“Winter is a season that demands respect.
Insists on it. It is a season that refuses to be ignored.
Winter is a season that never leaves us.”
-Jerry Apps, A Farm Winter
Last year, Jerry Apps grasped the hearts, minds and memories of audiences across the state – and around the nation – with his touching stories of life growing up in Wild Rose in the popular Jerry Apps: A Farm Story.
Now, the Wisconsin author and historian turns his attention to winter in an all new program – A Farm Winter With Jerry Apps – as he shares his wit, wisdom and stories of family, neighbors and communities that worked together to prepare for the long, cold season that enveloped his boyhood farm home in Wild Rose. It was a season that could be harrowing and dangerous, but it was also a time of year that drew families close together and created warm memories that are both lasting and universal.
As a special online exclusive, you can watch the full new program streaming online now below! Enjoy the new program, let us know what you think in the comments and share it with your friends and family. Then, tune in 7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 4 for the broadcast premiere on Wisconsin Public Television. Apps will join us in studio that evening to share even more stories from his life.
The new documentary is a companion to Apps’ new book from the Wisconsin Historical Press, The Quiet Season: Remembering Country Winters from the Wisconsin Historical Press. You can meet Apps at a special book talk 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 21 at the Wisconsin Historical Museum in Madison. Find full details here.