At its roots, farming never changes. It’s about land, weather, family…
These three classic novels help remind us that the industry we serve has ancient, unassailable foundations that are worth remembering, studying and, sometimes, celebrating.
- The Good Earth, by Pearl S. Buck
This is the story of a tormented family building a farm through famine, war, betrayal and drug abuse in China in the early 20th century.
Don’t worry, it doesn’t read like a boring history book. This timeless book tackles issues that will hit close to home for even the modern-day farm family. In 1938, Buck, a child of missionary parents, became the first American woman awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature.
- Who Has Seen the Wind, by W. O. Mitchell
This is the coming-of-age story of a young boy growing up on the Prairies during the Great Depression. It’s a classic of Canadian literature and Mitchell, who was born in Weyburn, is sometimes called Canada’s Mark Twain.
- All Creatures Great and Small, by James Herriot
The characters you meet in Herriot’s gentle, funny stories of life as a small-town vet in England’s Yorkshire County will stick with you forever.