A Farmer's Lot

A Farmer's Lot

by Roger Evans
     
 

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Roger Evans, everyone’s favourite dairy farmer, is back with his daily account of rural life, full of laughter, grumbles and witty observations about what makes life tick in the real countryside.

From his own farmyard, or looking down on his village from his tractor or on a stool in the local bar, Roger tells it like it is.

Overview

Roger Evans, everyone’s favourite dairy farmer, is back with his daily account of rural life, full of laughter, grumbles and witty observations about what makes life tick in the real countryside.

From his own farmyard, or looking down on his village from his tractor or on a stool in the local bar, Roger tells it like it is.

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'This book is set to fly off the shelves.' – Cow Management

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781906122478
Publisher:
Merlin Unwin Books
Publication date:
09/06/2012
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.60(h) x 0.80(d)

Read an Excerpt

It’s Neville the cockerel and he means serious business. He has me, there’s nowhere to run except round and round the tractor. I coil some bale strings together carefully so that I have a bunch in my hand about four feet long. It won’t be as effective as a rope but it’s all I have.

He comes in again, spurs raking at my legs, beak striking where it can, and I lash out at him with my string. It’s not a very effective weapon but I do manage some telling blows. Man and cockerel fight toe to toe for about ten minutes. Neville is well up for the fight, he’s undeterred, he’s not taken a backward step.

After ten minutes and with no sign of me winning I start to wonder how long this will go on for, because if you remember, I’m supposed to be busy. So I back off carefully until I can get on the tractor.

Neville’s still there, neck feathers fluffed up, ready for more. If I’m honest, and I sometimes am, no one won. But Neville came very close to winning and as he struts nonchalantly away, you can see that he thinks he did. Perhaps I should knot the strings together at the business end next time. That’ll teach him.

Meet the Author

Roger Evans has been an articulate dairy and poultry farmer all his life. From his Shropshire farm, he writes in a well-informed, realistic and funny way about all aspects of his life as a farmer today.

Roger writes a popular weekly column for the Western Daily Press, and is a regular contributor to the Dairy Farmer and to Cow Management.

Popular at all the agricultural shows and a hot-ticket as an after-dinner speaker, Roger is also widely regarded as one of the best modern spokesmen for the British farmer.

He is married with two children, and five grandchildren.

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