Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Colorado Graduation


For the past several days, Ruth and I have been in Eagle-Vail, Colorado, attending the graduation of our grandson, Christian Apps.  Eagle-Vail is in the mountains a couple hours west of Denver.  My son, Jeff and daughter-in-law Sandy’s family, besides Christian, includes Nick and Libby. They live in this paradise place with deep blue skies, roaring melt-water streams, newly leafed aspen trees and mountains all around, many of them with snow remaining on their peaks.

We attended several graduation events for the Battle Mountain High School graduates, about 200 of them, with the main event at the stunningly beautiful Gerald Ford Amphitheater in Vail.  We listening to a bevy of speeches,  most filled with graduate advice.

One of the most impressive “advice for graduates” was written and not spoken.  It appeared in the May 20 issue of The Vail Daily, and was written by Chris Romer, president and CEO of the Vail Valley Partnership.  Here is some of what he wrote:

--No one is in charge of your happiness except you.

--What other people think of you isn’t your problem.

--Don’t take yourself too seriously.

--Envy is a waste of time.  Hard work will get you what you need.

--Read more books.  Spend less time in front of screens.

--Realize that life is a school and you’re here to learn.

--Make peace with your past so it doesn’t ruin your present.

--Smile and laugh more.

--Don’t compare yourself with others; you don’t know what their journey is all about.

--Time heals.

--Try new things.  Enjoy the moment.

Come to think of it, this advice fits more than new graduates.

THE OLD TIMER SAYS: A little advice never hurt anyone

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT: Writing Workshop for 2016
Telling Your Story Workshop at The Clearing in Door County.  Friday, August 12, 9-4.  Call 920-854-4088 to get your name on the list. (Still Room)

UPCOMING EVENTS.

May 26, 7:00 p.m. Richfield Historical Society, 4128 Hubertus Road, Richfield, WI  Whispers and Shadows.

June 7, 7:00 p.m. Cambria Library. Cambria Fire Dept. Community Center, Cambria.
June 11, 9-4 Writing Workshop, Wild Rose Library.  Telling Your Story

June 14, 9:00 a.m. Keynote speech. Country Heritage Day, St. John the Baptist Church, Montello. Barns of Wisconsin.

June 28, 11:00 a.m.  Larry Meiller Show. Wis. Public Radio.  Discussion of Roshara Journal and Telling Your Story (New Books)

June 28, Book Discussion.  Mystery to Me Book Store, Madison.  Details to follow.  Roshara Journal and Telling Your Story (New Books)

July 19, 11:00 a.m., Farm Technology Days, Snudden Farms, Lake Geneva, Walworth County. History of Wisconsin Agriculture.

August 9, 6:30 p.m. Winnebago County Historical Society.  Oshkosh Library.  History of Wisconsin Agriculture.

August 12 9-4, Writing Workshop, The Clearing, Door County.

August 20, 10:30-11:30 am.  Waupaca Annual Arts on the Square. 

Purchase Jerry’s DVDS and his Books from the Patterson Memorial Library in Wild Rose, Wisconsin (a fundraiser for them): 

The library now has aable signed copies of Jerry’s DVDs:
 Emmy Winner, A Farm Winter with Jerry Apps (based on The Quiet Season book.)
 Jerry Apps a Farm Story (based on Rural Wit and Wisdom and Old Farm books.)

 The Land with Jerry Apps, (based on the book Whispers and Shadows.)
Also aable are several of Jerry’s signed books including: Jerry’s newest novel, The Great Sand Fracas of Ames County. and Wisconsin Agriculture: A History.
Contact the library for prices and special package deals.
Patterson Memorial Library
500 Division Street
Wild Rose, WI 54984
barnard@wildroselibrary.org
www.wildroselibrary.org
920-622-3835






Monday, May 23, 2016

Colorado Graduation


For the past several days, Ruth and I have been in Eagle-Vale, Colorado, attending the graduation of our grandson, Christian Apps.  Eagle-Vale is in the mountains a couple hours west of Denver.  My son, Jeff and daughter-in-law Sandy’s family, besides Christian, includes Nick and Libby. They live in this paradise place with deep blue skies, roaring melt-water streams, newly leafed aspen trees and mountains all around, many of them with snow remaining on their peaks.

We attended several graduation events for the Battle Mountain High School graduates, about 200 of them, with the main event at the stunningly beautiful Gerald Ford Amphitheater in Vale.  We listening to a bevy of speeches,  most filled with graduate advice.

One of the most impressive “advice for graduates” was written and not spoken.  It appeared in the May 20 issue of The Vale Daily, and was written by Chris Romer, president and CEO of the Vale Valley Partnership.  Here is some of what he wrote:

--No one is in charge of your happiness except you.

--What other people think of you isn’t your problem.

--Don’t take yourself too seriously.

--Envy is a waste of time.  Hard work will get you what you need.

--Read more books.  Spend less time in front of screens.

--Realize that life is a school and you’re here to learn.

--Make peace with your past so it doesn’t ruin your present.

--Smile and laugh more.

--Don’t compare yourself with others; you don’t know what their journey is all about.

--Time heals.

--Try new things.  Enjoy the moment.

Come to think of it, this advice fits more than new graduates.

THE OLD TIMER SAYS: A little advice never hurt anyone

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT: Writing Workshop for 2016
Telling Your Story Workshop at The Clearing in Door County.  Friday, August 12, 9-4.  Call 920-854-4088 to get your name on the list. (Still Room)

UPCOMING EVENTS.

May 26, 7:00 p.m. Richfield Historical Society, 4128 Hubertus Road, Richfield, WI  Whispers and Shadows.

June 7, 7:00 p.m. Cambria Library. Cambria Fire Dept. Community Center, Cambria.
June 11, 9-4 Writing Workshop, Wild Rose Library.  Telling Your Story

June 14, 9:00 a.m. Keynote speech. Country Heritage Day, St. John the Baptist Church, Montello. Barns of Wisconsin.

June 28, 11:00 a.m.  Larry Meiller Show. Wis. Public Radio.  Discussion of Roshara Journal and Telling Your Story (New Books)

June 28, Book Discussion.  Mystery to Me Book Store, Madison.  Details to follow.  Roshara Journal and Telling Your Story (New Books)

July 19, 11:00 a.m., Farm Technology Days, Snudden Farms, Lake Geneva, Walworth County. History of Wisconsin Agriculture.

August 9, 6:30 p.m. Winnebago County Historical Society.  Oshkosh Library.  History of Wisconsin Agriculture.

August 12 9-4, Writing Workshop, The Clearing, Door County.

August 20, 10:30-11:30 am.  Waupaca Annual Arts on the Square. 

Purchase Jerry’s DVDS and his Books from the Patterson Memorial Library in Wild Rose, Wisconsin (a fundraiser for them): 

The library now has available signed copies of Jerry’s DVDs:
 Emmy Winner, A Farm Winter with Jerry Apps (based on The Quiet Season book.)
 Jerry Apps a Farm Story (based on Rural Wit and Wisdom and Old Farm books.)

 The Land with Jerry Apps, (based on the book Whispers and Shadows.)
Also available are several of Jerry’s signed books including: Jerry’s newest novel, The Great Sand Fracas of Ames County. and Wisconsin Agriculture: A History.
Contact the library for prices and special package deals.
Patterson Memorial Library
500 Division Street
Wild Rose, WI 54984
barnard@wildroselibrary.org
www.wildroselibrary.org
920-622-3835






Sunday, May 15, 2016

Eighth Grade Graduation


The year was 1947, the month was May, and it was a Friday.  It was a special day for me.  I was still recovering from a bout with Polio, still learning how to walk again with a leg that had been paralyzed for several months.  But I was not going to miss this day no matter what.

This day was one of the few times I rode to the Chain O’ Lake One-Room Country School located in the Town of Rose, Waushara County, Wisconsin.  I had attended there since 1939, when the school had no electricity, no running water, and no central heating.  All of that was still true in 1947, except the building did get electricity in 1942.

On this sunny day in May, my brothers, Donald and Darrel (twins and four grades behind me), and my dad and mother piled into our 1936 Plymouth and drove the mile to the school, along the dusty country road that I had walked for eight years—the last couple of months with considerable difficulty because of the polio.

The event was the last day of school picnic, where everyone brought something to share with others at the noon meal, and the school board bought the ice cream.  Faith Jenks was our teacher, and after the meal she made a brief announcement.  She said that I had passed the difficult and challenging day-long eighth grade examinations held at the county seat in Wautoma.  And I was graduating and ready to attend Wild Rose High School in the fall.  She said that Jim Kolka and Mildred Swendrzynski had passed the seventh grade exams and were ready for eighth grade come fall.

Then we played softball, the students against their fathers, as the mothers chatted under the big black oak trees that shaded the school.

Upon arriving at home, my dad gave me a little box, a graduation present.  I tore off the wrappings and found a Pocket Ben watch, the first watch I had ever owned. Both my mother and father were smiling, as neither of them had graduated from eighth grade.

THE OLD TIMER SAYS: Eighth grade graduation was a special time in 1947.

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT:

 Writing Workshop for 2016:

Telling Your Story Workshop at The Clearing in Door County.  Friday, August 12, 9-4.  Call 920-854-4088 to get your name on the list. (Still Room)


UPCOMING EVENTS.
May 26, 7:00 p.m. Richfield Historical Society, 4128 Hubertus Road, Richfield, WI  Whispers and Shadows.

June 7, 7:00 p.m. Cambria Library. Cambria Fire Dept. Community Center, Cambria.

June 11, 9-4 Writing Workshop, Wild Rose Library.  Telling Your Story

June 14, 9:00 a.m. Keynote speech. Country Heritage Day, St. John the Baptist Church, Montello. Barns of Wisconsin.

June 28, 11:00 a.m.  Larry Meiller Show. Wis. Public Radio.  Discussion of Roshara Journal and Telling Your Story (New Books)

June 28, Book Discussion.  Mystery to Me Book Store, Madison.  Details to follow.  Roshara Journal and Telling Your Story (New Books)

July 19, 11:00 a.m., Farm Technology Days, Snudden Farms, Lake Geneva, Walworth County. History of Wisconsin Agriculture.

August 9, 6:30 p.m. Winnebago County Historical Society.  Oshkosh Library.  History of Wisconsin Agriculture.

August 12 9-4, Writing Workshop, The Clearing, Door County.

August 20, 10:30-11:30 am.  Waupaca Annual Arts on the Square. 

Purchase Jerry’s DVDS and his Books from the Patterson Memorial Library in Wild Rose, Wisconsin (a fundraiser for them): 

The library now has available signed copies of Jerry’s DVDs:

 Emmy Winner, A Farm Winter with Jerry Apps (based on The Quiet Season book.)

 Jerry Apps a Farm Story (based on Rural Wit and Wisdom and Old Farm books.)

 The Land with Jerry Apps, (based on the book Whispers and Shadows.)

Also available are several of Jerry’s signed books including: Jerry’s newest novel, The Great Sand Fracas of Ames County. and Wisconsin Agriculture: A History.

Contact the library for prices and special package deals.
Patterson Memorial Library
500 Division Street
Wild Rose, WI 54984
barnard@wildroselibrary.org
www.wildroselibrary.org
920-622-3835


Sunday, May 08, 2016

Rhubarb


Rhubarb. 

My dad called it a spring tonic.  My mother named it a special treat.

Ma made rhubarb sauce, a sad green, stringy concoction that Pa insisted the entire family eat for it cleansed the system of the last remnants of winter as we moved on into spring.  It was so sour that after a few teaspoons of it you remained puckered up for at least an hour.

 Rather than celebrating the eating of the  first crop from the garden in spring, we were subjected to a suffering of untold dimensions. I hated rhubarb sauce.  My brothers hated rhubarb sauce.  But Pa was firm, we must all eat it or we would experience a sickly spring.  Nobody wanted to live through a sickly spring.

Ma saved the day, for not only could rhubarb sauce be a miserable thing to try and swallow, Ma’s rhubarb crisp was sheer delight.  How could the same plant be both a miserable as well as a delightful experience? 

Rhubarb could do it.

Here is a recipe for rhubarb crisp.  No one wants to know the recipe for rhubarb sauce, except maybe a few like my dad who believed that the entire world should cleanse itself of winter by eating the sour, stringy stuff.

Rhubarb Crisp
4 cups chopped rhubarb

1 cup flour

I cup brown sugar

¾ cup instant, quick cook, or old –fashioned oats

1 teaspoon cinnamon

½ cup butter, softened

1 cup granulated sugar

2 tablespoons cornstarch

1 cup water

1 teaspoon vanilla

Preheat oven to 350 degrees and grease a 9 x 13-inch pan

Mix together the flour, brown sugar, oats and cinnamon.

Add butter to the flour mixture and mix until crumbly.  Press about half of the flour mixture into prepared pan, reserving the rest for topping.

Combine granulated sugar and cornstarch in a medium saucepan.  

Add water and vanilla.  Cook over medium heat until clear, 2 to 3 minutes, stirring constantly.  Remove from heat.  Add rhubarb to the sugar-water mixture, coating the rhubarb.

Pour rhubarb over crust.  Sprinkle remaining flour crumbs on top.  Bake until topping is light brown, 50 to 60 minutes.

THE OLD TIMER SAYS: Rhubarb pie is also pretty special.

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT: Writing Workshop for 2016
Telling Your Story Workshop at The Clearing in Door County.  Friday, August 12, 9-4.  Call 920-854-4088 to get your name on the list. (Still Room)

UPCOMING EVENTS.

May 14, 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Booksigning, Dregne’s, Westby
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May 26, 7:00 p.m. Richfield Historical Society, 4128 Hubertus Road, Richfield, WI  Whispers and Shadows.

June 7, 7:00 p.m. Cambria Library. Cambria Fire Dept. Community Center, Cambria.

June 11, 9-4 Writing Workshop, Wild Rose Library.  Telling Your Story

June 14, 9:00 a.m. Keynote speech. Country Heritage Day, St. John the Baptist Church, Montello. Barns of Wisconsin.

July 19, 11:00 a.m., Farm Technology Days, Snudden Farms, Lake Geneva, Walworth County. History of Wisconsin Agriculture.

August 9, 6:30 p.m. Winnebago County Historical Society.  Oshkosh Library.  History of Wisconsin Agriculture.

August 12 9-4, Writing Workshop, The Clearing, Door County.

August 20, 10:30-11:30 am.  Waupaca Annual Arts on the Square. 

Purchase Jerry’s DVDS and his Books from the Patterson Memorial Library in Wild Rose, Wisconsin (a fundraiser for them): 

The library now has available signed copies of Jerry’s DVDs:

 Emmy Winner, A Farm Winter with Jerry Apps (based on The Quiet Season book.)

 Jerry Apps a Farm Story (based on Rural Wit and Wisdom and Old Farm books.)

 The Land with Jerry Apps, (based on the book Whispers and Shadows.)

Also available are several of Jerry’s signed books including: Jerry’s newest novel, The Great Sand Fracas of Ames County. and Wisconsin Agriculture: A History.
Contact the library for prices and special package deals.
Patterson Memorial Library
500 Division Street

Wild Rose, WI 54984
barnard@wildroselibrary.org
www.wildroselibrary.org
920-622-3835

Sunday, May 01, 2016

Musicales for the Red Cross


Vicki and John Jenks own a beautiful log home near Wild Rose, WI, built on the same farm where John grew up.  Each year in April, this year the ninth time, they open their home to what they call a Heroes Musicales (mini concerts).  The program is a fund raiser for local Red Cross Disaster relief and Service to the Armed Forces.   Vicki and John are Red Cross volunteers.

Both accomplished musicians, they  invite musical groups from around the country to perform at their home---in 2016, a blue grass band performed at 11:00 a.m., a Gypsy jazz and American folk group performed at 1:30 p.m., and a “Made in America” duo with piano and harp performed at 4:00 p.m.  All three groups were “sellouts” with more than 200 people attending the three events.

Ruth and I attended the 4:00 p.m. event, and were delighted with the music of Jodie DeSalvo on Piano and Faye Seeman on harp.  In between the musical performances, the audience enjoyed refreshments, and the opportunity to bid on more than 200 silent auction treasures.

A good time was had by all on this chilly and about to rain Saturday afternoon, as we listened to fine music and looked out at a sputtering spring that is slowly showing green.

THE OLD TIMER SAYS: Wild Rose is proud of their local musicians and the wonderful contribution they are making to the community and to the Red Cross.

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT: Writing Workshop for 2016

Telling Your Story Workshop at The Clearing in Door County.  Friday, August 12, 9-4.  Call 920-854-4088 to get your name on the list. (Still Room)

UPCOMING EVENTS.

May 9, 12:30 p.m.  Midvale Community Lutheran Church, 4329, Tokay, Blvd, Madison. Wisconsin Agricultural History.  The public is invited.

May 14, 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Booksigning, Dregne’s, Westby.

May 26, 7:00 p.m. Richfield Historical Society, 4128 Hubertus Road, Richfield, WI  Whispers and Shadows.

June 7, 7:00 p.m. Cambria Library. Cambria Fire Dept. Community Center, Cambria.

June 11, 9-4 Writing Workshop, Wild Rose Library.  Telling Your Story

June 14, 9:00 a.m. Keynote speech. Country Heritage Day, St. John the Baptist Church, Montello. Barns of Wisconsin.

July 19, 11:00 a.m., Farm Technology Days, Snudden Farms, Lake Geneva, Walworth County. History of Wisconsin Agriculture.

August 9, 6:30 p.m. Winnebago County Historical Society.  Oshkosh Library.  History of Wisconsin Agriculture.

August 12 9-4, Writing Workshop, The Clearing, Door County.

August 20, 10:30-11:30 am.  Waupaca Annual Arts on the Square. 

Purchase Jerry’s DVDS and his Books from the Patterson Memorial Library in Wild Rose, Wisconsin (a fundraiser for them): 

The library now has available signed copies of Jerry’s DVDs:
 Emmy Winner, A Farm Winter with Jerry Apps (based on The Quiet Season book.)
 Jerry Apps a Farm Story (based on Rural Wit and Wisdom and Old Farm books.)

 The Land with Jerry Apps, (based on the book Whispers and Shadows.)
Also available are several of Jerry’s signed books including: Jerry’s newest novel, The Great Sand Fracas of Ames County. and Wisconsin Agriculture: A History.
Contact the library for prices and special package deals.
Patterson Memorial Library
500 Division Street
Wild Rose, WI 54984
barnard@wildroselibrary.org
www.wildroselibrary.org
920-622-3835





Sunday, April 24, 2016

Gardening in the Rain


Sunday, April 24.  Garden planting day at Roshara.  Cloudy. 50 degrees.  Good day for working.  Great day for planting the early crops at our Waushara County farm.

First came the row marking, using a wooden, hand-pulled marker that my father made some 35 years ago.  Thirty-inch rows.  Lots of room for the rototiller to maneuver.

The crew was of two minds—one the optimist: the sun will come out and the temp will climb into the 70s.  The other a realist: no sun, and by 10:00 a.m. it will rain and keep raining.

Ready to plant—a big pail of Kennebec seed potatoes, enough for a dozen long rows.  A small pail of Red Norland red potatoes—a row and a half.  Red onion sets, white onion sets: enough for a row of each.  Snap peas—a couple of long rows.  Spinach, carrots, radishes, Swiss chard, lettuce.  Short rows of each.

First row of potatoes planted.  All going well.  Second row—first rain drops.  Third row—a steady rain.  Not a pouring down, cat and dog down pour, but a cold, ornery, wet spring rain.  Sometimes heavier, sometimes lighter—but never stopping.  And we didn’t stop either, but continuing planting until the work was done.  One of the advantages of sandy soil—no mud.  Just inconvenience.

The realist doesn’t let up on the poor optimist who continues to believe that the sun will eventually shine.  And it will of course.  But not likely on this day.

THE OLD TIMER SAYS: When it’s time to plant the garden, plant the garden.

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT: Writing Workshops for 2016

Telling Your Story Workshop at Wild Rose Library, Saturday June 11, 9-4. Call 920-622-3835 to get your name on the list as enrollment is limited. (Class is filled)
Telling Your Story Workshop at The Clearing in Door County.  Friday, August 12, 9-4.  Call 920-854-4088 to get your name on the list. (Still Room)

UPCOMING EVENTS.

May 14, 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Booksigning, Dregne’s, Westby.

May 26, 7:00 p.m. Richfield Historical Society, 4128 Hubertus Road, Richfield, WI  Whispers and Shadows.

June 7, 7:00 p.m. Cambria Library. Cambria Fire Dept. Community Center, Cambria.

June 11, 9-4 Writing Workshop, Wild Rose Library.  Telling Your Story

June 14, 9:00 a.m. Keynote speech. Country Heritage Day, St. John the Baptist Church, Montello. Barns of Wisconsin.

July 19, 11:00 a.m., Farm Technology Days, Snudden Farms, Lake Geneva, Walworth County. History of Wisconsin Agriculture.

August 9, 6:30 p.m.. Evening. Winnebago County Historical Society.  Oshkosh Library.  History of Wisconsin Agriculture.

August 12 9-4, Writing Workshop, The Clearing, Door County.

August 20, 10:30-11:30 am.  Waupaca Annual Arts on the Square. 

Purchase Jerry’s DVDS and his Books from the Patterson Memorial Library in Wild Rose, Wisconsin (a fundraiser for them): 

The library now has available signed copies of Jerry’s DVDs:
 Emmy Winner, A Farm Winter with Jerry Apps (based on The Quiet Season book.)
 Jerry Apps a Farm Story (based on Rural Wit and Wisdom and Old Farm books.)

 The Land with Jerry Apps, (based on the book Whispers and Shadows.)
Also available are several of Jerry’s signed books including: Jerry’s newest novel, The Great Sand Fracas of Ames County. and Wisconsin Agriculture: A History.
Contact the library for prices and special package deals.
Patterson Memorial Library
500 Division Street
Wild Rose, WI 54984
barnard@wildroselibrary.org
www.wildroselibrary.org
920-622-3835








Sunday, April 17, 2016

50 Years of Tree Planting at Roshara


We planted 2,000 trees at Roshara in 1966, the year we purchased the place.   By hand. We did the same in 1967 and 1968.  Also by hand.  And we have planted trees at Roshara every year since.  Sometimes only 25, one year 7,500 (not by hand).

This year marked 50 years of tree planting—and we planted 300 of them.  Over the years we have planted in the rain, during sleet storms, during snow storms, and when the wind was so cold we were dressed for winter.  This year it was sunny and in the seventies.  Almost too warm for tree planting.

The tree planting crew consisted of Natasha and Steve, Sue and Paul, and grandson, Josh with his friend, Collin. I had the dubious title of Senior Supervisor—which meant I did a little demonstration on how to correctly plant a tree, which I do every year.  “Dad we know how to plant a tree,” I hear every year.  But I repeat the instructions anyway.   I also had the difficult job of keeping the little trees, they are only about eight to ten inches tall, from drying out.  Which meant I made sure that the little trees roots remained immersed in a pail of water. We were planting red pine, jack pine, and Norway spruce—a hundred of each.

The crew was inter-planting to fill in the places where last year’s trees had died.  Not an easy task because it meant shoveling away sod before slicing a hole in the soil and putting a new tree in place.  It was a hot and sweaty project—but little complaining.  Although Sue claimed the last bunch of trees in the pail increased in size from 25 to 50.

By mid-afternoon the last little tree went into the ground, near a clump of trees we had planted in 1968.  I reminded Steve and Sue that they had help planted those trees, which now stand fifty feet tall.  The were just little kids then, but Ruth and I had them helping out, along with their brother Jeff, who, I’m sure misses our annual tree planting—he lives in Colorado.

THE OLD TIMER SAYS: Plant a tree—what better way to assure a green future.

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT: Writing Workshops for 2016

Telling Your Story Workshop at Wild Rose Library, Saturday June 11, 9-4. Call 920-622-3835 to get your name on the list as enrollment is limited. (Class is filled)

Telling Your Story Workshop at The Clearing in Door County.  Friday, August 12, 9-4.  Call 920-854-4088 to get your name on the list. (Still Room)

UPCOMING EVENTS.

April 19, 6:00 p.m.  Union Grove Library.  Wisconsin Agriculture: A History

May 14, 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Book signing, Dregne’s, Westby.

May 26, 7:00 p.m. Richfield Historical Society, 4128 Hubertus Road, Richfield, WI  Whispers and Shadows.

June 7, 7:00 p.m. Cambria Library. Cambria Fire Dept. Community Center, Cambria.

June 11, 9-4 Writing Workshop, Wild Rose Library.  Telling Your Story

June 14, 9:00 a.m. Keynote speech. Country Heritage Day, St. John the Baptist Church, Montello. Barns of Wisconsin.

July 19, 11:00 a.m., Farm Technology Days, Snudden Farms, Lake Geneva, Walworth County. History of Wisconsin Agriculture.

August 9, 6:30 p.m.. Evening. Winnebago County Historical Society.  Oshkosh Library.  History of Wisconsin Agriculture.

August 12 9-4, Writing Workshop, The Clearing, Door County.

August 20, 10:30-11:30 am.  Waupaca Annual Arts on the Square. 

Purchase Jerry’s DVDS and his Books from the Patterson Memorial Library in Wild Rose, Wisconsin (a fundraiser for them): 

The library now has available signed copies of Jerry’s DVDs:
 Emmy Winner, A Farm Winter with Jerry Apps (based on The Quiet Season book.)
 Jerry Apps a Farm Story (based on Rural Wit and Wisdom and Old Farm books.)

 The Land with Jerry Apps, (based on the book Whispers and Shadows.)
Also available are several of Jerry’s signed books including: Jerry’s newest novel, The Great Sand Fracas of Ames County. and Wisconsin Agriculture: A History.
Contact the library for prices and special package deals.
Patterson Memorial Library
500 Division Street
Wild Rose, WI 54984
barnard@wildroselibrary.org
www.wildroselibrary.org
920-622-3835