Adam Henson is the best-known farmer in the UK. After 8 years as a roving presenter on Britain's most watched countryside show, Countryfile, he now presents his own section of the programme from his farm every Sunday. But after the TV crews leave, Adam returns to the job he loves most - working the land and looking after his livestock. This book is a searchingly honest account of the highs and lows of a year of life on the farm.
It begins with the joy of new life - lambs in March. But the constant battle against TB is always at the forefront of Adam's mind - a positive test could mean the slaughter of his animals and financial disaster. And as a promising spring turns into a wet summer, Adam falls behind with his harvest and the year begins to look more grim.
Adam inherited not just the farm from his father, Joe, but also his passion for farming. Imagination is essential for the farm's survival and Adam has many an entertaining tale as he explores new sources of income. He explains his commitment to rescuing breeds from extinction, the aspect of the farm that is perhaps closest to his heart, as well as the money-spinning work of hiring oxen out to film directors and training pigs to sit on Hollywood stars.
Life on the land is unpredictable, emotional and varied, but never dull, and in this frank book, Adam shows us what a farmer's life is really like.
Adam's book was good reading and his personality came through well. He is a very honest person. Enjoyed the book.Published 6 days ago by C Eldridge
Really interesting to see how difficult it is for farmers these days because unless you are in the business you don't appreciate what a struggle it is having constantly to think up... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Stella
Book was a gift, recipient loved it, but paid for gift wrapping, which was not done,so disappointed in that respectPublished 4 months ago by Elaine Evans
a brilliant book, I really enjoyed it,
and arrived in the time frame.