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Bruce the goat demands equal time in Sam's kitchen.
Sam Manno

Tune in to "Childrens Corner" on MTPR at 7:00 a.m. Saturday to hear more  farm tales from Sam Manno.

Black widow spider
Courtesy Glenn Marangelo/Missoula Insectarium

Glenn Marangelo from the Missoula Insectarium will be on "Pea Green Boat" today at 4:00 p.m. with some creepy crawly guests, including a black widow spider.

Tune in on your radio or online to hear more about the fascinating spiders and insects show in the pictures above.

October the Goat was born just last week on Pea Green Boat host Sam Manno's farm.
Sam Manno

Sam Manno got a pledge-week surprise last Thursday when a new goat kid was born on his farm.

He showed up to do chores Thurdsay evening, and there was chaos in the barnyard. Patience the goat had given birth to a little buck while Sam was raising money for public radio. Here's a picture of the newborn October the goat.

Did you hear the radio play "The Nose" on "Pea Green Boat" October 17? Host Annie Garde asked listeners to draw pictures based on the play and send them in. Natalie from Helena sent us this nice drawing of the nose biking around. She also included a thank you note. You're welcome Natalie, thank you for the picture.

Lingo the horse, looking slightly embarrassed as the goats give him a massage.
Sam Manno

Why are there muddy footprints on Lingo's back?

Lingo the horse shares his pasture with 50 dairy goats, some of which moonlight as massage therapists. It took some convincing before Lingo got comfortable being massaged by goats, but now he books massages weekly.

Sam will tell more farm tales on today's Pea Green Boat. On your radio or online at 4:00 p.m.

Why Sam Manno Has A Bull In His Kitchen

Oct 21, 2015
How do you say no to a face like that?
Sam Manno

"I sat at the kitchen table for an hour, determined not to reward him for his bad behavior," Sam said. "But what choice do I have?"

Little Bear the steer greets Sam at his back door every  morning. Lately, he's invited himself inside to look for goodies like pears and apples. That's life on a farm.

Tune in to "Pea Green Boat" today to hear more about Sam's adventures on the farm.

"The Nose" A "Pea Green Boat" radio play.
Tony Alter (CC-BY-2)

Rodeo Radio Theater In The Air is back on "Pea Green Boat" with a play called "The Nose" by Nikolai Gogol.

Listen as one character discovers a nose in his bread while another character looks in a mirror and sees that his nose is gone. Crazy! And it gets crazier.

A blue death-feigning beetle, living up to its name.
Josh Burnham

Today on "Pea Green Boat" Annie had special guests from  the Missoula Insectarium. Glenn Marangelo joined the show to talk about insects, and he brought some six-legged friends with him.

"Pea Green Boat" Host Sam Manno says he's most at peace when he's out walking with his goats.
Sam Manno

Today is International Peace Day, and "Pea Green Boat" is celebrating. A librarian from Missoula Public Library will visit to talk and share books about peace.

Photos: Birds Land On "Pea Green Boat"

Sep 17, 2015
Owen Manning with his award winning Pukeko, and Kate Davis with Sonora, an Aplomato Falcon. A Pukeko is a bird from New Zealand. The name is a Maori word for purple swamp hen.
Josh Burnham

Annie have some very cool special guests on "Pea Green Boat" today. Owen Manning, his mom Jennifer and Kate Davis joined Annie to talk about birds.