A Farmer's Diary

Author: Sally Urwin

Publisher: Profile Books

ISBN: 1782834575

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: N.A

View: 5691


Sally Urwin and her husband Steve own High House Farm in Northumberland, which they share with two kids, Mavis the Sheepdog, one very Fat Pony, and many, many sheep. Set in a beautiful, wild landscape, and in use for generations, it's perfect for Sally's honest and charming account of farming life. From stock sales to lambing sheds, out in the fields in driving snow and on hot summer days, Diary of a Pint-Sized Farmer 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. 'I am going to do the whole bloody lambing. I'm going to lamb all the lambs. I imagine myself lean and strong, with thin thighs, in attractive waterproof overalls, striding through the lambing shed like I own it. I spend the rest of the evening searching through eBay for waterproof trousers, short leg, size 14, that don't look like a pair of plastic bags stitched together at the crotch.'

Hens, Hooves, Woollies and Wellies: The Diary of a Farmer's Wife

Author: Bobbi Mothersdale

Publisher: Fox Chapel Publishing

ISBN: 1910456659

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 253

View: 6896


Behind every good farmer is a great farmer's wife though the farmer in question may not always appreciate this! Having been married to John for over 30 years, Bobbi Mothersdale knows this more than anyone. Through her diary, Bobbi gives a wry, comical and yet realistic account of life on their East Yorkshire farm. Over the course of the year, we meet her friends and family as well as the three dogs, numerous hens and crafty guinea fowl that play such a big part in their daily routine. Like any farming family they have good days mixed with bad and have to deal with adverse weather, bureaucratic challenges and uncooperative livestock. Bobbi's accounts of her irate farming husband thwarted once again by the gods of rain or a petulant sheep will be instantly recognisable to anyone who has ever worked on a farm and on many an occasion you will find yourself laughing out loud at her description of the situations she finds herself in.Illustrated with 24 beautiful sketches by Jacquie Sinclair, Bobbi's dry and witty way with words can not fail to amuse and endear you. If you are a farmer's wife, you will find this an unputdownable must-read that you will want to share with all your friends.Though be warned - you might need to prise it away from your husband and his friends first. ..

Diary of a Farmer

Author: Angela Royston

Publisher: Raintree

ISBN: 1406260665

Category: Farm life

Page: 34

View: 699


This book takes a fun look at a typical week in the life of a farmer. It is written in the form of a first-person diary and looks at some of the key skills that a farmer needs and how they became a farmer. The end matter includes a spread on how readers can start their own diary.

More Than a Farmer's Wife

Author: Amy Mattson Lauters

Publisher: University of Missouri Press

ISBN: 0826271855

Category: History

Page: 192

View: 6030


"Examining how women were presented in farming and mainstream magazines over fifty years and interviewing more than 180 women who lived on farms, Lauters reveals that, rather than being victims of patriarchy, most farm women were astute businesswomen, working as partners with their husbands and fundamental to the farming industry"--Provided by publisher.