Framed/A Book Review

framed-book-cover

Framed/A Book Review

“You’re Luddites!” my friend from the city accused.  “For farming with horses in this day and age!”

A rooster crowed; the goats grazed on the meadow.  My husband and I had been too absorbed in the work of a small farm to have studied this movement.  “What exactly is a Luddite?” I asked.Read More »

Palawan Story/Caroline Vu

Palawan Story Book Cover

Book Review:   Palawan Story

A novel by Caroline Vu

Published by Deux Voiliers Publishing

1968

I am eight years old and hiding behind a chair in our living room.  My little brother and sister are hiding under a table.  We jump out and shoot our toy guns towards a young man coming down the stairs.  “Bang, bang!  Got you, Chuck!  You want to play with us?”  We smile the smiles of young children.Read More »

My Kingdom for a Horse!

J grounddriving Rosy 1997

My Kingdom for a Horse!

(The continuing adventures of a pair of urbanites who exchanged glitz for country living.)

Driving through the dark towards our small ranch, my husband at the wheel, I shone the flashlight on the page and read:

“The decision to depend on horses or mules in harness for farm work, logging or highway work . . . should not be taken lightly. . . Read More »