|Pages/Publication Date:||160 / 2018|
At Rosamund Young's famous Kite's Nest Farm in Worcestershire, England, the cows (as well as sheep, hens, and pigs) all roam free. They make their own choices about rearing, grazing, and housing. Left to be themselves, the cows exhibit temperaments and interests as diverse as our own. In this warm and wise memoir, Young reflects on organic farming and introduces her cows: "Fat Hat" prefers men to women; fiercely independent "Gemima" greets all humans with an angry shake of the head; "Chippy Minton" refuses to sleep with muddy legs, and always reports to the barn for grooming before bed; and "Jake" has a thing for sniffing the carbon monoxide fumes of the Land Rover exhaust pipe.