Karen Weir-Jimerson is a garden magazine writer, author & Iowa native who, with the help of her husband (also a writer), raised two sons on their 3-acre Iowa farmstead outside of Des Moines. During that time, many of her family's stories appeared in the magazines she wrote for, & Weir-Jimerson has now collected some of those essays for her second book, Slow Lane: Essays on the Wisdom and Wonder of Living in the Country, a followup to her 2011 book of rural Iowa stories, So Much Sky. Find more info on Karen Weir-Jimerson & her book, Slow Lane, at http://www.karenweirjimerson.com/.As a friend of her oldest son, Des Moines FM host Chance Dorland spent countless days & nights in the Jimerson household, & recently spoke with Karen Weir-Jimerson about her latest book of essays, growing up in rural Iowa, & why some are now choosing to leave.Stream this episode online at http://www.spreaker.com/user/seoulitup/slow-lane-karen-weir-jimersons-new-book-Download the full episode at http://api.spreaker.com/download/episode/12084491/044_2017_06_11_karen_book_interview.mp3This episode is brought to you by Podcast Assist's flat rate podcasting voice overs, editing, mastering, transcriptions & even hosting (select a topic & they'll create & host the podcast). Visit https://www.facebook.com/PodcastAssist/ for more information.Find more original news & podcast content at http://DesMoinesFM.com & subscribe to the Des Moines FM Podcast via: iTunes – https://itunes.apple.com/podcast/des-moines-fm-podcast/id1122656227 Stitcher – http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/des-moines-fm-podcast RSS – http://feeds.feedburner.com/DesMoinesFMSpecial thanks to Des Moines band MAIDS for the use of their song 'Do This Better.' Check them out at http://Facebook.com/ThisIsMaids/.
Posted by Des Moines FM Progressive News & Talk with Chance Dorland on Monday, June 12, 2017
SO MUCH SKY
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Sample a couple essays from So Much Sky.
Old Dog, Timeless Tricks
Our Border collie Rose was once the fastest thing on our farm. Herding sheep, cats, and anyone else she could round up, Rose was all about control. But time has slowed her gait. When did that happen? Read the essay.
In our century-old farmhouse, a bad snowstorm means just one thing: the spontaneous possibility of that most beloved of all holidays—the snow day. Read the essay.