|I loved your book "Homestead". I just have a couple of questions. I notice you seem to refer a lot to the pioneers, but never to the land which they took from the Native Americans. I would strongly recommend Lucia St. Clair Robson's historical novels on the lives of various well-known Indians. She has thoroughly researched their lives and I, for one, feel that the white man treated the Indians very badly. Also, I am a cat person. I noticed that you frequently referred to "feeding the dogs" being with the dogs. Seldom did you mention the cats. You mentioned that the dogs "moved in and put the cats outside". But the winters where your homestead is are notoriously bitter. Did you make any provision for the poor cats out in the cold? One wonders why you folks even had cats since they seem so thoroughly overlooked in your lives. BTW, I love dogs too. Always have had dogs and cats together. My cats rule and my dogs have learned from them. |
I admire your tenacity in establishing your homestead. My husband and I fenced our land in the canyon between Leadville and the Amax mine at 10,300 feet, drove up into the mountains to cut trees for the barn which we built, and endured four cold, dark years on that place. When we moved down the road fifty miles to Buena Vista I thought I'd died and gone to heaven. We had grass, trees, flowers. And no more fifty weeks of winter! Would like to read more of your books.
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|Your Location (ie. city,state): Boulder, Colorado|