Thu, 02 Nov|
The Wisdom of Sheep - An evening with Rosamund Young
Be transported to the wild meadows of Kite’s Nest Farm and peek into the surprising private lives of some of our most familiar of animals. A life-enhancing read from the author of the bestselling gem The Secret Life of Cows. Book included in ticket price!
Time & Location
02 Nov 2023, 18:30 – 20:30
FarmED, Station Rd, Shipton-under-Wychwood, Chipping Norton, OX7 6BJ
About the Event
THE WISDOM OF SHEEP & OTHER ANIMALS: OBSERVATIONS FROM A FAMILY FARM by Rosamund Young
Tickets include a copy of the book!
About the evening:
FarmED is delighted to welcome Rosamund Young, the best selling author of the Secret Life of Cows, for the launch of her brand new book, The Wisdom of Sheep & Other Animals. In conversation with Patrick from Jaffé & Neale Bookshop & Cafe, Rosamund will share her passion for this little understood animal and show how there's a lot more to sheep than you might think... Be transported to the wild meadows of Kite’s Nest Farm and peek into the surprising private lives of some of our most familiar of animals.
There will be time for audience Q&A at the end of the evening, along with the opportunity to purchase extra copies of the book from Jaffé & Neale Bookshop & Cafe.
Doors open at 6.30pm, the talk will begin at 6.45pm followed by audience Q&A.
Tickets include a copy of the book (RRP £14.99) and a welcome drink on arrival.
About the book:
We talk about people behaving like sheep, which assumes that sheep all behave in the same way. That has not been my experience. Some are affectionate, others prone to head-butting. Some are determinedly self-sufficient, others seek our help when they need it. And some can be trusted to lead the flock home. They are as individual as we are.
Farm animals are familiar to us from childhood, but little did we know that their inner lives are full of complexity, deep bonds and family dramas. Rosamund Young has been an organic farmer for over 40 years and this is her record of a life at the beck and call of the animals while observing and preserving the abundant wildlife at Kite’s Nest Farm. It is a story of joy, discovery, cooperation and sometimes heartbreak. We learn about sheep growing old disgracefully, the intelligence of supposedly ‘bird-brained’ hens, ‘conversations’ between cows and why you should never send a text while milking . . .
About the author:
Rosamund Young runs Kite’s Nest Farm on the edge of The Cotswold escarpment; on the farm nature is left to itself as much as possible and the animals receive exceptional kindness and consideration. Kite’s Nest Farm produces beef and lamb from 100% grass-fed animals which are butchered and sold in the farm shop. Young is the author of The Secret Life of Cows which was published by Faber & Faber in 2017 with a foreword by Alan Bennett; it was a Sunday Times best seller and a Times Book of the Year.
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Standard (book included)
Ticket includes a copy of The Wisdom of Sheep£20.00Tax: VAT included
Standard (without a book)£8.00Tax: VAT included