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Goat Song : My Island Angora Goat Farm

Starting with one billy goat, 20 does, and a book about goats, author Susan Basquin began her foray into goat farming on Washington Island in Lake Michigan. Her herd grew to 100, and she found reserves of strength and determination to pull her through all sorts of dilemmas and near-disasters...

Reviewer: Midwest Book Review (see more about me) from Oregon, WI
When Susan Basquin's brother suggested they join forces and develop an Angora goat farm on Lake Michigan's remote Washington Island, she jumped at the offer. The isolation and rural environment would offer her free time for writing and contemplation -- or so she thought. What Susan found out first hand is the sheer physical and mental effort that goes into raising a herd of temperamental goats. For the next six years she struggled, growing founder of her animals, and discovering unknown reserves of strength and energy within herself. Goat Song: My Island Angora Goat Farm is the riveting memoir of Susan's life on Washington Island, a fascinating chronicle of her affection for her animals, her determination to overcome feelings of insecurity, and her reflections on island life. Goat Song is ardently recommended reading for anyone who has ever felt the urge to get away from it all and take the rural life in some isolated Eden.

Resource Specification
Category: Goats: Book
Title: Goat Song : My Island Angora Goat Farm
URL: http://www.livestock-directory.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/1880158280/ref=ase_livestockdire-20/102-8161088-0367353?v=glance&s=books
Released Date: September 15, 2000
Cost: $15.95
List Price: $15.95
Pages: 276 page
Edition: Paperback, 1st Edition
ISBN: 1880158280
Publisher: J N Townsend Pub
Author: Susan Clark Basquin, Susan Basquin
Keywords: goats, goat farming, goat stories
Summary: Starting with one billy goat, 20 does, and a book about goats, author Susan Basquin began her foray into goat farming on Washington Island in Lake Michigan. Her herd grew to 100, and she found reserves of strength and determination to pull her through all sorts of dilemmas and near-disasters.
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Starting with one billy goat, 20 does, and a book about goats, author Susan Basquin began her foray into goat farming on Washington Island in Lake Michigan. Her herd grew to 100, and she found reserves of strength and determination to pull her through all sorts of dilemmas and near-disasters...

Reviewer: Midwest Book Review (see more about me) from Oregon, WI
When Susan Basquin's brother suggested they join forces and develop an Angora goat farm on Lake Michigan's remote Washington Island, she jumped at the offer. The isolation and rural environment would offer her free time for writing and contemplation -- or so she thought. What Susan found out first hand is the sheer physical and mental effort that goes into raising a herd of temperamental goats. For the next six years she struggled, growing founder of her animals, and discovering unknown reserves of strength and energy within herself. Goat Song: My Island Angora Goat Farm is the riveting memoir of Susan's life on Washington Island, a fascinating chronicle of her affection for her animals, her determination to overcome feelings of insecurity, and her reflections on island life. Goat Song is ardently recommended reading for anyone who has ever felt the urge to get away from it all and take the rural life in some isolated Eden.