The Solace of Open Spaces Chapter Abstracts for Teachers

Gretel Ehrlich
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Chapters 1-2

• The book begins with Gretel awakening from a nap in the desert.

• She had been sleeping curled against the sagebrush as her dogs had taught her.

• Gretel was on a five day trip through the badlands of Wyoming, herding sheep.
• Winter in Wyoming was very harsh and could last as long as six months.

• The temperatures during winter would sometimes get as low as 40 degrees below zero.

• When Gretel lived in Wyoming there were only 470,000 people in the state.
• Taking a trip to visit another ranch could take as much as 2-3 hours.

• One rancher that Gretel knew had ranch land spreading across two states.

• Ranchers enjoyed visiting each other to keep from going stir crazy with loneliness.
• Gretel quickly dismissed the typical stereotypes of cowboys.

• She saw them as strong silent men with hard work ethics.

• Many ranchers only kept going in their work because...

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