A Sand County Almanac - Chapter 11, November Summary & Analysis

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In November, the wind begins to pick up. It blows through the corn stalks making a humming noise, sending the loose husks up into the air in a swirl. The wind blows south towards the direction the geese are going.

During the month of November, the narrator talks about trees and their significance on his farm and in the areas around him. He states that when people invented shovels, they gave to the land and could plant trees. When people invented axes, they became takers and cut the trees down. Once these tools were created, every person could decide whether they would create or destroy plants. November is thus the month of the axe, because it is warm enough to grind an axe without freezing, yet cold enough to cut a tree down comfortably. It is up to each person to decide what...

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