I grew up on a farm outside Janesville, Wisconsin where I learned to love the land and animals of all kinds. I attended the Harmony Township’s Mt. Zion school. I did have to walk only a mile to and from this one-room, country school nestled on the edge of hay and corn fields. In 7th grade my family moved to Kent, England, and I found myself taking a train to an English Grammar School while wearing a hat and tie as part of the uniform. I have suffered from culture shock ever since.