Geno offers insight into farming life and a country living in new book



Geno’s book cover features her husband, Roy, when he was 6 years old in a Morgan County cotton field.

Geno’s book cover features her husband, Roy, when he was 6 years old in a Morgan County cotton field.

Years ago, when Suzy Lowry Geno would take her son to the library, she would tell him, “One day, I’m going to have a book with my name on it in here.”

That day will be arriving soon.

Geno has compiled a collection of her columns and stories for her book, “Simple Times at Old Field Farm,” and recently Oneonta Public Library assistant director Kay Butts informed Geno her book will soon be available in the library.

“It tickled me to death,” Geno said.

Geno, a journalist for more than 30 years, has recently served as a columnist for The Alabama Cooperative Farming News for five years. Her column, “Simple Times”, has received National Awards and she was named the “Media Person of the Year” in 2002 and 2003 by the Alabama Farm Bureau.

In her columns, Geno tells readers of happenings on her 15-acre farm, offers her opinion on hard-hitting issues such as abortion and the economy, and explores any other subjects she feels will spark some interest.

Her articles include emotionally-wrenching stories about how dealing with her husband’s deteriorating health forced her, a self-proclaimed homesteader, into an understanding of current technology. However, the book also includes humorous, yet terrifying, tales such as when she got bit by a snake.

“Simple Times at Old Field Farm” can be purchased for $15.95 on Amazon or in Geno’s store, Old Field Farm General Store, located at her home on Ala 132 at the 3-mile marker. The book is also available for Kindle. Old Field Farm General Store is open all daylight hours, except for Sunday, when Geno opens the store after church. For more information, phone 446–1469 or visit Geno’s website at www.suzysfarm.com.