Several people have asked recently, "Just what is that new novel of yours about?"
In a few words, IN A PICKLE is about small family farms and why we have so few of them these days.
In the book, the newspaper editor of the Link Lake Gazette, writes in response to questions about disappearing family farms: "Don't you realize what we are giving up when we lose a family farm? It's a way of life, but so much more. We lose people who who know the land and how to care for it, who know livestock and how to raise it, who know machinery and how to keep operating, and who know what community means. That's what will be lost when these family farms disappear."
If any of you have comments, please respond. I would enjoy a discussion about the family farm.
Old timer comment: "Life is like a river. There are twists and turns, quiet spots and rapids, deep pools and shallow flats. But a river is always moving. Always the same but always different. Just like people."