Sunday, July 19, 2009
I love to read. As a matter of fact, just give me a good book and nothing gets done around here. One day, years ago, my father-in-law came over and seeing a sink full of dishes smiled sweetly and said, "Awww, goatgirl must have a good book."
Then he rolled up his sleeves and started doing the dishes.
I walked over and opened up the cupboard under the sink and said, "Could you do these too?"
I love this story about him and miss that sweet man every day. So Bumpa (that's what we called him), goatgirl had a good book.
I am never one to read a book twice (except for A Tree Grows In Brooklyn) and think a book is meant to be passed around for many to enjoy so I want to share my copy of Goat Song with one of my readers. It is the story of one man's journey of buying goats and making cheese. It is full of goat herding history and if I were to fault it at all it would be that it was a bit quotey...if you know what I mean. As a good friend once said, a little Gandhi can go a long way. I tend to skip over those parts to get to the real life experiences. All in all it is beautifully written and a good summer read for anyone that loves goats. It will make you want to leave everything and head for the hills with your goats in tow.
So leave a comment and you will be entered. I will pick the winner next Sunday.