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Notes From Little Lakes: The Story Of A Family And Fifteen Acres
by Mel Ellis
Mel Ellis describes how he and his wife and their five daughters (The Rebels) turned a tract of pastureland into a haven for trees, flowers and wildlife. In the lore of nature and the environment, Little Lakes is as familiar and as important as Aldo Leopold's Sand County.
Published July 1st 1998 by Cabin Bookshelf
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I'm marking this as read, although I didn't finish it. This was one of our book club choices and it was a collection of his writings for the Milwaukee Paper in the 70s. It was his reflections on nature and the little sanctuary they created just outside of Milwaukee, which was nice to read in little doses. He is a very observant, poetic writer and these would be great as examples for English class, but not something I wanted to curl up with and read through.
Great book to read during your lunch hour. Living in the area that he wrote about makes one glad that there are still spots not uprouted by bulldozers -- places where one can sit and listen to the wind through the trees and birdsong. What a wonderful way to bring up children -- with nature and all the lessons one can learn from experiencing nature rather than just reading about it. Reading the book made my yearn for living in the country ache a bit more.