Preparing for Winter

An 1896 Western Adventure

by R. Hess



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 6/25/2016

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 226
ISBN : 9781524509552
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 226
ISBN : 9781524509569
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 226
ISBN : 9781524509545

About the Book

Summer over and winter quickly approaching, Preparing for Winter An 1896 Western Adventure is fi lled with action, character, historical happenings, and dozens of family recipes of the era. It is a companion story from her fi rst novel, Second Chance A Western Adventure. Arriving in Burns, Oregon, from Brockport, New York, Rachael Carver settled into her daily duties during the summer months as cook and housekeeper. Now fall fi nds her learning many new tasks as she helps the Preston family prepare for the upcoming winter. With the garden produce nearly canned, fruit dried, and jams sealed, she discovers the many ways of preserving meat. With the fall roundup over and cattle moved to winter pasture, the cowboy chores are nearly halted while the buildings are repaired, equipment cleaned, and wood cut and stockpiled. Th e annual event is about to begin. All family members are expected to help prepare the ranch for winter. No one escapes these duties—children or bunkhouse crew. Over the next several weeks the repairs that were postponed during the long work hours of summer, horse training, moving cattle, riding fences, and tending gardens which kept everyone busy, are now high priority before winter sets in and the fi rst snow falls. With her past still haunting her, Rachael continues to keep her emotional distance. Always in constant motion, she is beginning to appreciate her new life while learning to rebuild a level of trust among the members of the Preston family and their bunkhouse crew.

About the Author

Fifth generation in the Pacific Northwest, Rebecca was raised on a family cattle farm in Matlock, Washington, with her three siblings. She learned at an early age that there are no set hours for those living on a farm and knows the true meaning of “We work until the job is done.” Although she left home to explore life, her roots of rural living remain. With her husband, Ron, they have made their home on ten acres outside his hometown of Reno, Nevada. After raising a daughter and the passing of parents, Rebecca is pursuing her passions of rural life and self-sufficiency through writing and learning historical arts that include blacksmithing and spinning wool. An outdoor enthusiast, Rebecca and her husband enjoy prospecting, camping, and the simpler things in life.