A Farmer and His Dog

Author: Adam Henson

Publisher: BBC Books

ISBN: 9781785942488

Category:

Page: 320

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There is nothing quite like the relationship between a farmer and his dog. 'For me, the bond I have with Peg, my border collie sheepdog is priceless. I know how very lucky I, and thousands of other shepherds and farmers, are to have these extraordinarily bright, enthusiastic dogs at our side.' In A Farmer and His Dog, Adam Henson explores the unique relationship between a farmer and his most loyal friend. Sheepdogs come in a variety of shapes and sizes from border collies to Australian kelpies (rumoured to be a distant relative of the dingo). Not only are they essential to the running of a farm, but they are also fiercely intelligent and exceptionally devoted companions, having evolved over millennia to make the make the work of a shepherd possible. But it is not just the farmer working the land who benefits from the extraordinary relationship between man and dog. Beginning by introducing us to the dogs who have been faithful companions to the Henson family over the years, Adam goes on to explore the impact made by the UK's hardest working breeds. From traditional herding dogs and gundogs - such as the Labrador's he grew up with and the Hungarian wire-haired Vizslas like Boo and Olive who live with him now - to the assistance dogs, sniffer dogs and even search and rescue dogs, whose stories have reinforced Adam's belief that we humans owe an enormous debt to our wet-nosed, four-legged friends.

A Farmer and His Dog

Author: Adam Henson

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1473530792

Category: Pets

Page: 320

View: 9720

There is nothing quite like the relationship between a farmer and his dog. ‘For me, the bond I have with Peg, my border collie sheepdog is priceless. I know how very lucky I, and thousands of other shepherds and farmers, are to have these extraordinarily bright, enthusiastic dogs at our side.’ In A Farmer and His Dog, Adam Henson explores the unique relationship between a farmer and his most loyal friend. Sheepdogs come in a variety of shapes and sizes from border collies to Australian kelpies (rumoured to be a distant relative of the dingo). Not only are they essential to the running of a farm, but they are also fiercely intelligent and exceptionally devoted companions, having evolved over millennia to make the make the work of a shepherd possible. But it is not just the farmer working the land who benefits from the extraordinary relationship between man and dog. Beginning by introducing us to the dogs who have been faithful companions to the Henson family over the years, Adam goes on to explore the impact made by the UK’s hardest working breeds. From traditional herding dogs and gundogs – such as the Labrador’s he grew up with and the Hungarian wire-haired Vizslas like Boo and Olive who live with him now – to the assistance dogs, sniffer dogs and even search and rescue dogs, whose stories have reinforced Adam’s belief that we humans owe an enormous debt to our wet-nosed, four-legged friends.

A Farmer and His Dog

Author: Adam Henson

Publisher: BBC Books

ISBN: 9781785942471

Category:

Page: 320

View: 3491

'Farming can be a hard-headed business at times but at others it is hugely sentimental. Working so closely with animals, it is no surprise that you get emotionally attached to many of them - and none more so than the sheepdogs.' In A Farmer and His Dog, Adam Henson will explore the unique relationship a farmer and his most loyal friend. Sheepdogs come in a variety of shapes and sizes from border collies to Australian kelpies (rumoured to be a distant relative of the dingo). Not only are they essential to the running of a farm, but they are fiercely intelligent and loyal family companions. But how have sheepdogs evolved across the centuries? What are the characteristics that make a border collie a premier herding dog? As well as the histories of the various breeds and memories of the special dogs Adam has had over the years, this book will be peppered with extraordinary stories of the brave acts of heroic sheepdogs - from protecting a rare breed of miniature penguins in Australia, to the pensioner farmer whose life was saved by his loyal sheepdog.

Orville

A Dog Story

Author: Haven Kimmel,Robert Andrew Parker

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780618159550

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

View: 5126

Chained alone in a barn by the couple he thought might give him a good home, a very ugly stray dog is miserable until a new neighbor, Sally MacIntosh, moves into the little house across the road and he falls in love. 20,000 first printing.

The Farmer's Dog

Author: John Holmes

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 0091561213

Category: Pets

Page: 161

View: 8354

Ragweed's Farm Dog Handbook

Author: Anne Vittur Kennedy

Publisher: Candlewick Press

ISBN: 153620143X

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

View: 3694

This tongue-in-cheek primer explores the pitfalls--and opportunities!--of a dog's life on the farm. Readers will love being in on the joke as Ragweed breaks all his own rules, collecting biscuits as he goes. Full color.x 9 13/16.

Like Farmer, Like Son

Author: Adam Henson

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 147353044X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

View: 690

‘People say “Like father, like son”, and the story of my life has mirrored my father’s to a quite uncanny degree. Right from when I was a little boy, he was my rock; my mentor; my hero. It is no exaggeration to say that he taught me virtually everything I know about both country life and television. Without him, I certainly would not be doing what I am today ...’ Like Farmer, Like Son is a truly remarkable account of Adam’s life that explores a hidden family history and the unbreakable bond between Adam and his life-long hero: his father Joe. In the 1940s and ‘50s, Joe, the son of stage and film star Leslie Henson, chose a completely different path, alien to his thespian parents and decided to pursue a career as a farmer. In addition, Joe overcame a serious stammer to become a regular broadcaster on Country Matters and also became the saviour of Britain’s rare breeds. He even put his business and his reputation at stake to open the world’s first Farm Park. Here, for the first time, Adam reveals the family traits, childhood experiences and farming wisdom which have made him the man he is today. As he trawls the family archive and discovers his own bloodline, Adam learns to understand and appreciate the famous grandfather he never knew and pays tribute to the wonderful father he has so recently lost.

A Farmer

Author: Jim Harrison

Publisher: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.

ISBN: 0802190049

Category: Fiction

Page: 176

View: 535

“A quiet triumph . . . Joseph is a man suffocated by everything he loves most in the world: the land and its ghosts, love and friendship, integrity. Yes, it is the old story again. Taking it and making it new, as Harrison has done, is a miracle on the order of the loaves and fishes. But then so are all good novels.”—The Washington Post The New York Times bestselling author of thirty-nine books of fiction, non-fiction, and poetry—including Legends of the Fall, Dalva, and Returning to Earth—Jim Harrison was one of our most beloved and acclaimed writers, adored by both readers and critics. In Farmer, he tells the story of Joseph, a forty-three-year-old farmer-schoolteacher who suddenly finds himself at a crossroads. Forced to choose between two lovers—one a tantalizing young student, the other his beautiful childhood friend—he must also decide whether or not to stay on the farm or finally seek the wider, more worldly horizons he has avoided all his life. Farmer is a wondrous blend of insight, storytelling, and the author’s uncanny ability to evoke the mysteries and beauties of the natural world.

The Story of Rose

A Man and His Dog

Author: Jon Katz

Publisher: Ballantine Books

ISBN: 0345542657

Category: Pets

Page: 125

View: 2198

From the acclaimed author of A Good Dog, Dog Days, and Going Home comes this eBook original—a poignant memoir that celebrates Jon Katz’s beloved border collie, Rose, and their transformative years together on Bedlam Farm. “I like to say you get the dog you need,” Jon Katz writes, “and I don’t think any human ever needed a dog more than I needed Rose in the fall of 2003.” That year, Katz embarked on a quixotic quest, moving from the suburbs of New Jersey to a sprawling farm in upstate New York to pursue his dream of becoming a writer. And by his side was Rose, his unswervingly loyal and unflappable new dog. Whether herding sheep on the rolling hillsides, rounding up the neighbors’ stray cows, or rescuing lambs on a freezing winter night, Rose had a nimble mind and a great love for work. Never wanting to be coddled, she watched over Bedlam Farm with singular focus and efficiency, protecting Katz and his menagerie from wild coyotes and menacing storms. Yet Rose saved Katz in more ways than he ever imagined. As he struggled to manage the farm’s daily dramas—and continued to seek his true sense of purpose—Rose connected him to his deeper humanity and a more authentic life. With warmth, insight, and emotional honesty, Jon Katz has written a joyful remembrance of a one-of-a-kind dog. The Story of Rose reaffirms the profound bond people share with their pets, and the ways that animals indelibly shape our lives. “Jon Katz understands dogs as few others do, intuitively and unburdened by sentimentality. . . . With wisdom and grace, he unlocks the canine soul and the complicated wonders that lie within and offers powerful insights.”—John Grogan, author of Marley & Me Includes moving excerpts from Going Home, and from Jon Katz’s upcoming short-story collection, Dancing Dogs.

This Is the Farmer

Author: Nancy Tafuri

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0688094686

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 24

View: 2874

Just right for toddlers, an appealing book in which each action propels the next, from a farmer kissing his wife, who then pats the dog, to a cat, a mouse, geese, and a donkey....There's a lot to discover and discuss in these expansive, beautifully observed illustrations.

A Farm Dies Once a Year

A Memoir

Author: Arlo Crawford

Publisher: Henry Holt and Company

ISBN: 0805098178

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 272

View: 8519

A Book of the Month for GQ, The New Yorker, and Flavorwire "Beautifully told...In this one season of life, Crawford's writing about the work, people, nature and his family legacy reveals much about a simple life, and reminds us all to appreciate life's riches."—Seattle Post Intelligencer "A must-read..."—Washington Independent Review of Books An intimate, gorgeously observed memoir about family and farming that forms a powerful lesson in the hard-earned risks that make life worth living The summer he was thirty-one, Arlo Crawford returned home for the summer harvest at New Morning Farm—seventy-five acres tucked in a hollow in south-central Pennsylvania where his parents had been growing organic vegetables for almost forty years. Like many summers before, Arlo returned to the family farm's familiar rhythms—rise, eat, bend, pick, sort, sweat, sleep. But this time he was also there to change his direction, like his father years ago. In the 1970s, well before the explosion of the farm-to-table and slow food movement, Arlo's father, Jim, left behind law school and Vietnam, and decided to give farming a try. Arlo's return also prompts a reexamination of a past tragedy: the murder of a neighboring farmer twenty years before. A chronicle of one full season on a farm, with all its small triumphs and inevitable setbacks, A Farm Dies Once a Year is a meditation on work—the true nature of it, and on taking pride in it—and a son's reckoning with a father's legacy. Above all, it is a striking portrait of how one man builds, sows, and harvests his way into a new understanding of the risks necessary to a life well-lived.

The Secret Language Of Trees

Author: Marie Skrobak

Publisher: Fulton Books, Inc.

ISBN: 1633386848

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 2000

Farmer Bill lives in Northern Michigan and sells his produce at the local farmers market. He talks to his dog, Doppler, on their daily walks through the majestic trees that grow beyond his gardens. Join Doppler and Farmer Bill as they travel through the woods, neither of them aware of the various voices around them. Apparently, trees have a lot to talk about. Do you know what they are saying?

Fairy Stories and Fables

Second Reader Grade

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Fables

Page: 176

View: 9965

More Jataka Tales

Author: N.A

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 0557687594

Category:

Page: N.A

View: 1596

The Farmer and the Clown

Author: Marla Frazee

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1442497459

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

View: 683

Whimsical and touching images tell the story of an unexpected friendship and the revelations it inspires in this moving, wordless picture book from two-time Caldecott Honor medalist Marla Frazee. A baby clown is separated from his family when he accidentally bounces off their circus train and lands in a lonely farmer’s vast, empty field. The farmer reluctantly rescues the little clown, and over the course of one day together, the two of them make some surprising discoveries about themselves—and about life! Sweet, funny, and moving, this wordless picture book from a master of the form and the creator of The Boss Baby speaks volumes and will delight story lovers of all ages.

Farm Dogs

A Comprehensive Breed Guide to 93 Guardians, Herders, Terriers, and Other Canine Working Partners

Author: Janet Vorwald Dohner

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN: 161212593X

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 352

View: 944

Gain a deeper understanding of your canine friends through these in-depth breed profiles that showcase how working dogs think. From familiar breeds like the Border Collie, Corgi, and Dachshund to the lesser-known Akbash, Puli, and Hovawart, Janet Vorwald Dohner describes 93 breeds of livestock guardian dogs, herding dogs, terriers, and traditional multipurpose farm dogs, highlighting the tasks each dog is best suited for and describing its physical characteristics and temperament. She also offers an accessible history of how humans bred dogs to become our partners in work and beyond, providing a thorough introduction to these highly intelligent, independent, and energetic breeds.

Countryfile: Adam's Farm

My Life on the Land

Author: Adam Henson

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1409071545

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

View: 5097

In 2001, Adam Henson was chosen from 3,500 applicants to become a presenter on Countryfile. Adam's agricultural knowledge and open manner soon made him a popular figure and when the programme moved to its current Sunday evening slot in 2009, he began to present a weekly report from his own farm in the Cotswolds. There, the ups and downs of the farming calendar, as told in Adam's straight-talking fashion, soon became one of the most popular parts of the programme as viewers watched him endure the stress of TB testing and his sadness at losing valuable cattle as well as the highs of spring lambing. This is the first book by Adam Henson, and it is an enthralling, first-person account of the drama, emotion and sheer hard work that is life on Adam's Farm.

Stop, Thief!

Author: Heather Tekavec

Publisher: Kids Can Press Ltd

ISBN: 1771380128

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

View: 1960

The farmerÍs depending on Max to find the thief whoÍs been eating the carrots, berries, beans and cherries. So when the determined dog spies a bug chewing on a carrot leaf, the chase is on. But as Max follows the suspect, several farm friends offer to help ƒ between bites of familiar-looking snacks. Will Max catch the thief before all the food is gone? Young readers will find it hard to resist helping Max in his dogged, but perhaps misguided, pursuit.

Job Wanted

Author: Teresa Bateman

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780823433919

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

View: 5789

Arriving at a farm with sore paws and an empty stomach, a dog tries to convince the farmer that he could be just as valuable as a cow, a horse, or a chicken.

William Wegman's Farm Days

Author: William Wegman

Publisher: Hyperion

ISBN: 9780786802166

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 40

View: 6529

Chip, a city dog, goes to visit his country cousins to learn all about farming.