John 14:6

I am the Way, the Truth, and the

Life. No one come to the Father except

through me. (NIV)


City Boy Longs for the Farm 1-8
The Menger/Guenther Sawmill 10-14
Grandma Jonas 16-21
Dog Patch 22-25
Grandpa Jonas 26-30
Out Home 31-33
Uncle Eddie 34-36
The Cottage at Cedar Lake 37
Family Heritage 38-42
Grandma and Grandpa Cooper 43-48
My Brother Jack 49-51
My Second Home, The Mertz Farm 52-57
Threshing Oats 58-62
The Next Generation Farmers 63
My Many Illnesses 64
My Early Sex Ed 67-70
Smokey’s Hat 71-74
The Contraption 75-76
Joan at the Farm 77-81
Brother Butch on the Farm 82–87
Paper Route, Pigeons and Rabbits 88-91
The Move to North Carolina 92-98
The Restaurant Business 99-100
My I Freshman Year in High School 101
Summer on the Farm 103-109
A Full-time Farmhand 110-114
Finish High School 115-117
Back to the Mertz Farm 118-121
A Good Neighbor, Edgar Miske 122-126
High School Graduation 127-128
The Rocky Road to Farm Ownership (preview) 129

John 15:12-13

My command is this; love each other as I have

loved you. Greater love has no one than this,

that he lay down his life for his friends. (NIV)

Mark 1:15

The time has come, He said. the kingdom of

God is near. Repent and believe the Good

News. (NIV)

Proverbs 3:5-6

Trust in the Lord with all your heart and

lean not on your own understanding; in all

your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make

your paths straight. (NIV)

Proverbs 31: 30-31

Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting;

but a woman who fears the Lord is to be

praised. Give her the reward she has earned,

and let her works bring her praise at the city

gate. (NIV)



How A City Boy Became A Farmer

By: D. F. (Don) Cooper

How A City Boy Became A Farmer


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How A City Boy
Became A Farmer

The City Boy begins with my birth in Milwaukee Wisconsin. As unlikely as it would seems, my trips out home to my Grandma Jonas’s Homestead, planted a seed in my mind that I wanted to grow up to be a farmer as my maternal ancestors were. Beginning at my birth, through my high school graduation and my first full-time job on the Mertz farm. Many stories about my adventurous young life.


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