Tranquilize your mind for a few minutes when you read one of Raffauf's short stories or articles.
Sometimes humorous, once in a while frustrating and occasionally about his Plain friends, but never vulgar or in bad taste. Enjoy reading about the observations of his animals and the earth as he walks the land, tries to outwit wild intruders and predators and interpret the actions of his creature companions.
Richard Raffauf writes about returning to nature and a simpler way of life closer to the earth. He raises sheep and chickens on his 18-acre farm in Berks County, PA. Canada Geese visit each year and he raises Koi in his ponds. Discover the joy and wonder Raffauf feels when witnessing the birth of a new lamb. Read about real life visits from predators in the chicken coop and the ponds. Enjoy the exploits of Jean and Red, Border Collies, his sheepdogs and constant sidekicks.
Frequently Raffauf includes photographs of his animals and their newborn, activities around the farm and the lifestyle of the Amish and Mennonite friends who have long before the author discovered this simple, pleasurable lifestyle.