A Farmer's Diary

A Year at High House Farm

Sally Urwin
AUD $29.99
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An hilarious and honest account of a farmer's year - from lambing to harvest.

'It's beautiful weather today - I sit down outside the lambing shed with my back up against a pen and savour the spring sunshine. All the sheep are bedded up and everyone is fed and watered. No ewe is lambing, and I have half an hour to myself. I stretch out my feet in my wellies and push them into the warm straw ...'

Sally Urwin and her husband Steve own High House Farm in Northumberland, which they share with Mavis the Sheepdog, one very fat pony, and many, many sheep. Set in beautiful, wild landscape, and in use for generations, it's the perfect setting for Sally's (sometimes brutally) honest and charming account of farming life.

From stock sales to lambing sheds, and out in the fields in driving snow and hot summer days, A Farmer's Diary reveals the highs, lows and hard, hard work involved in making a living from the land. Filled with grit and humour, newborn lambs and local characters, this is the perfect book for anyone who has ever wondered what it's like on the other side of the fence.

Author bio:

Sally Urwin is (probably) the shortest farmer in England and lives with her family and a lot of sheep in Northumberland. She used to work in the most depressing job in the world - marketing manager for a bankruptcy practitioner - but made a bid for freedom after nabbing farmer Steve from the Dating Direct website in 2001.

Category: Other books
ISBN: 9781788160698
Publisher: Profile Books
Imprint: Profile Trade
Pub Date: May 2019
Page Extent: 288
Format: Hard Cover
Subject: Agriculture & farming

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