Synopses & Reviews
Cows can love, play games, bond and form strong, life-long friendships. They can sulk, hold grudges, and they have preferences and can be vain. All these characteristics and more have been observed, documented, interpreted and retold by Rosamund Young based on her experiences looking after the family farm's herd on Kite's Nest Farm in Worcestershire, England. Here the cows, sheep, hens and pigs all roam free. There is no forced weaning, no separation of young from siblings or mother. They seek and are given help when they request it and supplement their own diets by browsing and nibbling leaves, shoots, flowers and herbs. Rosamund Young provides a fascinating insight into a secret world - secret because many modern farming practices leave no room for displays of natural behavior yet, ironically, a happy herd produces better quality beef and milk.
About the Author
Rosamund Young farms with her family on what has been described as the most organic, self-sufficient farm in the UK where all the animals are free range including the cows.
Rosamund Young on PowellsBooks.Blog
Today the sun is shining and my cows are bored. They are roaming around trying to find congenial shade, and a few minutes ago, they arrived at the cattle grid nearest to our house and, as usual, several of them, believing that cattle grids are more of an initiative test than a barrier, tiptoed across...