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Out in the Country: Stories about Nature and Rural Living - Book


Out in the Country by John J. Mutter, Jr. is a collection of stories based on the author's experiences growing up living over his parents' tavern and general store and then purchasing and living on his own farm in rural Shawano, Wisconsin. In 1966, when he was 23 years old, he bought an old, vacated farmstead. John and his wife, Karen, have steadily made their farmstead a comfortable place for wild critters of all kinds. Many of the stories in this collection are either experiences, or ideas, he has thought up while on this farm.

John wants people to understand that the word "outdoors," is greatly misused. A person can be in the outdoors when they are in the park or a populous city. Out in the Country is a collection of stories about the rural setting. So, slow down, get out of your car - step into the woods with him! Read about some of his pets. Get comfortable by the fireplace, or in your special reading spot, and let him tell you about some of the people he has met in his lifetime.

Paperback, 96 pages, 8.5 x 11 in.

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By: John J. Mutter, Jr
96 pages
8.5 x 11 in.
ISBN 0967977029
John J. Mutter, Jr. was born in Racine, Wisconsin in 1943. He's called the Shawano Wisconsin area his home since age five. John attended a one-room school for seven years and had an unusual near-death drowning experience at age eleven. After high school graduation, he served three years in the U.S. Navy as a Personnel man and made one six-month cruise to the Mediterranean Sea. He served on two different Navy ships and was stationed on shore duty for one year at Patuxent River, Maryland. John has been published in many newspapers and magazines. In 1991, he received the Mel Ellis/Dion Henderson Outdoor Writing Award, from the Council for Wisconsin Writers. In 2000, he received the "Buzzard Buster Writers Award," from the Wolf Watershed Educational Project and in 2002, he won an award in the 50thAnniversary of the Bo Carter Memorial Contest, sponsored by the Waukesha Writers. In 2000 he formed Burstone, LLC and self-published, "To Slay a Giant," subtitled: The Fight to Protect the Wolf River From the Proposed Crandon Copper Mine. In 2001, John's Burstone company published, "The Hobo Poet" by Burnette Mutter.In 2002 John donated his time co-editing a book for Shawano County. "Shawano County Sesquicentennial 1853 - 2003". This book was published by Shawano County and it was released in August 2002.

In 2001, John took early retirement from the State of Wisconsin to devote more time to his book and his writing projects. He has a deep-seated love for nature and sees a great need for the "Environmental Movement," worldwide. Statewide, he supports the "NO CRANDON MINE" effort and the many environmental groups involved. He is opposed to the proposed "Arrowhead-Weston Transmission Line" and supports a PCB-free Fox River, by the year 2005. Locally, in Shawano County, he is opposed to the clear-cutting of thousands of oak trees in the Navarino Wildlife Area, over 1,300 acres cut to date.

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