• This is brilliant Susan. I had never heard of the work allegory !!

    • Thanks SOO much Merle, I’d love it if you would spread the word and comment on YouTube as well. 🙂

  • I actually commented on this on your YouTube channel. Shared too! Well done my friend! 🙂

  • Jon Jefferson

    I like the story. How long did all the illustrations take?

    • Thanks Jon. They took awhile. The illustrations are usually where I spend the bulk of my time. 🙂

  • Julie

    WOW. This is so cool. You should do more of these. Love, love, love it.

    • Thanks Julie, I’m doing a happy dance. I am so glad you enjoyed it. 🙂

  • A story telling metaphor – in video now. Your illustrations are a perfect accompaniment for the medium.

    • Hi patricia, I as glad you like it. Is this something I should do more of?

  • Debra Watson

    What a great reminder. Perfect timing. Thank you Susan.

    • Hey there Debra, Thank you so much. I’m so glad you liked it. 🙂

  • catarina

    As usual your illustrations are great. Really like your podcast! The only thing I would have a look at if I were you is making podcasts shorter. One or two minutes would be optimal.

    • Hi Catarina, Thank you and thanks for the feed back. I think your right. I will do my best to do that in the future. 🙂

  • doreenpendgracs

    Well done, Susan. I wasn’t familiar with the term “allegory” previously, although I had a vague idea as to what it was. It’s a good reminder to take a child’s fable and apply it to adult challenges. We keep facing the same challenges throughout life. They just wear different clothes and have different faces. Loved your illustrations as always.

    • Hi Doreen, Thanks. I very much agree. Lesson, no matter the form, can really help us when we received them in an entertaining way. 🙂

  • A.K. Andrew

    Fantastic Susan! Well done on grabbing the bull by the horns & making a podcast. And a brilliant idea to use your illustrations. What a lot of work! It is indeed usually true that we reap what we sow.

    • Hi A.K. Thank you. It’s a lesson we all know but often ignore. I find that I need reminding every now and then… LOL

  • Loren Dalton

    Great job, Susan!! Keep up the great work!! Be looking for mine soon (as I told you a while back). Unfortunately, I don’t have all of those illustrations.

    • Thank Loren, I can wait to see your creation as well.

  • Looking mighty professional today! You even added in sounds related to the farm, and the intro and closing music and text are so polished. As a viewer/reader I’m okay with videos like these that stay under five minutes, but three minutes might be a more user-friendly length to aim for. Anything shorter than that, doesn’t allow enough story to come through, though preview posts can be great lead-ins for the full story that will appear in print. There are just so many possibilities 🙂

    • Hi Jeri, Thank you my friend. There really are some great possibilities. It will be fun to see where this can be taken. Stay tuned. 🙂

  • Liz Blackmore

    What can I say? My little girl is growing up – sniff..sniff….! You make me proud, Susan. This is a great venture and you definately are going to start to reap. BIG hugs and a hearty congratulations to you!

    • Aw, thank you SOOO much Liz. Your support always means so much to me. Hug back my friend. 🙂

  • Liz Blackmore

    I only have one suggestion. Is there any way to bring up the volume on your speech? Clarity is fantastic, the accent or enhancement layers come in great. Once again, good job, Susan!

    • Thanks Liz, I was going to do that but alas I hadn’t save the final file before I imported it to a move formate. Sigh. We learn as we go. 🙂

  • Elizabeth Sott

    I remember preforming the live version of this wonderful story. It was a huge success then. I absolutely love the artwork. It really brings the story to life.

    • Hi Elizabeth, It was a fun thing to do at that time. You are always such a great help to me, so thank you my friend. 🙂

  • Wow I enjoyed listening to this I hope you do more posts like this one

    • Aw, thanks Jo-Anne, I hope to. It’s pleases me greatly that you enjoyed it. 🙂

  • Debra Yearwood

    Wow, what a lot of work this must have been. Great podcast Susan. This reminded me of “Who Moved My Cheese” which is often used by organizations to discuss change. I’m hoping you will also consider making it into a book and allowing it to act as a facilitation tool. Great job.

    • Hi Debra, Thank you. I love “Who Moved My Cheese” and used it often when training a new team preparing them for the onslaught of change.

      That is such a cool idea. I will put some thought in to that. 🙂

  • Megan Broutian

    I love it!! Great job!

  • Susan — Congratulations. So much work. Love your illustrations, as usual. Adding to two comments already posted — I found it a little difficult to understand and also I would shorten your next podcast. But great job for your first podcast!

    • Thanks Jeannette, I so appreciate your feedback. I had made a mistake and deleted the final template that would have allowed me to increase my voice volume… sigh. I’ve never done that. However, I did a bit of experimenting and found if I turned up my volume I could hear it pretty well.

      Like everything else, It will get better with time. 🙂

  • Wendy Merron

    Susan – I loved it! I can’t imagine though, how long it took to do those lovely illustrations. You have great suggestions above and I know your next one is gonna really sing!

    • Hi Wendy, The illustrations took a while but it was a labor of love so it never feels like work. Thanks so much for your kind thoughts. Stay tuned. 🙂

  • Karen Koblan

    So cool! I really like your podcast, you did such a good job! Definitely do more.

  • the Spruiker

    Nice story; we all know the story as you pointed out but it’s good to come back and be reminded of these home truths.

    • Thanks Laura, We do, but it would seem it’s something we need constant reminding… LOL.

  • Bethany Lee

    Love this Susan! Your pictures are so colorful and creative–of course! 🙂 And love the farmer story. THe summary slide was very good. I love how you took the story and colorful images and turned it into a serious learning lesson. For a first podcast, I say you were successful!

    • Hi Behtnay, Thank you so much. I am so happy you liked it. Your thoughts made my day. 🙂

  • Very impressive, Susan. Your talents know no bounds…looking forward to future podcasts.

    • Hey there Shirla, Thank you. You are much to kind. I hope to, so stay tuned my friend. 🙂

  • Ha. Those little guys were soooo coooool. I think this is something else. Keep going because these are much more entertaining than a text page. Too cool.

    • HeyDan, YEAH!!!! I’m so glad you approve. I am planning on more so keep an eye out. 🙂

  • Margaret Duarte

    Well done, Susan. I’m so impressed.

    • Thanks Margaret, I am so glad you liked it. I did love making it happen. 🙂

  • Susan – this is so awesome!!! The storytelling/podcast fits perfectly into your strength and blog genre. Well done!

    • Thanks Dan, It was a long time in the making but I think I have the hang of it now. So you can expect to see some more in my upcoming story posts. 🙂

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  • HomeJobsbyMOM

    Love the podcast. I think I sound weird on recordings but you sound perfect.

    • I think you underrate how you would sound. I was nervous too but other, like you, seem to think I sound OK. So do give it a try. 🙂

  • Pat Ruppel

    Hi Susan – wanted to check out another podcast of yours and it was cut short to only 49 seconds both here on your site and YouTube. May be my problem – don’t know. Just thought I’d pass it along. Wondering if anyone else had that problem. Doesn’t appear they did from your comments.

    • Elizabeth Scott

      Hi Pat,

      I am a friend of Susan’s and I haven’t had a problem with the pod cast. I have watched this one and also Reflections and both have been fine. You can also subscribe to her You Tube account and view them there.

      • Thanks for checking Elizabeth. 🙂

      • Pat Ruppel

        Thanks Elizabeth – I’ve been having querky things happening lately and attributing it to that. I start to watch Susan’s video and originally it shows in its full time (about 4 mins) I think. But, in viewing it, the time changes and it cuts off around 49 seconds. Can’t figure it out and it’s probably my browser.

    • Hi Pat, Thanks for the heads up. I checked my setting and it seems all is OK. Check your internet connections or setting. It may be something really simple that could be causing you a problem. 🙂

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