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Once Upon A Farm

Author : Rory Feek
ISBN : 9780785216742
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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National Bestseller Sometimes it’s not only what we plant but where we’re planted. Now raising their four-year-old daughter, Indiana, alone, after Joey’s passing, Rory Feek digs deeper into the soil of his life and the unusual choices he and his wife, Joey, made together and the ones he’s making now to lead his family into the future. When Rory Feek and his older daughters moved into a run-down farmhouse almost twenty years ago, he had no idea of the almost fairy-tale love story that was going to unfold on that small piece of Tennessee land . . . and the lessons he and his family would learn along the way. Now two years after Joey’s passing, as Rory takes their four-year-old daughter Indiana’s hand and walks forward into an unknown future, he takes readers on his incredible journey from heartbreak to hope and, ultimately, the kind of healing that comes only through faith. A raw and vulnerable look deeper into Rory’s heart, Once Upon a Farm is filled with powerful stories of love, life, and hope and the insights that one extraordinary, ordinary man in bib overalls has gleamed along the way. As opposed to homesteading, this is instead a book on lifesteading as Rory learns to cultivate faith, love, and fatherhood on a small farm while doing everything, at times, but farming. With frequent stories of his and Joey’s years together, and how those guide his life today, Rory unpacks just what it means to be open to new experiences. “This isn’t a how-to book; it’s more of a how we, or more accurately, how He, God, planted us on a few acres of land and grew something bigger than Joey or I could have ever imagined.”
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Once Upon A Farm

Author : Marie Bradby
ISBN : 0439317665
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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Illustrations and simple rhyming text recall life for an African American family on their farm.
Category: Juvenile Fiction

Once Upon A Farm

Author : Bob Artley
ISBN : 1565547535
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Describes each season of farm life experienced by the author on his farm in Hampton, Iowa during the 1920s and 1930s and illustrates seasonal farm work from spring plowing to fall harvesting.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Once Upon A Christmas

Author : Pamela Tracy
ISBN : 9781459242098
Genre : Fiction
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Raising three sons and running his ranch keeps single dad Jared McCreedy busy from sunup to sundown. Becoming involved with feisty single mom Maggie Tate is not on his to-do list. But he needs her help dealing with his youngest son's learning problem. Like Jared, Maggie doesn't want any romantic complications in her life…especially with a man whose take-charge attitude makes her temper flare—and her pulse race. But the risk of opening her heart is great and she has her daughter to think about. Then again, it is the season for faith and miracles….
Category: Fiction

Once Upon A Sign

Author : Kim Taylor-DiLeva
ISBN : 9781598844764
Genre : Education
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This book shows how integrating American Sign Language (ASL) into story time and other educational programs can benefit and entertain ALL children, whether or not they are hearing impaired, from infancy onward. * Includes 14 complete program ideas appropriate for young learners, from infancy through high school-age patrons (plus parents of babies/toddlers) * More than 200 photos clearly illustrate signs * Resources listed include ASL Books/Media for Adults, ASL Books/Media for Children, and the ASL Manual Alphabet
Category: Education

Once Upon A Place

Author : Kenneth D. Tunnell
ISBN : 9781477180983
Genre : Social Science
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Across the globe, something is amiss. Even pedestrian observation recognizes that rural communities and small towns are fundamentally changing. Local economies, generations-old cultures, and ingrained ways of life are being severely altered. Within the United States, these changes are symbiotically tied to the demise of the family farm. The decline in family farming and -- the so-called “development” of the country-side -- race along unimpeded and, in fact, are aided by public officials and their policies. With these two great and fundamental changes – the downturn in family farming and the general paving of paradise – locally owned and operated small businesses are dying as big-box retailers come to dominate local economies. The “Wal-Marting of rural America” alters the economic and cultural landscape of rural communities and small towns. People are leaving their homes where their families have lived for generations. The exodus of residents, for example, from the Kansas plains and the Ohio Valley is tied to these forces of late modernity. The result: once-quaint hamlets are becoming vastly different places than of only a generation ago. Some of those places simply no longer exist. Living in central Kentucky and as a rural dweller, my community and I likewise are not immune as we are confronted with vast changes. I contemplate their affect on my life, my family, and our shared anxiety about what may come and what might have been. Over the past few years I have set out to document these fundamental shifts within rural Kentucky. I have paid visual attention to the downturn in family farming and to the closing of local businesses, schools, post offices, and churches; to local governments’ difficulties at providing infra-structural resources to financially strapped counties; to the aggressive influx of big-box retail chains; to the decaying, abandoned, and forgotten symbols of community awash in change; to the near absence of “civic community” among some public officials in rural villages and small towns; and to indications of subsequent social disorganization played out as myriad social problems that over- run ill-equipped communities. My observations of these unprecedented events within Kentucky, one of our country’s most rural and poorest states, are described within these pages. Readers will see too the many photographs that I have composed as I have made my rounds, camera in hand, to record geographical and cultural features of rural life in the throes of late modernity. My observations and writing are intended for both popular and scholarly audiences. Readers will soon learn that I take guidance from academic sociology. I have spent my adult life writing and teaching in sociology. Across this book, the fields of visual, rural and criminological sociology – particularly that specific to communities – guide the descriptive and theoretical analyses. My hope is that the prose is easily accessible.
Category: Social Science

Gilligan S Travels

Author : D. D. Harris
ISBN : 9781434396129
Genre : Family & Relationships
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Howdy! Have you ever had a pet that was truly special. Now I am not talking about special markings or a certain breed. I am talking about a special ability to communicate with all walks of life. Gilligan the goat has this special quality about him. In this book you will see the world through his special glasses. BTW (by the way for non-texters) have you ever looked at a goats eyes. They are very glossy and their pupils are very different. This might have something to do with the reason for Gilligan's desire to experience a new world. "The Backyard" is the first in a series of non-fictional stories about Gilligan and his unique travels. Collect all ten. You will explore your own pet history and learn more about your family history. Remember, the power of family communication grows through sharing and caring about literacy. Enjoy! Read for a better world!
Category: Family & Relationships