Sunday, December 06, 2015

The Land

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:

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
Wild Rose, WI 54984


Don R said...

Absolutely loved the show Jerry!

An old rural saying: "The best fertilizer is the footsteps of the farmer". In other words, hop off the motorized vehicle and observe nature around you.

Cheri said...

Beautiful show. We live on 1.5 acres in northern Wisconsin. We've only been here a year but love walking through our woods; getting to know it.