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Book Review: Raising Goats For Dummies

Raising Goats For Dummies, by Cheryl K. Smith One can learn a lot about the preoccupations of an author by reading their books.  And although one might think that a book in a series like this one would be devoid … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Dairy Goat Handbook

The Dairy Goat Handbook:  For Backyard, Homestead, And Small Farm, by Ann Starbard What accounts for the appeal of goats?  As is the case in many aspects of existence, there is a wide disconnect between the importance of goats worldwide, … Continue reading

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Book Review: Flash

Flash:  The Homeless Donkey Who Taught Me About Life, Faith, And Second Chances, by Rachel Anne Ridge This book is in the genre of books where a clueless and comically inept person, in a fit of temporary insanity and generosity … Continue reading

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Book Review: Kentucky Derby Dreams

Kentucky Derby Dreams:  The Making Of Thoroughbred Champions, by Susan Nusser This book is one of those volumes that takes advantage of a period of access granted to the author by a noted horse farm in Kentucky to provide a … Continue reading

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Book Review: Horses Never Lie About Love

Horses Never Lie About Love:  The Heartwarming Story Of A Remarkable Horse Who Changed The World Around Her, by Jana Harris I must say that what I got from this book was not quite as enjoyable as what I expected … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Secret Life Of Cows

The Secret Life Of Cows, by Rosamund Young Although I thought that my own personal interest in the psychology of animals was an unusual one, I have found that it is one that is shared by at least a few … Continue reading

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Book Review: Cold Comfort Farm

Cold Comfort Farm, by Stella Gibbons It is admittedly a shame that this sparkling and lighthearted book was the first novel published by the author and one that has overshadowed her later work, but this is a sparkling novel that … Continue reading

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Book Review: Farmer Duck

Farmer Duck, by Martin Waddell & Helen Oxenbury This is one of the worst books I have ever read.  It is difficult to imagine how such a book like this could be written and conceived as an exploration of justice.  … Continue reading

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Book Review: O Pioneers!

O Pioneers!, by Willa Cather I must admit I have mixed feelings about this short book, widely considered to be a classic piece of American literature.  My mixed feelings come from a variety of sources, including a background in a … Continue reading

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Some Thoughts On The Starving Brethren Of Gokwe, Zimbabwe

This morning, as I was reading and relaxing as is my fashion on Sabbath mornings, I received an e-mail from one of the brethren in my local congregation who shared a link with a letter from our church’s president about … Continue reading

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