In a seemingly ordinary field on Sharon Butala's land in southwest Saskatchewan lie the secrets of the past. When Sharon and her husband, Peter, decided to let the field return to its natural state, the wonders of the prairie landscape began to reveal themselves to her. Over a twenty-year period, as she walked this field, she tried to understand what lessons could be learned from its mysterious markings, its wildlife, grasses and plants, its massive rocks and boulders deposited there as the glaciers retreated. The field became a tabula rasa on which she could project her own dreams and imaginings about the landscape that has informed her writing and inspired her life. Butala's keen intelligence ranges over prehistory, natural history, Amerindian custom, the farming and ranching ways of life, and the politics of the West today. Wild Stone Heart is the brilliant companion volume to The Perfection of the Morning, a resonant and deeply moving exploration of both past and present.