• The Wisdom of Sheep & Other Animals
  • The Wisdom of Sheep & Other Animals
  • The Wisdom of Sheep & Other Animals
  • The Wisdom of Sheep & Other Animals
  • The Wisdom of Sheep & Other Animals
  • The Wisdom of Sheep & Other Animals

The Wisdom of Sheep & Other Animals: Observations from a Family Farm

Hardback Published on: 02/11/2023
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Synopsis

We talk about people behaving like sheep, which assumes that sheep all behave in the same way. That has not been my experience. Some are affectionate, others prone to head-butting. Some are determinedly self-sufficient, others seek our help when they need it. And some can be trusted to lead the flock home. They are as individual as we are. Farm animals are familiar to us from childhood stories, but little did we know that their inner lives are full of complexity, deep bonds and family dramas. Rosamund Young has been an organic farmer for over forty years and this is her record of a life at the beck and call of the animals while observing and preserving the abundant wildlife at Kite's Nest Farm. It is a story of joy, discovery, cooperation and sometimes heartbreak. We learn about sheep growing old disgracefully, the intelligence of supposedly 'bird-brained' hens, 'conversations' between cows and why you should never send a text whilst milking . . .

  • Publisher: Faber & Faber
  • ISBN: 9780571368259
  • Number of pages: 272
  • Weight: 382g
  • Dimensions: 216 x 135 x 19 mm

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The Wisdom of Sheep & Other Animals
A really relaxing read
We often either assume animals are stupid or we choose to anthropomorphise their behaviour. Here Young takes the reader through anecdotes about her organi... READ MORE
Jo-anne Atkinson
The Wisdom of Sheep & Other Animals
A relaxing read
A farmer’s wife’s amusing and poignant anecdotes about the sheep, cows and other creatures on their farm, with a few apt literary quotes thrown in. Rosalin... READ MORE
Jenny Hill
The Wisdom of Sheep & Other Animals
Delightful
This was a delightful comfort read sort of a book. Part memoir, part snippets of wisdom and part nature writing and animal psychology, ‘The Wisdom of Sheep... READ MORE
Fern Adams
The Wisdom of Sheep & Other Animals
A fascinating memoir of life on an organic family farm
“I started a notebook-cum-diary and found to my surprise that I thoroughly enjoyed recalling and recording daily farm events. This book is based on that di... READ MORE
Vivienne O'Regan
The Wisdom of Sheep & Other Animals
Not to be missed, you will return to it many times.
So enjoyable and such a go to book to read, please don’t rush through it, tempting though it may be. I often wonder what animals are thinking and this bo... READ MORE
Monica Geobey