In the depths of winter, that time of the year I call the quiet season, many of us are hunkered down and looking forward to spring—not that many weeks away. At my cabin the snow piles grow taller, and a few deer and rabbit tracks break the expanse of snow that blankets all of Roshara. Most of my farm is resting, its trees and grasses, its animals and wildflowers are asleep and waiting for spring.
For those who want a taste of spring, and chance to calm the effects of cabin fever, here is an answer. GARDEN EXPO sponsored by Wisconsin Public TV. Go to this link for further information: http://www.wigardenexpo.com/
My schedule at Garden Expo:
Saturday, February 13, 11:00-12:00 a.m. Signing books in University of Wisconsin Press booth.
Want to learn more about sand mining, pick up a copy of my novel, THE GREAT SAND FRACAS OF AMES COUNTY. How about the challenges of large scale farming? See TAMARACK RIVER GHOST, or food safety? See CRANBERRY RED.
Saturday. February 13, 2:15 p.m. Mendota Room 1-2. WILDFLOWERS, BUTTERFLIES AND OTHER STORIES FROM THE LAND. A PowerPoint presentation based on my books OLD FARM and WHISPERS AND SHADOWS. My son, Steve, Chief Photographer at the Wisconsin State Journal and whose photos I will be showing, will be with me to answer questions. Book signing to follow after the presentation, and in Wisconsin Historical Society Press booth.
Sunday, February 14, 1:00 p.m. Mendota Room 6-7. A showing of the documentary THE LAND WITH JERRY APPS, which is based on my book WHISPERS AND SHADOWS. The show features my grandsons, Josh and Ben Horman. They will be with me to answer questions following the show. Book signing to follow.
THE OLD TIMER SAYS: It’s time to think spring and gardening.
February 13-14. Garden Expo. Alliant Center, Madison. February 13, 2:15:Wild Flowers, Butterflies, and Other Stories From the Land. February 14, 1:00 p.m. Film: The Land With Jerry Apps plus discussion.
February 23, 7:00 p.m. Phillips Center for the Arts, 109 Locust Street, Hudson, WI. Part of Wisconsin Historical Society Tour program. Stories From the Land.
March 2, 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Necedah public schools
March 5, 11:00 a.m. Women in Agriculture, Keynote talk. Marriott Hotel, Middleton.
March 10, 7:30 p.m., Wisconsin Agricultural Consultants. Keynote talk, Wis Dells
March 12, 11:00-2:00, McFarlane’s Sauk City. Book Signing.
March 19, Gathering of the Green, Davenport, IA. Banquet keynote speaker.
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. Coming soon, The Land With Jerry Apps, which is based on the book Whispers and Shadows.
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