Yep. Sweeping Poo. When you work surrounded by a group of thirty goats all day long you sweep up a lot of poo. Cleaning efficiently takes some effort, but it isn’t rocket science unless you have to work beside a large, hairy, smart, persistent, dirty, annoying, and very naughty goat. If it could be opened (the gate), stolen (my phone), climbed upon (the dust pan), escaped from (the barn), knocked over (the trash bin), trampled on (my broom), bitten into (my radio antenna), eaten whole (the … [Read more...] about It All Started With A Goat – or – Good Things Happen Amongst The Poo
It Was A Dark And Stormy Night…. Darned That’s Already Been Used! As a writer today we’re inundated with lots of articles about what is the most important part of good writing. A good plot, a great character, conflict, protagonist, dialogue, showing not telling, theme, central idea, argument, and the list goes on and on. As an avid reader for well over half a century I can tell you what’s most important to me. It’s that first sentence; opening line, hook, whatever term you wish to use for … [Read more...] about It Was A Dark And Stormy Night….
Pretty Is As Pretty Does One thing I try to do when I write a book about animals is to highlight at least one in a special way, not just through the writing of the book itself, but because it’s endangered or it’s not a popular animal, like a giraffe or a lion. In this new book I highlighted two. The prairie dog and the vulture. Now, all of my friends know that I can talk about the prairie dogs from now until the cows come home, and often do. But few people talk about vultures, and … [Read more...] about Vultures are Beautiful Birds