8ebc3-1-godfrey2bfinds2ba2bhomeMy first book,  Up in Smoke, about a Minnesota family that gets together every few years now to recreate the ‘old’ days when the family harvested oats using a steam tractor and harvester and just plain muscle. While the women in the family helped in the field as well, their efforts included cooking and baking a feast for the harvest meals. The illustrations in the book enhance  the story for children and adults who are curious about steam or are avid enthusiasts of steam tractors. The party culminates in a big dance with the brothers and cousins playing their guitars and other stringed instruments, a drum set and sound equipment. This book is available from me at


Godfrey Finds a Home (not currently in print although sometimes for sale on Amazon) is a story about a kitten treed by dogs and rescued by the farm wife. The wife’s mother adopts the kitten and names him Godfrey. Godfrey learns about life on a vegetable farm, about how things grow, meets the farm workers and learns about the important contribution Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) makes to the farm family and to the far reaching community the farmers reach with their produce which can include meat, fruit, grains, honey and maple syrup.

The second in the Godfrey series, The Adventures of Godfrey the Peripatetic Cat is about his life at the bed and breakfast his people own. Godfrey has his duties such as greeting the guests, tidying up after breakfast and then visiting with his cat pals on Charlie’s doorstep. Hearing about the wonderful places the guests talk about, makes Mr. B want to see those places.  His people decide to buy a motorhome and see beautiful America.  Our curious cat can’t help but make an adventure out of some site they visit.

Both books are available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble and other bookstores. The new ‘Adventures’ book is also on Kindle. Pay with PayPal, $15.00 includes shipping to contiguous U.S.   Mention if you would like a name inscribed in the book(s).


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The Adventures of Godfrey the Peripatetic Cat

48 page soft cover chapter book .