What do you do when you have a goat in your kitchen in the middle of the night? Why should you never put a pig in your mouth? With humor and heart, seasoned Texas veterinarian Bo Brock answers these questions and many more in his lighthearted collection of autobiographical essays, "crowded in the middle of nowhere." Drawing from decades of work with every imaginable animal, as well as from his time off with his friends and family, Brock admits that this book is void of literary terms such as rising action or plot, but after reading this book, you feel like you know the characters well enough to sit down and have a cup coffee with them. Together, these quick, grin-worthy writings promise a smile a day for months to come. Whether learning to rope a sick calf or learning the ropes at a fancy French restaurant, each essay goes down easy, while also reminding us all how great common life can be. From the wisdom of elders to the mouths of babes, "crowded in the middle of nowhere" shares stolen moments from family and community that are frequently funny and contagiously happy. Anyone looking for plenty of reasons to smile at everyday life will enjoy every moment of this crowd-pleasing, easy-reading collection.