If you like to be entertained while you are learning about farm management techniques that protect water resources, Swoope Almanac by Robert Whitescarver, is for you. Bobby’s descriptions of his wife (Jeanne, Princess of Swope), his cattle, and his challenges are laugh out loud funny, but his love of the land and the water in Swoope is nothing to laugh at. Nor is his knowledge of the science. Bobby is a great steward of the land. He knows science, knows animal husbandry, knows conservation, and knows how to write about all of the above in an engaging way. I bought multiple copies to give to my family. I urge you to do the same.