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keycollect reviewed Nothing to Do But Stay: My Pioneer Mother on
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A very good book about rural families-especially mothers-in North Dakota in early 1900's.My mother raised 7 children on a farm-I thought she worked exceedingly hard - but the women in this story were just amazing. An easy quick read.
A simple and fantastic book about homesteading from the point of a growing child out of an immigrant family making a steak in the extremes of North Dakota. Quick and excellent read. Not really any information, just auto/biographical.
This is a true story of a remarkable pioneer woman who in 1904, at 25 years old and single homesteads alone. When she has 320 acres at 34, she marries and has 6 children. Amazing this woman sees that all her children get an education.
Excellent book about the life of a pioneering woman and mother. If you want an inspirational read this might be the book for you. The conditions they lived in and yet excelled make our lives today seem pale in comparison.
An evocative portrait of a pioneer family's world.
The year is 1904. At age 25, Minnesotan Carrine Gafkjen does what few women, or men of her time dare. She sets out to stake a homestead for herself on the windswept North dakota prairie. There she lives alone in her claim shack, subsisting on potatoes and salt and barring her door each night against the howling coyotes, until she becomes a woman of substance and eventually even doubles her holdings of fertile wheat-growing land. Only then, at 34, does carrine marry the homesteader with whom she will bear and raise six children. Excellent read.