By Gail L. Jenner
Colicky horses, vehicles high-centered in pastures, overdue nights spent in barns birthing calves—the trials and tribulations of farm and ranch existence are as relevant to its event as amber waves of grain and Sunday dinners on the ranch apartment. Ankle excessive and Knee Deep collects jointly essays approximately classes discovered through ranch girls, cowgirls, and farmers approximately what they've discovered whereas status in or stepping out of "mud, manure, and different offal" of their daily lives at the land. This choice of enjoyable and inspirational voices deals particular views on relationships, loss, love, marriage, and parenting and different common concerns. those are modern money owed of girls suffering to maintain a way of life intact, reminiscences of childhoods spent in open areas, and stories of overcoming obstacles—inspirational studying for urban dwellers and kingdom folks, alike.
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Ankle High and Knee Deep: Women Reflect on Western Rural Life by Gail L. Jenner