In short story form, James writes an account of growing up in 1950s rural America that will make a reader laugh, smile, and occasionally shed a tear. As a young farm boy raised on the high plains of western Kansas, James shares memories of learning to care for cattle, ride (and fall from) the family horse, nurse a piglet, and drive a tractor (of course). Whether selling eggs from the back of his red wagon to the women of the town of Bogue (population 300 at that time) or saving the family cow from death by bloat, readers will enjoy these reminiscings from a farm boy's life, a look back on a simpler time in America, post-depression, post-war.
A Cow for College and Other Stories of 1950s Farm Life
by James Kenyon
Published by Meadowlark Books
About the Author:
James Kenyon was born and raised on a third-generation family grain and livestock farm. Today, James is a veterinarian in a 35-year, mixed animal practice in a beautiful Iowa college town. He is a veterinarian for the Alaska Iditarod Dog Sled Race and a 24-year member of the school board, as well as its current president. He leads numerous community organizations including Rotary, church, library, museums, and historical society. He chaired the Iowa Veterinary Medical Association and State Veterinary Board of Examiners. He was named Iowa Veterinarian of the Year. James is married to his college sweetheart from Kansas City. They have blended the farm and city in their life together. They have three children, four grandchildren, and numerous pets.
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