By Stephanie Marohn
What the Animals Taught Me is a suite of reports approximately rescued cattle in a safeguard in Sonoma County, California, and what those animals can educate us. every one tale illuminates how animals might help us see and embody others as they really are and reconnect us with the normal world.
Wishing to flee the city rat race, freelance author and editor Stephanie Marohn moved to rural northern California in 1993. lifestyles used to be candy. She used to be a hectic freelancer. In go back for lowered hire, she fed and cared for 2 horses and a donkey. Her existence used to be full.
And then, extra livestock began to appear: a miniature white horse, a donkey, sheep, chickens, through deer and different natural world. each wanted sanctuary both from abuse, actual damage, or overlook. Marohn took each one animal in and steadily grew to become her 10-acre unfold into an animal sanctuary.
A deeply inspiring assortment, What the Animals Taught Me awakens our hearts and reminds us that our greatest lifestyles lecturers occasionally come lined in fur.
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When I did it that way, the peas tasted just like nuts. I remember summer mornings, playing in the backyard and watching Mama work in her flower garden, especially after she gave up on the exotic plants she had known in California and decided to go native. She gathered all sorts of dried seeds and even roots from the desert, planted them with loving care in the sandy, rocky soil, and gloried in their endurance. "So tough and so lovely," she would say. "Just look at this purple verbena, and the blue of that wild aster.
We camped the first night at Indio, and the next morning we skirted south around the Salton Sea. At noon, the temperature well over a hundred degrees, we arrived in Brawley where Papa went into a tiny building marked "Chamber of Commerce" and got the bad news about the road across the desert to Yuma. Just east of Brawley, they told him, the pavement ended and the road was a single width of railroad ties, but we could make it all right if we observed the courtesy of the road. Papa liked that phrase and kept repeating it as he pointed to the little diagram the men had given him showing how oncoming cars could pass each other, each car keeping center wheels on the ties and letting outside wheels go in Page 14 the sand.
She gathered all sorts of dried seeds and even roots from the desert, planted them with loving care in the sandy, rocky soil, and gloried in their endurance. "So tough and so lovely," she would say. "Just look at this purple verbena, and the blue of that wild aster. " And I remember Mama bending over the creosote bushes by the back fence after a quick shower, sniffing audibly in appreciation of the fresh, clean aroma, as she admired the tiny golden blooms or woolly little seeds. Nothing grows under creosote, and more than one neighbor had urged Mama to get rid of the bushes.
What the Animals Taught Me: Stories of Love and Healing from a Farm Animal Sanctuary by Stephanie Marohn