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If You're Going to Live in the Country   By: (1890-1969)

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In "If You're Going to Live in the Country" by Thomas H. Ormsbee, readers are taken on a captivating journey through the joys and challenges of country living. With a wealth of knowledge stemming from his own experience, Ormsbee expertly guides readers through every step of transitioning from city life to living in rural areas.

One of the book's greatest strengths lies in Ormsbee's ability to paint vivid and realistic pictures of country living. His descriptive prose immerses readers into the sights, sounds, and smells of the countryside, allowing them to experience its natural beauty firsthand. Whether it's the serenity of rolling hills, the chorus of farm animals, or the fragrance of freshly cut grass, Ormsbee's words create a tangible atmosphere that heightens the reading experience.

The author's personal anecdotes and stories also add a delightful touch to the book. Ormsbee shares his experiences with humor and warmth, making readers feel as though they are listening to an old friend recounting tales by the fireside. These anecdotes not only entertain but also provide valuable insights into the reality of country living, offering practical advice and cautionary tales that readers can learn from.

Moreover, the book covers a wide range of topics relevant to country living, from buying and maintaining property to farming and raising livestock. Ormsbee's extensive knowledge shines through in his clear explanations and practical tips, making this book an invaluable resource for anyone considering a move to the countryside. Each chapter is well-structured and informative, tackling a specific aspect of country living with depth and attention to detail.

While the book excels in providing guidance on various aspects of country living, some readers may find certain sections to be overly detailed or focused exclusively on a specific context. Nonetheless, the overall wealth of information and Ormsbee's engaging writing style compensate for these occasional shortcomings.

In conclusion, "If You're Going to Live in the Country" is an essential read for those who dream of embracing a quieter, rural lifestyle. Ormsbee's wealth of experience, captivating storytelling, and practical advice make this book a valuable resource that equips readers with the knowledge they need to transition smoothly into country living. Whether you're considering a permanent move or simply seeking a weekend getaway, this book is a must-read for all aspiring country dwellers.

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IF YOU'RE GOING TO LIVE IN THE COUNTRY

[Illustration: A RIVERSIDE HOME RECONSTRUCTED FROM THE RUINS OF AN OLD MILL

Photo by Samuel H. Gottscho Robertson Ward, architect ]

IF YOU'RE GOING TO LIVE IN THE COUNTRY

BY THOMAS H. ORMSBEE AND RICHMOND HUNTLEY

[Illustration]

DECORATIONS BY FRANK LIEBERMAN

[Illustration]

THOMAS Y. CROWELL COMPANY PUBLISHERS NEW YORK

COPYRIGHT, 1937

BY THOMAS Y. CROWELL COMPANY

All rights reserved. No part of this book may be reproduced in any form except by a reviewer who may quote brief passages in a review to be printed in a magazine or newspaper.

MANUFACTURED IN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA BY THE VAIL BALLOU PRESS, INC., BINGHAMTON, N. Y.

To CARROLL and THERESE NICHOLS

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

No book that covers so many phases of human relationships could be compiled without taking advice from those who are specialists. When we have wanted to know facts, we have freely turned to others whose detailed knowledge represented long experience. For this assistance we are particularly indebted to: M. Shaler Allen, Bruce Millar, Mrs. Herbert Q. Brown, and George S. Platts; also, to House & Garden , in which parts of this book appeared serially; and to Miss Eleanor V. Searing for many hours spent reading manuscript... Continue reading book >>




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