Holding The Lines

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Farmer's daughter Maureen agreed completely with her mother's admonition: Never marry a farmer. Her marriage to a science geek with a good job meant a house on a lake and clean hands-until the farmer hidden inside him started scrabbling to escape. What began as a willingness to put up with his buying a tractor and renting a field becomes an all- encompassing endeavor to learn how to drive, raise, train, and work draft horses, grow and sell their crops, care for the land they had learned to love, maintain a sense of humor, and keep themselves and their children safe in the face of runaway teams, straight-line winds, and sub-zero temperatures. Holding the Lines is the story of a very ordinary woman's decision to find meaning in horses, hard work, love, and potatoes.

Copyright 2023, softcover, 250 pages, SKU 7795.

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Randy B.
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While reading the book I'm just as surprised that the author was stacking hay on the wagon while her husband drove the tractor as the baler whisperer and his friend were.

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