In response to Ursula's first comment, I ask how she had found The Soul of the Land. She replied as follows,
"I found the book in a little bookstore here in Stanwood, the Title intrigued me, as I am a ‘farmgirl. My upbringing on our Farm, is deeply rooted in me. My Father wrote about his life, and recently my sister and I translated his book into English, which was a challenge, as we really didn’t know how to describe certain farm implements and we wanted to be true to how he told the story of his life...
My husband ancestors were farmers in Illinois and I am sure there life was very similar to what your folks went thru. To be a farmer, one has to be an eternal optomist, and that is the one thing that my parents taught us from the cradle on, thru war and famine, that life will always go on, and tomorrow there will be a new day, that come what may will be managed, and that the Land/Nature/Earth is our source of Strength.
Thank you again for a fascinating book." Ursula Denison