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Dairy Cows and Duck Races: The Tale of a Young Farmer

Dairy Cows and Duck Races: The Tale of a Young Farmer (Paperback)

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As a boy, all Northumbrian-born Philip Dixon wanted in life was to be a farmer. In Dairy Cows and Duck Races he tells the story of how he got there, starting work on a farm at the age of fifteen, along the way handling many temperamental bulls, meeting some very witchy" women, getting married and raising a family, acquiring his own farm and being part of the Round Table team that invented the plastic duck race!

BiographyBiography: generalBiographyMemoirsNatural World & The EnvironmentAgriculture & farmingAnimal husbandryDairy farming Publisher: Earlswood Press Publication Date: 27/04/2017 ISBN-13: 9780993101885  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Philip Dixon's formative years were spent around the banks of the River Tyne, in the north of England and later on farms in the area in the 1950s and 1960s. He describes himself as "first and foremost a dairy farmer" and has spent much of his working life farming and managing dairies in England and France, and has owned and run a chambre d'hote in France.Besides farming, Philip has renovated houses, appeared on television and radio and had articles written about him in Farmers Weekly. Presently he lives in Surrey. He has four children of his own and is stepfather to three more, all of whom are now adults. When he wrote this book, he was working in a special needs school, which he describes as an incredibly rewarding experience. He and with his wife, Heather now live in Dorset

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