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Book details
  • Genre:HUMOR
  • SubGenre:Topic / Animals
  • Language:English
  • Pages:279
  • eBook ISBN:9781620958315

Goat Diary

What Happens When A Retired Couple In Their 70s Set Out To Change 200 Acres Of Texas Hill Country Scrub Cedar To A Goat Ranch

by June Reedy

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A rollicking look at the bucolic life June Reedy never expected to have. The work, heartache, troubles, laughter and joys all have their place in her Goat Diary. It reveals the author's concern and respect for livestock, her delight in rural life, and her unfailing sense of humor.
This is the tale of a retired couple in their seventies who, without the slightest knowledge or experience, decided to become Texas goat ranchers. How hard could it be? Texas Hill Country folks are often ridiculed. This book carries on that tacky tradition. It documents and exaggerates their quirks and eccentricities, but hopes what comes through are their warm hearts, sly humor, sharp intelligence, and wisdom that comes from living close to the land. These dear folks represent all that is best about Texas. The author is deeply indebted to the goats, llamas, cattle, and guard dogs in these pages. They have endured, with patience and dignity, the fumbling attempts at animal husbandry. "There was frost on the cow patties"...With humor and keen observations of human and animal nature, June Reedy shakes the feed bucket and the reader eagerly follows her along cliffs lined with baby goats, bottle-feeding adventures, ranching trials, breath-taking sunsets and aching bones, as they meet llamas, Great Pyrenees guardians, helpful neighbors, and the irascible La Cabana breakfast gang along the way. Goat Diary captures the essence of Hill Country living. It is more than the story of goat herding and cattle ranching - it is the story of the human spirit. This is an adventure readers of all ages will treasure for years to come....enjoy!
About the author
June Reedy retired New Year’s Eve, 1985, as vice president of a multi-billion dollar insurance and investment company. In her years of retirement she has served on many business, government, and non-profit boards, specialized in portrait photography, worked a goat and cattle ranch, and continues to meddle in the lives of Tom’s and her six children and their families. Goat Diary is her first book. Excerpts have been published in other media.
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