A Sand County Almanac Setting & Symbolism

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The first half of the book takes place near Aldo's farm. He talks about what goes on in his property and why he is blessed to have it. He doesn't follow all of the advice that the university gives. He doesn't take out the cottonwoods, because they are a pain. He liked having diseased trees on his property, because they brings more animals to his land. When he writes about his property, it is magical in a sense and he gets up early to record the first sounds that he hears on his land. He and the dog know every inch of his acreage, and before nine, he is free to travel throughout all the acreage that goes past his own borders.

Sand Counties are another area of Wisconsin that the narrator has a deep love for. The social planners saw beauty in the Sand Counties too, but for building...

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