Evelyn Wool of Selma will read and sign copies of her new children’s book Mischievous Misty at the Selma Historical Museum’s Spicy Talk this Wednesday July 18th.
Born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio, Evelyn Wool spent numerous family vacations on a real working farm, though she never dreamed she would one day own her own. Evelyn earned a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland where she met her husband, Robert.
The two moved lived in New York City for a number of years before moving to Connecticut to raise a family and open several steak house restaurants. When her children were grown, Evelyn began to reminisce about the smell of hay and horses, the sight of cows marching into the barn, and the taste of slurping juicy peaches right off the tree.
In 2014, Evelyn and Robert moved to Selma, NC to start their very own farm where they are learning how to round up cows, out-smart goats, chase chickens, save pigs from drowning, and much more.
Mischievous Misty is the true and “absolutely delightful” story of a curious little dairy goat who lives in The Meadow on Gram’s farm. Misty loves to be near Gram and must know what she is doing at all times. When Gram carries a water bucket through The Meadow, Misty tries to see what’s inside and spills water all over Gram. When Gram tries to pour feed into the trough, Misty tips the pail over and spills grain all over the ground. Each time Misty gets into a tangle, Gram patiently tries to figure out how to prevent future mishaps.
The story of Mischievous Misty introduces readers to one facet of the author’s real life on The Wool Family Farm, which includes chickens, cows, donkeys, ducks, guinea fowl, pigs and sheep in addition to dairy goats. New to farming, the author and her family turned their world upside-down to try their hand at living off the land, and in the process, discover the joys and pitfalls of working with farm animals.
“Gram knew that raising dairy goats would be a lot of work. She was prepared for the
daily chores of milking, feeding, and hauling hay. She hoped that the goats would be
affectionate and playful. She had no idea just how precocious they could be …
––Evelyn Wool (aka Gram)