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Windbreak: A Woman Rancher on the Northern Plains
Windbreak A Woman Rancher on the Northern Plains Author:Linda Hasselstrom A windbreak is a hill or shelter of trees that protects cattle and ranchers from the violent winds of the prairie. In this lovely journal of a year in her life as a cattle rancher-and poet-Linda Hasselstrom records the windbreaks in her days that make her rugged life worthwhile. — Perhaps it is her diary, with her poet's view of life, that offer... more »s her the greatest refuge from hardship. It is here that she records her life as a rancher on the northern plains of South Dakota-the severe weather, the storing up of food, the fixing of fences, and the putting out of a fire that destroys 15,000 acres of grazing land.
Dealing with life and death, Hasselstrom brings substance to the fantasy of the woman of the American West. The author's vivid descriptions of the natural world-her very love of nature itself!-shine life a beacon in this hitherto little-known way of American life.« less