Hero Interview from Blowing on Dandelions by Miralee Ferrell

» Posted on Jun 21, 2013 in Blog | Comments Off on Hero Interview from Blowing on Dandelions by Miralee Ferrell

This week I’m hosting  Marta Perry with Lydia’s Hope (US and Canada only, Allie Pleiter with The Fireman’s Homecoming (US only) and Miralee Ferrell with Blowing on Dandelions (US and Canada only). If you want to enter the drawings for the books, please leave a comment on one of the post during the week with your email address. I will not enter you without an email address (my way to contact you if you win). If you don’t want to leave an email address, another way you can enter is to email me at margaretdaley@gmail.com. The drawings end Sunday (June 23rd) evening.

coverHero Interview from Blowing on Dandelions by Miralee Ferrell:

1, Micah Jacobs, tell me the most interesting thing about you.

I’d have to say probably being a blacksmith and a smithy. I love working with my hands and with horses. It’s something my father and grandfather did, and I’m proud I can follow in their footsteps.

2. What do you do for fun?

Take my boy, Zachary, fishing. We don’t get to do it often, and he mostly fishes with his friend, Lucy, but since moving here to Baker City, we discovered a good fishing hole on the Powder River on the edge of town.

3. What do you put off doing because you dread it?

Probably shoeing a rank horse. When I was younger I didn’t mind—in fact, I saw it as a challenge—to see who would win. I’m smarter after getting my leg broke a few years ago when an onery critter kicked me, and I try to be a mite more careful.

4. What are you afraid of most in life?

I’d have to say losing someone I love. Until I lost my wife a couple of years ago, I would have said failing at my business, but that doesn’t take on near as much importance now. Losing someone you care for washes everything else away.

5. What do you want out of life?

To be a good father to my son, Zachary, and I hope, if God wills, to someday be a good husband again. I’m not sure that’s in my future, as I’m still smarting over losing Emma, but it’s getting easier. And not too long ago I met a lovely woman named Katherine, and I can’t seem to get her out of my mind.

6. What is the most important thing to you?

Family. I used to think it was work, but not anymore. Now I know that caring for those we love is by far the most important thing in life.

7. Do you read books? If so, what is your favorite type of book?

Between work and caring for my boy, I don’t have a lot of time, but I’d have to say my favorite is the one about Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn—I don’t rightly recall the title.

8. If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?

I guess I wish a little more education. Katherine is a fine woman who’s well read. She could be a teacher if she chose. I went all the way through as much school as they offered where I grew up, but I never had the chance to go on any further. Guess I got as much as I needed to be a good smithy and livery stable owner, though, as I can keep up on my books and enjoy spending time in my Bible. 

9. Do you have a pet? If so, what is it and why that pet?

Nope, I’ve never had time or inclination for a pet. Got my horse, but he’s not a pet, he’s my transportation, although he’s been as steady and solid as a man could ask for.

10. If you could travel back in time, where would you go and why?

Why, I don’t know. I declare, that seems like a foolish idea, if you ask me. I got plenty of work to do right now without worrying about going anywhere else.