I Know My Onions: Homesteading North of the 53rd by Ileen BoechlerI Know My Onions: Homesteading North of the 53rd by Ileen Boechler

I Know My Onions: Homesteading North of the 53rd

byIleen Boechler

Paperback | October 1, 2014

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"My parents and my three older sisters were already in the Model T Ford. I think it was old because it had no top. It was moving day. My dad had filed on a homestead and we were about to begin the two-hundred-mile trek from Watrous to Carrot River, Saskatchewan. My powder blue dress was scattered with tiny pink flowers. Mother had fashioned it from pieces that had once been part of a dress she had worn. To me, the move mattered not at all. The usual aura of family security prevailed. How could a child of barely five years know the hardships that lay ahead?"

Ileen (née Sheehan) Boechler's plainspoken memoir of a childhood spent homesteading beyond the 53rd parallel tugs at the roots of northern life, peeling back the layers of family and community connections to reveal the growth that is possible because of them.

About The Author

Ileen Sheehan Boechler grew up on a homestead outside of Carrot River, Saskatchewan. She and her husband Ralph lived over 50 years in Saskatoon, where they raised their family. Ileen is a graduate of the University of Saskatchewan, a teacher, a competent seamstress, likes carpentry and enjoys interior decorating. She loves the outdoors...

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Title:I Know My Onions: Homesteading North of the 53rdFormat:PaperbackDimensions:128 pages, 7.5 × 5 × 0.33 inPublished:October 1, 2014Publisher:Your Nickel's Worth PublishingLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1927756308

ISBN - 13:9781927756300

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Enjoyable homestead story about a Irish family and trial and fun creating their new home in the west. I loved the story about families that had come to the west, and all their trials and fun building their new homes. It will remind some readers about their childhood and growing up with a large family and having to share and help with chores. It is a very enjoyably book and not too long.
Date published: 2015-07-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing author, amazing book. Had I not received this book as a gift, I would buy it myself in a heartbeat. A great read from an inspiring woman. She writes as she would speak in person.. it really feels like she is in your living room, having a drink and telling you the story herself.
Date published: 2015-01-27