Hauling Water: Reflections on Making a Home in the Northwoods is a collection of little love stories — love for the land, love between a man and woman, love of children and family, love for all the beings that share the neighborhood (even the occasional annoying bear in the garbage), and eventually love for a life well lived. The freshness of maple sap plunking into pails, the chill of a strong wind at an ice fishing hole, the satisfaction of a Thanksgiving dinner tradition, dismayed thoughts at a lightning-struck pine, the camaraderie of the sauna, and much more are shared with humor, warmth, and respect for wild places. Hauling Water received a bronze medal from the Independent Publisher Book Awards in the category of Best Midwestern Non-Fiction.
Author Becca Brin Manlove and Illustrator Sharon Hathaway
5.5 x 8.5, 144 pages, softcover