The Elkhorn Hills United Methodist Book Club meets the first Monday of every month. All are welcome to join the group at any time. Contact Jan Heliker if you need more information.
NEW LOCATION!! From April through September, we will meet at 6:30 pm in the Church Library. From October through March, we will beet at the Scooters Coffee Shop in Elkhorn.
- July — This Blessed Earth by Nebraskan Ted Genoways.
Is there still a place for the farm in today’s America?
The family farm lies at the heart of our national identity, yet its future is in peril. Rick Hammond grew up on a small ranch, and for forty years he has raised cattle and crops on his wife’s fifth-generation homestead in York County, Nebraska, in hopes of passing it on to their four children. But as the handoff nears, their small family farm―and their entire way of life―are under siege.
Following the Hammonds from harvest to harvest, Ted Genoways explores this rapidly changing landscape of small, traditional farming operations, mapping as it unfolds day to day. This Blessed Earth is both a concise exploration of the history of the American small farm and a vivid, nuanced portrait of one family’s fight to preserve their legacy and the life they love.