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Hens Hooves Woollies And Wellies

Author : Bobbi Mothersdale
ISBN : 1910456276
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Behind every good farmer is a great farmer's wife, though the farmer in question may not always appreciate this! Having been married to John for over 30 years, Bobbi Mothersdale knows this more than anyone. Through her diary, Bobbi gives a wry, comical and yet realistic account of life on their East Yorkshire farm. Over the course of the year, we meet her friends and family, as well as the three dogs, numerous hens and crafty guinea fowl that play such a big part in their daily routine. Like any farming family they have good days mixed with bad, including dealing with adverse weather, bureaucratic challenges and uncooperative livestock. Bobbi's accounts of her irate farming husband thwarted once again by the gods of rain or a petulant sheep will be instantly recognizable to anyone who has ever worked on a farm. Readers will laugh out loud at her description of the situations she finds herself in. Illustrated with 24 beautiful sketches by Jacquie Sinclair, Bobbi's dry and witty way with words can not fail to amuse and endear her to you. If you are a farmer's wife, you will find this a must-read book that you will want to share with all your friends. But be warned: you might need to prise it away from your husband and his friends first! [Subject: Agriculture &?Farming, Memoir]~

Managing Breeds For A Secure Future

Author : Dan Phillip Sponenberg
ISBN : 9781887316071
Genre : Livestock
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The Protector S War

Author : S. M. Stirling
ISBN : 9780451460776
Genre : Fiction
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Ten years after all of Earth's technology had been rendered useless by the Change, two thriving communities in Oregon's Willamette Valley are confronted by a dangerous new challenge when the totalitarian Protectorate prepares to seek control over their priceless farmland. Reprint.

Old Farming Days

Author : Robin Stanes
ISBN : 1841144495
Genre : Agriculture
File Size : 90. 20 MB
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'Old Farming Days' is a fascinating study of a way of life on the land that has now almost completely disappeared. Horse power and traditions that are centuries old are here, recalled and described in detail.

The Bone Clocks

Author : David Mitchell
ISBN : 9780812994735
Genre : Fiction
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The New York Times bestseller by the author of Cloud Atlas | Longlisted for the Man Booker Prize | Named One of the Top Ten Fiction Books of the Year by Time, Entertainment Weekly, and O: The Oprah Magazine | A New York Times Notable Book | An American Library Association Notable Book | Winner of the World Fantasy Award Named to more than 20 year-end best of lists, including NPR | San Francisco Chronicle | The Atlantic | The Guardian | Slate | BuzzFeed Look for special features inside. Join the Random House Reader’s Circle for author chats and more. “With The Bone Clocks, [David] Mitchell rises to meet and match the legacy of Cloud Atlas.”—Los Angeles Times Following a terrible fight with her mother over her boyfriend, fifteen-year-old Holly Sykes slams the door on her family and her old life. But Holly is no typical teenage runaway: A sensitive child once contacted by voices she knew only as “the radio people,” Holly is a lightning rod for psychic phenomena. Now, as she wanders deeper into the English countryside, visions and coincidences reorder her reality until they assume the aura of a nightmare brought to life. For Holly has caught the attention of a cabal of dangerous mystics—and their enemies. But her lost weekend is merely the prelude to a shocking disappearance that leaves her family irrevocably scarred. This unsolved mystery will echo through every decade of Holly’s life, affecting all the people Holly loves—even the ones who are not yet born. A Cambridge scholarship boy grooming himself for wealth and influence, a conflicted father who feels alive only while reporting on the war in Iraq, a middle-aged writer mourning his exile from the bestseller list—all have a part to play in this surreal, invisible war on the margins of our world. From the medieval Swiss Alps to the nineteenth-century Australian bush, from a hotel in Shanghai to a Manhattan townhouse in the near future, their stories come together in moments of everyday grace and extraordinary wonder. Rich with character and realms of possibility, The Bone Clocks is a kaleidoscopic novel that begs to be taken apart and put back together by a writer The Washington Post calls “the novelist who’s been showing us the future of fiction.” An elegant conjurer of interconnected tales, a genre-bending daredevil, and a master prose stylist, David Mitchell has become one of the leading literary voices of his generation. His hypnotic new novel, The Bone Clocks, crackles with invention and wit and sheer storytelling pleasure—it is fiction at its most spellbinding. Praise for The Bone Clocks “One of the most entertaining and thrilling novels I’ve read in a long time.”—Meg Wolitzer, NPR “[Mitchell] writes with a furious intensity and slapped-awake vitality, with a delight in language and all the rabbit holes of experience.”—The New York Times Book Review “Intensely compelling . . . fantastically witty . . . offers up a rich selection of domestic realism, gothic fantasy and apocalyptic speculation.”—The Washington Post “[A] time-traveling, culture-crossing, genre-bending marvel of a novel.”—O: The Oprah Magazine “Great fun . . . a tour de force . . . [Mitchell] channels his narrators with vivid expertise.”—San Francisco Chronicle From the Trade Paperback edition.

Fifty Bales Of Hay

Author : Roger Evans
ISBN : 1910723304
Genre : Dairy farmers
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Roger Evans faces each day on his dairy farm in Shropshire with a wonderful mixture of dry humour, sharp observation and a delight in the natural world and the animals around him. This latest book of his popular diary entries takes his fans through the weeks of the past two years and covers his beloved farm dogs, his cattle, his friends at the pub. He struggles through all weather, survives the ups and (mainly) downs facing everyone in the dairy industry and he encounters several unexpected events along the way. Very funny, uplifting and a joy to read.

Peaks And Troughs

Author : Nick Perry
ISBN : 184697383X
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Cows And Catastrophes

Author : Brindley Hosken
ISBN : 1910456489
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Cows and Catastrophes includes tales of author Brindley Hosken's 40 years of farming on the beautiful Lizard Peninsula in Cornwall, where he has lived and worked for all his life. After 35 years of dairy farming, and in an increasingly challenging market, Brin made the difficult decision to sell his cows in 2010 and now contract rears dairy heifers. Most of the stories included here are humorous, some ask questions such as "What if I'm a Celebrity was set on a farm?", while others will inspire tears. Together, they are all thought-provoking. Including 32 specially commissioned illustrations by Rory Walker, this book will bring a wry smile to the faces of other farmers who will recognise situations that they too have been in. This book will also give readers who are not involved in farming an idea about what happens down farm lanes and in the patchwork of fields that they pass on their way to work each day. Readers will appreciate the tough job that farmers today face. [Subject: Dairy Farming, Agricultural Science, Farm Life]

New Insights Into Fundamental Physiology And Peri Natal Adaptation Of Domestic Fowl

Author : S. Yahav
ISBN : 9781904761440
Genre : Medical
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The workshop on ‘Fundamental Physiology and Perinatal Development in Poultry’ was organized by the World Poultry Science Association – Federation of the European Branches – Working Group of Physiology, and the Working Group of Perinatal Adaptation at the Institute of Biology, Humboldt-University of Berlin.The aim of the symposium, which was the second one organized by the two working groups, was to stimulate exchange of ideas and information on topics related to early development of body functions in poultry and fundamental physiology in general. A further aim was to encourage students to participate and present their studies. Indeed 22 students attended, presenting papers or posters.Eighty participants from 17 countries attended the symposium. Thirty six oral presentations and 22 posters were presented on the following topics:• Metabolism during embryogenesis and post-hatch• The cardiovascular system – embryogenesis and post-hatch• Different aspects of development • Fundamental physiology• Epigenetic adaptation• Muscle development• Cellular and molecular aspects of early development and epigenetic adaptationAt the end of the symposium, a round table discussion on “Alterations During Chick Embryogenesis – Does it Meet the Poultry Industry Needs?” was held.The book includes 19 representative manuscripts from different topics presented in the symposium partially summarizing the new insights into fundamental physiology and perinatal adaptation of domestic fowl.

Cows In Trees

Author : Julian Earl
ISBN : 1846892317
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Highly qualified veterinary surgeon Julian Earl entertains the reader with a few of his favorite tales and events during his career not to mention the most bizarre of allfinding a cow stuck in a tree! Chapters are littered with anecdotes, hilarious memories, and veterinary stories all told in a lighthearted style with plenty of examples and practical advice on what one should try and avoid when working as a veterinary surgeon.

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