The McNairs of rural Oregon are no strangers to clever wordplay.
Ruth and Joel McNair started a family-owned company, No Bull Press LLC, in 2000, which publishes a magazine called Graze. And this month, Ruth and her daughter, Molly, released the company’s first children’s picture book, “Which Moo Are You?”
If it isn’t already clear, they live on a farm – one that has been visited by many different hooves, paws and feet since 1991.
The family used to raise Highland cattle (which Ruth describes as the “shaggy ones with the big horns”), sheep, chickens, rabbits, donkeys, goats, pigs, cats and a llama. Now that their kids are out of 4-H, the McNairs just have their loyal dog, Rags – who has reluctantly retired from herding – and other farmers’ dairy heifers during grazing season.
“In some ways we miss (the other animals), but we do have a little more freedom now,” Ruth said.