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A Montana woolgrower's wife tells her story of sheep ranching for some twenty years, coming in a bride and very much a greenhorn, and having to adjust herself to a life quite different from her previous easygoing Texas background. How she learned the hard way that nothing is too good for the sheep; how the bewilderment of her early days with nothing to do -- resolved into some usefulness in all activities of the ranch; what the isolation of the canyon home ranch taught her, the minor tragedies of her early ambitions, and the importance of the party line telephone. There are stories of the harders, good and worthless rams, ewes and lambs, of the sheep dogs, of lambing, of shearing, of pests and strays, drought, grasshoppers, depression and dudes, etc. The story embodies a great deal of humor, personal education, and a vast appreciation of the great sheep industry. It is decidedly for the market that liked No Life For A Lady, that likes true western tales, for this is full of interesting details of woolgrowing, of a marriage, a family, of many sacrifices and much courage.

Pub Date: Sept. 1st, 1942
Publisher: Houghton, Mifflin