Coop by Michael Perry (August book)

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not show is Sara and Alice is hiding in the rear. Had 9 people!
7/17 Authors Notes

Every thing is what the author has said before
The author is recycling’s much data

Prologue

running after her father who is plowing
using the Ford Ferguson tractor
wanted chickens at the farm
chicken gives you eggs and they are better than watching TV
Teach the “young guns” how to forage

the author worked in New Auburn Wisconsin
farm is on hilly terrane

Daughter asks for childhood story
The land was done by Norwegian immigrants

Does he authors Dad smoke refer??
they were also Lutheran people

just make some pork chops and get a few eggs

Chapter 1

Blowing your nose with a farmers snort.

She was pressed by spitting
“Don’t spit if you don’t know how”
267 of 4586 or 6%

7/18 splitting wood in below zero temp. is good
Have issues with health care
paying for baby out of pocket – econ stuff!
work delight your mind

talk of the 1920 wood stove
cause and effect meant hauling wood.
they do home schooling

one two three want? not s fat chance!
Daughter (Amy) was a horsey person.
story of toy at farm n fleet

mid w or was introduced (reservation – deliver at home) GIRL POWER%
507 of 4586 or 11%

7/19 The wife was well at ease when talking for a home birth
the whole family listens to the babies heart beat.

Chapter 2

designing a chicken coop from prints off the WWW
found all types of coop forms from the portable breeder
milk the cows, was and start the milkier
watch out for the cow kicker many methods were discussed

100 lbs. of milk a day, it lasted until it dropped to 40 lbs. a day
729 of 4586 or 16%

7/20
Talked about a poem read in 3rd grade and talked about the devil and the hell bound train”.

talked about free lance living and farming
get government cheese (did not want any help)
family in general was not that healthy!

buying second hand shoes and clothing
they bought damaged goods about beans and macaroni

menu:
oatmeal (stick to your rids)
Saturday meant pancakes
Sunday: cereal in a box (2 for 1 cereal)
eating cereal was a way to sound off words

look at free insulation….these people are CHEAP
The author even slammed a cow (3 times) it was a bull

cows playboy magazine
bull in a bucket
artificial insemination person (was like a pirate boarding a ship!)
“arm deep up the rectum”

Is goat meat gaining popularity
American vs. metric tools
Is there company with sinners?
regurgitation is a form of meditation
948 of 4586 or 20%

7/21

when the animal rocks forward, you had to bail off the cow
conversation times while milking cows

Chapter 3
The man was a spiritual gospel person
the wife was having convulsions
their church didn’t have any names
learn about walking with the TRUTH

authors Dad was a chemical engineer
Dad ran out of gas taking his girlfriend home

She was in the TRUTH where she couldn’t drink or dance
thought about marrying a person who had faith

His dad committed himself to Christ and his mother

studied soy beans for Archer Daniel Midland

folks were going to go to the peace corpse, but the Mom was pregnant with the author
Then it came out where he might have been conceived in an ice storm in Illinois
The folks were supporting foster care and kids with issues!

In 1966 the farming bud started. Talked of preadapted children
1184 of 4586 or 26%

7/22

talks of many family issues
house add on
the new house about twice as big

grow up following the truth, no TV set (was opposed, no converter box, maybe no radios)
mental disabilities

the author liked to play his fathers high school trumpet

“Getting religion” was the subject of this chapter
he was a boy grown up on bible verses

His wife gave up teaching and is now home schooling

wanted to have 16 kids
1397 of 4586 30%

7/23
always plan to have 16 kids, thus foster children
many foster kids came with issues
the family learned to be “compassionate”

he came to Christ in 1977 when seeing her sister
when you drift are you loosing out

TV is “Satan’s glowing Box”

Chapter 4

The pheasant was Mr. Big Shot (no tail feathes

there was a 5 point check (student nurse)

giving birth to a lamb, the system means that new lambs are named alphabetically

Cows chewing their cud

1662 of 4586 or 36%

7/24 after a lamb birth, dew berries were eaten
Do you have sheep for biblical meaning!
he uses brut force as the first option

issues with his friendship with Ricky
farm-n-fleet is “right on the way”
for pig pen assembly

firewood warms you twice, cutting it then burning it

40% 1846 of 4586 or 40%

7/25 birth of the new baby Anneliese
“birth issues”
was left a drift for awhile (false start)

Chapter 5

rub back during contraction
water birth
name had a religious concern

Was named Jane

After birth-real life returns
2076 of 4586 or 45% done

7/26
talk about putting in an electric fence for the pigs
the Grandma is a preachers wife

talk about music while the baby rests
The author was very mad at the dog that ripped out his cold frame
Now, he (author) reads and writes in the early morning instead of after midnight
Mike liked the veggies with his daughter (share).

Stories of hid Friend Tim with all of his adventures

Mike (author) was in grieving for Tim
piss on an electric fence to protect against prostste cancer
2300 of 4586 or 50%

(7/27) peeing on a electric fence: is it for prostate cancer
farm-n-fleet electric fencer for electric fence
check with a rheostat

Eating a taco with crickets??

The author is Bi-Polar
talk of baby poop

thought about Tim dying of cancer
he chose his exit

Chapter 6

dog bites Tim on the ass

On butchering days stories
did pigs drink beer??

auction of the cows
Tim was nervous of buying new pigs
he took 2 feeder pig
Tim got bit by the dog protecting the herd
2517 of 4586 or 55%

7/29 having the protesting dog
discuss about pig feed and watering needs
pigs like the ground, they were surprised it wasn’t concrete.

Tim’s butt was well damaged….big time

now the book is going to focus on building a chicken coop

Mills (Mr. Miller) has all the “dump guys” stuff….like rain barrals, barb wire, etc. had all the tools to construct the chicken coop

Amy “fits up” to build a chicken coop
the coop is all up to mills
coop was thought of for tax purposes
Tim was teaching Amy while constructing the coop

talk about rain as the ground was very dry

there bedroom looks over their garden.

2749 of 4586 or 60% done

7/29 as a firefighter they burned down “the old feed mill”

Tim works with the pigs, though he wanted chickens
pigs liked rolling in the dirt/mud

after some gardening Tim went back to Mills to work on the coop
talk about getting shape and saving gas by letting the sheep eat the grass

Chapter 7

Tim admits that he is a cheapskate while buying some cheap guinea pig feed, it was expensive
PTO-power take off pulled by his Ferguson tractor (pulling the sickle mower)
Tim enjoyed haying!
2968 of4586 or 65% done

7/30 tweaking the sickle while haying
The John Deere tractor was the best to learn from
Tim was in training raking hay

The pig feeder is getting worked over well by the pigs
pig will eat about anything (forage nose first)
feed for the cows could be fertilizer for next year
3197 of 4586 or 70% complete

7/31
smelling the freshly mown hayfield
get a good feeling once the haying is over
talk about the worker “Stevie Wonder”
talk about sub-prime mortgage debt

Chapter 8
eating popcorn and reading at the table & drinking coolaid
popcorn sunday
little jane working on talking
chick with the shake-and-bake
3446 of 4586 or 75% complete

8/1
the sweet corn is tasseling
the pigs were eating zucchini
have much quack grass hurting soybeans
pigs poop in one area

Jake passes….he liked to say good night to the stars
(Annalise’s brother)

they got their chickens by mail
they seem to be free roaming in the chicken tractor

pigs destroy their pen
3667 of 4586 or 80% complete

8/1
stories as the baby growing up….face faces
plane show of loop the loop during Jakes funeral

Chapter 9

talk of why parents do the things they do
talk about chicken stories happens often, not on their anniversary
always thank for the meal ~ reverence
need to have presence and give attention

soybeans did not survive the weeds
even uses goat milk
The author even made smoothies for the pigs

any pig over 250 pounds means more fat
Every additional inch is 2 pork chops
3889 of 4586 or 85% complete

8/2

talk about making beer can chicken
the chickens start eating pig feed (cheaper)
drag the chickens into the garage.
They even have grass hoppers!
their dog killed some of their chickens
dogs killing livestock
he killed little shake-n-bake
chicken coop needs to be completed to help save their lives

he became key to purity, it’s heavy in his heart

they started using PV panels (solar panels)
“The year of the Coop”
wrote out a instruction kist to take care of the Coop while the author is I=on a “mini-trip”
4116 of 4586 or 90% complete

8/2

lawn clippings for the birds
He liked the hog pen (the pigs)
the butchers story about loosing his fingers
even talk about using a toe as a thumb

chapter 10 (talk of church)

favorite hymn…”Tell me the story”
testimony of your spiritual realm
the author wanted riches for eternity
talk of full emersion (baptized)
delegation is also important to valor
these chick were grown on pig feed
Now, are you a Christian?

Amy even asked the author about God
do you want to be in nothingness
staying home from church there is always issue from God

Story that Jesus will take the monkeys away.
Do not degrade others of their faith…simple respect
“don’t judge”
live in the truth or truthfully
treat other with care

Levi was the chicken pluckier (Amish)

if you tell your child you are going to build a tree house….build it

Anneliese and the author talk about their wish list about raising cheep
talk about digging potato’s in garden
the author did not pull his own while farming, have not cooked, no time in garden, the author wanted to “BE THERE” the coop is not finished

EPILOGUE

Dad read a chapter of the Bible in order. When finished he would tuck them in and exit.

4 thoughts on “Coop by Michael Perry (August book)

  1. One smiley face

    When I started the book, I thought I was going to enjoy it, but as I read on, it appeared to be just a reworking of a number of essays he had written for earlier publication.

    I also lost respect for him as I read. He seemed to be “playing” farmer as a hobbyist, leaving most of the essential work to his wife. Thus, putting off the work he needed to do to support his family. I was also turned off by the limits he placed on his daughter by not putting her in school. I’m sure she had fun, but much of the tiome she had to be incredibly bored.

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  2. After our monthly book club meeting, the book receives 4 smiley faces out of 5. Some Buds liked the writing, “it was written like a novel”. Though we all agreed that it had little to do with gardening.

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  3. Well, to start the discussion I would give the book 1 smiley face out of 5…Here is why:
    • I liked the talk about a ford tractor on a farm. That’s like my relatives. Also learning how to forage instead of watching TV. Location was in Wisconsin and land was developed by Norwegian immigrants
    • Blowing your nose with a farmers snort.
    • She was pressed by spitting
    “Don’t spit if you don’t know how”
    • talked about free lance living and farming
    get government cheese (did not want any help)
    family in general was not that healthy!
    • buying second hand shoes and clothing
    they bought damaged goods about beans and macaroni
    • when the animal rocks forward, you had to bail off the cow
    conversation times while milking cows
    • Dad was a chemical engineer
    His dad committed himself to Christ and his mother
    • folks were going to go to the peace corpse, but the Mom was pregnant with the author. Then it came out where he might have been conceived in an ice storm in Illinois
    “Getting religion” was the subject of this chapter
    he was a boy grown up on bible verses
    • His wife gave up teaching and is now home schooling
    • TV is “Satan’s glowing Box”
    • firewood warms you twice, cutting it talk about putting in an electric fence for the pigs
    The author was very mad at the dog that ripped out his cold frame
    Now, he (author) reads and writes in the early morning instead of after midnight
    Mike liked the veggies with his daughter (share).
    • The author is Bi-Polar
    talk of baby poop
    • he killed little shake-n-bake
    chicken coop needs to be completed to
    • chapter 10 (talk of church)
    • favorite hymn…”Tell me the story”
    testimony of your spiritual realm
    the author wanted riches for eternity
    talk of full emersion (baptized)
    Do not degrade others of their faith…simple respect
    “don’t judge”
    live in the truth or truthfully
    treat other with care
    • talk about digging potato’s in garden
    the author did not pull his own while farming, have not cooked, no time in garden, the author wanted to “BE THERE” the coop is not finished

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