Next time remind me not to go in. Definitely, if I do go in, not to visit the Nature section. And if I get there anyway, not to listen to Amie!
She had checked out the Children’s section already and found nothing of interest. Then she joined me in front of Nature – I don’t think she’ll ever go back to Children’s. It’s only two cases, so she read title by title, calling them out to me – siren song!Â We were no better than each other. We spurred each other on. It’s the fault of neither one of us.
Amie chose chicken and goat books:
- Once Upon a Flock: Life with My Soulful Chickens by Lauren Scheuer
- Folks, This Ain’t Normal: A Farmer’s Advice for Happier Hens, Healthier People, and a Better World by Joel Salatin (notÂ only about chickens, but it has a chicken and an egg on the cover!)
- The Year of the Goat: 40,000 Miles and the Quest for the Perfect Cheese by Margaret Hathaway
I chose the following (bear in mind that the word “choose” is sued here in a loose sense):
- The Frog Run: Words and Wildness in the Vermont Woods by John Elder (there are a few authors I’ll buy any book from: Bass, Lopez, Harrison and Elder)
- The Songlines by Bruce Chatwin (Just curious)
- The Wild Muir,Â Twenty-two of John Muir’s Greatest AdventuresÂ by John Muir: wonderful illustrations by Fiona King
- Finding Home: Writing on Nature and Culture from Orion Magazine by Peter H. Sauer (Collection of OrionÂ articles from before I became a subscriber (1992).)
- Stirring the Mud: On Swamps, Bogs, and Human Imagination by Barbara Hurd (Intriguing title)
- Entering the Stone: On Caves and Feeling through the Dark by Barbara Hurd (Comes with the one above)
- An Unspoken Hunger: Stories from the Field by Terry Tempest Williams (Need I justify this one?)
- Life Everlasting: The Animal Way of Death by Bernd Heinrich (I’ve read Mind of theÂ Raven, or was itÂ Winter World?Â I forget, but it was good)
- Rachel Carson: Witness for Nature by Linda Lear (I like reading biographies, and Carson is of course a hero of mine)
PS. We did not get to bury Nocty. Both ground and chicken are frozen.