This story takes place in the countryside in New Brunswick about 25 years ago. Twenty five years at least!
His name is John. John Schneiderbaker.
He is shooting blackbirds because they are bad and a nuisance. They are ruining the apples. He probably hits them.
There is a pretty girl around; she just stepped in off the road to get a glass of water.
He's a farmer, but not terribly good at it. He has a family; there are four or more kids on the farm. There are three boys and a girl.
John has goat named Hector. He also has Clydesdale horses. He uses them for hauling wood out of the forest. It smells like horse shit.
We can hear the sound of the gun going off - Kabang! There's also the sounds of birds in the woods, it looks like a nice day.
John's favourite food is beans and wieners and mac and cheese.
A fellow comes down the lane named Buster. He is selling booze. Or what they call White Lightening. He also is selling cigarettes.
John buys booze from him and gets drunk. Because of this he falls in with an evil woman!