Modern Pioneering: More than 150 recipes, projects, and skills for a self-sufficient life by Georgia Pellegrini


Reviewed by Terry Zignego (Library Staff)

If you are looking for unique recipes for preserving food, this book is full of “fun-spiration”. Recipes include champagne, strawberry and black pepper fruit roll-ups, homemade tinted lip gloss using beet juice, red wine popsicles and spicy red pepper hummus, just to name a few. A chapter on foraging wild edible plants is an extra bonus. I’m adding this book to my Christmas list.

Located in Adult Fiction (640 PEL)

Wisconsin Gardening


Reviewed by Anonymous (Library Patron)

I highly recommend the Wisconsin Gardening magazine that I checked out at your library.Great practical advice on a wide variety of gardening topics; trees & shrubs, flowers, vegetables, pests, recipes, easy projects and a calendar of upcoming events. I plan to order my own subscription.

Located in Adult Magazines (MAG WIS)

H is for Hawk by Helen Macdonald

H is for

Reviewed by Marcy (Library Staff)

There is a richness of words and description as the author takes us through her process of recovering from the death of her father and delving into the world of falconry. Macdonald tells her story with parallel to T.H. White’s “The Goshawk”. I can presume someone who would enjoy this book would have a love of birds and the outdoors. If you follow close enough to live with the author as she reveals her experience you might like this book. I found the world of training her goshawk interesting. It may not appeal to everyone.

Located in Adult Nonfiction (598.944 MAC) and also as a CD Book

Why I Wake Early by Mary Oliver


Reviewed by Terry Zignego (Library Staff)

Mary Oliver writes about the beauty of the natural world. Thoughtful poems about birds, rocks, rivers, flowers, frogs, blueberries…these things are worthy of our attention. Walk outside, be silent, mindful.

Mary Oliver reminds us to wake early. Perhaps tomorrow I will visit the pond….

Available through the CAFE Library System

Waterfalling in Wisconsin by David Hedquist

Waterfalling Wisconsin

Reviewed by Terry Zignego (Library Staff)

I took this book on vacation to the Apostle Islands & it was a great resource. It is a 2014 publication & includes very detailed directions for finding waterfalls, especially the ones a bit off the beaten trail. My daughter & I agreed that it was much more exciting to walk 30 minutes down an unmarked ATV trail to find Lost Creek Falls & be able to walk on the rocks & wade in the cold water than to visit Copper Falls State Park. Take this book on your next Wisconsin adventure, but don’t drop it in the water!

Located in Adult Nonfiction (917.75 HED)