April Meeting: At What Age is a Cow Housebroken?

"At What Age is a Cow Housebroken?  What urban and suburban writers should know about rural life before they use rural settings?"   Round table discussion.

Dan Goodman and others with experience of rural life will talk about the details and atmospheres which sf/fantasy writers are likely to get wrong.   Any historians, social scientists, etc. with specialized knowledge are invited to contribute.

Note "rural" and "small town" are not synonymous, except maybe in places where farmers, ranchers, etc. almost all live in town.   Small town people and rural people have been known to get into small wars with each other in Ireland and the US.

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  • Dan G.

    Very good. I would have liked to see more non-rural attendees, though.

    April 22, 2013

  • Carol C.

    Sorry - sick. Really hate to miss, it promises to be fun.

    April 20, 2013

  • Carol C.

    I have been living on a hobby farm in rural MN for the past 32 years and have had all kinds of critters. There are many facets to the experience.

    March 29, 2013

    • Dan G.

      Note that "rural" and "farm" don't quite mean the same thing. If I recall correctly, the 2000 census figures had less than five percent of the US rural population living on farms.

      March 30, 2013

    • Dan G.

      Cont: I suspect hobby farms and subsistence farms weren't counted.

      March 30, 2013

  • Terry F.

    This, of course, is a trick question. Only cows milked in a parlor can be house broken.

    March 29, 2013

    • Carol C.

      Any cow can be housebroken if you never stand directly behind them.

      March 29, 2013

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