then jumped our fence
and continued south to the protection of our state park, which was about two
miles ...

Author: Edward C. Kramer

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1462806171

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 126

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Ed Kramer was born and raised on an Iowa farm during the last half of the 1930’s. He was the youngest of four brothers, so they had a profound effect, in so many ways, on his early life. He attended a rural, one-room, country school for the first eight years of his life. He describes, in detail, what a typical country school looked like, and how it functioned. Many younger people today have no idea what it was like to have only one teacher for their first eight grades. The idea of having all eight grades in a one-room school-house boggles their minds even further! Ed thoroughly enjoyed his farm experiences. He grew up in a difficult era of our country. He points out that the concept of the “good ole days” was not all true. Hardships and dangers abounded around every corner. Farming was a dangerous business. However, along with the dangers and hardships, there were so many fun and exciting times. Ed vividly describes threshing time on the farm. Many of the older generations will be able to relate to Ed’s stories. Ed loved the outdoors and nature. He learned to adapt to, and live with, the outdoors and nature. Ed understood the need for mankind to appreciate the importance of both in our lives and the impact they leave on all of us. This was very evident in his outdoor hobbies and experiences. What was it like to transition from country school to high school - going from a small school to a large school, and from a class size of four to one with thirty-two? What impact did sports have on Ed’s life? So many teachers! What an adjustment that he had to make! So many important decisions had to be made, and so little time. Life seemed to be moving fast now. Ed wanted to let his readers know what went through his mind, as he tried to cope with the many options available, in steering the future course for him. Should he listen to his brother’s advice? Should he follow in his brother’s footsteps? What process did he use to arrive at a decision? College was another phase of Ed‘s life. He had to decide what would be his major. What did he really want to do later in life? Again, so many more teachers, subjects and larger class size. It seemed like each phase of his life was on such a higher level. How did he feel having a brother as his professor? Did that help or hurt their relationship? He understands that each person has a different vision of what college would be like. He tries to point out some mistakes he made in college, so that others may avoid them. Ed was fortunate to have had summer employment that paid his way through many of his college years. He understood that the cost of attending college was much less during his era. However, for his family, the cost was high. His summer employment happened to be in the forest service. That gave him the opportunity to extend his horizons. It meant going out on his own to execute, or perform, what he had learned in his earlier years. Now he could put his good Iowa work ethic to good use. He learned that hard work, patience and perseverance paid off. He accepted new responsibilites and assumed a leadership role that he never experienced before. Decisions are a part of everyday life. One of Ed’s most important decisions was to enter the military service. He tries to point out to his readers what a man or woman has to go through in the military. There will be good and bad days, as there are in any part of life. He mentioned before, that each phase of his life meant reaching out further to a higher level. Each phase prepared him for the next level. Each phase was a steppingstone to greater things to come. Ed wants his readers to understand that, even though growing up today is a lot different than when he grew up, there still are many similarities. Developing a good work ethic is still paramount today. Religious faith was important to

A Farm Boy in the Rain

I remember on Grampa's farm pigweed, ragweed, and mustard were particularly
evil-acting weeds. I discovered early on as a farm boy that there are two things a
farm boy can never get away from: pulling weeds and picking up stone from the ...

Author: Robert Brown

Publisher: Page Publishing Inc

ISBN: 164350942X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 218

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A Farm Boy in the Rain is Robert Brown’s uplifting memoir of a poor farm boy who stood in the rain weeping at the hand fortune had dealt him, but who actually went on to have an interesting and fruitful life. It is a true story of how he met and overcame many daunting challenges in his life including devastating blindness. It is a story of the many people he met and worked with over the years, what he saw, and what he accomplished. Robert wrote this book from memory while in his eighties, being totally blind for over thirty years. The story starts with a description of his childhood years. As a child he witnessed the death of a beloved grandparent and the destruction of his family, agonizing sickness, and finally rescue. Throughout the book, he tries to show how miracles always accompanied the events in his life. He describes in detail what he saw and heard in those years, that slipped by rapidly — the years of economic depression, World War II, the fifties, the sixties, and all the remaining decades of the twentieth century. A Farm Boy in the Rain is an uplifting story of determination and perseverance.

The Adventures of a Tennessee Farm Boy

A Journey from the Farm to the Courtroom Allen Shoffner. store located on the
east side of the ... Some of the young farm boys had fun experimenting with ideas
and subjects not taught in school. Of course, one popular subject was sex, ...

Author: Allen Shoffner

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1468562886

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 118

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The Adventures of a Tennessee Farm Boy, is a true story about a farm boy growing up on a farm in rural Middle Tennessee and making the journey from the farm to the courtroom, where he was active in trial and appellate practice of law for more than fifty-six years. The author honors people who have been a positive influence in his life and shares with reader true stories about his life on the farm and in the courtroom.

A Farm Boy s Journey

... humor to be able to endure what it took to succeed. Dear mother and dad, I
salute you. Thank God you had a lot of determination, intestinal fortitude or just
plain guts to do it. What man can think, man can do. What 27 A Farm Boy's

Author: Bud Veer

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1434391418

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 224

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Farm Boy Comes to the City

The farm routine growing up on the farm. After I finished grade 10 in 1951, I was
fifteen years old. My dad said to me, “You, being the oldest, you will have to go
and find a job.” Remember, I'm a very shy farm kid, never mixed much except with

Author: Herman Witt

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1462872468

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 109

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After having had the disire to a write a book on my life for years but felt I should wait for the right time. I had no writing experience or special ability in writing skills. English wasn't one of my strong points in school, and my computor skills were limited. One thing I did know and leaned on very strongly and that was, with God all things are possible. So in Dec. 2010 I felt the time had come where I should go ahead with the project which I did. Looking back now on how well it went I believe the Lord wanted me to write this book and give Him the Honor and Glory for having helped me to make this a success. I had a strong desire to thank Him for what He has done in my journey in life. So as you read or have read remember that I could not have succeeded without the Lord's help. So this can apply to your life as well. God Bless.

Always a Farm Boy

A very good pig farmer told me about nettle tea, he was one of the 'old school'
and I learned quite a lot from him. I recall calling at a farm in Kent, with a view to
doing some veterinary business. As I drove in there was a sign saying 'Beware of

Author: David Pullen


ISBN: 1312005513



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A Farm Boy Sees the World

As a boy, I grew up in a German household among German immigrants who had
recently emigrated to America in 1927. Since we lived on a farm shortly after my
birth in Syracuse, New York, the rural isolation, the language, the interaction with

Author: Donald F. Megnin

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1465318399

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 202

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This story about a farm boy who for the first time is really exposed to the world as he had never envisioned it to be, but grew up fascinated by the variety and unique types of people whom he has encountered over the course of his lifetime. Obviously, a great deal has been left out or omitted: some intentionally, and some inadvertently. The aging mind begins to remember people, places and events which have had a lasting impact as the years have gone by. Ive no doubt left out some very salient points which others may remember, but I have forgotten. I also, however, have remembered events people and places which some persons may have preferred to forget. Hence, as time goes by those whose lives have had the greatest impact upon my own life may already be among those who have gone on while the rest of us await our own end one of these years.

Small Farm Big Farm Boy

... stung with every raindrop. I got to my feet without feeling too wobbly, and had a
look around. I was about thirty yards from the shed where. E. we'd tried to take
shelter. There was nothing left of 121 Small Farm, Big Farmboy Chapter Eight .

Author: U. M. Lassiter

Publisher: Devine Destinies

ISBN: 1771114363

Category: Fiction


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High schooler Alex Johnson suddenly finds himself a muscle teen titan, thanks to a strange genetic treatment his late father gave him to save his life as an infant. As a shy, often awkward young man with Aspergers, can he adjust to now being likely the biggest, strongest man alive? Perhaps ever? Fortunately, Alex has a hot new boyfriend to stand by him as he tries to navigate quickly changing relationships with his friends. What Alex and Ryan donêt know is that their lives are about to take an ominous turn. Will Alex be able to take the bull by the horns?

Farm Boys

Afterword INTHE COURSE of working on the Gay Farm Boys Project, I happened
upon a book titled Farm Boy, by Archie Lieberman,1 A photographer for Look
magazine, Lieberman became acquainted with a farm family in northwestern ...

Author: Will Fellows

Publisher: Univ of Wisconsin Press

ISBN: 9780299150839

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 360

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Homosexuality is often seen as a purely urban experience, far removed from rural and small-town life. Farm Boys undermines that cliche by telling the stories of more than three dozen gay men, ranging in age from 24 to 84, who grew up in farm families in the midwestern United States. Whether painful, funny, or matter-of-fact, these plain-spoken accounts will move and educate any reader, gay or not, from farm or city. “When I was fifteen, the milkman who came to get our milk was beautiful. This is when I was really getting horny to do something with another guy. I waited every day for him to come. I couldn’t even talk to him, couldn’t think of anything to say. I just stood there, watching him, wondering if he knew why.”—Henry Bauer, Minnesota “When I go back home, I feel a real connection with the land—a tremendous feeling, spiritual in a way. It makes me want to go out into a field and take my shoes off and put my feet right on the dirt, establish a real physical connection with that place. I get homesick a lot, but I don’t know if I could ever go back there and live. It’s not the kind of place that would welcome me if I lived openly, the way that I would like to live. I would be shunned.”—Martin Scherz, Nebraska “If there is a checklist to see if your kid is queer, I must have hit every one of them—all sorts of big warning signs. I was always interested in a lot of the traditional queen things—clothes, cooking, academics, music, theater. A farm boy listening to show tunes? My parents must have seen it coming.”—Joe Shulka, Wisconsin “My favorite show when I was growing up was ‘The Waltons’. The show’s values comforted me, and I identified with John-Boy, the sensitive son who wanted to be a writer. He belonged there on the mountain with his family, yet he sensed that he was different and that he was often misunderstood. Sometimes I still feel like a misfit, even with gay people.”—Connie Sanders, Illinois “Agriculture is my life. I like working with farm people, although they don’t really understand me. When I retire I want the word to get out [that I’m gay] to the people I’ve worked with—the dairy producers, the veterinarians, the feed salesmen, the guys at the co-ops. They’re going to be shocked, but their eyes are going to be opened.”—James Heckman, Indiana