Son Wilkerson continues the saga of La Plata County Serieswith HOMESTEADERS AND SHEEPHERDERS and D.H. In HOMESTEADERS AND SHEEPHERDERS, the Wilkersons struggle to make ends meet. The Utes are gone, but the sagebrush, pinyon, and cedar still remain to be cleared from the Dryside land. Suddenly, D.H. Wilkerson realizes he cannot make a living on the land he has accumulated so he turns to a large herd of sheep for money. Along with the sheep, death stalks the Dryside land in the form of angry Mormons, Diphtheria, Wallis Yonger, and Swamper, a child molester. Son Wilkerson steps in to help drive the sheep to the beloved La Plata Mountains.
D.H., is the continuation of the story of D.H. Wilkerson as told by Son. Driven from La Plata County by sickness, Son and D.H. wander the badlands of New Mexico and Arizona. Son returns to La Plata County to help his brother, Frank, run the ranch during World War II. Son is forced to grow up during a time when the world is coming unglued. While trying to cope with an insane father, he finds friendship with Duane and love with Dorothy Tuttle.