Sketches from the Ranch: A Montana Memoir download epub
by Nik Carpenter,Dan Aadland
Sketches from the Ranch: A Montana Memoir. Sketches in the title has a dual meaning, referring both to the words that Dan Aadland uses to beautifully limn a fascinating way of life and Nik Carpenters illustrations that so appealingly portray that life. Thus an increasingly rare occurrence, that of working the same land as ones forebears, is illuminated for everyone to experience and appreciate.
Although the book is primarily about Aadland's ranching life and his horse breeding business (Tennesee walking horses), along the way there are also stories interspersed about his childhood, his second job teaching high school English, and his service as a Marine Corps officer in Vietnam. Every chapter sparked memories and associations for me, even though I have never ridden a horse or visited Montana. This uncanny ability to connect with a widespread and diverse reading population is the unmistakable mark of a gifted writer.
Dan Aadland's memoir includes many wonderful stories of hard work accomplished in the beautiful ranchlands of Montana. I enjoyed learning about the true bravery required to bring a string of ponies hundreds of miles over wild terrain.
Book Description In 1892, a stocky Danish immigrant named Magnus Jensen rode into south-central Montana. He liked what he saw and staked his future on the ranch he would carve there. Today, DAN AADLAND and his wife Emily live on the ranch built by Magnus Jensen, Emily's grandfather. More than a century has passed, but the nature of ranching in Montana is little changed. Sensitive to the timelessness of the land, author Aadland approaches his ranching life as Thoreau approached life at Walden. On the framework of one recent year, Aadland brings ranching to life.
Sketches from the Ranch: A Montana Memoir. THE COWBOY WAY is a pretty good book, but it's not as interesting as Aadland's story. But if you only want to know what modern ranching is like, okay, this is a good book to read. Recommended for that. Tim Bazzett, author of the memoir, BOOKLOVER. 3 people found this helpful.
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Aadland, Dan. Illustrated by Nik Carpenter. SKETCHES FROM THE RANCH: A Montana Memoir. New York: Howell Book House, (1998. A beautiful book, reflective and thoughtful, illustrated with both full-color full-page plates (including one double-page spread) by Nik Carpenter and many smaller en texte illustrations. 259 pp. ISBN: 0-87605-078x
At 65, now officially an old guy, I haven't had a chance to slow down from life on the ranch
Our ranch in south-central Montana. Rancher, writer, retired teacher, horseman and equine clinician · Absarokee, Montana. We raise naturally-gaited Tennessee Walking Horses, gaited mules, and commercial Angus cattle. At 65, now officially an old guy, I haven't had a chance to slow down from life on the ranch. The writing goes well. IN TRACE OF TR: A MONTANA HUNTER'S JOURNEY, my eighth book, is now out. I'm still training horses and working on the sailboat.
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