I suppose you might have some questions. I’ll try to explain.
Why is this blog called Trail Baboon?
This blog began in another place with another name – it was part of my assignment to write it. It was called Trial Balloon. When that job ended, I wanted to continue to write the blog for as many of my original readers who would follow me, but my former employer had ownership of the name. So I altered it a little – and it came out Trail Baboon! Aside from that bit of wordplay, we have no special expertise related to baboons.
What’s with the Goats?
There seems to be quite a bit about goats here. Why? Well, a number of the reader/contributors raise goats for fun and (a little) profit. Like any group of people at a party, we wind up talking about things that interest the participants.
This feels a little “clubby”. I’m not sure it’s for me.
That’s your call. The “babooners”, as they have named themselves, are a cross section of society that includes writers, teachers, entrepreneurs, pastors, farmers … you name it. People who read and comment on this blog tend to be civil and respectful towards newcomers, so please don’t assume that this is a private club. They would be horrified if they thought you were feeling excluded. Everyone is welcome. Read silently if you wish. Comment if you like. Our online community is always open to newcomers.
Where is the scene in your header photograph?
That picture was taken in Silverwood Park, which is part of the Three Rivers Park District. It’s located in St. Anthony Village, Minnesota. And there are no real baboons living there.