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ERIC Number: EJ1008239
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Feb
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1052-5505
Waiting for Water
Lamson-Nussbaum, Jorie
Tribal College Journal of American Indian Higher Education, v24 n3 Feb 2013
The author waits in the hot and oppressive air while dust devils are born and die over the newly plowed field. It is a dry spring and she prays for rain. The lupine beans withered to dry threads last week and the corn that sprouted in a green haze over the north field is turning to brown paper. However, driving north, the author discovers the Rum River in full flood. Had the rain fallen on the sandy soil of her Sherburne County farm seven miles to the south, its blessing would have been received more graciously and fewer would have left the thirsty land to go adventuring. But it did not. Watching rain turn to runoff, the author contemplates the soil and seeds washing past her.
Descriptors: Water, Natural Resources
Tribal College Journal of American Indian Higher Education. P.O. Box 720, Mancos, CO 81328. Tel: 888-899-6693; Fax: 970-533-9145; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A