A Lady's Life on a Farm in Manitoba


Read by Sibella Denton

(4.5 stars; 70 reviews)

In 1881, Mrs. Cecil Hall's brother went to Manitoba to farm. In 1882, she went out for a visit of some two months, and followed that visit with a long sojourn in Colorado, returning to England as the snows began to fall. While there, she had to give up her "Lady's ways" and help on the farm in many ways she'd never stoop to at home. She makes hay, cooks, paints the barn roof, and cleans. Through it all, the newness helped her keep her temper, and these letters home show an insight into the settlement of Western Canada. These letters have a feel of "Little House on the Prairie" from an English lady's point of view. (Summary by Sibella Denton). (3 hr 22 min)

Chapters

01 - Preface and Letter 1 2:41 Read by Sibella Denton
02 - Letter 2 3:12 Read by Sibella Denton
03 - Letter 3 6:10 Read by Sibella Denton
04 - Letter 4 3:30 Read by Sibella Denton
05 - Letter 5 6:35 Read by Sibella Denton
06 - Letter 6 6:07 Read by Sibella Denton
07 - Letter 7 5:13 Read by Sibella Denton
08 - Letter 8 3:36 Read by Sibella Denton
09 - Letter 9 6:13 Read by Sibella Denton
10 - Letter 10 2:18 Read by Sibella Denton
11 - Letter 11 13:08 Read by Sibella Denton
12 - Letter 12 3:05 Read by Sibella Denton
13 - Letter 13 6:25 Read by Sibella Denton
14 - Letter 14 7:51 Read by Sibella Denton
15 - Letter 15 8:50 Read by Sibella Denton
16 - Letter 16 2:36 Read by Sibella Denton
17 - Letter 17 3:57 Read by Sibella Denton
18 - Letter 18 13:15 Read by Sibella Denton
19 - Letter 19 3:31 Read by Sibella Denton
20 - Letter 20 4:27 Read by Sibella Denton
21 - Letter 21 24:03 Read by Sibella Denton
22 - Letter 22 4:39 Read by Sibella Denton
23 - Letter 23 4:40 Read by Sibella Denton
24 - Letter 24 2:19 Read by Sibella Denton
25 - Letter 25 5:55 Read by Sibella Denton
26 - Letter 26 5:18 Read by Sibella Denton
27 - Letter 27 1:01 Read by Sibella Denton
28 - Letter 28 7:44 Read by Sibella Denton
29 - Letter 29 1:16 Read by Sibella Denton
30 - Letter 30 4:08 Read by Sibella Denton
31 - Letter 31 2:40 Read by Sibella Denton
32 - Letter 32 2:56 Read by Sibella Denton
33 - Letter 33 4:21 Read by Sibella Denton
34 - Letter 34 2:56 Read by Sibella Denton
35 - Letter 35 3:06 Read by Sibella Denton
36 - Letter 36 3:38 Read by Sibella Denton
37 - Letter 37 3:38 Read by Sibella Denton
38 - Letter 38 5:21 Read by Sibella Denton

Reviews

Interesting and well-read


(5 stars)

It is always interesting to read first-hand accounts of those who pioneered. The mosquitoes would have been awful!


(4 stars)

Nice fast paced reading of letters of farm life in the 1880's. Well read by Sibella Denton another one of the very good and enjoyable readers on Librivox. Thank you so much Sibella enjoy!

Also includes Colorado


(4 stars)

This was more of a Travelog than expected, but we'll written and read. The author has a good eye in noticing details of lands, and to a lesser degree, the people that lived in the West of both Canada and US. Excellent reader.

Good insight into a woman's Frontier life


(5 stars)

I thoughrouly enjoyed the book as well as the reader's voice. thank you.


(5 stars)

Since Im a prairie girl I found this book interesting. How times have changed though...

Wonderful story


(5 stars)

Well read and the writing had me agape with the info and adventures!

Interesting picture window into the past


(5 stars)

Loved the section on their vacation in the Rockies.

Insightful


(4 stars)

Mosquitoes, mosquitoes, mosquitoes And Early European immigration into US and Canada.