As things aren't too exciting this time of year on the farm...other than some new calves and some issues that come up with cows or equipment...you might get to read about some things other than farm life. :)
This was an exciting happening in our "family" this past year!
It began three years ago, when Jim's cousin, Lynette Leaman Brenneman, decided to write a children's book about the Hans Herr House...the oldest homestead in Lancaster County, which dates back to the early 1700's. Lynette is a descendant of Hans Herr...as am I...and of course our kids are as well.
Lynette began her project three years ago, when Jenna was 10 years old. She (Lynette) was a third grade teacher, and when teaching about local history, couldn't find information about the Hans Herr House that was geared towards children, so she decided to write a book herself!
Jenna had volunteered at the Hans Herr House for two summers, demonstrating how food was preserved in the basement of the old house. She and another girl who volunteered there...and is also a descendant...were chosen to portray the characters in Lynette's book. They spent many hours in costume as Lynette took their pictures for her book. You can read a book review that was in our local paper recently here .
The book cover...
We were excited when Lynette's book was published this summer! It's a great "fictional story about a real girl"...a bit of local history that is fun to look at and read!
It can be found locally to purchase at several locations listed in the book review.