BOOKLIST says: Rath’s Northwoods saga continues as Natalie, who had “immersed herself in her husband’s identity, been ‘the perfect banker’s wife’ and always deferred to him,” rents out her house for the summer, and returns to their rustic cabin for rest and solitude after his recent death. He had taken care of “all the planning and thinking,” while she had “all the feelings,” leaving her unprepared to deal with the wolf attack on her beloved dog, Molly, the persistent rumor that John Dillinger’s $210,000 was hidden in the area, and the unexpected arrival of a teenaged granddaughter she barely knows. Incensed at reading of the attack on Molly, the Howlers, a group of anti-wolf extremists, barrage Natalie with violent e-mail on behalf of their cause, making the cabin without indoor plumbing and the 80 surrounding acres of wilderness seem anything but restful. Finally, an “indecently handsome” wolf biologist rounds out this great summer mystery read.
My first venture into the barnyard sold over 60,000 copies worldwide. It's a montage, a compendium, a collection of cow humor, cow miscellany and more than you ever wanted to learn about cows...inside and out. A reviewer for The Chicago Tribune said, "What Rath doesn't know about cows is not worth knowing."
* The daily jaw movements of a cow average 41,360.
* There are 340 squirts in a pail of milk.
* The average cow produces 30 pounds of urine and 65 pounds of feces daily. At least 15 tons of waste are produced per cow per year.
NOTE: The grapevine hints a new, revised edition of this book may be available soon. Moo! Stay Tuned!
ABOUT COWS revised edition, Voyageur Press, 2000.
ABOUT COWS first edition, 1987.
Council for Wisconsin Writers Award, First Place Nonfiction: 1987.