The Story I Should Tell

Author Interview
Vally Mulford Author Interview

Tales From The Mud Hole, Why Pigs Are My Friends is an inspiring and light-hearted memoir that shares your personal story and what you learned as a hog farmer. Why was this an important book for you to write?

I think most of us have felt at some point in our lives the desire, or the inspiration, to act on the creative instinct that we can feel now and then. This creative desire can motivate us to develop talent…be it writing, music, art….or designing a highly complex machine. For me, I felt the regular nudge telling me that I needed to write and exercise this tiny bit of talent I had been given. I eventually understood that if I failed to act on this inspiration, then it would gradually become only a daydream, played out in my mind with a twinge of regret.

Since I hate regrets, I decided to write a book…or at least try and since my experience with the hog farm was still fresh in my mind, and had made an impression on my young life, It seemed that this was the story I should tell.

What do you think is the most valuable lesson you learned as a hog farmer?

Even during difficult or trying times, we can have those moments when a beautiful window of sunlight breaks through the clouds and shines right where we are standing. Unless we are paying some attention, we can easily miss those bright moments when they arrive. .

What were some ideas that were important for you to share in this book?

That all of God’s creatures have beauty.

What do you hope is one thing readers take away from your book?

I love a well-told story. I’ve encountered many in my life. I hope in some small way, to have helped someone enjoy a story that perhaps that hadn’t entirely anticipated.

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An inspiring and amusing story of a young man, right out of college, who suddenly finds himself as manager of a commercial hog farm, a job he knows little about. Along the way, he meets some interesting characters among the hogs, and ends up learning a lot about life…and himself. Join Vally on his journey, and see if you can discover what kinds of things you can learn from a pig.

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