Dogless in Metchosin
"From the making of soups as a measure of family harmony to the swinging of axes as a measure of the father-son bond, Henry opens a door into a world we remember with affection."
-Quill and Quire
Book DescriptionHonest, offbeat, and very funny, Tom Henry's stories about living in the country have been broadcast weekly on CBC Radio in British Columbia and have become favourites among listeners in the city, the country, and everywhere in between. This volume collects the best of Henry's anecdotes from Metchosin, a rural area on southern Vancouver Island where he lives with his family.
Henry writes about country phenomena you won't find in the Farmer's Almanac: mud rooms, chimney fires, Hundred Chicken Soup, the country art of cussing , and Auction Fever, which cause a sensible, cut-your-firewood-in-the-spring man to stagger out of a barn with fifteen metal desks because "it was such a good deal."
In fact, country life would be just about perfect for Henry and his family, if they only had a wet stinky dog sleeping on the couch. But the landlord won't allow it, because of an incident involving a German Shepherd and some sheep down the road...but that's another story.