But Carl wasn’t home. And so I went back the next day and we sat in his truck and talked. Carl’s trailer looks out over the farm he ran for most of his life, then sold. After farming, Carl seemed to make a smooth transition to being a mountain man, which is how he described himself, and the name pretty much fits. He’s private. He only goes to town to get something he needs. His life is close to the ground, to his dogs, and to the outside.
Larry Massett was inspired by the hounds and made this short piece. It’s called Where’s Carl.
This interview was conducted while I was reporting for an episode about the Northeast Kingdom, by Brave Little State, which you can find HERE.
Music for this episode is by Emily Kueppers
And here’s a link to Caplan’s Army Store, where I have bought a LOT of socks.