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The Last Shepherds Charles Bowden

The Last Shepherds By Charles Bowden

The Last Shepherds by Charles Bowden

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The Last Shepherds by Charles Bowden

Davie Baxter is a link with a lost world: he's one of the last shepherds working the hills of England. But after 40 years, he'll soon retire and a lifetime on the land will be over. Shepherds are virtually a thing of the past. Once, the UK's farmers employed thousands, but a slump in sheep farming has cut a swathe through their ranks and many of the traditional arts are disappearing. Most flocks nowadays are herded by farmers on quad bikes. The Last Shepherds follows Davie through the cycle of hill farming - lambing in spring, haymaking, showing sheep in the summer, then autumn lamb sales and winter feeding. What's particularly special about him is his close relationship with the dogs he works with, and alongside the seasonal narrative, the book offers a fascinating account of Davie breaking in the last collie of his working life - turning a cute puppy into an intelligent sheepdog finely tuned to his master's commands. Davie is humorous, forthright and sharp. He doesn't suffer fools gladly. He's a great character and one of the last of his kind. This engrossing book is an extraordinary record of a way of life that's almost gone forever.

About Charles Bowden

Northumberland farmer's son Charles Bowden read English at Oxford before joining Thomson Newspapers in Newcastle. In 1985 he moved to Tyne Tees Television to produce a weekly farming programme for ITV, and since 1988 has worked as an independent producer making over 150 programmes about farming, rural issues and wildlife for the BBC and regional ITV companies.

Table of Contents

1) Introduction; 2) Spring; 3) Summer; 4) Autumn; 5) Winter

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The Last Shepherds by Charles Bowden
Used - Very Good
Welbeck Publishing Group
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