Mud Season by Ellen Stimson
Whether you’re in the mood for a good laugh or just looking for a light-hearted memoir, I highly recommend this fun read. Ellen Stimson had no idea what she was getting herself into when her family decides to ditch their comfortable lifestyle in the Midwest for a more pastoral setting in Vermont. After vacationing in the northern state and falling in love with its lush countryside, bucolic setting, and small town charm, the Stimsons suddenly chuck it all and head east on a whim and nary a plan in sight.
The rose-colored glasses soon come off when life in Vermont doesn’t exactly pan out the way they envisioned it. Talk about culture shock, the family soon finds out that the feeling of love they have for their new environment isn’t exactly returned back to them. A hilarious series of vignettes such as The Armed Robbery, The HQCS, and Arrested Again, will have you laughing out loud. Mixed in with these stories are The Hard lessons learned, such as Vermonters don’t respond all that well to change, it’s almost impossible to move a cow out of the road, and when it’s mud season, there is Mud. Everywhere.
With her wonderful self-deprecating humor the author takes you on a wild ride through the ups and downs of country life. Even when the Stimsons almost lose everything there is no doubt that they would do it all over again in a heartbeat.
So break out your Wellies and sit a spell while you laugh, cry, and thoroughly enjoy the trials and travails of one family living the American Dream.
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