Being a country woman on a farm is not a job - it is a vocation for life, full-on, all the time. And no-one knows this better than Gwen Patterson, full-time farm worker, wife and mother! With her wit, equanimity, and ability to cope impossible situations are not only survived but laughed through. There is expert practical advice - how to share space with a gaggle of bad-tempered geese, being midwife to a calf, staying cool through the hay-making season - plus recipes and anecdotes. Equal parts how-to advice, humor, philosophy, and fond farm nostalgia this will appeal to anyone looking at the country way of life.