So I made it in the New York Times today. No, it is not for a scientific breakthrough, a humanitarian effort, nor environmental preservation. No, my contribution to the world is playing a computer game. Here’s the link:
Here’s my paragraph in the article:
“I was having all these deaths on the farm and hurting myself on a daily basis doing real farming,” said Donna Schoonover, of Schoonover Farm in Skagit County, Wash., who raises sheep, goats and Satin Angora rabbits (real ones!). “This was a way to remind myself of the mythology of farming, and why I started farming in the first place.”
So “all these deaths” refers to when I mowed the pheasant nest and Fern was killed by the dogs, both in September. “Hurting myself” referred to the injury updates while we were building the hay loft. I did mention that “We raise livestock: Shetland sheep, Nigerian Dwarf goats, Dexter-Highland cows and Satin Angora rabbits. We also have donkeys, llamas, and poultry (turkey, chicken, geese, ducks, pheasants, peafowl). And we have an orchard and make hard apple cider. And we have a large vegetable garden. ” So that was edited- not sure why only Satin Angora rabbits were specified though.
Anyway, I will now bask in the glory of my fame and then go out to the barn in the rain/mud and trim goat hooves.