A Farmer and His Dog

Author: Adam Henson

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1473530792

Category: Pets

Page: 320

View: 1469

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.

Das geheime Leben der Kühe

Mit einem Vorwort von Alan Bennett

Author: Rosamund Young

Publisher: btb Verlag

ISBN: 3641222311

Category: Social Science

Page: 176

View: 7368

Wie fühlt es sich an, eine Kuh zu sein? Ziemlich ähnlich wie ein Mensch. Davon ist Rosamund Young, britische Ökobäuerin der ersten Stunde, überzeugt: Kühe haben Gefühle und gehen persönliche Beziehungen ein. Sie sprechen miteinander, geben ihre Weisheit weiter, kümmern sich um den Nachwuchs, spielen Verstecken, sind beleidigt, verärgert, traurig oder aufgekratzt. Young, die auf ihrer Farm Kite‘s Nest in den Cotswolds im Herzen Englands seit vielen Jahren biologische Landwirtschaft betreibt, hat zu ihren Kühen ein ganz besonderes Verhältnis. »Ich bin keine Schriftstellerin, ich bin Ghostwriter für meine Kühe«, sagt sie. Youngs ebenso warmherziges wie charmantes Plädoyer für einen Umgang mit den Tieren auf Augenhöhe verändert unseren Blick und lässt uns staunen. »Niemand, der dieses Buch gelesen hat, wird Kühe so sehen wie zuvor.« The Guardian

Ein Pfundskerl namens George

Wie ein surfender Hund mein bester Freund und Retter wurde

Author: Colin Campbell

Publisher: Edel:Books

ISBN: 3959101295

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 256

View: 6902

Eine berührende Geschichte über eine einzigartige Freundschaft zwischen Mensch und Hund. Eine dramatische Veränderung erwartet Colin als er von einer Geschäftsreise zurückkehrt: Seine Frau hat ihn ohne Vorwarnung verlassen. Ihm bleiben einzig die Wohnung und eine drückende Einsamkeit. Um dieser Leere zu entkommen, nimmt Colin einen vernachlässigten Landseer-Neufundländer aus dem Tierheim auf: George. Nach und nach finden die beiden Vertrauen zueinander, werden beste Freunde und lernen gemeinsam wieder einen positiven Lebensweg zu gehen. Das Duo entdeckt außerdem noch eine besondere gemeinsame Leidenschaft: Das Surfen! Colin merkt, dass er nach außen hin vielleicht Georges Leben rettete, George ihm aber ebenso geholfen hat. Der Bestseller aus den USA und Kanada erzählt in einer rührenden Geschichte, was die Beziehung zwischen Mensch und Haustier ausmacht und lehrt, die kleinen Dinge des Lebens schätzen zu lernen, um (wieder) echtes Glück zu finden.

In His Everlasting Arms

Learning to Trust God in all Circumstances

Author: Gail MacDonald

Publisher: Revell

ISBN: 1441225455

Category: Religion

Page: 208

View: 2758

Over and over, the chosen people of God saw in his hand and arm a promise of provision and protection. God told them: "I will redeem you with an outstretched arm and mighty acts of judgment. I will take you as my own people, and I will be your God." (Exodus 6:6-7). These words of belonging are sweet solace for the Christian who learns to take God at his word and trust him even in the most troubled times. As a woman who herself has weathered countless storms both in her private and public life, Gail MacDonald draws from her own experience as well as the classic wisdom of other great Christians to speak to the hearts of those who sometimes feel overwhelmed by life. As Christians, "we need to know that we are God's very own children, and his loving care for us will be eternal."

The farmer's guide to scientific and practical agriculture

detailing the labors of the farmer, in all their variety, and adapting them to the seasons of the year as they successively occur

Author: Henry Stephens,John Pitkin Norton

Publisher: N.A


Category: Agriculture

Page: N.A

View: 665

All Things Bright and Beautiful

The Classic Memoirs of a Yorkshire Country Vet

Author: James Herriot

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 0330529412

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 384

View: 1374

The second collection of memoirs from the author who inspired the BBC series All Creatures Great and Small Now settled into the sleepy Yorkshire village of Darrowby, and married to Helen the farmer’s daughter, James Herriot thinks he’s finally got himself sorted. But life as a vet in the 1930s was never going to be easy. Quite aside from his unpredictable colleagues, brothers Siegfried and Tristan Farnon, he must contend with new-fangled medical techniques, delivering calves after far too much home-made wine, and a grudge-holding dog called Magnus who never forgets. And then, with Britain on the verge of war, James faces a decision that could separate him from Darrowby – and Helen – for ever . . . Since they were first published, James Herriot’s memoirs have sold millions of copies and entranced generations of animal lovers. Charming, funny and touching, All Things Bright and Beautiful is a heart-warming story of determination, love and companionship from one of Britain’s best-loved authors. This omnibus edition comprises the majority of chapters from Let Sleeping Vets Lie and Vets in Harness.

James Herriot's Dog Stories

Author: James Herriot

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 1447230272

Category: Fiction

Page: 544

View: 4321

The very special magic of James Herriot’s storytelling shines throughout this classic collection of stories about the animal he loves the most. Here are some of the dogs who have won a special place in the country vet’s heart – dogs like Tricki Woo, the little Pekinese suffering from ‘flop-butt’; Clancy the dog who nobody would go near; and Gyp, the sheepdog who only barked once in his life. They’re joined by lovable dogs of all shapes and sizes in a wonderful collection of stories, which will be enjoyed by all dog-lovers and James Herriot fans alike. ‘The tales can be read and re-read... what shines through all the stories is that dogs give us enormous pleasure.’ Sunday Times ‘James Herriot provokes a chuckle, or a lump in your throat, in every chapter.’ Daily Mirror

The Days the Sky Turns Black

The Ride to War

Author: Ian Tharp

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 147973778X

Category: Fiction

Page: 151

View: 8473

The Days The Sky Turns Black, the average story you here of two boys and there companions. As the world around them soon changes with rumors and tales of war and greed. With there journey from town to town to city to city they will learn new things of people, culture, class, propaganda, and what life will turn out for them? The Days The Sky Turns Black is a folk term that some use to describe as "rough days" or "rough travels" or even to describe the sky as crying. Maybe things will be fine, maybe things wont? Nothing can really be said till the story is over.

Lean Acres

A Tale of Strategic Innovation and Improvement in a Farm-iliar Setting

Author: Jim Bowie

Publisher: ASQ Quality Press

ISBN: 0873898095

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 240

View: 9309

Shaggy-dog and Mrs. Mole

Author: Gerald Irwin

Publisher: Author House

ISBN: 1491842881

Category: Fiction

Page: 108

View: 2324

This is a love story about how a shaggy dog who lives on a farm saves a little mole from a fox and falls in love with her. Their life on the farm and their adventures through the years. They save 3 baby moles from the fox and raise them, watch them grow up and leave the farm. The book editor calls the book "lovely and charming."

Animal Adventures

Author: Madeleine Isaac

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1479706566

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 24

View: 2223

These thrilling farm stories, with their large print and colorful illustrations, are designed to encourage early reading skills. It was created to stimulate and entertain young minds using the genres of short stories and poems. It was inspired by my experience with my children, having to create and dramatize both stories and poems for them at bedtime. These humorous farm stories and poems are intended for the delight of children worldwide.


Unlocking the Genius of the Dog Who Knows a Thousand Words

Author: John W. Pilley,Hilary Hinzmann

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0544102576

Category: PETS

Page: 260

View: 8341

Shares the uplifting story of a Border Collie who recognized an unprecedented number of human words to explore her role in advancing understandings about animal intelligence, recounting how she also demonstrated an ability to use deductive reasoning and imitation.100,000 first printing.

On Gramma’S Rocker

Animal Tales and Other Short Stories

Author: Ann M. Bondanella Filutze

Publisher: Inspiring Voices

ISBN: 1462404995

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 86

View: 5024

This treasure trove of short stories offers tales of friends and animals that come to life and features important lessons about friendship, sharing and more. On Grammas Rocker shares a treasure box of childrens tales filled with short stories that make friends and animals come alive and help your child learn lifes most important lessons through fun. Go to the palace with porcupines who learn their manners. Follow a curious girl into a boys-only tree house and discover a real hero. Meet a new fire truck named Flash who wants to befriend a unique dog at the fire station. Sit in the shade with Blanket and Sombrero as they compete for the first-place prize in their village. Stand guard with Ring the doorbell as he tries his bestrain or shine. Travel with Cup and Teabag from the sunny south to the cold north until they finally reach their relaxing destination. These stories bring you and your children unusual companions who become friends as they meet each challenge before them.

Cobbett's Parliamentary History of England

From the Norman Conquest, in 1066, to the Year, 1803. From which Last-mentioned Epoch it is Continued Downwards in the Work Entitled: "Cobbett's Parliamentary Debates".

Author: Great Britain. Parliament

Publisher: N.A


Category: Great Britain

Page: N.A

View: 1529