For those who watched my newest Public Television documentary, “The Land,” a big thank you. The show aired last Wednesday evening at 7:00 p.m., and again on Saturday evening at 7:00 p.m. If you missed it, it will air once more on Monday, December 7 at 7:00 p.m. And for those of you beyond the reach of Wisconsin Public TV’s several stations, you can see the program on line by going to this link: http://video.wpt.org/video/2365600489/.
Several people who have watched the show asked where they can purchase DVDs and my books. I have made special arrangements with the Patterson Memorial Library in my home town of Wild Rose to sell DVDs and books as a fundraiser for them. Check the details at the bottom of this blog. The TV show is based on my new book “Whispers and Shadows.”
I was privileged to work with my grandsons, Josh and Ben Horman, on the show—they are a lot better looking than their old gray-haired grandpa. What fun it was to get the younger generation’s perspective.
In these hurry-up and troubled times, the message of “The Land” is to slow down, turn off your cell phone and take a walk in the woods, at a nearby park, anywhere away from the hustle and bustle--and follow the advice of my father who said: “Listen for the whispers and look in the shadows.”
Oh, don’t forget to take along your children and grandchildren—you’ll all gain from the experience.
THE OLD TIMER SAYS: Slow down. Listen to the land. It has a powerful message.
December 7, 7:00 p.m. All Wisconsin Public TV stations. “The Land With Jerry Apps.” Hour-long documentary based on my book WHISPERS AND SHADOWS.
December 19, McFarlane’s, 780 Caroline St., Sauk City, Wisconsin. 1:00 p.m. Discussion and signing of Wisconsin Agriculture: A History.
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 and Jerry Apps a Farm Story.
Also available are several of Jerry’s signed books including The Quiet Season (on which the DVD A Farm Winter is based), as well as Rural Wit and Wisdom and Old Farm, (which are related to the DVD Jerry Apps a Farm Story). Also available is Jerry’s new novel, The Great Sand Fracas of Ames County as well as Whispers and Shadows and his newest nonfiction book, Wisconsin Agriculture: A History.
Contact the library for prices and special package deals.
Patterson Memorial Library
500 Division Street