Speaking of geese E.B. White says in this 1980 New York Times article that he kept geese for "comic relief" on his small farm in Maine. It's interesting that he could write such gentle children's stories, and funny and smart articles for adults. He was an amateur farmer who raised (and ate) his own chickens, pigs...but still has the gentle spirit required to write a children's story about saving that cute pig Wilber.
E.B. White is one of my heroes.
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