|Plot Summary of Tales From The Mud Hole: Why Pigs Are My Friends|
|"Vally Mulford unexpectedly finds himself amanager of a large hog farm. Even though he grew up on a farm, he felt very unprepared for this new responsibility.
We follow Vally as he learns to tend to the pigs' health, and manage their breeding, and as he tries to cope with a growing number of deaths among the babies.
As he learns to manage the farm, he also begins to discover the sense of humor, habits, social interactions, and tender moments that the pigs have,
The move to the pig farm requires him to leave his new wife, and the book describes the struggles of a young married couple being separated so early in their marriage.
In the end of the book, the life with pigs forces Vally to make some difficult choices.
Vally Mulford, Resident Scholar
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|Review Analysis of Tales From The Mud Hole: Why Pigs Are My Friends|
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Kind of animal:
Period of greatest activity?
Subject of Biography
- American (!)
How sensitive is this person?
- sensitive to others' feelings
Sense of humor
- Strong but gentle sense of humor
- Average intelligence
- average physique
How much descriptions of surroundings?
- 3 ()
- lot of descript of animal care
- mostly 1st
Accounts of torture and death?
- no torture/death
Book makes you feel?
Is book humorous?
If humorous, kind of humor
Writer's slant towards subject:
- very favorable
Story of entire life, or part?
- story of set of events during life
How much dialogue in bio?
- little dialog
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