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by Adrian Hoover,Helen Hoover


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13 years of the Hoover's life in the Minnesota wilderness during the 1950's-60's as Helen and Ade continue their study of the wildlife that populate their small slice of Eden.

13 years of the Hoover's life in the Minnesota wilderness during the 1950's-60's as Helen and Ade continue their study of the wildlife that populate their small slice of Eden. Each chapter features a task that the couple completed on their property along with studied observations of the animals that come to see the Hoovers' as a non-threatening source of sustanance.

Paul Gruchow In 1954, Helen Hoover and her husband Adrian left their . Fesler-Lampert Minnesota Heritage.

Living without electricity, telephone, or a car, the Hoovers became part of the environment, peacefully coexisting with their wild neighbors. The Long-Shadowed Forest is the amazing record of the Hoovers' relationship with deer, mice, birds, squirrels, moose, and other creatures of the forest.

It has been republished as part of the Fesler-Lampert Minnesota Heritage Series

It has been republished as part of the Fesler-Lampert Minnesota Heritage Series. For anyone who has a secret longing to leave the problems of society and live an eremitic life a la Thoreau’s Walden, this book, subtitled A down-to-earth (and delightful) book about wilderness living and nature adventure by the author of The Gift of the Deer and A Place in the Woods, will be fascinating. Years of the Forest" is a companion book of Hoover's engaging tale, "A Place in the Woods", and covers approx. 13 years of the Hoover's life in the Minnesota wilderness during the 1950's-60's as Helen and Ade continue their study of the wildlife that populate their small slice of Eden.

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Fesler-Lampert Minnesota Heritage Books (Paperback). These are some of the items that Adrian Hoover jotted down on his to-do list, soon after he and his wife, Helen, gave up urban comforts for the deeper delights of the wilderness in 1954. By (author) Helen Hoover. The Years of the Forest by Helen Hoover elaborates on that deceptively short list and describes the difficulties inherent in accomplishing each of those tasks. In fact, it would take sixteen years to check off every item.

Series: Fesler-Lampert Minnesota Heritage Book, Volume 17. Helen Hoover (1910-1984) was the author of several books, including The Long-Shadowed Forest, The Gift of the Deer, and A Place in the Woods, all published in paperback by the University of Minnesota Press. Before moving to the remote wilderness of northern Minnesota in 1954, she worked as a chemist. Adrian Hoover was an artist and illustrated many of the books written by his wife, Helen.

Helen D. Hoover, American author. The Years of the Forest (Fesler-Lampert Minnesota Heritage). Clear brush and paths. Recipient Annual Achievement award Metal Treating Institute, 1959, Blue Flame Ecology Salute, 1973, Zia award New Mexico Press Women, 1973, Brooklyn Art Books for Children citation, 1976, 78, medal of merit Ohio Y. Alumni Association, 1979.

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These are some of the items that Adrian Hoover jotted down on his to-do list, soon after he and his wife, Helen, gave up urban comforts for the deeper delights of the wilderness in 1954. The Years of the Forest by Helen Hoover elaborates on that deceptively short list and describes the difficulties inherent in accomplishing each of those tasks. In fact, it would take sixteen years to check off every item. This is the story of the Hoovers' education in wilderness housekeeping, and of the surprising challenges they faced at each step.

There are priceless hints and how-to's for solving the problems of living close to nature and on good terms with one's neighbors -- bluejays, weasels, field mice, and deer. There is plenty of magic in this guide, delightfully illustrated by Adrian Hoover. Now in paperback for the first time, this book tells the story of going bark to the land, with all its rough edges and incomparable rewards.


Comments: (7)

Mayno
"Years of the Forest" is a companion book of Hoover's engaging tale, "A Place in the Woods", and covers approx. 13 years of the Hoover's life in the Minnesota wilderness during the 1950's-60's as Helen and Ade continue their study of the wildlife that populate their small slice of Eden.

Each chapter features a task that the couple completed on their property along with studied observations of the animals that come to see the Hoovers' as a non-threatening source of sustanance. In return, the various deer, chipmunks, red squirrels, groundhogs, bobcats, linxs, frogs, etc. provide much needed inspiration and humor for the couple as they write about (Helen) and draw (Ade) the animals in their habitat for articles (and later these very books). The Hoover's approach to life is simple and spartan and harkens back to a pioneer spirit and rugged individualism that most of us today can only faintly imagine. Their brand of conservation is more distilled and daily applied then most environmentalists today could ever handle. They truely "walked the walk".

Helen and Ade were often let down by mankind, especially as increased development in the MN wilderness and careless poachers needlessly destroyed some of the Hoover's animal friends. The final 1/4th of the book covering the late 1960's and early 1970's was really sad to read, as the Hoovers watched their little Eden slowly being covered over in asphalt roads, trailer homes, and a mindset that didn't honor the interdependance of nature. In the final chapter, Helen, while disappointed in the changes wrought by her fellow humans, also realizes that through her and Ade's small efforts, they were able to bring about a change of their own. One that was positive and that would live on in the woods and creatures they called home and friends.
Road.to sliver
This book transports the reader into a world "off the grid" in northern Minnesota, where the author and her husband, the illustrator, dedicate their days, and nights, to feeding and communicating with the animals living in the forest that surrounds them. The author uses metaphors to describe her observations in such an effective manner, that I found myself reading slowly so I could visualize the scenarios she was creating with words. This couple was totally committed to caring for the animals, to the point of giving up food they needed when money was scarce. This was an interesting story, but one I would not care to replicate.
Inerrace
I love all of Helen Hoover's books and read them over and over. These books are what made me want my house in the woods.
lets go baby
By far Helen's best book. Tells of their trials and tribulations living on the land in northern Minnesota.
Painshade
Excellent book!!
Fast Lovebird
I remember what life was like I'm the 60's as I was growing up in a small Michigan town. There were no malls, the freeways were just being built, and there was an abundance of small stores for about any need and vast areas to wander and explore. That, like Helen's little place in the woods, is all gone. Kids no longer stay outside just avoid being inside.

Thank you Helen Hoover for the memories.
zzzachibis
This is a wonderful part of Helen Hoover's books about the life she and her husband Ade lived in the woods. It's illustrated with Ade's beautiful artwork. Beautiful, lyrical writing. I highly recommend it, especially to anyone who loves the North Woods.
If you've ever lived in, vacationed in or loved the isolated wilderness, this is a book for you. Another book in Helen Hoover's amazing series about she and her husband's decision to chuck successful careers in Chicago and live a simple life far off the grid in the woods of northern Minnesota. Her descriptions of plants,wildlife and their every day struggle to make a life for themselves in an unforgiving wilderness makes for fascinating reading.
The Years of the Forest (Fesler-Lampert Minnesota Heritage) download epub
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Author: Adrian Hoover,Helen Hoover
ISBN: 0816631301
Category: History
Subcategory: Americas
Language: English
Publisher: University Of Minnesota Press; First edition edition (April 1, 1999)
Pages: 321 pages