After meeting David Kline, and visiting his farm, I realized how observant he must be of his surroundings. In many of his essays, Kline talks about seeing animals around his farm and property, such as owls and other birds flying over. When we visiting his farm, I did not notice any of the animals he had talked about because for me there was too much else going on to observe rather than looking to the sky for birds, or looking in the trees for owl nests. He must really watch the sky while he is out working and keep an eye to the trees to see the owl ears peeking out of nests that he describes in his essay “Night Hunters.” I would have liked to see some of these things while we were there, but I was too distracted by the plethora of other sites. I was busy admiring the elaborate barns and houses, and the many animals that were running by. I was especially distracted by the cats, who came running out to see us as soon as we headed towards the barn. I wanted to pick them all up and take them home with me. I was also busy admiring the horses and the landscape, not bisected by power lines and telephone poles like everywhere else. I think David Kline must be very aware of his surroundings and other living things to be able to see even more past all of the things happening around his farm already.