Sometimes I can't leave well enough alone.
Quemado in Spanish is "burned"
is betting you 160 acres of land that you can't live on it eight months. Ida and I weren't betting;
we were holding on, living down to the grass roots. The big problem was no longer how to get off the homestead, but how to keep soul and body together on it."
—Edith Eurdora Kohl, "Land of The Burnt Thigh: A Lively Story of Women Homesteaders On The South Dakota Frontier