Since the election of Scott Walker, Wisconsin has been seen as ground zero for debates about the appropriate role of government in the wake of the Great Recession. In a time of rising inequality, Walker not only survived a bitterly contested recall that brought thousands of protesters to Capitol Square, he was subsequently reelected. How could this happen? How is it that the very people who stand to benefit from strong government services not only vote against the candidates who support those services but are vehemently against the very idea of big government?
Do you believe there are such things as dumb questions? Yeah...me too! In this short book, I'll list several dumb questions we get weekly by phone and email in the rural real estate business and explain why serious buyers should eliminate them and their variations.
This audiobook is the personal memoir of an urban couple's journey to farming rather than a how-to guide and is sure to delight those interested in moving to the country or simply learning more about the struggles of sustainable farming. When Tim and Liz Young decided to leave their comfortable suburban life and become first-time farmers in rural Georgia, they embarked on a journey that would change their lives.
"Not So Much"
A small town she loves. A big realization. What happens when rural traditions need reinventing?
Here's one of the lucky families from Aleppo who escaped the Syrian civil war while they could and re-settled in Denmark.
For three years Meyer rented a home in the rice-farming community of Wasteland, hometown of his wife's family, and their personal saga mirrors the tremendous change most of rural China is undergoing in the form of a privately held rice company that has built new roads, introduced organic farming, and constructed high-rise apartments into which farmers can move in exchange for their land rights.
"Recommended, uniquely informative and entertaining"
Deals are sometimes loaded with land mines that can blow up and cause you serious problems, time delays and a loss of money. Learn how to avoid a few of them without having to experience the same problems or make the same mistakes Pat discusses.
11 proven steps that can help you add value to your land are identified and clearly explained by a leading land broker. The steps offered in this concise book can help you sell your land faster by improving its overall desirability and by helping it stand out among other rural real estate tracts on the market. Not selling right now? This information will help you improve your property's value for a future sale, or just make it better for your kids and grandkids.
"Read with a "buyer" approach to see the otherside"
A hilarious tale of dogs, fogs, bogs and moving to Ireland. For many years, Nick and Lesley Albert had shared a dream of living far away from the stress of modern life, and when the opportunity arose, they jumped in with both feet. Almost overnight, they decided to move to beautiful County Clare, in the west of Ireland - a country they had never before visited. With little experience or money they set about renovating a derelict farmhouse and building a new life together.
Anne-Marie Oomen uses a wealth of vivid language and personal details to bring scenes from her childhood on a family farm to life in House of Fields. Yet the focus of this book shifts away from the daily activities of the farm, which Oomen presented in Pulling Down the Barn, to life outside its boundaries, as she explores the complex meaning of "education" in all of its rural forms. Oomen's description of the farmhouse where she grew up becomes the central image for this collection of essays.
"A Rural Education"
Rural Free, first published in 1961, beautifully conveys the joys of family life on an Indiana farm. Marked by the slow pace and rich variety of seasonal change, Rachel Peden's narrative offers an authentic month-by-month chronicle of her family's daily adventures. Today, as the slow-food movement gathers support and more urban dwellers return to the land to plant roots again in honest soil, Peden's stories of country life and her lessons on sustainability, frugality, and wastefulness gain a special resonance. Rural Free will be a source of inspiration for all who rejoice in rural virtues.
"A lot of description"
In an American story of enduring importance, former President Jimmy Carter re-creates his Depression-era boyhood on a Georgia farm, before the civil rights movement that changed the country.
"A rare view of rural America"
A new officer talks about his personal experiences as a police officer in small-town, rural Texas. The stories are a compilation of fun events, unique experiences, and tragic circumstances as experienced by the author in his first five years of law enforcement. Full Report puts you in the driver's seat of a Texas patrol car and in the mind of a new police officer.
"Great read and listen!"
Fue una destacada poetisa, diplomática y pedagoga chilena, calificada como una de las principales figuras de la literatura chilena y latinoamericana, siendo además la primera latinoamericana y mujer americana en ganar el Premio Nobel de Literatura, el cual recibió en 1945.
"Que. robo. No vale la pena. mejor leer Wikipedia. "
No two tracts of land are the same. Buying timberland is not the same as buying farm land. Buying a wooded recreational tract is not the same as buying a wooded development tract. This book will give you specific information as it relates to a number of different rural real estate types, scenarios and what-to-watch-fors. You will get good information that can save you money, make you money, save time or all three!
"pretty good overview"
Under the Greenwood Tree is an affectionate and youthful portrait of a world Hardy knew well - village life in 'Wessex' - in which a romantic tale is set against changing circumstances. The traditional feature of local music making performed by the village band and choir is challenged by the modern innovation of organ and organist providing music in the church.
"I'm a Hardy fan but..."
Ernest Seton's stories reach, inside the animals he writes about in telling their stories. He gives us a greater understanding of their lives on planet earth. Adventure, comedy and sadness all intertwine to make these stories hard to put down until the last word...
A billionaire investor, a data-crunching genius and thousands of local postmen — how China's small-town stores are undergoing a tech revolution.
With a new administration in the White House that prefers “school-choice” approaches — favoring charter schools and private-school vouchers so parents can opt out of public schools and bring taxpayer dollars with them — the nation’s rural schools are left to wonder about their fate.
"Where School Choice Isn’t an Option, Rural Public Schools Worry They’ll Be Left Behind" is from the February 10, 2017 National section of The Washington Post. It was written by Jose A. DelReal and Emma Brown and narrated by Jill Melancon.
"Facebook Strives to Bring Cheap Wi-Fi to Rural India" is from the October 27, 2015 Technology section of The New York Times. It was written by Vindu Goel and narrated by Fleet Cooper.