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Eggs in the Coffee, Sheep in the Corn

3.48  ·  Rating Details  ·  46 Ratings  ·  9 Reviews
The world turned upside down for city-bred Marjorie Douglas when, in 1943, her young husband moved her and baby Anne from suburban St. Paul to a western Minnesota stock ranch to help his parents stave off financial disaster. In "Eggs in the Coffee, Sheep in the Corn," Douglas describes with wit and wisdom a midwestern way of life of fifty years ago.
ebook, 260 pages
Published September 15th 1994 by Minnesota Historical Society Press (first published September 1994)
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Cindy Keiger
I bought this book while in MN a few years ago. It's not typically the type of book I purchase, but since I've written my own book about moving to a farm, it seemed like it was time to read this. Let me just say, the crap she dealt with was way stinkier than the crap I deal with. Wow! This is an interesting historical read, well-written and well-lived.
Kathy
Sep 04, 2009 Kathy rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
What happens when a city girl needs to leave her life there and move with her husband back to his parents' Minnesota farm to help run it following his dad's heart attack...and two years stretch into eleven? This book covers the years 1949-1960 and Marjorie Douglas does an excellent job of relating how difficult the transition was for her. She doesn't pretend that all went well and yet the reader can slowly see that Marjorie is ultimately growing to love their farm and lifestyle in Appleton, Minn ...more
Francine
May 13, 2012 Francine rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I enjoyed reading this book and thinking of my mother-in-law who grew up on a farm in western Minnesota. It was fun reading about the author's real experiences in places I've heard of. I came away wishing I had known Marjorie Douglas, the author.
Leticia
Nov 04, 2009 Leticia rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I enjoyed reading this book. It was a simple story about how a city-girl had to adapt to life on a farm in the 1940s and 1950s. It was neat reading about what rural Minnesota was like during that time.
Sue
Interesting prospective of a well educated farm woman in west central Minnesota after WWII, arriving from cushioned life around Minnetonka to a "no running water" life on a farm.
Stephanie A.
Nov 17, 2014 Stephanie A. rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: nonfiction, memoir, own-it
I love hearing about raising a family amidst the rural life in my home state, especially circa 1943-1960. It's everything you'd imagine in nostalgia from that time period.
Carol
Aug 20, 2010 Carol rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: anyone who enjoys people and reallife experiances.
A nice biography of the life of a farmwife in the 1940's and 50's. Many cute stories and insights of farmlife and ajusting to new situations. A nice read.
Ana
May 06, 2008 Ana rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Ana by: Susie
I really enjoyed her writing style. Having lived in Minnesota for 2 years, made it more special.
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