Even though the first two chapters here were irrelevant to the story, I found myself liking this book by the end. It is a rather droll telling of building a house in the Wyoming prairie, by an author who loves books and after moving all the time as a child wants to set down roots.
My interest stemmed from wanting to move to Wyoming and build a house myself at one time, so it was interesting to see what she was up against. After all her work, the winters were prohibitive for her to remain, and this helped me not be wistful about never having a chance to do a similar thing. My husband said at the time that the growing season there was too short and this was also born out in the text.
Anyway, I liked her careful following of the bird population,: bald eagles, golden eagles, and owls, etc, and I also enjoyed her construction stories. I give this book three stars.