Visiting Author Series – Catherine Friend

Everyone is invited to the Rochester Public Library Auditorium on Wednesday, May 4, 2011 at 7:00 p.m. to meet author Catherine Friend as she presents her latest publication, Sheepish: Two Women, Fifty Sheep, and Enough Wool to Save the Planet.
In addition to Catherine Friend’s presentation, members of the Zumbro River Arts Guild will demonstrate spinning, weaving, and other fiber arts.
It has been fifteen years since Catherine Friend left her quiet, urban existence and became the proud owner of two ducks, four goats, fifty sheep, and several acres of Minnesota farmland. Now, caught in a chronic love/hate relationship with her flock, Friend reevaluates life on the farm and discovers that her sheep—and sheep around the world—may be much more important than anyone gives them credit for.
Discover the advantages of having sheep as the planet’s “self-propelled lawn mowers” and the scary truth behind “wrinkle free” clothing as Friend reveals what it really means to be “sheepish”—and how it might not be such a bad thing after all.
Catherine Friend is the author of Hit by a Farm and The Compassionate Carnivore, as well as seven children’s books and three novels. She farms in Minnesota with her partner of twenty-seven years.

These books will be for sale in the Friends’ Bookstore.

The Visiting Author Series is sponsored by the Friends of the Rochester Public Library.


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