One evening meal we were greeted by the appetising sight of a large pastry covered
“What’s in it Mum?” enquired one hungry Houghton.
“Yes, but what kind of meat?”
“Don’t be fussy, you are lucky to have food, just try it,” countered our hard working
It was a light brown coloured meat, maybe a bit darker than rabbit almost the colour
of jugged hare. ...
On the road to riches what is our goal? Maybe we will not become £ millionaires.
But if we take on some of the lessons shared in these memoirs we will embrace a different
type of wealth of sizeable proportions: lasting friendships around the world; stories
of challenge and amusement to share in conversation; love given and love received
to support, encourage and sustain; new skills acquired, knowledge and awareness of
the intricate world in which we live; and memories to enrich our old age.
Book 2 extract
“I really enjoyed reading your book "Rabbits, risk and reward. You certainly had,
and still have, a life full of challenges, trials, but also fun....and all this ‘with
my Heather.’ ”
“It was a very enjoyable read, and when all your adventures are packed into a book
like that, it certainly makes you realise how much you have done, all the different
people you have met and the many places you have lived. It is a wonderful journey
you paint, through all its tumbles. … I loved your belief that the reward will be
anything but money and probably won’t be what you expect. “
2nd volume of fun memoirs with a message for life
founder, AIM Trainers (aimtrainers.org)
author of Bridge to the Beautiful City
Children, with their vivid imaginations, dream of many things. Some want to grow
up to be great musicians or actors that entertain the masses. Others aspire to be
scientists or engineers that make discoveries or innovate the way we live. And there
are those who dream of nothing more than to become rich, as in their minds they surmise
that material wealth will yield unlimited happiness.
As we grow and mature into young adults, however, our dreams of fame, influence,
or wealth quickly become tempered by reality. Few of us achieve our lofty dreams
of childhood, and we soon find ourselves learning to redefine our existence according
to the world around us. Rarely do people grow up becoming rich and famous-is this
the stuff of shattered dreams?
In this book, Tony Houghton shares a multitude of stories that take me back to my
own childhood years on the farm in rural Maryland on America's eastern seaboard.
How amazing that two men growing up on opposite sides of the Atlantic could share
so many common experiences. Whether you grew up with tractors, cows, pigs, fences,
or green pastures, I suppose rural people from all over the world share an undeniable