A fictionalized account of a year in the life of an Amish farm family, as seen through the eyes of the six-year-old son.
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Salamonie Farm is the charming and engaging autobiography of one Amish farm family over an entire year as seen through they eyes of their six-year-old son. Woven through Salamonie Farm is humor, suspense, and specific how-to's for much of what is done on Amish farms. Readers will be amazed at the range of opportunities available to children as young as four years old, and, in fact, what children are actually able to do if given the opportunity. On the farm, Amish children have responsibilities in such activities as barn raising (including helping with the carpentry itself by age eight), canning, butchering, preparing for church, filling the kitchen wood bin, helping with younger children, helping prepare meals and clean up after mealtime, planting and harvesting (both in the kitchen garden and in the fields), managing livestock, milking cows, and even (at age six) driving teams of horses in the field and in the hay mow. What makes Salamonie Farm so unique is that it is one of the first, (and certainly the best) book ever written by a practicing member of the Old Order Amish faith for non-Amish readers. This is particular significant because it opens a revealing window into Amish life and thinking. Amish concepts of a child's ability and responsibility are serious food for thought. -- Midwest Book Review
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Book Description Chelsea Green Pub Co, 1996. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Brand new never read softback book,very clean. Bookseller Inventory # SR3D66
Book Description Chelsea Green Pub Co, 1996. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Chris S. Koehler (illustrator). book. Bookseller Inventory # M1879863537