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The food he raises, the game he hunts and kills, the barn he designs and builds with his own handsthe products of these occupations are the offspring of his energy and his imagination. They are parts of his life and of his and his forefathers' traditions and are continuing proofs of his ability to survive. His building is a result of his own conception and is a tangible result of himself. And a shed that he builds for himself will always mean more to him and to his people than the prefabricated aluminum garage hauled in and jointed together by strangers.

After supper I cleaned up meticulously, wiping out the skillet with a Scott Towel, burning my paper plate, lipping my fork, and cleaning my pocket knife on my boot. But with all this activity I still wasn't tired enough to relax and go to bed, and I recognized that I was feeling lonesome and bored. The radio didn't help and neither did several cigarettes and an Old Charter nightcap. I glumped around, sitting on the tailgate, then lying on my bed roll, till I finally gave up, put on my headlight, and started walking along the ridge road.

The roof was by no means water-proof, and we often held an umbrella over our bed when it rained at night, while the cows came and ate the moss. Of course, we suffered a great deal in the winter. My father had tried to build a chimney and fireplace out of logs and clay, but we were afraid to light a fire because of the extreme combustibility of our dwelling. 4 Fredrick Olmsted described the German-Alsatian settlement of D'Hanis in Medina County as Page 10 a most singular spectacle upon the verge of the great American wilderness.

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